WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release:
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- Agreement Raises Standards for Workers in the Airline Industry
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The Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines on behalf of members who work as material specialists for the commercial carrier.
The nearly 300 material specialists at Southwest oversee the company's technical operation inventory management across the network.
"I would like to thank the committee for their hard work and dedication to bringing forward this industry-leading tentative agreement to the membership," said Captain David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. "Our members are true aviation professionals, and this agreement will recognize them as such."
The Southwest material specialists are members of Teamsters Locals 986, 104, 781, 19, 769 and 210. The agreement contains a number of significant improvements in wages and benefits.
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