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...

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...

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...

IAM’s American Negotiators Visit Charlotte

April 13, 2018 Admin 0

04/13/2018

Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja Wednesday visited members at Local Lodge 1725 in Charlotte. GVP Pantoja, accompanied by representatives from his staff, provided an update on the status of contract negotiations with American Airlines.
District 141 President Mike Klemm, along with negotiation committee members from Districts 141 and 142, were also present to answer questions and address any concerns.
Members continue to express their support and solidarity in achieving an industry best contract on American. Similar meetings are occurring with IAM and TWU leadership across the country.
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TWU-IAM Association Aims for Industry Leading Contract

April 5, 2018 Admin 0

04/05/2018

Brother and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association is committed to achieving on American Airlines an industry-best contract that will benefit all Association members and, consequently, be the benchmark for future airline contract negotiations. The five main issues that remain in our negotiations with American are: scope (protecting our work and jobs), affordable healthcare, meaningful profit sharing, retirement and wages.

In their latest scope proposal, the company insisted on outsourcing at least 5,000 jobs, spanning all classifications. Simply put, without protecting your jobs and the work you do, your livelihood is in danger and every other benefit gained in negotiations is … Read More...

Hey, American Idle, What About the Early Out?

April 4, 2018 Admin 0

04/04/2018

Message to American Airlines:

While the TWU-IAM Association patiently waits for American to contact us, we encourage them to offer Association members the Early Out package they are promising. Don’t wait. Do it now. The Company can do that now or anytime. An Early Out package is not tied to our joint contract negotiations. American, you have our permission, but rest assured, we will not sacrifice or give up anything to pay for this.

Do the right thing, don’t make the members wait.

 

Fraternally,

Your Association Negotiating Committee

 

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Giving with One Hand, Taking with the Other

April 2, 2018 Admin 0

04/02/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Job security is the most important part of any collective bargaining agreement. And your negotiating committee is fighting to make sure it’s something you never have to worry about. But when we finally see a tentative agreement, we all know the first thing many of us will do is flip back to the wage schedule or look for a bonus. We’ll want to know if it will be any easier to make our rent or mortgage payment, to pay our kids’ tuition, or to put food on the table.

But wage increases mean nothing if that … Read More...