Southwest Airlines: The mechanics will get $160 million in back pay. They'll also get a 20 percent raise
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May 26, 2019 - by By Chris Matyszczyk Owner, Howard Raucous LLC for inc.com
Southwest Airlines Quietly Announced Some Truly Great News For Customers (Maybe That's Why No One Noticed)
As the summer rolls in, airline passengers are looking around for anything other than warnings about summer travel chaos and the continuining doubt about the currently grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
The airline most affected by the MAX problems is Southwest.
It's been canceling 150 flights a day, causing considerable inconvenience to generally loyal customers.
What good news could Southwest suddenly offer to lighten the mood?
Well, in news that may not have reached the majority of its travelers, the airline celebrated being a lot nicer to some of its employees.
Just a few months ago, Southwest was labeling its mechanics as the Second Coming of Evil Worms Infected by Malicious Employee Disease.
Well, that was my interpretation after the airline accused the mechanics of deliberately pulling planes out of service in order to perform perhaps unnecessary maintenance, thereby causing thousands of delays and...