Three more Aloha unions agree to pay cuts

HONOLULU -- Three more unions at Aloha Airlines ratified new labor agreements -- including 10% pay cuts -- bringing the carrier closer to securing final approval for a $40.5 million federal loan guarantee.

The separate ratifications by the flight attendants, transport workers and pilots unions followed last week's approval of the pay cuts by the mechanics union.

In an effort to obtain the loan guarantee, the airline asked all of its 3,000 employees to take pay cuts totaling $37 million over the next three years.

Wage concessions will take effect Jan. 1.

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