Agreements in Principle Reached

January 30, 2020 Admin 0

January 30, 2020

Agreements in Principle 

Sisters and Brothers,

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members.

The Association negotiating committees must finalize and proof contract language on agreed upon provisions of the tentative contracts, and the parties will continue to meet to accomplish that task. This process could take a few weeks. Preliminary highlight sheets are … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 01/29/2020

January 29, 2020 Admin 0

January 29, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

Negotiations between the Association and American Airlines resumed today in Washington, DC. with some progress made. The remaining outstanding issues are few, but are some of the most important elements of a collective bargaining agreement, including wages and job scope language.

The parties will continue negotiations tomorrow, and the membership will be updated as developments occur. Your solidarity has brought us close to an agreement, and your committee thanks you as we try to conclude these negotiations. 

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2020 IAM Scholarship Competition

January 29, 2020 Admin 0

The 2020 IAM Scholarship Competition


This scholarship competition is open each year to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada under procedures and rules of eligibility explained in this Announcement. The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make possible these awards, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

The Scholarship Competition
Scholarships to make possible the attainment of a Bachelor‚Äôs degree or a two-year vocational/technical … Read More...

IAM Safety Committee Issues Coronavirus Update

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 28, 2020

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) has been proactive in ensuring the safety of all IAM members who work with the traveling public and provide cleaning and maintenance on aircraft. 

The committee has participated in conference calls with its respective airlines to discuss the adequacy of current policies and procedures. These calls have included the airlines’ Medical, Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Operating Departments. 

JATSC Representatives have also initiated conference calls with other aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO‚Äôs Transportation Trades Department (TTD) along with principals and senior officials from … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 27, 2020

Negotiations continued January 21 – 23, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. Discussions took place with Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). The company’s position remains the same and no further movement continued with Article Seven (Overtime). Your committee worked with the remaining open articles.
Future sessions to be determined. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. 
Please go to our website at and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris

Ian Scott-Anderman

Lollie Beecher (MSY)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020 Admin 0

January 20, 2020

Negotiations resumed January 14 -16, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week the company responded to Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). Your committee continues to fight for a work life balance and shares the frustration of the membership with the company’s position on these issues.

The next session is scheduled January 21 ‚Äď 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.


April Butler      Kenny Champagne  …

Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0


Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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All Labor Has Dignity

January 18, 2020 Admin 0

January 18, 2020

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

Like so many other social justice warriors, Dr. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy. He spent his life fighting and calling for economic justice. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy‚ÄĒright until the very end. As we pause to celebrate his birthday, we must redouble our efforts to make his dream a reality.

Prior to his assassination in 1968, King worked feverishly to highlight economic injustice in America through his Poor People‚Äôs Campaign. Economic inequality continues to threaten our country today. Wages for … Read More...

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New Resources & Benefits Available to Veterans

January 17, 2020 John Hurst 0

The Veterans Administration has extended access to Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR beginning this January.

Eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers will have access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Read the entire article by clicking the graphic/link below:

The VA also recently released a list of its most popular free Vet Resources of 2019. Click the graphic below to read the full list!

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