Southwest Airlines announced Friday it reached a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract with the carrier’s approximately 260 appearance techs, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn. The contract becomes amendable February 2015. The current agreement became amendable in February 2009 (ATW Daily News, Feb. 2, 2009).  SWA Executive VP and CEO Mike Van de Ven said the tentative agreement "delivers mutually beneficial enhancements to pay, benefits, and ...

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