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President’s Report – October 2018

October 17, 2018 Admin 0

President’s Report

We have all heard a tremendous amount recently about the elections that will be taking place in November. The stakes are high not only for the candidates but also for the voters and this country.

It’s possible that there will be a record turnout in this election. Much of that can be attributed to the incredible amount of voter dissatisfaction that exist today. Many citizens are disillusioned with the way our government operates. They feel like their interests are not being heard or considered, that their voice doesn’t matter. Our government has become one dimensional. It has become … Read More...

Mediator Schedules Dates, Association Demands More

October 16, 2018 Admin 0

10/16/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The two mediators assigned to our negotiations have notified the TWU-IAM Association and the Company that three bargaining dates have been scheduled: October 30, January 29-31 and February 12-14. While the Association welcomes the opportunity to negotiate during these dates, these three sessions are simply not enough.

We demand and challenge the Company to come out of hiding and schedule more dates in the interim.

The Company’s blatant delay tactics and an overall lack of respect for the negotiating process have only accomplished one thing; the failure to achieve a fair and equitable contract that our … Read More...

NMB Mediators Assigned Company Continues to Delay

September 19, 2018 Admin 0

09/19/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association was notified this week that the National Mediation Board has assigned two mediators to our negotiations. The mediators have indicated that, due to Federal budget concerns and scheduling, they will not schedule mediated negotiating sessions until after October.

The Association has demanded to meet with American with or without the mediators and as soon as possible. American has refused to meet.  All indications are that American wants to drag our negotiations out as long as possible.

While mediators can and do schedule negotiating sessions, the parties can meet and reach agreements anytime with … Read More...

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President’s Report – September 2018

September 17, 2018 Admin 0

09/13/2018

I would like to take a minute and review what was a remarkable couple of weeks for your local back in August.

On August 21stthings got kicked off things when the Young Worker Committee held its first annual “Poker Night” fundraiser for GDA. They had a good turn out and, in the process, raised $750 for GDA.

Two days later August 23rd, your local lodge through the hard work of the Community Service, Young Workers, and Women’s Committees donated 550 drawstring bags with the IAM and Victory Lodge 1725’s logo printed on them. Before they handed them out they … Read More...

AA Company Propaganda

September 14, 2018 Admin 0

09/13/2018

Many of you have read the Special Jetwire issued by American Airlines regarding our negotiations. If you don’t read anything else in this bulletin, read this:

Beware of any negotiations propaganda issued by the Company. It contains partial examples, misleading statements and outright wrong information.

It is true that your negotiating team has reached tentative agreements on many good improvements for our joint collective bargaining agreements. However, American has not just given those out of the kindness of their heart – they were hard won by the tenacity of your negotiators and, most importantly, you deserve them!

American paints … Read More...

Section 6 Openers for all Association Agreements

September 12, 2018 Admin 0

09/12/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, September 12, 2018, American Airlines delivered Section 6 notices for all open TWU-IAM Association collective bargaining agreements. Simply stated, a Section 6 notice officially opens contracts under the Railway Labor Act. The TWU-IAM Association welcomes this gesture by the Company as a sign they will now get serious about reaching the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements our members deserve.

Included in the Company’s communication to the Association is a notice of their intent to file for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB). This move is also welcomed by the Association. The NMB has previously been … Read More...

Backpack Event for Renaissance West STEAM Academy – Photos

August 28, 2018 Helena Thornton 0

Hello Brother’s and Sister’s of LL 1725,

I would like to, “Thank” everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the donations to make this project a success. The look on the faces of not only the staff, but the parent’s of the children were speechless. They were overjoyed with the supplies and the dedication from our local lodge to making this event a success. Here are a few photos from the event and the more can be viewed by Clicking Here.

Again, Thank you brothers and sisters for all that you’ve done!

Helena Thornton… Read More...

American Reneges

August 24, 2018 Admin 0

08/24/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive leadership met with American Airlines management this week to push through the tough Fleet Service Scope issues and proposals we have exchanged. Your committee was initially pleased when the Company’s Chief Negotiator offered to include protection for all of the fleet work currently performed at the 40 fleet service stations.

When the Association committee began to engage the offer, the Company negotiators abruptly reversed course, denied the offer they made and insisted that health care and wages be agreed to before they would agree to any further scope discussions.

This highly erratic behavior … Read More...

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President’s Report – August 2018

August 15, 2018 Mike Jones 0

08/14/2018

In the past few weeks I have had meetings and phone conversations with members of the leadership teams from the Charlotte chapters of both the APA (Allied Pilots Association) and APFA (Association of Professional Flight Attendants). These meetings were very productive and illuminated many of the common issues our respective unions face in our dealings with American Airlines.

Several common themes emerged from these discussions. First, it is clear, that American Airlines does not single out any one group for disrespect or mistreatment. It treats all its labor groups with contempt.

Second, at least on a local level, I … Read More...