May 6, 2015
Southwest Airlines and its flight dispatchers extend contract through 2019
Southwest Airlines and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) 550, representing the carrier’s 250 flight dispatchers, have come to terms on a new four-year contract extension. News of the tentative agreement comes on the heels of a deal with the Company’s Customer Service Agents and Customer Representatives last December and only days after its Flight Simulator Technicians ratified their new four-year contract. The agreement with Dispatchers amends the group’s current contract and provides adjusted wage-scale increases, as well as continued opportunities for bonuses that are tied to individual and Company performances.