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SWAPAfamily Waypoint: June 2022

SWAPAfamily Waypoint: June 2022

June 06, 2022
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Here we are at the beginning of June — already! Summer is upon us, and just as the seasons are changing, we are also working on a few changes to our Waypoint newsletter. Because we want to connect with you on a more timely basis, we have decided to do a shorter and more frequent e-newsletter so that you don’t miss any of the upcoming good stuff. 

So far this year, we’ve had two amazing SWAPA Fam Jam Celebration Events. It has been wonderful rekindling our bonds with old friends along with making new ones these past few months. The pandemic changed a lot of things, but one thing is certain: We remember how important it is to stick together. If you can, make your way to Baltimore on July 21 to join SWAPA for some family fun and hear from your NC on what's happening with negotiations. 

Speaking of negotiations, it’s no secret that our Pilots need a new contract. Unfortunately, our Negotiating team led by CA Jody Reven has made little headway with the Company on reaching an agreement regarding the topics that are important us. When negotiation stall, our Strike Preparedness Committee (SPC) is called upon to organize an informational picket (IP). These IPs are a valuable tool to show the Company how united we are as a group in our frustrations. One is scheduled for June 21 at DAL Love Field and more will surely be on the horizon. If you'd like to volunteer your time at a picketing event, click here to register.

Please continue to read the Waypoint and stay up-to-date on everything going on at SWAPA. If you haven’t already, join our SWAPAfamily Facebook group (link below). Weekly updates are posted in our group as well as great conversations regarding what’s going on. Make no mistake, you and your family are our main priority. We have resources for your entire family should you need them. Like we always say, Call SWAPA First if you need help, guidance, or simply have a question. We love hearing from you! Hope to see you at an event very soon! 


FO Jean Peck

Outreach Chair


SWAPA Family Reunion Tour Is Heading to BWI in July!

We have two stops left in 2022 on our SWAPAfamily Reunion Tour — BWI July 21 and LAX in November! Registration is open now for BWI so grab the family or come by yourself for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. It's the perfect chance to hear from execs and committee members firsthand about negotiations with the Company and other relevant topics.

Register today!


Have You Heard The SWAPA Number?

Maybe the question should be: Did you know that SWAPA has a bi-weekly podcast, The SWAPA Number? Episodes are typically 30 minutes or less and feature different subject matter experts from SWAPA. The goal of each podcast is to inform or educate our members on a number of important issues.

See all episodes of The SWAPA Number here or download them wherever you get your podcasts.



Negotiating Update with Chair Jody Reven

Our contract has been amendable since August 31, 2020, and the Company has had our Contract 2020 rewrite since January of 2020. Why the rewrite, you might ask? It's quite simple. A contract written in 1994 for the old “Texas Two-Step” no longer fits our needs. If you are unfamiliar with our asks in Contract 2020, I encourage you to take a look at this Negotiating Point. Stay engaged and informed by coming out to SWAPA events, and as always, call SWAPA if you should need anything.  


Consider Contributing to the SWAPA Pilot Relief Fund

The SWAPA Pilot Relief fund is here to assist SWAPA members, employees, and their families facing financial trouble following things such as a natural disaster, or an unforeseen personal hardship. It relies on individual donations from Pilots and SWAPA employees. Donations as small as $5 a month can make a huge difference. For more on how the Pilot Relief Fund can help you or how to donate, watch the video above or visit the website.


Defenders of Denver

Southwest spouses in DEN are keeping the fun-loving culture alive! Kelli Kear organized a DEN field day for all spouses in the area, complete with potato sack races and three-legged races. All the DEN women showed up to play and have fun, leaving it all on the field.


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