Southwest techs ratify labor agreement

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Published: June 1, 2012

Southwest Airlines’ (SWA) “appearance” techs, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn. (AMFA), voted to ratify its tentative labor agreement. The new contract is good through February 2017. The current collective bargaining agreement became amendable in February 2009.

SWA VP-maintenance operations Jim Sokol said the contract “delivers enhancements to pay and benefits in exchange for work rule adjustments that provide better flexibility and more closely align with the company’s long-term strategic business plan.”

AMFA represents approximately 260 appearance techs.

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