Southwest Airlines and its Transport Workers Union (TWU) are seeking federal mediation after reaching an impasse on cost cutting measures. “We’re at a total stalemate,” says Charles Cerf, president of TWU Local 555. At issue, says TWU, are airline demands to add more part-time ground handlers and tie pay increases solely to profits. Southwest and the union also resorted to mediation in 2008, and the airline notes it also successfully used mediation to produce an agreement with stock ...


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