June 6, 2013
Alaska’s pilots reach Tentative Agreement on a new contract
The pilots of Alaska Airlines, represented by the Airline Pilots Association Int’l, have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with Alaska’s Management for a new, five-year contract. The pilots’ elected leadership voted unanimously to send the TA to a vote of the membership after determining the agreement met the bargaining goals of improving wages, job security and work rules and protecting retirement and insurance benefits. The next step is for Alaska Airlines’ pilots to vote on whether to accept the TA as a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Union’s leadership is unanimously recommending that the contract be ratified. Alaska’s pilots have been in negotiations for a new contract since last summer, and the current contract became amendable on April 1st.