IAM/Southwest Airlines Contract Ratification Update

May 28, 2022 Admin 0

May 27, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Assuring to keep you, the dedicated membership, informed, engaged and participating in the ongoing work of the campaign to secure a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will uphold and strengthen the fight for dignity and respect for our families through the labor of our workers, we are planning the following engagement opportunities:

  • Personal phone calls.
  • Group meetings via the Zoom platform with Stewards and the general membership.
  • Sub-committees to develop and execute deeper discussions of the direction the Negotiating Committee will head.

To ensure your individual voice is heard in the workplace, we must … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

May 12, 2022 Admin 0

May 7, 2022

Sisters and Brothers,

Our members have spoken and the contract was rejected with an overwhelming majority vote to authorize the union to strike. We would like to thank everyone who voted and your Negotiating Committee for their hard work during this process.

Your leadership will be meeting in the coming days to determine the best path forward for the future of every IAM District Lodge 142 member at Southwest Airlines. Again, we appreciate your participation and patience during this democratic process.

John M. Coveny, Jr.



Southwest Airlines (WN) Ratification Vote

April 28, 2022 Admin 0

April 28, 2022

Via Email and Posting on All – IAM Bulletin Boards, IAM Websites (Do Not Use Company Equipment for Printing)

The IAM/Southwest Airlines CBA Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote will be held electronically only. No member will be going to voting polls in-person.  There will be no Local Lodge polls open.

  • Members eligible to vote with a IAM membership Card Number was mailed instructions on how to (1) register and (2) access his/her electronic ballot. On the front of the mailing envelope, below the member’s name and mailing address, is the member’s Card/Book Number.
  • Eligible members

IAM / Southwest Airlines TA Informational Meetings Changes and Additions

April 14, 2022 Admin 0

April 14, 2022

Brothers and Sisters:

Your Negotiating Committee and Stewards from across the USA continue to visit locations on the Southwest Airlines system. These Informational Meetings provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers regarding the Tentative Agreement (TA) reached between District Lodge 142 and Southwest Airlines. Please take note of the following changes and additions to the Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Informational Meetings:

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IAM/Southwest Airlines TA Road Show FAQ

April 6, 2022 Admin 0

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As your Union representatives are working diligently to assist you with understanding the vital information contained within the IAMAW/Southwest Airlines TA, we wanted to share some questions from the voices of the membership.  The questions below may be info you, too, may have wanted to ask.

1Q. Are there any protections for part-time status beyond the 120 bid limits?

A. All MOT assignments outside the bid shift will count towards the 32-hour cap including part-shift time extensions.

2Q. Is the ‘Me Too’ agreement part of this Agreement?

A. Yes, there is a ‘Me Too’ clause for … Read More...

IAM/Southwest TA Informational Meetings

April 1, 2022 Admin 0

April 1, 2022

Brothers and Sisters:

Your Negotiating Committee and Stewards from across the USA will be visiting each location on the Southwest Airlines system. These Informational Meetings will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers regarding the Tentative Agreement (TA) reached between District Lodge 142 and Southwest Airlines. Refer to the Informational Meeting Schedule on the following pages.

The ratification date for ALL LOCATIONS will be Thursday, May 5, 2022 (time to be determined). Please note, only members in good standing are able to vote on any Tentative Agreement.

Once again, your Negotiating Committee recommends a YES

IAM / Southwest Airlines TA Redline Edition

March 28, 2022 Admin 0

March 28, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Attached is the Redlined Edition of the Tentative Agreement (TA) between Southwest Airlines and the IAMAW. Over the next few days, the General Chairs and members of the Negotiating Committee will be visiting the stations to conduct informational sessions where you will be able to ask questions and receive answers regarding the new Tentative Agreement. We have also established an email address for you to submit your questions regarding the new TA. The email address is SWAQuestions@iamdl142.org. You will get a response on any questions submitted and we will be posting a … Read More...

Tentative Agreement Reached at Southwest Airlines

March 28, 2022 Admin 0

March 28, 2022

Sisters and Brothers:

We are proud to announce that we have reached a new Tentative Agreement with Southwest Airlines for Customer Service, CS&S and SOS groups. We would like to thank you for your patience and your feedback during the survey.

We would also like to thank Airline Coordinator Thomas J. Regan, Grand Lodge Representative Jeff Tobius and Mediator Gerry McGuckin from the National Mediation Board for their guidance through this process.

In the coming days, the full red line version of the Tentative Agreement will be posted. We will also post a schedule of informational meetings … Read More...

IAM / Southwest Airlines Negotiations Update

March 17, 2022 Admin 0

March 17, 2022

Sisters and Brothers: Your Negotiating Committee met with Southwest Airlines on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 2nd, 3rd and 4th to continue the dialog on the issues related to the failed Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement and the membership survey results. 

One of the top concerns voiced by the membership, which is no surprise to anyone, was Mandatory Overtime. This issue was expressed both at ratification meetings and on the survey responses related to Quality of Life. 

We are happy to report that your Negotiating Committee continued these discussions on Wednesday of this week, addressing the mandatory ove1time … Read More...