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January 29, 2016

CONTACT: Ori Korin (202) 374-6103

Transport Workers Union Announces Tentative Agreement
between Flight Crew Training Instructors and Southwest Airlines

Last week, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 557 reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA) over the contract covering flight crew training instructors. The agreement was reached after only four weeks of negotiating, as the previous bargaining agreement only became amendable on December 31 of last year. TWU is pleased with the progress and hopes it can be replicated at other units across Southwest.


Read more>> January 29, 2016
For Immediate Release – December 29, 2015                                     Download the release
Contact: Patti Adams, (501) 519-2743 or Roger Kerson, (734) 645-0535
Ground Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement with Southwest Airlines
TWU Local 555 Members Will Have Final Say on Proposed Agreement after More than Four Years of Negotiations
DALLAS – TWU Local 555, the union representing more than 12,000 ground crew workers from Southwest Airlines, announced today that union members will vote on a tentative agreement with the company.
An agreement in principle was reached on Dec. 23, following several weeks of lengthy negotiating sessions. Talks for a new contract began in 2011 and took more than four years. Ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents at Southwest Airlines have not had a new contract since 2009.
Read more>> December 30, 2015
December 29, 2015
Oriana Korin, (202) 719-3834
Alaska Airlines Dispatchers Overwhelmingly Approve Labor Agreement
The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO has reached an agreement on a new four-year contract covering the 44 dispatchers employed at Alaska Airlines. Dispatchers overwhelmingly approved the contract last week, 41–3.
“Through mutual compromise and commitment, we are pleased to announce the ratification of an updated agreement that aligns TWU's and Alaska's interests, and provides competitive wages and benefits for our members,” said Jenny Schar, an Alaska dispatcher and proud TWU section chair.
Read more>> December 29, 2015




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