Southwest Airlines and its stock clerks, represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, announced Tuesday they have reached a tentative agreement for a new, five-year labor contract retroactive to Aug. 16, 2008. The accord, if approved, would run through Aug. 16, 2013. A previous tentative agreement was rejected by the 170 stock clerks (ATW Daily News, Dec. 15, 2010). SWA Executive VP and CEO Mike Van de Ven said, "The negotiation teams worked together to address several ...

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