Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing the carrier’s facilities maintenance technicians, have reached an “agreement in principle” according to a Sept. 1 statement from Southwest. Terms of the five-year contract—which, if ratified, will be the facilities maintenance technicians’ first contract since being accreted into AMFA—include a complete set of work rules, a wage scale and a ...

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