Alaska Airlines and Virgin America pilots began working under a new, joint labor contract Nov. 1, following a binding arbitration ruling that settled pay and benefits issues. The contract with Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, which is in the process of merging Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, lasts until April 1, 2020. Alaska Air Group acquired San Francisco-based Virgin America for $2.6 billion in cash and $1.4 billion in assumed debt in late 2016. A joint contract covering 2,700 pilots ...

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