Our hearts are heavy today as our dear friend, fellow Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant, and fierce Union advocate, Gwen York has passed away.
TWU International President John Sameulsen has sent us the following message:
With immense sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved sister and friend, Gwen York, TWU International COPE Director and member of TWU Local 556, the union of Southwest Airlines flight attendants. For decades, Gwen was a light in TWU’s political field department, and a former chair of the union’s Working Women’s Committee. Gwen was a deeply dedicated colleague, a force for progressive political change, and a devoted friend and mentor. She will be so very missed.