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Hawaiian Airlines Mechanic Union Reach Tentative Agreement

March 31, 2010, 12:15 PM HST
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Hawaiian Airlines reached a tentative agreement with union mechanics.  The deal with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 142 is for a four-year contract with increased compensation for members and operational improvements for the company.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

The negotiations cover 600 employees, including those working as aircraft inspectors, mechanics, line service, cleaners, and contract service personnel.

Hawaiian’s mechanics union is the last of the company’s labor groups to reach a new agreement. Hawaiian previously negotiated new labor contracts with the unions representing its pilots, flight attendants, clerical workers, and dispatchers.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO said, “As we have done with all of our new labor contracts, this negotiated agreement will increase the wages earned by our mechanics group while making Hawaiian Airlines stronger and more efficient in its operations.”

Union members are expected to vote on the new contract in the coming weeks.

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