Alaska Airlines and AMFA Union Reach Agreement

Alaska Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) announced that the carrier's 626 aircraft technicians and related employees have ratified a new five-year contract. The agreement includes annual pay raises, additional job protection provisions, a long-term contract bonus, and a shared commitment between Alaska Airlines and AMFA to work on minimizing health-care cost increases.

"This contract recognizes the professionalism and skill of our technicians and provides long-term security for our employees, the union and the airline," said Fred Mohr, Alaska Airlines' vice president of maintenance and engineering.

Alaska Airlines and AMFA reached a tentative agreement on the new contract in October. The new contract becomes amendable on Oct. 17, 2016.