Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

October 8, 2017 Admin 0

10/06/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations for M&R were focused on the Filling of Vacancies Articles. Tentative Agreements were reached for these classifications the IAM is responsible for:

Filling of Vacancies for Quality Assurance Auditors, Technical Documentation Specialists & Planners in the M&R group.

Filling of Vacancies for AOG & Material Planers in the MLS/Stores group.

Discussions continued in Filling of Vacancies for the rest of the MLS/Stores group and the M&R group, progress has been made.

Negotiations for Fleet Service were centered on continued … Read More...

Disaster Relief Update

October 8, 2017 Admin 0

10/02/2017

Sisters and Brothers:

As we continue to disperse disaster relief checks each week for those affected in Texas, Florida and the surrounding areas due to Harvey and Irma, we would like to take a moment to update everyone on the status of assisting our Sisters and Brothers affected by Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. We have thankfully been able to reach one of our IAM Reps in Puerto Rico, and have been evaluating all possible means of assistance for our Sisters and Brothers.

As most of us have heard, the means of communication are almost completely destroyed, … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Canceled

September 10, 2017 Admin 0

09/09/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Due to the hurricane in Florida, the TWU/IAM Association and American Airlines have mutually decided to cancel contract negotiations next week. The safety of the Association’s members and representatives is of paramount importance and travel at this time is not advised. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: October 2nd in Washington DC and October 16th in New York City.

 

 

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

September 2, 2017 Admin 0

09/01/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

After the fallout from the Company’s letter on Friday August 24th,  the Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.  The ghost negotiators from the Company that were invited to join the talks did not show up.  The Association is taking the high road and looking to secure an industry leading contract for our members and did not stoop to the pathetic approach that the Company took last week in trying to negotiate on the shop floor.  Instead your Committee arrived ready to continue negotiations in an … Read More...

Labor Day: What It Really Means

September 1, 2017 Mike Jones 0

On Monday, September 4th, we will celebrate Labor Day in the United States. When most Americans think of Labor Day, they think of nothing more than a holiday that provides them with extra time off from work and big sales at local retailers and across the internet. While these things are nice, they sadly neglect the true meaning and purpose of this important holiday.

The real purpose of Labor Day is to honor the American labor movement. It is a time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of the working men and women of this … Read More...

Association to American: “Comprehensive” Proposal is Garbage

August 25, 2017 Admin 0

08/25/2017

Dear Association member,

In an internal communication to TWU-IAM Association members at American Airlines, Kerry Philipovitch and David Seymour—American executives who have not attended one negotiating session—claim the Association is dragging its feet in responding to American’s “comprehensive” proposal. FALSE! Association executive level negotiators told American negotiators that their comprehensive proposal belongs in the garbage. It is an insult to the membership and doesn’t deserve any further response.

Accurate information is important. The company’s “comprehensive” proposal does the following:

  • Outsources work and eliminates jobs
  • Maintains legacy American’s high cost health care
  • Includes insulting wage rates that are not industry-leading
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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – Aug 18th, 2017

August 20, 2017 Admin 0

08/18/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations centered around the Fleet Service group and good progress was made working through outstanding language issues.

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee met internally for important discussions regarding the seniority article and they are pleased to report that significant and positive progress was made working through those complicated remaining issues. Our attention in the next scheduled negotiation will be on the Mechanic & Related/Stores open issues to sync us up to the progress made with Fleet language.

The entire negotiating … Read More...

President’s Report – August, 2017

August 15, 2017 Mike Jones 0

President’s Report

Currently Victory Lodge 1725 members at both PSA and American Airlines (AA) have negotiating committees that are deep into the difficult process of securing new collective bargaining agreements on behalf of our members. After many frustrating and fruitless efforts to get PSA to bring a legitimate and acceptable offer to the table, the IAM petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB) to step in and assist with bringing these negotiations to a successful conclusion. As a result, on August 3rd the NMB assigned a case number and mediator to these negotiations. At the American Airlines-TWU/IAM Association negotiations, on July … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 28th, 2017

July 30, 2017 Admin 0

07/28/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the Members’ feeling of disgust towards American Airlines is growing. Your committees greatly appreciate your support this and every week. Your continued support is needed to bring you the industry leading contract you deserve!

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 21st, 2017

July 23, 2017 Admin 0

07/21/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of July 17th, in Washington D.C.  On the afternoon of July 19th, American Airlines presented their initial proposal covering the remaining articles to your Executive Committee. Upon initial review, the company’s proposal is inadequate and falls far short in providing the contract you deserve. After a year and a half of negotiations with the Company, we are extremely disappointed.

Your negotiating committees have begun the process of evaluating this proposal and remain fully committed to delivering the best contract in the industry on American … Read More...