Southwest Airlines pilots elect union president

The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots´ Association (SWAPA) said it has elected Captain Jon Weaks as Union President to complete the remainder of the 2015-2016 term after Captain Paul Jackson resigned effective the end of December 2015.

Weaks ran unopposed and received 95.7 percent of the vote in the election to represent more than 8,300 Southwest pilots. A Zephyr Cove, Nevada resident, Capt. Weaks has been a pilot at Southwest Airlines since 1990 and is currently based out of Las Vegas.

Weaks previously held the position of SWAPA President from 2001-2002 and was a domicile representative for Oakland pilots from 1998-1999 and for Las Vegas pilots in 2015.

Located in Dallas, Texas, the Southwest Airlines Pilots´ Association (SWAPA) is a non-profit employee organization representing the more than 8,300 pilots of Southwest Airlines.