July 21, 2017
Greg Puriski, President
Transport Workers Union Local 555
2608 Inwood Road, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75235
Brothers and Sisters of TWU Local 555:
We at the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association would like to express our deepest sympathy and full support of your efforts to address the disturbing hostility towards frontline employees at Southwest Airlines. What makes this even more disturbing is that the individuals creating this hostile environment in the workplace are management – senior executives and labor relations personnel.
TWU’s documented increase in the number of disciplinary actions and terminations against your members is alarming, and it’s mutually noted. The new approach of labor relations and management to execute unscrupulous disciplinary actions does not honor the fundamental foundation and business model founded in 1971 that encouraged a stable work environment. Never was it intended for there to be an “us against them” mentality or culture between labor relations and frontline employees. Unfortunately, the tanking morale and unstable work environment will have a direct impact not only on our Culture, but also on our customers.
We share in your cause and stand in solidary with the members of TWU Local 555.