Alaska Air Group Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income rose to a record $77 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, from $50 million, or 70 cents a year earlier, besting analysts' expectations. ... For fiscal 2013, Alaska reported income rose to a record $383 million, or $5.40 per diluted share, from $339 million, or $4.73 per share in 2012.
“My first priority is my health and having enough food,” said Hoopes, who used to make $21 an hour with benefits but lost his benefits and had his pay cut to $9.50 an hour after his airline job was outsourced to a multinational airport contractor.
On a related note, Alaska says that it shelled out $105 million in "incentive pay" last year, which I suppose is great for Alaska executives. But they paid fuck all to outsourced workers like Hoopes who make a fraction of what they did a decade ago. Because capitalism!