Southwest Airlines’ unionized facilities maintenance technicians have rejected a five-year tentative agreement reached in October. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) reached the tentative agreement after starting negotiations in June 2013. However, when ballots were tallied Dec. 29, the agreement was rejected. AMFA said 19 eligible voters rejected the deal while 15 accepted it. "The company will take a step back to assess the ...

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