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...

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...

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...

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...

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...