Southwest pilots union weighs holiday airport pickets to protest fatigue, lack of hotels

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Southwest pilots' union is considering holiday airport pickets to protest fatigue and a lack of hotels.
Southwest Airlines pilots union is considering picketing at U.S. airports over Thanksgiving and Christmas to protest what it described as a frenetic increase in schedules, among other complaints, its president told CNBC on Thursday.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association told members in a video late Wednesday that it was weighing pickets and demanded the company address scheduling and fatigue. Casey Murray, president of the pilots union, said the company schedule means pilots are working additional shifts with little notice.

The union's message highlights the increasing tensions between Southwest's pilots as well its flight attendants and the company over the airline's push to ramp up flying to meet a revival in travel demand following the pandemic slump. American Airlines pilot and flight attendant…
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