Southwest began its service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, which may be big but is old news. What is new news is that the airline wasn’t just welcomed by mayors, airport officials and others. One of Southwest’s largest unions, the Transport
Workers Union, ran radio advertisements taking note of the fact that Southwest is both the nation’s most unionized and its most profitable airline. TWU represents flight attendants and ground workers on the Dallas-based airline. To listen to the radio spot, click on this link: Transport Workers Union. Also glad to see Southwest in the Twin Cities: folks with sore backs. The airline was giving out free backrubs as a promotion.Gary Kelly, Southwest’s chief, was pretty chuffed, as the Brits say, in explaining the new service (above).