Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 10/20/2017

October 20, 2017 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in New York City.

As was previously reported, an Association subcommittee met last week in Dallas to review and designate what Letters of Agreement would be retained in the JCBA, should be discussed during negotiations to incorporate into articles of the JCBA, or removed. All TWU and IAM Letters of Agreement inside and outside of the current CBA’s were reviewed for all groups.

Discussion this week centered around ASAP (Aviation Safety Action Program), GSAP (Ground Safety Action Program), Grandfathering Limited Duty, Overtime procedures … Read More...

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IAM/AA Present Checks from the 2017 Car Show at CLT Base Maintenance Town Hall

October 18, 2017 Admin 0


Volunteers from the ranks of the IAM and American Airlines presented the checks today from the proceeds from the 2017 CLT Car Show!

A check for $1000 was presented to representatives from the Veteran Military Employee Business Resource Group in Charlotte

Two checks in the amounts of $6000 were presented to Snowball Express and the Gary Sinise Foundation. The checks were unveiled during the CLT Base Maintenance Town Hall Meeting and presented to VP of Maintenance Bill Cade who will deliver them to Snowball Express and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

We would like to extend our sincere …

The Association: Interim Wage Increase Agreement Update

October 18, 2017 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association and  American Airlines agreed that, as part of the interim wage increase agreement negotiated in August 2016, any members that were disadvantaged would be corrected and made whole. The first correction in 2016 affected 33 members.

The parties are pleased to announce that this year, 27 LUS Stock Clerks will receive lump sum payments for incorrect placement on the pay scale as a result of the August 2016 interim wage agreement.

In addition, 163 LAA Title 1 and Title 2 members will receive lump sum payments as result of the negative impact on … Read More...

IAM Union Members Deliver a Record-Breaking Response to a Historic Hurricane Season

October 17, 2017 Admin 0


IAM141 President Mike Klemm presented a check for $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, the largest single donation in the history of the program.

The District Lodge 141 Executive Board made and approved the motion to donate $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. The record-shattering contribution was announced on the opening day of the IAM141 Chairman’s Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The historic donation was raised in order to address ongoing and massive flooding and storm damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey in East Texas, Irma in Florida and Maria in Puerto Rico.

The IAM Disaster Relief Fund …

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October 17, 2017 Admin 0


Negotiations resumed this week in Kansas City, Missouri.  Present for the Company were Margaret Soda, VP-Human Resources as spokesperson, Gary Pratt, VP-Maintenance and Marcus Valentino, Director-Labor Relations. Your full Union negotiating committee were present and again joined by Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister.

Multiple passes occurred this week relating to all remaining open economic items with progress being made in many areas. There again were significant moves made by the Company that represent considerable value, however we still are apart on a few items and will continue to work on closing the remaining gap in those areas. We completed


President’s Report – October, 2017

October 17, 2017 Admin 0


This President’s report does not bring good news with it. Judgement day is on the horizon for public sector unions in this country as the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could deal a serious blow to American organized labor.

The Supreme Court announced last Thursday that it will hear Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union). This case seeks to defund public sector unions by making illegal, the requirement that members under a collective bargaining agreement pay agency fees which are design exclusively to support and … Read More...

Cookout & Bake Sale Fundraiser for Ayxza Barahona this Friday!!

October 12, 2017 Admin 0


There will be a cookout and bake sale fundraiser for injured Piedmont agent Ayxza Barahona! Here are the details:

Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Location: Gate E4

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Piedmont agent Ayxza Barahona was severely injured on the ramp on Wednesday, September 15th, 2017.

We are asking all Piedmont Airlines Agents and American Airlines Agents for donations.

100% of the proceeds will to toward assisting Ayxza Barahona and her children.

Please contact Andrea Huff or Pierre Jean in the Piedmont ABR Trailer for more info.

Thank You for your support!!


Toolbox Raffle Raises $2220.00 for Family of Paul Armstrong

October 12, 2017 Admin 0


The winning ticket for the toolbox raffle was drawn at today’s regular business meeting at the Local Lodge. The winner was Bill Edmond, AMT in CLT Base Maintenance. The raffle raised $2220.00 for the family of Paul Armstrong. Brother Paul worked on the Line at Charlotte and passed away earlier this year. His family asked that our Local auction his toolbox and its contents.

Thank You to all our members who purchased raffle tickets. Your generosity will go a long way to help Paul’s family pay expenses.… Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

October 8, 2017 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations for M&R were focused on the Filling of Vacancies Articles. Tentative Agreements were reached for these classifications the IAM is responsible for:

Filling of Vacancies for Quality Assurance Auditors, Technical Documentation Specialists & Planners in the M&R group.

Filling of Vacancies for AOG & Material Planers in the MLS/Stores group.

Discussions continued in Filling of Vacancies for the rest of the MLS/Stores group and the M&R group, progress has been made.

Negotiations for Fleet Service were centered on continued … Read More...