Southwest, Mechanics Reach Agreement

Thursday, Dec 4, 2008  |  Updated 9:30 PM CDT
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Southwest, Mechanics Reach Agreement

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Southwest Airlines announced Thursday it had reached a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association.

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Southwest Airlines said Thursday it had reached a tentative agreement with the mechanics union.

In a statement, the Dallas-based airline said the cost-neutral contract has "raises in exchange for work-rule improvements and contract flexibility." The agreement has a four-year term.

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association's membership will vote on ratifying the contact in the upcoming weeks, the airline said.

The current agreement became amendable in August.

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