Southwest Airlines’ (Southwest) dispatch employees, represented by the Transport Workers Union Local 550 (TWU 550), have voted in favour of their new contract.
The agreement covers Southwest’s more than 450 Flight Dispatchers, Assistant Dispatchers, Flight Superintendents, Dispatch Specialists and Dispatch ATC Specialists and becomes amendable on June 1, 2027.
Southwest’s Facilities Maintenance Technicians, represented by Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have also voted in favour of a new contract. Southwest’s 50 Facilities Maintenance Technicians maintain, modify, and repair all facilities across its system to provide attractive and functional spaces for customers and employees alike. This agreement becomes amendable November 16, 2027.
Since October 2022, five of Southwest’s union-represented work groups have voted in favour of new collective bargaining agreements—the Appearance Technicians, Customer Service Employees, Flight Instructors, Facilities Maintenance Technicians and Dispatch Employees.