Association Bulletin – July 17, 2019

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July 17, 2019

NMB to American Workers: “Drop Dead” Schedules, Then Cancels Negotiations

The Association had been demanding the Company meet with or without the NMB to resume and complete our negotiations. The National Mediation Board (NMB) after a long period of delay finally scheduled negotiations for American Airlines and the TWU/IAM Associations for July 16, 17 and 18 in Washington, DC.  The session scheduled by the NMB was welcomed and the Association made all necessary plans for it. However, our hopes for meaningful negotiations were quickly dashed by the NMB at the apparent bidding of American.

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Reminder! 2019 Bylaws Referendum Vote: Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 17, 2019 Admin 0

This is a reminder that the 2019 By-Law Referendum Vote is this Thursday, July 18.

See the details below and please get out and vote!

By-Law Proposed Change Referendum Election

When – July 18, 2019 (Thursday)

Where – 3727 Rose Lake Dr (Local Lodge 1725)

Time – 6:00AM – 6:00PM

Please click the thumbnail below to see the attached By-Laws and the proposed changes:

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Association Response to Letter From FAA

July 15, 2019 Admin 0

July 15, 2019

To All Association Members:

The attachment to this bulletin is the Association response to the letter received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja, General Vice President IAM, stressing that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing effectiveness of the airline’s safety management system. Safety is a shared responsibility of American and Union members that demands a
collaborative culture, irrespective of any ongoing controversy between the organizations.”

Director, TWU-IAM Association                       
International Executive

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 Admin 0

July 15, 2019

Negotiations resumed July 9 -11, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week following discussions, agreements in principle were reached with: Articles Two (Scope of Agreement); Fourteen (Vacations); and Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). Dialog took place with Article Seventeen (Safety and Health). The company also responded to Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service). Your committee continued to work with these as well as the remaining open articles.

Future session dates are scheduled for July 16 -18, 2019 in Dallas. August 13 -15, 2019 and August 20 – 22, 2019. Your solidarity and support are … Read More...

Association TRO Compliance Bulletin

July 12, 2019 Admin 0

July 12, 2019

On July 10, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an Order modifying the terms of the existing Temporary Restraining Order. The following statement from the Association’s most senior Union leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made pursuant to that July 10 Order:

Despite the Temporary Restraining (TRO) issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on June 14, 2019, the disruption from the status quo – as measured by AOS at 0700, high daily open MELs, and low nightly accomplishment yields – … Read More...

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CLT AMT Todd Jenkins Memorial Service Information

July 12, 2019 Admin 0

July 12, 2019

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to take a moment to remember CLT AMT Todd Jenkins who passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Todd was a resident of Lincolnton, North Carolina at the time of passing. He was a veteran of the United States Marines.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, 125 Dave Warlick Dr, Lincolnton, NC with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the funeral home.

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Unions at American Airlines Laud Bill Protecting Aviation Careers and Passengers’ Safety

July 10, 2019 Admin 0

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 10, 2019 – Four large unions representing more than 70,000 workers at American Airlines applauded Rep. Peter DeFazio for introducing H.R. 3632, the Fair and Open Skies Act, to prevent the undermining of labor standards in the aviation industry. 

This legislation would prohibit the Department of Transportation from issuing a permit to a foreign airline unless DOT determines the airline is not a “flag of convenience carrier.” 

The bill defines that phrase as “a foreign air carrier that is established in a country other than the home country of its majority owner or owners in order … Read More...

Association Bulletin – July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019 Admin 0

July 9, 2019

To All Association Members:

The following letter on page two of this bulletin was received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja,  General Vice President IAM, stressing  that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing effectiveness of the airline’s safety management system. Safety is a shared responsibility of American and Union members that demands a collaborative culture, irrespective of any ongoing controversy between the organizations.”

We agree with the FAA.

Directory, TWU-IAM
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