DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Flight Simulator Technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted to ratify a new five-year contract.
"Reached in partnership with the IBT, this agreement rewards our Flight Simulator Technicians, who work around the clock to keep our simulators and flight training devices maintained for our Pilot training," said Vice President Labor Relations Russell McCrady. "The new contract gives our Flight Simulator Technicians increased compensation, while continuing to place Southwest in a competitive position in the industry. We've always had a strong working relationship with the IBT, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them to find the best solutions for our Employees they represent."
Southwest's 50 Flight Simulator Technicians provide maintenance and engineering support for the equipment at the Company's Flight Training Center, where all of Southwest's Pilots receive training. This agreement was reached prior to the current contract's amendable date and is the third ratified agreement we've reached with the IBT for our Flight Simulator Technicians since 2014.