Alaska Airlines pilots took a 26% pay cut and will contribute more to their health care under a new contract crafted by an arbitrator that went into effect over the weekend, the airline said. The contract also includes "various" work rule changes designed to boost productivity, but no changes were made to the pilots' pension or profit-sharing plans. The Air Line Pilots Assn. and the airline have been negotiating a new contract since October 2003 and an arbitrator was called in to help when ...

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