IAM Employees at Alaska Airlines Ratify New Five-Year Contract

        IAM Employees at Alaska Airlines Ratify New Five-Year Contract

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, April 9, 2014

SEATTLE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Airlines' 2,500 clerical, office
and passenger service employees, who are represented by the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, have ratified a new five-year
contract. The contract was approved by 62 percent of those who voted.

"Ratification of this contract demonstrates the great strength and commitment
our COPS employees have for our customers and our company. It further shows
our frontline employees' dedication to maintaining Alaska's position as an
industry leader in customer service," said Jeff Butler, vice president of
airport operations and customer service.

The contract includes pay raises and job security provisions, among other

"I'd like to thank IAM members for their support and solidarity through this
latest round of negotiations at Alaska Airlines," IAM District 142 President
Tom Higginbotham said. "This is a contract that IAM members and our
negotiating committee can be proud of."

The previous three-year contract became amendable on Jan. 1 and a tentative
agreement was reached on Feb. 3. Contracts in the airline industry do not
expire. Once they become amendable, the current contract remains in effect
until a new agreement is ratified.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive
network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations,
visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska
Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

Website: http://www.alaskaair.com
Contact: Media Relations, Alaska Airlines, (206) 392-5101
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