October 23, 2014
Machinists Union, Southwest Airlines reach tentative contract
Southwest Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing the carrier’s approximately 6,000 Customer Service Agents and Customer Support and Services Representatives, announced that the two parties have reached a tentative agreement. The tentative agreement is for a new four year contract and requires Membership ratification. The current contract became amendable in October 2012. In the upcoming weeks, the IAM membership will be given the full details of the agreement and have the opportunity to vote on ratification.