Southwest Airlines Contract Bargaining Survey

April 6, 2018 Admin 0

04/06/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As we move closer to the start of negotiations, we need your input into the importance of the issues raised in the proposal submissions.  The screening committee sorted all proposals and ranked them.  Those proposals were used to create the survey and now you put your ranking in those proposals.

Please click on this link to begin the survey:

https://iamaw.checkboxonline.com/Survey.aspx?s=2d81c64e773f4dd982bd729f30fd3178

The survey will be open until midnight, April 28, 2018.

Thank you for your participation.

 

In Solidarity,

Dave Supplee

PRESIDENT & DIRECTING

GENERAL CHAIR

 

 

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TWU-IAM Association Aims for Industry Leading Contract

April 5, 2018 Admin 0

04/05/2018

Brother and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association is committed to achieving on American Airlines an industry-best contract that will benefit all Association members and, consequently, be the benchmark for future airline contract negotiations. The five main issues that remain in our negotiations with American are: scope (protecting our work and jobs), affordable healthcare, meaningful profit sharing, retirement and wages.

In their latest scope proposal, the company insisted on outsourcing at least 5,000 jobs, spanning all classifications. Simply put, without protecting your jobs and the work you do, your livelihood is in danger and every other benefit gained in negotiations is … Read More...

Hey, American Idle, What About the Early Out?

April 4, 2018 Admin 0

04/04/2018

Message to American Airlines:

While the TWU-IAM Association patiently waits for American to contact us, we encourage them to offer Association members the Early Out package they are promising. Don’t wait. Do it now. The Company can do that now or anytime. An Early Out package is not tied to our joint contract negotiations. American, you have our permission, but rest assured, we will not sacrifice or give up anything to pay for this.

Do the right thing, don’t make the members wait.

 

Fraternally,

Your Association Negotiating Committee

 

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Giving with One Hand, Taking with the Other

April 2, 2018 Admin 0

04/02/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Job security is the most important part of any collective bargaining agreement. And your negotiating committee is fighting to make sure it’s something you never have to worry about. But when we finally see a tentative agreement, we all know the first thing many of us will do is flip back to the wage schedule or look for a bonus. We’ll want to know if it will be any easier to make our rent or mortgage payment, to pay our kids’ tuition, or to put food on the table.

But wage increases mean nothing if that … Read More...

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IAM PSA Airlines Implementation Information

April 2, 2018 Admin 0

04/02/2018

With the memberships acceptance of the Tentative Agreement last week, work began shortly thereafter on implementation and associated timelines.  Conversations began Friday towards the first steps needed. I am pleased to report to you that with the support of your Negotiating Committee, we discussed and agreed with the Company to make all wage provisions pursuant to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement effective with the new pay period beginning today, April 2, 2018.  We have also agreed to a date of signing (DOS) which will occur on Friday, April 6, 2018.  For the changes to the 401(k), they will have … Read More...

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?

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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...