Association Bulletin

March 30, 2018 Admin 0

03/30/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The full M&R and Fleet Association Negotiating Committees met this week with the Association Executive Committee in Washington, D.C. Your Committees were fully briefed by the Executive Committee on the negotiation sessions that were held over the last month.

As you have seen in our communications over the last week, the company’s position at the bargaining table has been concessionary, woefully inadequate and, quite frankly, insulting.

Their desperate attempt to steer negotiations away from the negotiating table by releasing twisted half-truths and lame videos are sad ploys to try tricking the membership into believing their garbage. … Read More...

American’s Risky Retirement Proposal

March 29, 2018 Admin 0

03/29/2018

The TWU-IAM Association bargaining committee is committed to fighting for industry-best retirement security. Aside from frozen pension and PBGC benefits that apply to pre-merger employees, today’s retirement benefits for Legacy American Airlines Association members come in the form of a 401(k) with company matching contributions while Legacy U.S. Airways Association members have a Defined Benefit Plan and a 401(k) with no matching contributions. Both retirement plans now lag behind industry standards and require improvement. The company’s proposal, however, fails to provide the retirement security that we deserve.

Steve Johnsen’s proposal falls short of industry-leading and even fails to reach … Read More...

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IAM PSA Airlines Ratification Vote Information

March 29, 2018 Admin 0

03/29/2018

Voting on the recently released 2nd Tentative Agreement reached with PSA Airlines was conducted yesterday in CAK, DAY, CVG, CLT GSP, ORF and SAV.   With approximately 70% of the total membership participating in this ratification, the Tentative Agreement was approved by a majority of those who voted.

Work will begin immediately on proofing of a final document for printing and we will proceed to signing this ratified CBA so as not to delay any of the changes contained within.

Your Negotiating Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in this process. Your patience and solidarity were instrumental in seeing … Read More...

American’s Profit HOARDING Plan

March 28, 2018 Admin 0

03/28/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association is fighting for the industry’s best profit sharing plan. The current American Airlines profit sharing plan is simply inadequate. Even American’s CEO admitted that other airlines have better profit sharing plans. He recognized that those better plans have created a “compensation differential” for Association members that would be addressed in contract negotiations stating, “we’ll [American] need to close that [compensation differential].”

Did Steve Johnsen get the memo from his boss? Or is he freelancing, undercutting what his CEO has publicly stated?

Steve refuses to improve your profit sharing plan. He also demanded in … Read More...

75th Anniversary Week Celebrations!

March 28, 2018 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 Members, did you know that June 2nd, 2018 will mark the 75th Anniversary of our Local! That’s right, 75 years! Local Lodge 1725 has been part of the Charlotte community since it was first chartered on June 2nd, 1943 after workers at Brown Equipment and Manufacturing voted to be represented by the Union. Representation in the airline industry started with Eastern Airlines in the early 1950’s.

We’re Celebrating our 75 years all week long and we want you to join the party!

Get more information and get your tickets Here.

Space is limited for these events so … Read More...

The Truth About American’s Medical Proposal

March 27, 2018 Admin 0

03/27/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Your bargaining committee has chosen to fight for affordable health care.  Therefore, we have demanded that American Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in the world, offer the richer Legacy U.S. Airways plans to all Association members.

Under the Association proposal, the company may offer other plans at their discretion.  If the company plans are as “competitive” as the company says they are, Association members will choose them.  However, we won’t let the company eliminate the LUS plans that for years members have fought and sacrificed for.

In yet another assault on this membership, … Read More...

The Truth About American’s FAKE SCOPE Proposal

March 26, 2018 Admin 0

03/26/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association seeks to protect your jobs and the WORK you do. Without protecting your work, your job is at risk; and without a job, every other benefit in a contract is meaningless.

Steve Johnsen and American are proposing FAKE SCOPE. In their most recent and insulting offer Steve and company want to outsource at least 5,000 (a whopping 17 percent) Association jobs, across all classifications. This is not our number, it’s theirs, and it’s wholly unacceptable.

American Airlines should be ashamed of their cowardly attempt to bypass the negotiating committee by trying to … Read More...

Southwest Screening Committee Meets

March 26, 2018 Admin 0

03/23/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

This week a committee of 16 SWA Union Members met to screen over 2000 proposals submitted by the membership. The committee represents a true cross section of SWA employees, able to present the concerns of full time and part time, all work groups, large and small stations and centers, as well as general and specialty skill groups. Proposals were sorted, discussed and prioritized to aid the negotiation committee in crafting the Union’s position to the company.

A survey will be available on IAMDL142.org soon to further capture the needs and concerns of the membership. We … Read More...

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IAM PSA Airlines Second TA Ratification Info

March 23, 2018 Admin 0

03/22/2018

As of today, the amended Tentative Agreement has been shipped to all bases for everyone to receive a copy so check with your Steward or Committee member to receive and sign for your copy. It is also posted on the District Lodge 142 website which can be found at www.iamdl142.org.

Negotiating Committee members will be present in all bases leading up to the ratification vote to answer any questions you may have or for explanations on any part of the TA. You can also contact me directly with your questions at (859) 653-4037 or jsamuel@iamdl142.org. Tellers will be present … Read More...

American Derails Negotiations

March 22, 2018 Admin 0

03/22/2018

In this period between scheduled negotiating sessions, the Association leadership met with American Airlines management principals in the hope of better understanding each other’s position on the outstanding issues that need to be resolved in order to conclude negotiations.  Significant issues, including wages, job scope protection, pensions and medical benefits remain open.

The Association entered these meetings expecting to set the stage to conclude negotiations in our next full negotiating session.  If American management had that same goal, a tentative agreement to present to you for your consideration and vote would have been close.  Unfortunately, American management had a … Read More...