Press Contacts

Michael Massoni

Michael Massoni

1st Vice Preident, TWU Local 556 Operational Safety Chairperon - Oakland-based Flight Attendant

Phone: (800) 969-7932 ext. 4375
Email: mmassoni@twu556.org

Cuyler Thompson

Cuyler Thompson

Recording Secretary - Oakland-based Flight Attendant

Phone: (800) 969-7932 ext. 4305
Email: cthompson@twu556.org

TWU Local 556 Facts

  • Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants became a certified workforce on February 5, 1975.
  • At the time of certification, Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants were chartered under Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 513, the Union of American Airlines Ramp and Maintenance employees.
  • Transport Workers Union Local 556 was chartered on October 13, 1981.
  • TWU Local 556 is the sole bargaining unit for Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants, representing over 15,000 Employees.
  • TWU Local 556 Members are domiciled in ten bases across the United States:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Chicago, IL
    • Dallas, TX
    • Denver, CO
    • Houston, TX
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Oakland, CA
    • Orlando, FL
    • Phoenix, AZ
  • Our current Contract was ratified on October 31, 2016 and is effective June 1, 2013 through October 31, 2018, becoming amendable on November 1, 2018.