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Jul 11, 2017, 15:43 ET SWAPA's Stance on Age Discrimination, A Core Value at Qatar

If there was ever any doubt about the discriminatory practices of Qatar Airways and its CEO, Akbar Al Baker, it should quickly be erased by a video...


Jun 28, 2017, 13:43 ET SWAPA Applauds Chairman LoBiondo's Leadership on Flags of Convenience Amendment to H.R. 2997

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is grateful for Chairman Frank LoBiondo's unwavering commitment to the American worker and the...


Jun 05, 2017, 12:37 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Support New Air Traffic Control Initiative

Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) president Captain Jon Weaks today joined representatives from industry and labor in the East Room of...


Apr 27, 2017, 12:03 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Announce New FOC Bill

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced today the introduction of H.R. 2150, The Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act into...


Feb 10, 2017, 13:50 ET SWAPA Op-Ed: Why NAI Isn't Good for the U.S. Aviation Industry

The pilots of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) aren't afraid of competition. Our airline has spent its existence competing against...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:27 ET Southwest and NetJets Pilots Urge President-elect Trump to Reverse NAI Foreign Carrier Permit

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is partnering with the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) to urge...


Jan 11, 2017, 11:12 ET Pilots Respond to Southwest Airlines' New Leadership Structure

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today responded to the leadership structure announcement by Southwest Airlines in which the...


Nov 07, 2016, 02:00 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Accept Tentative Agreement

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today announced that members have voted to approve a new contract with Southwest Airlines. With a...


Aug 29, 2016, 03:40 ET Southwest Airlines and Union Negotiators Reach Agreement in Principle for New Contract

After 10 months of mediated talks following a rejected tentative agreement by the pilots of Southwest Airlines, and more than four total years of...


Aug 24, 2016, 09:45 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket at Love Field Airport after Negligible Progress Toward a New Contract

After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) gathered today at the Dallas...


Aug 03, 2016, 03:06 ET Southwest Airlines' Four Largest Unions Join Together in Demand for New Leadership

Boards of directors from the four largest unions at Southwest Airlines, representing nearly 38,000 of SWA's approximately 50,000 employees, all...


Aug 01, 2016, 12:15 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Union Board Completes 20-0 Vote of No Confidence in Southwest CEO Gary Kelly

The board of directors from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) on Friday voted 20-0 by resolution a "Vote of No Confidence" in...


Jul 22, 2016, 10:00 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Join Mechanics for Informational Picket

Pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) joined mechanics from Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) Local 11 in...


May 18, 2016, 10:45 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket SWA Shareholders Meeting after Four Years without a Contract

During this morning's Southwest Airlines Annual Shareholders Meeting at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, an unprecedented number of uniformed pilots ...


May 16, 2016, 01:30 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots File Suit Against Southwest for Pursuing Non-Contractual Aircraft

SWAPA, the union representing the pilots of Southwest Airlines today filed papers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to...


May 13, 2016, 01:00 ET Southwest Pilots Join Other Labor Unions to Picket at White House in Protest of NAI Permit

Pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) joined with Labor from across the country to stage informational picketing in front of ...


May 11, 2016, 06:36 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots File Suit Against the City of Chicago for Squelching Free Speech

The union representing the pilots of Southwest Airlines on Tuesday filed papers in the Eastern Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern...


Apr 15, 2016, 05:26 ET SWAPA Opposes DOT Approval of Norwegian Foreign Air Carrier Permit

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) tentative approval to grant Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit sets a...


Feb 25, 2016, 12:45 ET SWAPA Urges House Passage of AIRR Act

On behalf of the more than 8,000 pilots of Southwest Airlines, Captain Jon Weaks, President of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA),...


Feb 10, 2016, 04:00 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket Outside Orleans Casino at Southwest Employee Event after Four Years of Negotiations

Hundreds of uniformed pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) lined the streets near the Orleans Hotel & Casino today in...


Feb 03, 2016, 12:30 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Hold First Ever Picket to Demonstrate Frustration Over Lengthy Negotiations

Hundreds of uniformed pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) lined up at Southwest Airlines headquarters and near the...


Jan 21, 2016, 05:32 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots' Statement on Company Earnings

Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association issued the following statement today: "The Southwest Airlines Pilots'...


Jan 04, 2016, 05:38 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Elect Captain Jon Weaks as Union President

The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), in voting that closed Monday, elected Captain Jon Weaks as Union President to...


Dec 21, 2015, 11:11 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Congratulate NetJets Pilots on Ratified Contract

Statement to be attributed to Captain Mike Panebianco, vice president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA). "The pilots of Southwest ...


Nov 04, 2015, 03:33 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Reject Tentative Agreement

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today announced that its members have voted to reject a new contract with Southwest Airlines....