Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket for Contract
The pilots have been negotiating a new contract with the airline for four years. The move was intended to show their displeasure in not yet having a new contract after several years of negotiations with the company.
The line of pilots “stretched outside from ticketing to baggage claim” according to a statement by the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association.
“Four years, particularly during a time of record profits, is far too long for a company known for its ‘LUV’ to not provide a worthy contract offer to its operational front line leaders – the pilots,” the union said.
Union members first picketed for a new contract in January of this year.
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