Sat, Oct 23, 2010
Ratification Vote Expected Within 30 Days
AirTran Airways announced Thursday it has reached a tentative
agreement on terms of a new five-year pilot collective bargaining
agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
AirTran Airways has more than 1,700 pilots represented by ALPA.
The tentative agreement will go before the airline's pilots for
a ratification vote over the next 30 days. If ratified, the
collective bargaining agreement would take effect December 1,
2010. The tentative agreement calls for increased
compensation, improved benefits and enhancements to
productivity. Specific terms of the agreement will not be
"We are pleased to reach a tentative agreement with the pilots,"
said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' chairman, president and chief
executive officer. "We have negotiated an agreement that will
reward our pilots for their hard work while still allowing the
airline to maintain our low-cost structure."
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