President Harry Lombardo reflects on Memorial Day in this video message to Members. Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of veterans in Illinois established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Many TWU members participate in their communities by visiting military cemeteries and paying tribute to fallen Americans. "It is necessary," says President Lombardo, "that we take some time today to reflect on the sacrifices that those men and women have made, giving their lives for democracy…”
As you may know, our TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team (NT) presented Southwest Airlines Management with a full-text, comprehensive Contract proposal more than two months ago. While your NT has been pushing Management for a comprehensive counter proposal during all of our meetings since then, Management has only offered counter proposals on some minor Articles, stating repeatedly that they would not be presenting your NT with a comprehensive counter proposal.
TWU Local 556 welcomes the 61 Members of New Hire Flight Attendant Class #341 to Southwest Airlines! We look forward to flying with you.
Your TWU Local 556 Health and Safety Team continues to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for any updated information and developments in regard to the Zika virus.
A replay of the May 24, 2016, Webcast is now available. Below you can watch the complete webcast or just the questions you want answered.
During the May 2016 Webcast, TWU Local 556 President and Lead Negotiator, Audrey Stone was available to answer Membership's questions live on air. The Webcast was hosted by TWU Local 556 Recording Secretary, Cuyler Thompson.