Get the facts this KNOW-Vember:

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Your NT said no to the Company’s comprehensive proposal.

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Your NT will fight to get the right deal not just a quick deal.

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Your NT uses Member feedback from surveys, emails, phone calls, and face-to-face interactions when considering language to propose.

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Your NT utilizes many resources like subject matter experts, attorneys, and an economist.

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No one on the Company’s negotiating team is, or has been, a Flight Attendant and will not have to work under the Contract that is being negotiated.

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All five Members of your Negotiating Team are Flight Attendants and have a vested interest in getting the best Contract possible.

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Your NT answers to you, the Company answers to shareholders.

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The Company wants to take away the right for the Union to bargain rates of pay and working conditions if a different narrow-body aircraft type is brought into service.

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The Company wants to take away the ability for the Union to negotiate rates of pay and working conditions for new onboard sales such as duty-free items, credit card promotions, or food and beverages.

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The Company wants to allow supervisors to fly, creating a conflict of interest if any possible disciplinary issues were to arise.

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The Company, at a time when our safety record has been called into question, is resisting language that affirms safety is a top priority.

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The process: Negotiations between Southwest and the Unions on property have taken anywhere from 1 to 7 years.

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The only way to get a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is for you, the Members, to vote and ratify a full tentative agreement.

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How to stay informed: your NT puts an update out after every session, make sure you’re opted into emails and check the negotiations news page at: www.twu556.org.

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