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International Association Of Machinists Employees To Vote On Two-Year Contract Extensions At Alaska Airlines

10/28/2009 8:49:39 AM

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines announced today that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has presented its membership with two-year contract extension proposals for the carrier's 2,800 clerical, office and passenger service employees, and its 625 ramp service and stores agents.

The proposals would extend the contracts through July 2012. Other terms of the agreements are being withheld pending union membership review and ratification votes, which are expected to be completed by mid-December. Currently, the two IAM contracts are amendable on July 19, 2010.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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