SWAPA's Economic, Financial Analysis and Industry Research Committee (EFA & IRC) conducts in-depth research in support of our Union. Members of the committee meet regularly with SWA senior management, Wall Street analysts, and academic researcher to monitor financial trends in the industry and support our Pilots during negotiations.
Making our collective voices heard in Washington, D.C., must be a priority! We, the Pilots of Southwest Airlines, have a duty to keep our elected officials informed of the issues that affect our coveted careers. Here are the issues that we are fighting on behalf of our Pilots and our profession. Making our collective voices heard in Washington, D.C. must be a priority! We, the Pilots of Southwest Airlines, have a duty to keep our elected officials informed of the issues that affect our coveted careers. Here are the issues that we have fought on behalf of our Pilots and our profession.
Since its inception in 1979, SWAPA has successfully negotiated nine labor contracts for its members. In March of 2020, SWAPA formally opened negotiations with Southwest Airlines for Contract 2020. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, those negotiation sessions were put on hold, but have since resumed in April of 2021.
To assist aspiring aviators complete their formal training and achieve their ratings and ultimately end up in a Southwest Airlines aircraft, SWAPA, along with founder, Herb Kelleher, created the Future of Aviation Scholarship Program. Looking to award its first scholarship in 2021, this program is an ongoing scholarship program aimed at helping future aviators achieve their goals. More information on how to donate and how to apply will be coming soon.
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