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Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hawaiian Airlines pilots holding ratification vote


Associated Press

HONOLULU Online voting has opened on a tentative contract covering 436 Hawaiian Airlines pilots.

The Air Line Pilots Association, International said Tuesday that the agreement includes pay raises of up to 21 percent over the duration of the five-year, eight-month contract, plus profit sharing.
The union says the pact also calls for company retirement contributions to increase to 19 percent per year for pilots whose pensions were frozen and replaced with a defined contribution plan when Hawaiian exited bankruptcy in 2005.
The union leadership has unanimously endorsed the tentative agreement and encouraged every Hawaiian pilot to vote to accept the contract.
The ratification vote that began Tuesday is to continue until Jan. 14.