Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association agreed to terms on a new contract that, if ratified by mechanics, would end more than six years of often-contentious talks. The Agreement in Principle (AIP), reached March 16 after a week-long round of negotiations, includes a 20% raise for mechanics effective April 1, and 3% base-rate bumps annually from 2019 through 2023. It is also believed to include some added third-party maintenance provider flexibility for ...

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