Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines Co. have voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer that included pay raises and a bonus.
The Transport Workers Union Local 556 said Friday that 89 percent of eligible employees voted and of those, 87 percent opposed the contract.
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The agreement between the airline and union negotiators included an 8 percent ratification bonus, an immediate raise of 3 percent and more raises during the six-year contract. The union said many employees objected to work-rule changes but provided no details.
The sides have been negotiating for more than two years and will resume bargaining. By federal law, contracts in the airline industry don't expire; they run until replaced by a new one.
The vote was announced a day after Southwest reported a record second-quarter profit of $608 million, the company's ninth-straight quarter of record earnings. Dallas-based Southwest is the nation's fourth-biggest airline by passenger miles flown.
Shares of Southwest were down $1.47, or 4 percent, to $35.01 in afternoon trading. They started the day down 14 percent in 2015 after gaining 125 percent in 2014.