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In each podcast we explore a number that will help us explain an issue that matters to our Pilots. This might be a scheduling metric, a Company financial number that impacts us, or anything else that has significance to us as SWAPA Pilots.

In each podcast we explore a number that will help us explain an issue that matters to our Pilots. This might be a scheduling metric, a Company financial number that impacts us, or anything else that has significance to us as SWAPA Pilots.
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United States

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In each podcast we explore a number that will help us explain an issue that matters to our Pilots. This might be a scheduling metric, a Company financial number that impacts us, or anything else that has significance to us as SWAPA Pilots.

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@swapapilots

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English

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Episodes

.1% (Brian Fitting, Dues Increase)

11/25/2019
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Today’s SWAPA number is .1%. That’s the amount of a temporary dues increase currently being debated by the SWAPA BOD to cover the increased cost of negotiating Contract 2020. On the show today, we’re going to talk to SWAPA 2nd VP Brian Fitting about the temporary dues increase from 1% to 1.1%. He’s going to tell us why the SWAPA BOD is debating the issue and why our Pilots might be asked to vote on it sometime in 2020.

Duration:00:16:41

1,983 (Mike Panebianco, Contract 2012)

11/11/2019
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Today's SWAPA Number is 1,983 that's the number of pilots who have joined Southwest since we signed our contract in 2016. Those pilots weren't here for our last contract negotiations and aren't aware of the four and a half year effort it took, including federal mediation to get a fair contract. For the first time, SWAPA pilots conducted informational picketing over a series of five events culminating in the largest single site pilot picket in industry history. It was a watershed event that...

Duration:00:23:52

124, Part II (Seth Kornblum, CBA Grievances)

10/28/2019
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Today’s episode is a continuation of last week's SWAPA Number, 124. That's the number of CBA grievances currently open. Right now, there’s a three-digit backlog of open grievances waiting for arbitration because our Union and our Company can’t agree on what our CBA says. Ultimately, this week’s SWAPA Number is the reason SWAPA is pushing for a full rewrite in Contract 2020.

Duration:00:21:42

124, Part I (Seth Kornblum, CBA Grievances)

10/14/2019
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Today’s SWAPA Number is 124. That's the number of CBA grievances currently open. Right now, there’s a three-digit backlog of open grievances waiting for arbitration because our Union and our Company can’t agree on what our CBA says. Ultimately, this week’s SWAPA Number is the reason SWAPA is pushing for a full rewrite in Contract 2020.

Duration:00:19:20

1,659 (Mike Santoro, Vacation)

9/30/2019
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In episode 3, the SWAPA number is 1,659. That’s the number of Pilots in 2018 who block bid then traded away every vacation week they bid on. Listen to a conversation with Contract Admin Committee Member, Mike Santoro, as we discuss the past, present, and future of the vacation issues that are affecting our Pilot group.

Duration:00:19:25

25.6M (Amy Johns, Budget)

9/15/2019
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Today’s SWAPA Number is $25.6M. That’s the sum total of the 2020 budget which will be voted on by the membership next month. Today we’re going to get some insight into the budgeting process, how SWAPA spends our money, and why it’s such a big number.

Duration:00:10:35

365 (Casey Murray, Negotiations)

9/1/2019
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The SWAPA Number for our first podcast is 365. That’s the number of days before our CBA is officially amendable.

Duration:00:09:18

Preview

8/26/2019
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Introducing “The SWAPA Number.” Each podcast we explore a number that will help us explain an issue that matters to our Pilots. This might be a scheduling metric, a Company financial number that impacts us, or anything else that has significance to us as SWAPA Pilots.

Duration:00:01:39