DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union that represents Southwest Airlines® Aircraft Appearance Technicians, today announced they have reached a Tentative Agreement.
"Our Appearance Technicians contribute to Southwest's success every day, and I am proud of both Negotiating Committees for reaching an agreement that rewards our Employees for their continued hard work," said Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines.
Southwest's nearly 170 Appearance Technicians help deliver safe, secure, clean, and reliable aircraft for Southwest's Customers and Employees. AMFA will communicate to its members the details of the Tentative Agreement and the ratification process.
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1) U.S. Dept. of Transportation most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded
2) Fulltime-equivalent active Employees
3) 1973-2019 annual profitability
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