Rehired Southwest Airlines worker to keep GoFundMe money

A brawl over income donated to a automechanic after he was fired but after rehired by Southwest Airlines has been settled, with the worker allowed to keep the $25,000 in donations.

A GoFundMe campaign was started for Ken Hackett after he was fired from Southwest Airlines last February. The airline had accused him of assisting classify an overtime protest that forced Southwest to sinecure outward upkeep help. In December, an magistrate systematic Southwest to return him with back pay.

After the decision, Southwest tried to concede the donations from income it due Ken Hackett for back pay, observant it was outward income.

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association pronounced Friday that the income won’t count against Hackett’s back-pay endowment under a settlement. Southwest pronounced it was gratified to settle the matter.

Hackett was a valet for the union, which has fought the airline during prolonged negotiations on a new contract.

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