Association Bulletin: American Airlines Is More Focused On Litigation, Not Negotiating the Contract Our Members Deserve

May 30, 2019 Admin 0

May 30, 2019

As was said earlier, our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Company is currently near the top of their outsourcing of work maximums established through bankruptcy. Our fight on SCOPE is simple, we are fighting for our members’ seniority to improve because of the merger, not be reduced to less than that of a vendor or foreign worker. American Airlines continues to cross the line and has again failed in their effort to deflect from negotiating at the bargaining table by negotiating directly with the Association … Read More...

AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program

May 30, 2019 Admin 0

The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) prohibits discrimination against air carrier industry employees who report information related to air carrier safety.

Who may file under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program?

Only inputs from employees of US air carriers, their contractors, and their subcontractors are accepted under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program.

Other individuals should file complaints or safety reports using the FAA Hotline. FAA employees may either file complaints through the FAA Hotline or through the internal whistleblower program, if applicable.

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American Airlines Unions Stand Strong, Association Thanks Union Affiliates for Their Support

May 29, 2019 Admin 0

May 29, 2019

On behalf of the TWU-IAM Association, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), The Allied Pilots Association (APA) and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for their letters of support in our contract negotiations fight with American Airlines.

Our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Pilots’, Flight Attendants’ and Teamsters’ words of encouragement and solidarity will go a long way in helping us win this battle against corporate greed.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 Admin 0

May 28, 2019

Negotiations continued in Dallas the week of May 20.   Due to the shortened schedule, the Company met with the District 142 General Chairs.
The week’s focus centered on reaching acceptable language regarding Article 7 (Overtime).  Southwest management’s view on mandatory overtime assignment remains the same and remains wholly unacceptable. Shuffling the order in which our sisters and brothers are forced to work mandatory overtime is not the answer, nor is it fair to the people who have made Southwest the largest and the most consistently profitable domestic airline in the United States.


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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 Admin 0

May 20, 2019

The last two rounds of negotiations occurred April 16-17 and May 15-16, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas.

On April 16-17, we had encouraging dialog with the Company and we made progress on Article Seven (Overtime). We addressed rest rule language as well as problematic Mandatory Overtime issues with all covered employee groups.

Discussions continued May 15-16. During this session, the company presented their Article 7 (Overtime) counter proposal, which was unacceptable. Your negotiating committee is steadfast in our resolve to ensure that your voice is heard at the table. We are committed to ensure that … Read More...

Association Sets the Record Straight

May 16, 2019 Admin 0

May 16, 2019

American management recently distributed incomplete and misleading negotiating documents to its employees. Don’t be fooled by their union-busting tactics. 

Click on the links below partitioned into sections for easier viewing to see the real state of negotiations between American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association. 

Then tell the company to get back to the table and finish the job.

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