Southwest union president and negotiations committee resign following failed TA

On November 4, 2015, after three plus years of negotiations, the Southwest pilots’ union (SWAPA) announced that 62 percent of its members had voted against a new tentative agreement with management. The tentative agreement would have run through April 1, 2019, and included pay raises totaling 17.6 percent, as well as some provisions sought by management, primarily in the area of scope. On November 10, the SWAPA president as well as the negotiations committee resigned their positions. The parties expect to get back to the negotiations in the spring of 2016.

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