DALLAS (AP) – Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines have narrowly ratified a new contract, with about 54 percent of those voting favoring the deal, which includes a signing bonus and pay raises.READ MORE: North Texans Turning To Generators To Ensure Cool Summer
The company and the flight attendants union said Monday that the contract includes pay raises of 6 percent immediately, 3 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018, and a signing bonus of 15.9 percent.
Last year, 87 percent of Southwest flight attendants voted to reject a company contract offer.READ MORE: Tarrant County Leaders Approve Flying Of Juneteenth Flag For First Time Ever
Unions across the industry have been pushing for pay raises as airlines post record profits. Southwest pilots are currently voting through Nov. 7 on a contract offer, and the airline’s mechanics are in negotiations with the Dallas-based company.
Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. rose 87 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $40.05.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD Employee Arrested In Mesquite For Alleged Possession Of Child Pornography
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