A Memorial Day Weekend Message from International President Martinez

May 25, 2020 Admin 0

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

This Memorial Day weekend, and always, we remember all the members of our armed forces who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.

Over the past few weeks, with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we are no doubt experiencing a moment that has challenged everything about our way of life. It reminds us all that true heroes make extraordinary sacrifices in the most difficult of times. As we fight to overcome this global pandemic, our gratitude for those who have paid the ultimate price now and in the past is stronger than … Read More...

Happy AMT Day to all our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians!

May 24, 2020 Admin 0

May 24 is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the Wright Brothers’ first airplane. We celebrate his birthday by designating each May 24 as National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day.

Aircraft mechanics, students, airlines, aircraft manufactures, support companies and aviation organizations all over the United States celebrate this day to recognize the dedication, expertise and craft of the men and women who keep our aircraft flying safely each and every day.

To all the AMT’s who are members of our Local Lodge we celebrate you and your day! Thank you for your unwavering … Read More...

Association Bulletin – Rebid Update

May 22, 2020 Admin 0

May 21, 2020

Attention TWU and IAM M&R and MLS members:

Due to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, integrated seniority list issues, Avionics clarifications, and other outstanding related challenges, the Association M&R and MLS Representation Committee and American Airlines have, by mutual agreement, agreed to delay the scheduled May 2020 re-bid for the AMT, GSE/FAC and the MLS Classifications.

The initial re-bid process listed in the JCBA is now planned to start on August 15/17, 2020 (the end of the summer flying schedule) depending on whether the Members are TWU or IAM.  The reason for the different dates remains … Read More...

Association AA TWU/IAM Seniority Protest

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

As required by the recently ratified Association CBAs, American Airlines has posted the updated seniority lists for all classifications. That posting can be found on JetNet at https://people.aa.com/sm/reports/twuiam_seniority/.

Association represented employees may protest any omission or error, which they believe affects their seniority, within thirty (30) days of the posting. Timely submissions received on or before Monday June 15, 2020 will be reviewed and a final determination of seniority, adjustment or denial, will be binding on the parties. Keep in mind that all seniority dates prior to September 16, 2016 were subject to an earlier final and … Read More...

Southwest Misleads its Employees and the Public

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

While Southwest has been going through the same hard times as all other airlines, they have continued to mislead employees and the public on a very important fact. In spite of their repeated claims otherwise, furloughs have indeed occurred at Southwest Airlines. The Machinists Union has reached the end of its tolerance of allowing Southwest to continue this myth. Just last Friday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly did it again – enough is enough.

As most great ideas begin, so did Southwest Airlines Co. The idea of Southwest sprang from Herb Kelleher and Rollin … Read More...

District 142 Louis L. Gray – Robert M. Moore – Frank Score – Scholarship Awards 2020

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

The officers and staff of District 142 are proud to announce one (1) award of $2,500 and five (5) awards of $1,000 each for the 2020 scholarship competition.

The First Prize awardee of $2,500.00:  Local Lodge 1726 – Jane Michigan

The $1,000.00 Awardees are:

Local Lodge 2202 – Aizayah Yacapin    
Local Lodge 2202 – Elisa Sagisi            
Local Lodge 2202 – Andrea Monday-Honaker
Local Lodge 368 – Michael Ackerman
Local Lodge 368 – Natalie Romaniello

Honorable Mentions:

Brian Jagnanan           Alexis Bates
   Emily DeVito          … Read More...