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Category: Contract Negotiations


On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to begin contract negotiations.  Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle,  Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops; […]

IAM’s American Negotiations Visit Charlotte

IAM’s American Negotiators Visit Charlotte   Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja Wednesday visited members at Local Lodge 1725 in Charlotte. GVP Pantoja, accompanied by representatives from his staff, provided an update on the status of contract negotiations with American Airlines.   District 141 President Mike Klemm, along with negotiation committee members from Districts 141 and 142, […]


SOUTHWEST SCREENING COMMITTEE MEETS March 23, 2018 Dear Sisters and Brothers: This week a committee of 16 SWA Union Members met to screen over 2000 proposals submitted by the membership. The committee represents a true cross section of SWA employees, able to present the concerns of full time and part time, all work groups, large […]

Southwest SOS Members Ratify First Agreement

Southwest SOS Members Ratify First Agreement June 25, 2016 The ratification vote was held on June 24, 2016, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.  With the majority of membership voting, the Agreement was ratified by 80% of those who voted.  The Union would like to thank everyone for their support and participation […]


We will hold informational meetings on the Southwest SOS TA on Friday June 24, 2016. The meetings will be held in the Freedom Stories Conference Room on the fourth floor in the TOPS building. It is directly across from SOS. We will hold informational meetings beginning at 10am and will do meetings through the day, […]

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Tentative Agreement Reached For Source Of Support Representatives

After a year of negotiations, your negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Company. Without your solidarity and support, this would not have been possible. Highlights of the proposed tentative agreement are attached below. In accordance with District 142 By-Laws, your committee will work to compile copies of the Tentative Agreement, for the […]

Machinists Union, United Airlines Reach Deal on New Contracts for 30,000 Workers

  Washington, D.C., April 4, 2016 –The International Association of Machinists and Aero- space Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached seven tentative agreements with United Airlines for approximately 30,000 workers at the airline. The ve-year accords run through 2021 and call for approximately 30 percent in pay increases over the term of the deal […]

IAM-SOUTHWEST ‘True Up’ Ratification Lump Sum Bonus Calculations Concluded

IAM-SOUTHWEST ‘True Up’ Ratification Lump Sum Bonus Calculations Concluded March 18, 2016 Please be advised that we have completed the ratification lump sum bonus true-up calculations. The “true-up” provision in the IAM-Southwest collective bargaining agreement increases our original ratification bonus received in 2014. The amount is based on your pay step and work status—part-time or […]

‘True Up’ Generates Over $119 Million for IAM Members at Southwest Airlines

‘True Up’ Generates Over $119 Million for IAM Members at Southwest Airlines March 17, 2016 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 142 today announced that due to the “true up” provision negotiated during the last round of collective bargaining, IAM workers at Southwest Airlines will receive an additional $119 million in wages […]


SOUTHWEST TRUE-UP INFORMATION February 22, 2016 IAM’s Forward Thinking Negotiations Strategy at Southwest Results in Windfall of Cash for Members. When IAM members at Southwest Airlines ratified their most recent contract in December 2014, they not only received wage increases, lump sum payments and other improvements, they also ratified IAM negotiated protections against falling behind […]

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