Southwest Airlines said the carrier’s 170 material specialists (formerly known as stock clerks), represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, ratified a new five-year contract through Aug. 16, 2013. The current contract became amendable on Aug. 16, 2008 (ATW Daily News, Feb. 16). One year ago, SWA and IBT agreed to seek assistance from the National Mediation Board. AirTran Airways announced it reached a tentative agreement with its 2,200 flight attendants, represented by ...

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