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...

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...

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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...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – March 16th 2018

March 18, 2018 Admin 0

03/16/2018

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management March 13-15, 2018, in Newark, New Jersey.

Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jeff Butler, Vice President/Inflight & Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Labor Director; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Melinda Mayor, Division Controller; and, Rebecca Meissner, Company Attorney.

Joining your Negotiating Committee were: James Carlson, Assistant Airline Coordinator; and, Kris Hannah, Grand Lodge Representative.

Your Committee made proposals for the COPS Agreement for the following articles:

6  – Part Time

7  –  Overtime

8  –  Holidays

10  … Read More...

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IAM PSA Airlines Second Tentative Agreement Info

March 18, 2018 Admin 0

03/14/2018

The copies of the recently reached amended Tentative Agreement have been posted on the District Lodge 142 website which can be found at www.iamdl142.org.   Once there, you will find one shorter copy that contains just the changes to Article 10.H. (only) and Article 25 (All) and a second copy that contains the entire amended Tentative Agreement.

The District office will begin printing copies that should be in the mail to the Maintenance Bases no later than March 16.  If you received a complete copy of the first Tentative Agreement, you will only be receiving the amended shorter copy … Read More...