Transport Workers Union | Dallas Morning News 7-16-14

Posted: July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Transport Workers Union has put out a negotiations video for its members as the TWU continues contract talks with Southwest Airlines.Called “Profits before People,” the video criticizes Southwest Airlines for the slow pace of contract talks and for not offering pay increases and for proposing to use more part-time employees, limiting benefits and other points, even as the airline was earning record profits.TWU Local 555’s contract became amendable in June 2011. According to federal law, airline labor contracts never expire. They just have amendable dates.The video comes out nearly six weeks after the heads of most of Southwest Airlines’ unions signed a letter to Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly saying that “morale has dropped to an all-time low” and that the airline could remedy the problem with new contracts for all labor groups.We’ve also seen a negotiations update Tuesday from the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, which represents mechanics at Southwest, in which the union shared the airline’s concept for pay raises.

via Transport Workers Union | Dallas Morning News.

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