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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

Date: February 11, 2009

Washington, DC - Alaska Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), reached a tentative agreement yesterday with management on a proposed two-year contract extension.

"We understand the benefit in having a stable labor agreement in the face of the challenging times ahead," said Kelle Wells, AFA-CWA Alaska President.

"This proposal offers pay increases for flight attendants while keeping our insurance formula and work rules intact. Our members will now evaluate whether this tentative agreement and the associated changes are in their best interests and vote accordingly."

The tentative agreement will be sent out for membership review and a voting schedule will be determined. If the tentative agreement does not receive membership approval, AFA-CWA will begin preparations for traditional negotiations beginning this spring. 

For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. More than 55,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.

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