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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...

American Blows Another Chance for Agreement

August 10, 2018 Admin 0

08/10/2918

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals. The Association proposals are reasonable and recognize the sacrifices our members have collectively made through our company’s bankruptcies by securing our work into the future.

Our members deserve nothing less!

All of our responses to the company continue to fall on deaf ears!

Management continues to disrespect our members hard earned stake in this company by blatantly disregarding our attempts to come to fair and equitable

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American Airlines Presents Insulting Scope Proposal, AGAIN!

July 26, 2018 Admin 0

07/26/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on July 24th in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about comprehensive Scope proposals.

During this session, it became very obvious to your committee that the company isn’t hearing your displeasure about their previous Scope proposals. While there was some movement for our M&R group, their strategy on Fleet continues to be presenting us with inadequate Scope language and hoping for a different outcome.

They assume that by waiting us out our Association will eventually crack and accept their substandard proposals. If we were to agree to … Read More...

American Airlines Fails to Honor their Word

July 19, 2018 Admin 0

06/18/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC.  During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior to our next meeting on July 17th.

THEY DID NOT!

Disappointingly, American failed to keep their word and deliver a counter on Scope. Instead, the company again insisted on cuts to Association members’ healthcare; a proposal equivalent to a “bankruptcy healthcare” plan in … Read More...

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President’s Report – July 2018

July 18, 2018 Mike Jones 0

07/18/2018

This President’s Report brings with it very news bad news and with that bad news comes a call to action.

As most of you know by now the Supreme Court ruled against unions in Janus vs AFSCME dealing a huge blow to public-sector unions and the labor movement in general. This now means that public-sector employees around the nation will no longer have to pay fees or dues to their unions, even if those unions collectively bargain on behalf of those employees, negatively impacting union membership and revenues nationwide.

That was the second major anti-labor ruling the Supreme Court … Read More...

Association, American Meet

June 30, 2018 Admin 0

06/29/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on June 25, 26, & 27 in Washington, DC.  The vast majority of these negotiating sessions were spent discussing Scope in a very detailed manner, mainly for the Maintenance and Related group.  While Fleet Service Scope was discussed, it was done on a much broader level since the Company was unprepared and not fully represented.  The Association made it clear that the Company must consider Scope language that is more aligned with the Association’s proposals.

We discussed scheduling more dates, but none were committed to. The objective remains … Read More...

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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...