Regional
9:40 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Southwest Pilots To Vote On Contract

Texas – Southwest Airlines Co. today says the board of its pilots' union has voted to send a new tentative contract agreement to membership for a ratification vote.
The low-cost carrier's pilots in June narrowly rejected a previous deal.
The new proposal is a five-year agreement running through Aug. 31, 2011.
The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association union and the airline have been in negotiations since their contract became changeable in September 2006.
By federal law, labor contracts in the airline industry don't expire but can be renegotiated at the end of their term.

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