Southwest Airlines Announces Agreements with Two Union-Represented Workgroups

posted on 16th January 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Southwest Airlines Announces Agreements with Two Union-Represented Workgroups

Southwest Airlines Co. today announced agreements have been reached with two of its union-represented workgroups.

Southwest’s Flight Instructors, represented by the Transport Workers Union Local 557 (TWU 557), overwhelmingly voted in favor of their new contract.

“I’m very pleased we’re able to acknowledge the important work of our Flight Instructors and implement pay increases and quality of life enhancements,” said Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines.

“I’d like to thank both Negotiating Teams for working to reach this agreement in such a short amount of time.”

Southwest’s more than 200 Flight Instructors provide Flight Operations classroom and simulator training to current and New Hire Pilots.

Southwest and Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) reach a Tentative Agreement for Facilities Maintenance Technicians

“Our Facilities Maintenance Technicians play an integral role in Southwest’s ability to provide great Customer Service,” said Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines.

“I appreciate both Negotiating Teams working to reach an agreement so quickly.”

“The AMFA Negotiating Committee wants to express our appreciation to the Southwest Facilities Maintenance Technicians that participated in the bargaining process,” said AMFA National President Bret Oestreich.

“This agreement is warranted after these Employees helped safely maintain Southwest’s facilities across the country before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the membership’s voice will be heard in a ratification vote in the coming weeks.”

“The Committee would like to thank the negotiators from both sides of the table for their professionalism, which produced a Tentative Agreement less than six months from the time we held the first bargaining session. AMFA is proud to advocate and take care of our skilled members,” said Oestreich.

Southwest’s 50 Facilities Maintenance Technicians maintain, modify, and repair all of the facilities system-wide for Southwest to provide a great product to Customers and Employees alike.

AMFA will communicate to its members the details of the Tentative Agreement and the ratification process.