Horizon Air and flight attendants’ union come to terms (UPDATED)

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Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air has reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract with more than 500 flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

The agreement includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system, better flexibility and other changes that improve flight attendants' quality of life, according to a statement from the union.

"This agreement reflects the crucial role we have in the overall success of our airline and addresses the issues identified as most important by flight attendants," says Lexie Graham, the union's acting president at Horizon Air. "Horizon Air flight attendants have been active throughout this process, sending a strong, unified message to management that we are focused on the future of the airline and fully expect a contract that reflects the contributions we make each and every day."

Flight attendants will vote on the agreement between 24 June and 18 July.

The current contract was ratified in December 2009 and became amendable in December 2011.

This story was updated 13 June with additional details.