Southwest is one smart company. In a period in which relationships with your unions and with the FAA are at a premium, the Dallas-based carrier has hired the former president of ALPA and the former FAA Administrator. When Captain Babbitt speaks, the unions will trust him on economic issues and must recognize his authority on safety matters. Though as senior vice president of labor relations, he does not have direct responsibility to deal with the FAA, but again his knowledge of safety and the regulations will create a penumbra that the regulators will acknowledge.
CONGRATULATIONS Southwest, no wonder you are an industry leaders in so many dimensions!!!!Share this article: