But its current contract negotiations with the union representing more than 8,400 ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents suggests another option: more outsourcing. Transport Workers Union Local 55 says Southwest is pushing for. Posts. outsourcing and alternate fee arrangements. Author: Ron Friedmann, who is based in Arlington, Va., is a lawyer and senior vice president of consulting at Integreon, a legal and knowledge process outsourcing company. He also. Carl Riccadonna,…