TWU-IAM Association Responds to American Airlines Lawsuit

May 21, 2019 Admin 0

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019 — The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association:

“It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and instead go straight to federal court. The airline is frustrated with the Association for refusing to allow more of our maintenance and repair work to be outsourced to South America, China and Europe. We are also standing strong against cuts to our medical benefits and retirement security. Our members value American Airlines fliers and work hard every


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.


Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 05/03/2019

May 13, 2019 Admin 0

May 13, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:
Your Negotiating Committee has scheduled June 4-5, 2019, as the next dates of direct negotiations with Alaska Airlines. Unfortunately, several scheduling conflicts have prevented the parties from meeting any sooner.
We look forward to continuing the momentum built during our last session.There is one source of official communications regarding these negotiations – that is those issued by your Negotiation Committee.
Remember: United we stand, divided we beg.

In Unity,

Jeff Tobius
 Justin Bates (ANC)            Jesse Wilson (ANC)         Jason McAdoo (JNU)       Dan Suafoa (SEA)         Enrique Rebollo (SEA)        Nisha Chaudry (SFO)      Jennifer Araujo (LAX)   Jackson … Read More...

Cabin Air Safety Act: Lawmakers introduce legislation in House, Senate

May 6, 2019 Admin 0

Washington — Legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress is aimed at enhancing the safety of the air supply on commercial aircraft to protect crew and passengers.

On April 10, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (S. 1112) in the Senate. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced an identical bill (H.R. 2208) in the House.

The legislation would require carbon monoxide detectors to be installed on commercial aircraft and monitored during flights. In addition, flight attendants, pilots, airplane maintenance personnel, airport first responders and emergency response teams would have to undergo … Read More...

American Takes the Fight to the Floor

May 3, 2019 Admin 0

May 3, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

American Airlines has made the determination to try changing the negotiations from the bargaining table to directly bargaining in the breakrooms, on the shop floor and on the ramp. Their direct appeal to TWU and IAM members represented by the Association is an end-around rarely seen by the most anti-union employers during contract negotiations. They want to test your solidarity.

The documents they posted on JetNet do show significant gains the Association achieved so far in negotiations. The Company gave nothing out of their generosity – the improvements you see are the result of … Read More...