Alaska Airlines, pilots reach agreement on new contract
From The Points Guy:
After more than three years of negotiations, Alaska Airlines and its largest pilots’ union have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract.
The agreement reached on Friday, confirmed by the union and airline, includes pay increases for the more than 3,000 Alaska pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association and comes after a lengthy negotiation process that saw pilots picketing at key Alaska hubs earlier this year and included the vast majority of pilots in the union voting in May to authorize a strike — though a strike never did take place.
The agreement must still be ratified by pilots in Alaska’s union; a process expected to start “in the coming weeks,” the union said.