Southwest Airlines – Your Rights Under the Contract

December 8, 2020 Admin 0

December 8, 2020

While Southwest Airlines continues to feed the public and media the myth that there has never been a furlough in its history, your Union never forgets. Management has decided to threaten layoffs, which they entirely control. However, your rights under the contract continue to exist, just as they have in every other reduction in force during Southwest’s history. These provisions applied in 2004 when over 1,900 CS&S employees were furloughed from the DAL, LIT and SLC reservations facilities. They also applied in 2014 to CSAs in JAN and EWR, in 2017 to CSAs in DAY and CAK, … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Issues WARN Notices – The LUV is GONE!

December 4, 2020 Admin 0

December 3, 2020

This morning the Union was advised by Southwest Airlines that they are going forward with their plan on furloughing Customer Service Agents, Customer Sales and Support and Source of Support employees.  Today, the company is issuing WARN notices to those who the company says will be furloughed and will also issue “potential Impact” notices to those who they say COULD be impacted by those who are furloughed, if  furloughed employees exercise seniority. 

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) offers: “protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days … Read More...

$3 Million Reasons Why Southwest Management Refuses to Take Federal Loan

November 13, 2020 Admin 0

November 12, 2020

All five of Southwest Airlines’ named executives would be subject to strict pay limitations for up to six years if the company takes a loan from the U.S. Treasury as part of the CARES Act emergency relief legislation.

CEO Gary Kelly, who received $8.8 million in total compensation in 2019, would be limited to no more than $5.9 million (the equivalent of a nearly $3 million pay cut) in any twelve month period until 12 months after the loan is repaid – likely until the year 2026. Any officer severance packages would also be limited for years … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Rejects Union’s Proposal.

October 27, 2020 Admin 0

October 27, 2020

Yesterday, Southwest Airlines held firm to their demands for work (scope) concessions from our members. The company is offering the illusion of “no furlough” protection through the end of 2021.  Included in this proposal is an escape provision for the Company to furlough people if things don’t change or if there is a turn for the worse in the industry. We are not fooled into thinking that Southwest will employ people they simply don’t need and will pay them to stand idle.  No airline would agree to that crippling commitment.

Southwest management is trying to take advantage … Read More...

AA Company Propaganda

September 14, 2018 Admin 0

09/13/2018

Many of you have read the Special Jetwire issued by American Airlines regarding our negotiations. If you don’t read anything else in this bulletin, read this:

Beware of any negotiations propaganda issued by the Company. It contains partial examples, misleading statements and outright wrong information.

It is true that your negotiating team has reached tentative agreements on many good improvements for our joint collective bargaining agreements. However, American has not just given those out of the kindness of their heart – they were hard won by the tenacity of your negotiators and, most importantly, you deserve them!

American paints … Read More...