DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and the Transport Workers Union Local 555 (TWU 555) today announced they reached a Tentative Agreement for the airline's Ramp, Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents.
"Our hardworking Ramp, Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents serve a valuable role in helping Southwest Airlines by providing a great experience for our Customers," said Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines®. "I'm pleased with the work by both parties to reach a Tentative Agreement that would offer Employees well-deserved compensation increases and give Southwest needed efficiencies to keep us competitive."
This Tentative Agreement covers Southwest's 17,120 Ramp, Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents. TWU 555 will share details directly with its members about the agreement and the voting timeline.
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- 1973-2019 annual profitability
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