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Electronic Teal Contract

The digital version of the Teal Contract is now available. Both parties are still finalizing the Q&As and these will be added to the document when completed. This document can be downloaded and is searchable on most smart phones. We’ll be working behind the scenes to update the Contract within the TWU556 Connect Mobile App.

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Contract Implementations Effective January 1

As a reminder, six provisions of our new Contract will become effective January 1, 2017.

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Contract Implementation Schedule

Union Pin Teal BackgroundTWU Local 556 has come to an agreement with Southwest Airlines on the attached implementation schedule for the changes in our new Contract that aren't outlined in the language itself.

We pushed Southwest Airlines to pay our bonus out as soon as possible. We know that many of you will be disappointed by Management's announcement that our Ratification Bonus will not be paid out until January 10. However, we are glad to finally have a commitment on when you can expect this so you can plan accordingly.

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Message From Your Lead Negotiator – Implementation Schedule Update

Union Pin Teal BackgroundFollowing the ratification of our Contract on October 31, there have been three meetings with Southwest Airlines regarding the implementation schedule. The most recent one took place yesterday, November 17. The creation of an implementation schedule is always the next step in the process, as the Contract language only gives specific dates/timeframes on the items involving compensation (pay rates, per diem, and the...

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Video Message From President Audrey Stone

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View a short video from President & Lead Negotiator Audrey Stone as she discusses our Union moving forward following the ratification of a new Contract.

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Members Vote to Ratify Tentative Agreement

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The results are in and the Members of TWU Local 556 have collectively voted to ratify a new two-year Contract with Southwest Airlines. The final outcome was 53.86% in favor of ratification of the Contract, with 89.21% of the eligible Members voting.

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Ready to Vote? Here’s How.

Union Pin Teal BackgroundYou will need your Activation Code, which can be found in your Election Notification Letter. Voting is quick and easy. YOU MAY ONLY VOTE ONCE. Lost and Unavailable Ballots Questions for Votenet, including lost and unavailable ballots, should be directed to Votenet Voter Support at (800) 314-0370 or via email at twu556elections@eballot.com. Board of Election Questions for the TWU Local 556 Board of Election should be directed to (800) 969-7932 ext. 4324 or via email at boardofelection@twu556.org.

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Negotiations Update – Heard a Good Rumor

Union Pin Teal BackgroundBelow, you'll see information addressing some of the RUMORS that our Negotiating Team has heard from Flight Attendants about the Tentative Agreement (TA) during our Ratification Meetings or in the bases and airports.

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2016 Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Vote

Union Pin Teal BackgroundThe 2016 Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Vote will be conducted by electronic ballot using the telephone and Internet through the Votenet Solutions voting system.
A letter containing voting information and credentials should begin arriving at each Flight Attendants' last known address in the next few days. Please watch for this envelope.

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Chicago TA Ratification Meeting Location Change

Union Pin Teal BackgroundThe location of the Chicago Session of the Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Meeting, scheduled for noon tomorrow, has been relocated. This change was necessary in order to accommodate the larger number of Members expected to attend. Someone will be available to direct Members to the new location.

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TA Ratification Meetings Begin Today

Union Pin Teal BackgroundThe first of ten Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Meetings begins today in Dallas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from and speak with the team who negotiated the TA for the Membership.

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Negotiations Update – October 1, 2016

Union Pin Teal BackgroundThe full text of the Tentative Agreement (TA) is now available for download on the TWU Local 556 Website or by clicking the link in the email sent to Members.

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Update – October 7th Informational Picket

Union Pin Teal BackgroundThe full text of the Tentative Agreement (TA) is now available for download on the TWU Local 556 Website or by clicking the link in the email sent to Members.

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Negotiations Update – September 30, 2016

Union Pin Teal BackgroundAfter three long years of back and forth and ups and downs, we now have a Tentative Agreement (TA) on our Contract with Southwest Airlines. Tomorrow, it will be available for you to review fully before having the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no.”

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Support Our Brothers and Sisters at AMFA!

img_225611-248x300AMFA, representing the Mechanics of Southwest Airlines, will be holding picketing events in Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Phoenix on Friday, September 23.

AMFA has been extremely supportive to both TWU Local 556 and SWAPA, so it’s time to share the LUV!

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