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Today's SWAPA Number is 50. That's the number of recently hired pilots who have voluntarily left Southwest Airlines so far in 2022. This record number shows that without an industry leading contract, Southwest Airlines cannot attract and retain the pilots needed to grow and sustain this network.
SWAPA has been in formal negotiations for more than two years, since January of 2020, when we presented our pilot's full contract proposal. And just last month SWAPA filed for federal mediation with the National Mediation Board.
So on today's show we talked to NC chair, Jody Reven and NC members, Damian Jennette, and Kurt Heidemann about what that means for the future of negotiations, how it affects the membership and what's to come next.