TWU 556 Negotiating Team
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This week, your TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) returned to the bargaining table with Southwest Airlines Management. We asked to spend time in caucus on November 18 to further prepare to resume our discussions. On November 19, your NT, along with our Strategic Adviser, met with Management at Southwest Airlines Headquarters. We continued discussions […]
Posted: November 21, 2014, 4:57 pm
Your Negotiating Team (NT) just wrapped up another three days at the bargaining table with Southwest Airlines Management, following our five days at the table last week. As expected, talks this week became tense at times as we delved deeper into issues revolving around economics. Even though both sides remain a good distance apart on […]
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:48 am
The TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) returns to the bargaining table today with Southwest Airlines Management. Our Members expect a fair agreement in the most critical areas of the Contract, affecting our quality of life and compensation. Your NT is fighting for you at the bargaining table based on what you told us is […]
Posted: October 29, 2014, 5:29 pm
Our TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) concluded what turned out to be an unprecedented five consecutive days of bargaining with Southwest Airlines Management on October 24. We were originally scheduled to negotiate on October 20-21, but during our discussions on October 20, I asked Management to extend bargaining through October 22. They agreed, and then […]
Posted: October 26, 2014, 5:26 am
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
TWU Local 556 Oakland Domicile Executive Board Member Matt Hettich, and Shop Stewards Sam Wilkins and Josh Rosenberg were in the Inflight Lounge today to educate Flight Attendants on changes coming to California Kin Care in 2015.
This California state law provides Oakland-based Flight Attendants the right to use of up to one-half of their annual sick leave accrual to attend to a sick child, parent, spouse, domestic partner, or child of a domestic partner.
Denver Domicile Executive Board Member Chris Sullivan, Las Vegas Domicile Executive Board Member Rachel Brownfield, Denver Flight Attendant Victoria Partridge, and TWU Veterans Committee Recording Secretary Brendon Remezas distributed over 200 pairs of running shoes to participants in Operation Military Embrace at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
Dallas Domicile Executive Board Member Andrea Garnett is pictured here with several Marine Corps Reservists. Andrea delivered toys donated by Dallas TWU Local 556 Members to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive. Thanks to all Flight Attendants who have donated!
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