On March 31, TWU Local 592 members who work as Aircraft Dispatchers for Alaska Airlines ratified their tentative agreement with an 80% vote.
“Congratulations for overwhelmingly ratifying your new contract,” said TWU Local 592 President Jenny Schar. “It provides industry competitive wages at all steps in scale, improves our benefits, and adds other quality-of-life enhancements which our members value.”
“Early on, both sides of the negotiating table agreed on the industry analysis each of us had independently performed, which helped us reach an agreement in-line with our amendable date,” said TWU International Vice President and Air Division Director Gary Peterson. “The TWU was impressed with the logic-based approach taken in these negotiations by the Alaska negotiators.”
These Local 592 members are responsible for flight planning and tracking to ensure the safety and progress of each flight conducted by Alaska Airlines from origin to destination. They are the company’s primary command and control link with Alaska pilots, providing en route weather, airport facility and other flight safety information.