ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Contract negotiations between Alaska Airlines customer service agents and the airline went beyond the boardroom Monday.
A handful of employees picketed outside the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, holding signs with slogans like "Fair Contract All We Ask" and "We Want Job Security."
The agents' contract was up for ratification Monday. According to the airline, employee contracts don't expire, they get amended.
One of the picketers said Monday's demonstration was about showing support for their union.
"We are just doing some informational picketing," said Jackie Frenzel, with the International Association of Machinists and Airspace Workers. "We're in contract negotiations and our contract is up for ratification today, and we want to just let the company that we are proud to work for know that we want a fair contract and job security."
"We are working toward achieving a fair contract and secure futures for agents and Alaska Airlines to provide the best customer service," said Alaska Airlines spokesperson Paul McElroy.