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...

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...

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...

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...

Congratulations Mike “Bubba” Kara and Steven Livengood on your retirement!

January 6, 2018 Admin 0

 

A big Congratulations goes to out to Powerplant Shop mechanics Mike “Bubba” Kara and Steven Livengood on their retirement on January 5th, 2018. Bubba, who worked 1st Shift, and Steven, who worked 2nd Shift, ended long and well-traveled careers with the last several years spent at the Offsite Facility in Charlotte.

Enjoy your retirement, gentlemen. And come see us at the Lodge sometime!

 

 

 

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New Features on the Way! Furloughed Member Resources and Spotlight on Service!

June 29, 2017 Admin 0

We are excited to tell you about two new features of our website that we are working on. In the coming weeks you’ll see the addition of a new page devoted to resources to assist furloughed members of our local. In the twelve + years since the massive layoffs at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance, Line Maintenance and Support Shop facilities, many of our members have been recalled back to their jobs. Many more still wait for a call. Others have resigned, retired or otherwise moved on. We want those members to have resources to assist them in making important decisions … Read More...

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Sources of Pre-Retirement Information for IAM Members!

May 1, 2017 Admin 0

We have added a new document to the Resources page and the Retirees page entitled: Sources of Pre-Retirement Information. In this document you will find useful information to help you plan for retirement whether that goal is right around the corner or years down the road.

Access the document directly here: Sources of Pre-Retirement Information

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Access on the Resources page and the Retirees page.

 

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