Southwest flight attendants, represented by the Transport Workers Union, approved their second tentative agreement after negotiating for more than four years. The agreement was narrowly ratified by 53.86% of the voting flight attendants. The new agreement has been controversial among Southwest flight attendants because most of the prior contract, except for pay, remains unchanged. The three year deal provides a 6% increase date of signing (DOS) and 3% each year thereafter. It also provides a signing bonus equivalent to 15.9% of the flight attendant’s eligible June 2013 to August 2016 earnings.