DALLAS- Southwest Airlines (WN) has announced a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) for its Mechanics & Related Employees.
This agreement marks a significant milestone in the ongoing negotiations between the two parties.
Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement
Recognizing its Mechanics & Related Employees’ invaluable contribution to ensuring its aircraft’s safe operation, Southwest Airlines expressed its satisfaction with the tentative agreement.
Adam Carlisle, Vice President of Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines, praised the airline’s and AMFA’s collaborative efforts in swiftly reaching this agreement.
The AMFA negotiating committee, representing the interests of the Southwest Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs), expressed its commitment to securing industry-leading compensation for its members.
AMFA National President Bret Oestreich emphasized the importance of protecting workers, raising standards, and enhancing recognition for AMTs and related professionals.
The tentative agreement encompasses more than 2,800 Mechanics & Related Employees, including Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Inspectors, Maintenance Controllers, and Training Instructors.
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
AMFA will provide its members with detailed information about the agreement and the upcoming voting timeline.
Southwest Airlines, renowned for its friendly and reliable service, has built a strong reputation since its establishment in 1971.
With a commitment to democratizing air travel by offering affordable fares, Southwest has become the preferred choice for nonstop flights within the United States.
The airline’s unwavering dedication to its employees is evident through its remarkable track record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history.
With a workforce of nearly 70,000 passionate individuals, Southwest Airlines has fostered a culture of unparalleled hospitality and customer service. In 2022 alone, the airline served over 126 million customers, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.
The tentative agreement represents a significant step forward for Southwest Airlines and its Mechanics & Related Employees. As the voting process begins, the voices of the employees will shape the outcome, highlighting the importance of democracy within AMFA.
About Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Co. is a highly regarded airline recognized for its exceptional service and value. With a presence in 121 airports across 11 countries, Southwest has revolutionized air travel by offering affordable and reliable flights.
Founded in 1971, the airline has prioritized an employee-first corporate culture, resulting in an impressive track record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs.
By empowering its workforce of nearly 70,000 individuals, Southwest Airlines continues to delight its loyal customer base of over 126 million passengers in 2022.
Southwest Airlines has also achieved remarkable financial success, boasting 47 consecutive years of profitability for its shareholders.