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District 141 Convention Election Results

June 15, 2018 Admin 0

06/15/2018

Here are the results from the election on June 14, 2018 for DL 141 Convention Election….
Mike Knoble
Helena Thornton
John “Rampthing” Wilkinson
Craig Vanderhoof
Chris Johnson
Daryl Current
Louis “Lou” Gilmore
Danny Brown
Jimarrus Cunningham
Ranita Redden
Mike Warren
Charlie Hines
Renae Miller
Rebekah “Bex” Nikolakopoulos
Alternates:
Justin Conyers
Lisa Leathers
Brian Lee… Read More...

Association, American Meet

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

06/14/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Association negotiators met with American Airlines Monday and Tuesday this week. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss minor, but important open issues. Some progress was made, but American remains unreasonable by not settling issues they should be able to agree to. The Company’s public statements that they desire to conclude these negotiations continues to contradict their behavior at the bargaining table.

Association negotiators tested the possibility of moving into the major open issues during this session. While no agreements were reached, some meaningful dialogue was had over the important areas in the Association scope … Read More...

TWU-IAM Association Aircraft Maintenance Offshoring Bill

June 8, 2018 Admin 0

06/08/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of the members of the TWU-IAM Association, we would like to extend our enthusiastic support
for the Aircraft Maintenance Offshoring Bill, federal legislation that would support US aircraft
maintenance workers. This bill is intended to draw attention to the airline industry-wide trend of offshoring
aircraft maintenance.

“The TWU-IAM Association believes the offshoring of this maintenance work creates serious security
issues and job concerns,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Alex Garcia and Sito Pantoja respectively.
“These jobs should be performed by American workers on American soil, not at foreign repair stations
where FAA and … Read More...

Our Jobs Are Not For Sale

May 25, 2018 Admin 0

05/25/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

In an amateurish and unprofessional move, American Airlines management is trying to bribe Association members into giving away work, abandoning good healthcare and giving up better retirement security by doing an end run around your negotiating committee.

Making the biggest mistake possible, American negotiators continue to disrespect you and your leadership by attempting to negotiate in breakrooms and by email! These delay tactics prevent the real negotiations that are needed to get the contract you deserve.

“This Association negotiates face to face,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Alex Garcia and Sito Pantoja respectively. “As we … Read More...

Happy AMT Day!

May 23, 2018 Admin 0

In 2001, the FAA created the created the prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award to honor AMTs, who had served at least 50 years in aircraft maintenance.  The following year, California Senator Knight introduced a resolution honoring Aviation Maintenance Technicians annually in honor of Charles Taylor’s birthday.  Charles Taylor was the machinist who built the engine to turn the Wright Glider into the first powered aircraft.

Thursday, May 24th  is AMT Day – a day we honor the AMTs who ensure we have a safe aircraft for us to fly on, for our family and friends to travel on … Read More...

Association, American to Meet

May 18, 2018 Admin 0

05/18/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

American Airlines recently changed course by contacting the TWU-IAM Association leadership seeking dates to discuss minor issues that remain open in our negotiations. The Association views all discussions between us and the company as important to achieving our goal of a tentative agreement. For this reason, the TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees have agreed to send a small group of committee members to meet with American Airlines on June 11th  and 12th to discuss these outstanding issues.

Regretfully, however, we are still in dispute. American Airlines management continues to disrespect Association members by refusing to … Read More...

Raising Wages NC Coalition: Statewide Lobby Day in Raleigh

May 12, 2018 Admin 0

05/12/2018

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The Charlotte area Raising Wages NC coalition would like to invite you to join us in Raleigh on May 22nd for a statewide lobby day. We will be urging state legislators that the time to raise the minimum wage is past due. Can we count your organization to send folks? We will be organizing a carpool or bus depending on participation. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

 

Please register here: https://raisingwagesnc.org/

 

We are joining together across the state to raise the minimum wage in our state to $15 an hour in 5 … Read More...

AA Management Continues Disrespect of 30,000 Association Members

May 9, 2018 Admin 0

05/09/2018

Since American management walked out of talks in late March, the TWU-IAM Association mechanic and related, stores and fleet service negotiating committees have been fully prepared to resume joint contract bargaining and bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion. Instead of making a good faith effort to to reach a fair agreement with 30,000 American Airlines ground workers and get back to work, American management has opted to conduct company-controlled road-shows in an attempt to bypass your negotiating committees. This diversion only serves to prolong the process and prevent Association members from reaping the benefits of a fair joint … Read More...