February 7, 2017
Dear AMFA–SWA Members:
This is the third update, which details the factual allegations contained in the complaint against Southwest Airlines that was filed with the federal court in Phoenix, Arizona.
The second update detailed Southwest’s unpreparedness to engage in meaningful negotiations. This update will provide insight into the allegations of Southwest’s regressive bargaining tactics contained in the Complaint.
The complaint referenced specific instances when the Company engaged in this regressive bargaining, including, among others:
These are only a few of the factual allegations supporting the claim that Southwest has violated its duty to bargain in good faith by continually engaging in regressive bargaining by tentatively agreeing to language only to re-open those provisions and return to an earlier position. Upon reviewing these allegations and others contained in the Complaint it should become clear which party at the table is responsible for your unacceptable four-year pay freeze.
Again, we ask that stay informed, stay engaged and most importantly stand in solidarity with your union brothers and sisters.
On Behalf of the NEC,