International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Horizon Air Reach Tentative Agreement on Proposed Five-Year Contract Extension

    International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Horizon Air Reach Tentative
              Agreement on Proposed Five-Year Contract Extension

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2013

SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air and the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters today jointly announced a tentative agreement on a
proposed five-year contract extension covering the airline's 280 aircraft
technicians, fleet service agents and other fleet support positions.

The proposed contract will provide Horizon technicians and fleet support
employees a wage increase and several quality of life enhancements. The
membership is scheduled to vote on the contract extension in late October. If
approved, the agreement would go into effect in early November and become
amendable in December 2019.

"Mechanic representatives, assisted by the Teamsters, met with the company to
chisel out a contract extension well before the amendable date," said Curtis
Bernier, Horizon Air technician and IBT shop steward. "There are some very
good provisions for consideration and it is now up to the membership to make
the final decision."

"This tentative agreement recognizes the value of our skilled and dedicated
technicians, fleet service agents and other equipment technicians, whose
dedication to safety and excellence are a key element to our operational
excellence," said Glenn Johnson, Horizon Air president and executive vice
president of Alaska Air Group. "I applaud the hard work of the negotiations
team, who are to be commended for reaching a tentative agreement before the
amendable date of the contract."

Under the Railway Labor Act, which governs collective bargaining agreements in
the airline industry, contracts do not expire. Instead they become amendable.
The current contract for Horizon Air's technicians and fleet services
employees was last ratified in December 2010 and was scheduled to become
amendable on Dec. 16, 2014.

Horizon Air is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and flies to 39 cities across
the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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SOURCE Alaska Air Group

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Contact: Media Relations, Alaska Airlines, (206) 392-5101
 
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