Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing over 2,400 Southwest maintenance technicians and related employees, reached an agreement in principle (AIP) April 10 for a five-year contract. The agreement comes “after nearly six years of negotiations,” AMFA national director Bret Oestreich said. “The parties have reached the stage where it is time for our members at Southwest to review and vote on a package ...

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