DL 141 Fleet Negotiations Update April 21st, 2017 | Executive Session Negotiations Continue

April 21, 2017 Admin 0

American negotiations continued this week in Washington, DC. By mutual agreement, the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board (NMB), Linda Puchala, joined our negotiations. The purpose of entering Executive level negotiations is to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and to the degree the NMB can assist in that goal, Ms. Puchala is welcomed.

The conditions set forth in agreeing to NMB participation is that the parties (the Company and the Association) will set their own meeting schedule that is not dependent on the availability of the NMB representative and that there be no interference with the Association communications

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DL 142 M&R Negotiations Update April 21st, 2017 | Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

April 21, 2017 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters,

American negotiations continued this week in Washington, DC.  By mutual agreement, the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board (NMB), Linda Puchala, joined our negotiations.  The purpose of entering Executive level negotiations is to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and to the degree the NMB can assist in that goal, Ms. Puchala is welcomed.

The conditions set forth in agreeing to NMB participation is that the parties (the Company and the Association) will set their own meeting schedule that is not dependent on the availability of the NMB representative and that there be no interference with … Read More...

President’s Report – April 2017

April 21, 2017 Mike Jones 0

Presidents Report

This month I had the privilege of attending the 2017 IAMAW Transportation Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first time I have attended an IAMAW conference and several things stuck with me as I left to come home.

First the good news. I was able to hear from a lot of very dedicated IAMAW members working and fighting on your behalf. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, IAMAW I.P. Bob Martinez, TWU President Harry Lombardo, GVP of Transportation Sito Pantoja, and Attorney Joe Guerrieri were among the many speakers at this conference. They along with their staff and … Read More...

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Photo Galleries now online!

April 16, 2017 Admin 0

We’ve now added a Media page to the website and have already added two photo galleries! You’ll find photos from the 2016 Charity Car Show at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar as well as photos from the recent Flag Raising Ceremony to dedicate our brand new Veterans Memorial, also at the Heavy Maintenance Facility!

Do you have photos from a recent union, lodge or station event that you’d like to see on our website? Send your photos (preferably in Zip file format) to webmaster@vl1725.org. We’ll review and edit if necessary and get them online.

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Flag Raising Ceremony at Charlotte Base Maintenance Hangar

April 12, 2017 Admin 0

The Charlotte Base Maintenance Hangar officially dedicated their new Military/Veterans Memorial with a Flag Raising Ceremony at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 12th, 2007. The American Flag was raised anew along with the North Carolina State Flag and flags representing all the major branches of the US Military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines along with the official POW/MIA flag.

Uniformed service members assisted in the flag raising along with American Airlines Maintenance employees who were veterans of each service branch. Representatives from the IAM were in attendance along with many members of American Airlines upper and … Read More...

DL 142 M&R Negotiations Update March 31st, 2017

April 1, 2017 Admin 0

March 31, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Executive level negotiations took place in Washington, DC this week. Chief negotiators for the TWU-IAM Associations met with negotiators from American Airlines to advance our discussions in efforts toward concluding our contract discussions. All negotiating committee members were fully briefed on the sessions and continue to be involved with input and ongoing language development.

While overall economic issues remain to be covered in future bargaining sessions, several important sticking points were discussed. The discussions between the parties were positive and, at this first Executive level of talks, serious consideration was given to resolution of … Read More...

DL 141 Fleet Negotiations Update March 31st, 2017

April 1, 2017 Admin 0

March 31, 2017

Executive level negotiations took place in Washington, DC this week. Chief negotiators for the TWU-IAM Associations met with negotiators from American Airlines to advance our discussions in efforts toward concluding our contract discussions. All negotiating committee members were fully briefed on the sessions and continue to be involved with input and ongoing language development.

While overall economic issues remain to be covered in future bargaining sessions, several important sticking points were discussed. The discussions between the parties were positive and, at this first Executive level of talks, serious consideration was given to resolution of those issues. We … Read More...

President’s Report -March 2017

April 1, 2017 Mike Jones 0

Presidents Report

In Victory Lodge 1725’s continuing efforts to support and serve our members, it my pleasure to announce the formation of a new committee designed to do just that for a special group of our brothers and sisters, our veterans. The Victory Lodge 1725’s Veterans Committee was established this month with the following vision:

“Victory Lodge 1725 recognizes the unique situation and needs of our members that have served in our country’s military. We believe it is our duty to help and be of service to those members in any way we can. There is an abundance of public … Read More...