Reminder – Participate in the Southwest Airlines Survey

December 8, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Earlier in November, we posted the link for our members to participate in the survey on the failed tentative agreement. We plan on leaving the survey open through the end of December, but we want to ensure ALL our members have the opportunity to submit their opinions so we can be fully prepared to re-enter negotiations.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware and ask them to do so too. When filling out the survey or passing the link on to coworkers, please be mindful of the Company’s social media … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Survey Issue

November 18, 2021 Admin 0

We have been advised some members are having problems with the survey. If you attempt to complete the survey on your phone, and you are using an android phone, there is a problem in selecting your station. If you have this problem, here is the work around. The work around is to select the 3 dots in the top right corner, drop down to and select “desktop site.”

Following these steps will allow you to complete the survey on your android phone.


David Supplee

President Directing General Chair


Southwest Airlines Failed TA Survey

November 17, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As was previously communicated on November 5th, alongside the ratification results, your Union created a survey to get your feedback on why the Tentative Agreement failed.

Contained within the survey are many of the reasons we heard during the ratification meetings, and also provided a space for you to enter any additional reason(s) not already mentioned. Also provided is an opportunity for your personal comments. Finally, we need to know what you are willing to do to help get a contract you deserve.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Make your coworkers aware … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

November 6, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

After over three years of negotiations, your negotiating committee was able to reach a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines. The committee fought hard for the issues the members raised in their proposals and they felt they accomplished what the members demanded – an improved quality of life for all members.

Over the last eight weeks, District General Chairs, along with negotiating team members, have been visiting all locations and centers to answer questions and concerns of the tentative agreement. The members were given the opportunity to cast their vote for the tentative agreement and those votes were … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Vaccine Mandate Update

October 22, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Yesterday, Southwest leadership met with all labor leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such exemptions. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although Southwest Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences and terminations are off the table.

It was further …

Southwest Airlines Ratification Meeting Date and Times Update

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Please note, all meetings in all reservation centers will now be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time, to allow all members the opportunity to participate in the meeting and vote.

Also, the Sarasota (SRQ) meeting will be held on October 30th, in the Breakroom, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. local time.

Please take the time to attend the meeting, ask any questions or concerns, and cast your ballot.




IAM/Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Questions and Answers

September 15, 2021 Admin 0

Below are questions we have received regarding the Tentative Agreement and the responses to those questions. If you have additional questions that are not addressed below, please submit them to and one of the General Chairs will respond to your question. In addition, we are coming to each station to answer any questions prior to your voting on this Tentative Agreement. Please check the District website – for updates. If you are not receiving these emails, please sign up by going to the website. On the top left corner of the home page is a red button “Join Read More...

IAM Southwest Airlines Ratification Details

September 14, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Question and Answer sessions will occur alongside with voting. Negotiators and General Chairs will be present in each location to explain all changes made, and available to answer questions. 

Only members in good standing will be allowed to participate in the ratification process.

Members will be able to vote in any location; however, everyone must have a Company badge or government issued picture i.d.

There is no provision for absentee ballots under the IAM Constitution. Members must vote in person.

Ballots will be overnighted to the District Lodge at the end of each voting day. Executed ballots will be … Read More...

IAM Southwest Airlines Negotiations – Tentative Agreement Highlights

August 27, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

After continuation of Negotiations, being conducted under the guidance of the National Mediation Board with Mediator Gerry McGuckin, a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached between the IAM and the Company.

Economic gains and financial job security resulting in a 12% wage increase over three (3) years for the membership. Here are the highlights of the new Agreement:

  • 4% wage increase on date of ratification (DOR)
  • 3% increase DOR +12 months
  • 3% increase DOR +24 months
  • 2% increase DOR +36 months
  • Improved Mandatory Overtime Language
    • Enhanced language for rest rule
    • Thirty-Two (32) hour monthly cap on Mandatory

Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

June 4, 2021

Dear TWU-IAM Association member,

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on the ballot. If the NMB does conduct a representation election, the options will be the TWU-IAM Association, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, no-union, and write in.

We understand that many American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers signed AMFA authorization cards … Read More...