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Wednesday, August 25, 1993 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Alaska Airline Workers Delay Las Vegas Flight

SEATTLE - Four more Alaska Airlines flight attendants have been suspended, pending an investigation, for walking off the job just before a flight departure in Las Vegas at 4:35 p.m. yesterday. Their action held up the flight to Seattle for about 140 passengers until about 8 p.m.

Three others were suspended after a similar walkoff in Seattle last Friday. A company spokesman said the suspended flight attendants are being paid.

The action to disrupt Alaska flights is being taken to protest the flight attendants' lack of a labor contract. Their union, the Association of Flight Attendants, has been negotiating with the company since 1990.

At issue are work rules, cost-sharing of medical benefits, union membership and other provisions. Talks between the union and the company have been recessed but are to resume Friday.

Copyright (c) 1993 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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