SEATTLE, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air flight attendants have approved a new five-year contract. The ratification vote concluded this afternoon with 75 percent of the participating flight attendants voting in favor of the agreement.
"This contract recognizes the hard work and cooperation between the negotiating committees for the Association of Flight Attendants and the company," said Diana Shaw, Horizon Air's vice president of customer service. "This long-term contract reflects Horizon's commitment to provide good wages and benefits to our employees and also honors the excellent service our nearly 500 flight attendants provide to our customers each and every day."
The new contract includes pay raises, quality of life improvements and more flexible scheduling. The agreement becomes amendable on July 18, 2018. The previous contract became amendable on Dec. 21, 2011. Labor agreements in the airline industry do not expire; they become amendable and remain in effect until a new contract is ratified.
"This five-year agreement includes pay increases, locks in benefits, improves scheduling rules, and provides for greater flexibility and enhanced quality of life," said Lexie Graham, acting AFA President at Horizon Air. "By working together with management and with the strong support of our membership, we were able to reach an agreement that reflects our role as safety professionals."Horizon Air is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and flies to 39 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study SM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom. SOURCE Alaska Air Group
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