An agreement has been reached to bring striking WAA employees back to work. The agreement was reached after extensive negotiations on the weekend and was ratified by union members at a vote on October 4, 2017.

The new collective agreement includes a 10 percent salary increase over the 6 years of the agreement that will expire June 30, 2022. The new agreement also provides a healthcare spending account, increases to the overtime meal rate and standby pay, modernizes terminology, and removes some pre-existing redundant language in the contract.