Hawaiian Airlines, IAM in tentative agreement

Hawaiian Airlines, IAM in tentative agreement
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A ratification vote will be scheduled soon for a five-year settlement between Hawaiian Airlines and 2,200 ground workers represented by the International Association of Machinists.

"We are pleased to have reached tentative agreements with the IAM which improve the standard of living for our employees while also addressing the need to improve operational efficiency," said Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley.

The union says the contract agreement calls for 5 percent wage increases retroactive to Oct. 1, followed by 2 percent raises in the next two years and 3 percent raises for the two years after that.

IAM represents not only Hawaiian aircraft mechanics but also fleet and customer service agents, clerks and other office workers.

"These agreements provide our members the wages and benefits they deserve," said Mike Klemm, president of IAM District 141, and David Supplee, president of District 142, in a joint statement.

The agreement sustains health care benefits and keeps profit sharing. It extends bereavement leave to cover grandchildren.

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