An often-contentious three-year effort to secure a new labor contract concluded Feb. 28 as Spirit Airlines’ pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), voted to ratify a new five-year working agreement. According to ALPA and Spirit, the contract includes an average 43% pay increase effective on the date of signing, along with increased contributions to pilots’ retirement plans and $75 million in ratification compensation. Negotiations between Spirit ...

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