Southwest Airlines Pilots Join Mechanics for Informational Picket

July 22, 2016 2:01 PM

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"We are happy to have pilot representatives supporting our AMFA brothers and sisters on the line," Weaks said. "It's been four years since Southwest Airlines has given either AMFA or SWAPA a well-deserved contract and we believe that uniting shows Southwest management how serious we all are about getting a deserving contract. In these times of incredible profit, the time to get contracts finalized with their frontline employees has since long passed."

On Thursday, Southwest Airlines announced an $820 million profit for the second quarter of 2016, bringing the profit total for the first half of the year to $1.33 billion. Southwest shareholders have been awarded $3.1 billion in stock buybacks with over $2 billion more planned. However, numerous wor...

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