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Southwest Airlines to Furlough Union Workers at RDU

MIAMI – Southwest Airlines (WN) plans to furlough approximately 25 ramp workers at Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) and blames unions for the decision.

WRAL Techwire reports that after over two months of discussions, the airline has not made meaningful progress in cost-saving negotiations with unions representing those workers.

“As a result, Southwest must unfortunately involuntarily furlough Ramp Agents, Operations Agents, Provisioning Agents, and Freight Agents nationwide to further reduce our costs,” the airline said in a layoff notice filed with North Carolina.

The notice cited the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) and its Local 555 as the “Union representing read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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