TWU 556 Negotiating Team
Straight From The Source!
Your TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) returned to the bargaining table with Southwest Airlines Management this week during a two-day session, hosted at the Union Office on October 1 & 2. Attorney Jeff Bott, of the law firm Phillips, Richard and Rind, P.A., assisted us at the table. Your NT continued the fight to […]
Posted: October 5, 2014, 11:10 pm
The TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) met with Southwest Airlines Management for three days of intense bargaining on September 10, 11 and 12. I am pleased to report that we have reached Tentative Agreements (TA’s) on four additional Articles: 12 – Exchange of Trips, 13 – Uniforms, 29 – Domiciles, and 33 – Commuter […]
Posted: September 15, 2014, 7:04 pm
Thank you for keeping up with your Negotiating Team (NT). We just finished two productive days at the table. We had good discussions over Articles 11 – Reserve, 12 – Exchange of Trips, 13 – Uniforms, 14 -Vacations, and 28 – Scheduling Policy. We return to the table quickly on August 27, and will be working […]
Posted: August 25, 2014, 3:30 pm
The TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) returns to the bargaining table with Southwest Airlines Management this week, on July 30-31. We expect to have productive negotiations as we continue to work through several complex and interconnected Articles during this two-day bargaining session. We anticipate continued discussions on Articles 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 32. We […]
Posted: July 30, 2014, 7:35 pm
What, me worry? (Or How I learned to LUV My Contract!) Bill Holcomb is an Oakland-based Flight Attendant and a Member of the TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team. Many of us have heard of, or seen, the new short-term and long-term disability programs provided for non-contract (non-Unionized) Employees here at Southwest Airlines. Some of you […]
Posted: July 28, 2014, 10:16 pm
Our TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) met with the Southwest Airlines Management on July 8 and 9. Management presented their proposals concerning Article 8-Hours of Service, Article 9-Additional Flying, Article 11-Reserve, and Article 28-Scheduling Policy, followed by productive discussions between the parties. We presented our proposals on Articles 8, 9, and 11 the following […]
Posted: July 11, 2014, 4:27 pm
The bimonthly edition of Unity Update is available online via the TWU Local 556 Website or your email. In this issue:
- President’s Message
- Note about FMLA
- Contract Quickies -Health and Safety
- “Claim at Gate” for Crew Bags
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Read Unity Update on the Web or check your email for the latest edition of Unity Update. A PDF of Unity Update is also available in the email or by visiting Unity Update on the Web.Unity Update – October 20, 2014
Read Unity Update on the Web or check your email for the latest edition of Unity Update. A PDF of Unity Update is also available in the email or by visiting Unity Update on the Web.
The TWU Local 556 Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Garnett to serve as the new Dallas Domicile Executive Board Member, per the TWU Local 556 Bylaws. Andrea has been a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant since June of 1994.
In 2012, Andrea was elected to serve as a Shop Steward in the Dallas Base. This summer, Andrea stepped up to serve the Dallas Membership as a Leader of the Negotiating Team’s Contract Action Network (CAN).
The Executive Board is most excited that Andrea has accepted the appointment and looks forward to working alongside her, serving the Members of TWU Local 556, representing the Flight Attendants of Southwest Airlines: the best in the industry!