Alaska Airlines and its pilots have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that if ratified will supersede the two-year deal that took effect at the beginning of May after an arbitration decision (ATWOnline, May 3). According to the carrier, the new contract includes a 20% reduction in both captain and first officer wages as well as work rule changes that will result in "significant productivity improvements." It also allows present employees to choose between the ...

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