May 13, 2015 - The Southwest Airlines Pilots’
Association (SWAPA) on Tuesday announced
staffing and funding for a Strike Preparedness
The committee will work closely with
professional outside consultants, staff, other
committees and resources of the union to prepare
the pilots of Southwest and the flying public
for all contingencies available under the
Railway Labor Act (RLA) if SWAPA and Southwest
Airlines cannot come to an agreement on a new
contract in the coming months.
The pilots and company have been engaged in
federally-mediated talks through the National
Mediation Board (NMB) since November in hopes of
closing out remaining open items including pay,
retirement, scheduling, and job scope.