July 31, 2020 / 4:04 PM / 6 days ago

Southwest supports union push for 2nd airline bailout, CEO says

CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines supports union efforts to convince lawmakers to extend the $32 billion U.S. payroll support program for airlines, airports and contractors set to expire in September, for another six months, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said in a video message to employees.

“We’re in lock step with our industry organization – Airlines For America – in support of the labor unions’ efforts,” Kelly said in the message, which was viewed by Reuters. (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski Editing by Chris Reese)

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