December 2, 2020
To All AMFA Members at Southwest Airlines:
The expedited arbitrations for protections from furlough have been scheduled.
As a reminder, we placed the Company on notice by letter dated October 23, 2020, that if WARN Act Notices were sent to our members, we intended to utilize the expedited arbitration provisions of our CBAs in order to enforce language, among other provisions, which restricts any reduction in force so long as the Company continues to outsource our work.
Those Arbitrations have now been scheduled. The first of three arbitrations will begin on December 14, 2020, and all three will conclude by December 18, 2020. After the conclusion of those arbitrations’ briefs will be submitted and rulings will be handed out on or about January 25, 2021.
We, as your ALRs, are grateful for the overwhelming support. We will continue to communicate additional information with you in the days and weeks ahead.
Your AMFA–SWA Airline Representatives