Alaska Air flight attendants reach contract deal with airline

Flight attendants working for SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines have voted to ratify a new five-year labor contract they say will give them wages and working conditions among the best in the airline industry.

The 3,400 Alaska flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants said the new contract has protections designed to slow down health cost increases, to improve job protection and to enhance work rules.

“Today, Alaska flight attendants made a collective decision that will carry us through the next five years,” said Jeffrey Peterson, association president at Alaska Airlines. “We are dedicated to advancing the flight attendant career for ourselves and future flight attendants to come,” he said.