Southwest Airlines reaches tentative agreement with flight attendants’ union

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Southwest Airlines Co. today announced a Tentative Agreement with the Transport Workers Union Local 556 (TWU 556) for a new labor contract covering the Company’s nearly 20,000 Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants.

Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines said: “Southwest’s Flight Attendants support the Safety and comfort of our Customers while providing legendary Southwest Hospitality.

“I am glad they will have the opportunity to vote on this new agreement.”

TWU 556 will provide details directly to Flight Attendants about the agreement and the voting process.

Since October 2022, nine Southwest workgroups have ratified new agreements, and the contract status for all workgroups is available on