Southwest Airlines pilots represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Assn. ratified the five-year labor agreement reached in mid-September. The contract runs through Aug. 31, 2011, and was ratified by 87.5% of voting members. The union said more than 93% of the approximately 5,900 members participated. The vote concluded a process that began in September 2006. "Our pilots are the hardest working and most productive in the business and deserve a contract that reflects this, yet is still ...

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