Over 1,000 Southwest pilots gathered outside Love Field in Dallas to protest staffing shortages and insane working hours
· · Jun 22, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Our economy is recovering so great that the American airline industry – a vital component of modern life that is essential for a functioning society – is reaching a breaking point between fuel prices, labor shortages caused by vax mandates and handouts, woke HR policies, and Biden's beautiful supply chain crisis.

More from NBC5 in Dallas:

Starting at 9 a.m., over 1,000 Southwest Airlines pilots lined up along Mockingbird Lane in front of Dallas Love Field protesting for better treatment after what has been a chaotic past two years since the pandemic. The picket was scheduled to end at 12 p.m.

It's being led by the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, the union representing the pilots.

The union is calling the demonstration an "informational picket" in an effort to raise awareness to pilot fatigue, stress, the pilot shortage and other issues that have made flight cancellations and delays the norm for the past year.

"Our pilots have had to address the fatigue issue with management publicly, which is something that we never want to do, but ultimately, our pilots have been tired and have been trying to do everything they can," said Capt. Casey Murray, a pilot and president of the SWA Pilots Association.

If there's one thing I want when flying, it's the peace of mind that my pilot isn't super stressed and sleepy.

We need to figure this out, people!


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