DALLAS- Southwest Airlines (WN) revealed that its Mechanics and Related Employees, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have voted in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement.
This marks the seventh contract ratified by Southwest Airlines and its union partners since October 2022.
Southwest Mechanics Agreement
Adam Carlisle, Vice President of Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines, praised the expertise and technical skills of the Mechanics and Related Employees, who play a crucial role in maintaining the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet.
The new contract offers industry-competitive compensation, ensuring that the employees’ needs are supported while facilitating the smooth operation of the airline.
Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President, expressed pride in both negotiating committees for their dedicated efforts in reaching this agreement.
He emphasized that the new deal signifies a return to the positive and beneficial relationship of the past between AMFA and Southwest Airlines. The agreement aims to show appreciation and respect to the members while acknowledging their professionalism and hard work.
Oestreich highlighted that the new industry-leading agreement includes wage increases that duly compensate the Members for their expertise and skill sets related to Boeing 737 aircraft.
With these wage increases, Southwest Airlines can attract and retain a proficient and talented workforce, facilitating the company’s growth and success.
This agreement covers 2,870 Mechanics and Related Employees at Southwest, encompassing Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Inspectors, Maintenance Controllers, Training Instructors, and Ground Support Equipment Technicians.
The agreement becomes amendable on August 16, 2027.
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