Southwest Airlines pilots re-elect Las Vegas-based captain as union president

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) has announced Southwest pilots have re-elected Captain Jon Weaks as union president for the 2019-2020 term, the company said.

Capt. Weaks ran unopposed and received 96.71 percent of the vote in the election to represent more than 9,400 Southwest pilots. Weaks has been a pilot at Southwest Airlines since 1990 and is currently based in the airline´s Las Vegas domicile.

Capt. Weaks previously held the position of SWAPA President from 2001-2002. In 2016, he was elected to fill out the remainder of his predecessor´s term, and then re-elected to serve the full 2017-2018 two-year term. He also served as a domicile representative for Oakland pilots from 1998-1999 and for Las Vegas pilots in 2015.

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) is a non-profit employee organization and the sole bargaining unit for the more than 9,400 pilots of Southwest Airlines. SWAPA, now in its 40th year, works to provide a secure and rewarding career for Southwest pilots and their families through negotiating contracts, defending contractual rights, and actively promoting professionalism and safety.