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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 […]
Author: TWU 556
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 […]
Author: TWU 556
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 […]
Author: TWU 556
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 […]
Author: TWU 556
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 […]
Author: TWU 556
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 […]
Author: TWU 556
Posted: September 15, 2014, 7:04 pm
  • According to the American Cancer Society, cancer will claim the lives of more than 310,000 men in the U.S. in 2014. Flight Attendant Michael Arthur will not be one of those men. TWU Local 556 Members are very fortunate to count a brave man such as Michael among our ranks. Michael Arthur is a Baltimore-based Flight Attendant and serves as a Contract Action Network (CAN) Leader in Orlando. In the Fall 2014 issue of Unity Magazine, you’ll read a very personal account of Michael Arthur’s fight to defeat cancer.

    Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer can help reduce the risk of death. The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

    The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

    If you have the opportunity, please thank Michael Arthur for sharing his story with us in the Fall Unity Magazine.

    You may donate to the TWU Local 556 Movember Team here:

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