May 8, 2019
Participants for AMFA:
Earl Clark – Director, Region I
Will Abbott – Director, Region II
Dan Burgess – Airline Representative, Local 4
Craig Hamlet – Airline Representative, Local 11
Wayne Lampley – Airline Representative, Local 18
Ken Patrick – Interim Airline Representative, Local 32
Lucas Middlebrook – AMFA Counsel
Peter Manikowski – AMFA Economist
Re: Status of TA Ratification Referendum and Update on Ratification Bonus
Dear AMFA Brothers and Sisters:
The AMFA–Southwest Airlines (SWA) AMT Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum commenced on April 23, 2019, and the voting period will conclude at 10:00AM ET on May 21, 2019, the day of the tally.
Ratification bonus amounts as described in Letter of Agreement #4 (LOA #4) have been calculated by the AMFA–SWA Negotiating Committee and our economist from payroll data provided by Southwest Airlines. The Company will now verify that AMFA’s calculations do not exceed the $160M ratification bonus amount agreed upon in the TA. Following this review, SWA will send an email to your Company email address, which will set forth the ratification bonus amount you will receive if the TA is ratified.
Thank you for your patience during this process. It was of the utmost importance to take a methodical approach in order to verify that the values generated in accordance with LOA #4 are accurate.
Your Negotiating Committee