Weaks continued, "Unfortunately, the promotion of Russell McCrady to Vice President of Labor Relations is a direct attack on labor. It further demonstrates that Southwest Airlines' upper management is tone deaf and disingenuous in their previously stated goal of trying to begin to regain the trust of the pilots. Mr. McCrady holds zero credibility with the pilot group and his promotion is a poorer decision than the hiring of former VP of Labor, Randy Babbitt. Mr. McCrady is not trusted by SWAPA and we have absolutely no faith in his ability to do his job. One of Mr. Nealon's first tests will be how he handles this situation."
Located in Dallas, Texas, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is a non-profit employee organization representing the more than 8,500 pilots of Southwest Airlines. SWAPA works to provide a secure and rewarding career for Southwest pilots and their families through negotiating contracts, defending contractual rights and actively promoting professionalism and safety. For more information on the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, visit www.swapa.org.
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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association