Horizon Air Mechanics Ratify New Contract


    


    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SEATTLE</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 15, 2010</span> /CNW/ -- Horizon Air's technicians have ratified a new four-year contract, successfully concluding all of the airline's active labor negotiations.</p>
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<p>About 72 percent of Horizon's mechanics voted, and more than 65 percent of those did so in favor of the agreement, according to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Voting took place from early November through early December, and the results were received this afternoon.</p>
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<p>The new contract will take effect once it's signed on <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 16</span>. As part of the agreement, Horizon's 337 mechanics will gain participation in the airline's performance-based incentive plan.</p>
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<p>"I'm very grateful our top-notch mechanics ratified this new contract," said Horizon <span class="xn-person">President Glenn Johnson</span>. "With everyone at Horizon Air under a single incentive plan, we can now harness the power that comes from having all of our workgroups focused on achieving the same goals."</p>
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<p>The contract became amendable in <span class="xn-chron">November 2008</span>. In <span class="xn-chron">April 2009</span>, Horizon's technicians, who had previously been represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, voted to make the IBT their new representative. Negotiations between Horizon and the IBT began in <span class="xn-chron">October 2009</span>, and a tentative agreement was reached on <span class="xn-chron">Nov. 3, 2010</span>.</p>
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<p>Per federal law, airline contracts don't expire. An existing contract remains in effect after the amendable date until a new contract is agreed to by the negotiating teams and ratified by represented members.</p>
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<p>The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Horizon its highest honor, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, 10 times since 1999 in recognition of the airline mechanics' commitment to ensuring safety through technical training.</p>
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<p>Horizon serves 45 cities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (<span class="xn-location">Mexico</span>), and British Columbia and Alberta (<span class="xn-location">Canada</span>). Together, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines serve more than 90 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:   ALK).</p>
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For further information: For further information: Dan Russo, +1-206-392-0218, for Horizon Air

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