Alaska Airlines and Mechanics Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Alaska Airlines and the carriers aircraft maintenance mechanics union along with ┬árelated employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new, five-year contract, according to the Seattle Times. The over 600 union members still must ratify the agreement. ┬áThat vote’s expected next month.

Details of the proposed contract were not revealed, but the airline says it includes annual pay raises, job protection provisions and a commitment for Alaska and the union to work together on minimizing health care cost increases.

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association’s statement describes the agreement as “placing us at number two in the industry.”