DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. pilots have ratified a new four-year contract that includes higher pay and bonuses.READ MORE: Life In Prison Without Parole For Texas Woman Convicted Of Capital Murder Of 2 Kansas Carnival Vendors
The Dallas-based carrier on Monday announced approval of the deal. About 84 percent of Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association members who cast ballots voted in favor of the agreement.
The contract includes an immediate 15 percent pay raise.READ MORE: Oh Poop! Suspects Wanted For Arson In Southlake After Blowing Up Porta Potty With Fireworks
Contract negotiations began in 2012. Mediated talks started in 2014. Pilots last November rejected another proposed contract.
Union president Capt. John Weaks says members thought the latest agreement was the right thing for them and their families. The association represents about 8,400 pilots.Arlington Police Associations To Present 'No Confidence' Petitions To City Council Regarding Chief Al Jones
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