Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

June 4, 2021

Dear TWU-IAM Association member,

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on the ballot. If the NMB does conduct a representation election, the options will be the TWU-IAM Association, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, no-union, and write in.

We understand that many American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers signed AMFA authorization cards … Read More...

The Association

American to Conduct Recalls

January 17, 2021 Admin 0

January 16, 2021

With the recent approval of the Payroll Support Program (PSP2), we have been working to make sure Association represented employees who were impacted in the October reductions are recalled in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements. After several discussions with American Airlines management, your Association Leadership has been informed that, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, notices for Article (6) preferential recall will be sent via FedEx to those members who were reduced, displaced, bumped or furloughed.

A few key highlights that members need to be aware of:

  • This recall process was not a given and several hours
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Tiny Raider Association Threatens Mechanics at American Airlines

November 15, 2020 Admin 0

November 15, 2020

A small and poorly-resourced association claimed on Friday that it secured the requisite support among mechanic and related workers at American Airlines to call for a representation election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (amfa) filed what is known as an application for investigation for a representation dispute with the National Mediation Board (NMB) Friday afternoon. The NMB will now determine if a dispute actually exists.

In its announcement, amfa claimed that changes in union representation will “not impact your current collective bargaining agreement.” That is one of their lies. A change in representation will end the guaranteed … Read More...

American Airlines Mechanic & Related DAT Selection Period Closes Nov 1st

October 27, 2020 Admin 0

October 27, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

The DAT election tool is open now and will close on November 1st at 11:59 pm. Your Association Leadership encourages you to please take the time to login and ensure your DAT selection is what you want it to be.

The contract allows you to select up to 120 hours of DAT time per Article 23 paragraph H, posted below:

H. The Company will submit to the Union at each shop/bid area function and location by October 15th the vacation schedule for the succeeding year. Employees may reserve up to one hundred twenty … Read More...

American Airlines Open Enrollment Update – Revised

October 17, 2020 Admin 0

October 16, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Open enrollment for benefits has begun and is open from October 15th to November 6th.   Now is your opportunity to select or update your medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and other benefits for you and your family.

Your IAM leadership strongly encourages you to log into your account and ensure the options selected are the options you have chosen. Please be sure to print a copy of your selections for your personal verification and records.

For some of our members, this will be your first opportunity to enroll in IAM benefits. It … Read More...

We Pause to Remember on 9/11

September 11, 2020 Admin 0

September 11, 2020

Every year on this date we pause to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001. Officer workers, airline crews, police officers, firemen, first responders and folks from all walks of life got up that morning and went about their day as they did every other day, not knowing it would be their last day and that their lives would be forever intertwined with history.

As airline workers we were particularly impacted by the awful events of 9/11. Let us never forget and let us continue to work to unite this country as … Read More...

American Airlines Announces Furloughs

August 27, 2020 Admin 0

August 27, 2020

As you all know American has announced that, barring intervention from Congress, it intends to begin furloughs October 1st. Your Association leadership was only provided with the reduction information late last night.  We have met with the company on this issue, and we continue to work to limit the impact on our members as much as possible. 

The Company will issue all furlough letters to the affected members through their AA email address starting Thursday August 27th with instructions on how to select their options.  It is critical that you click SUBMIT/SAVE before you exit … Read More...

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ACT NOW: Airlines Begin Furloughs as Payroll Protection Draws Near

August 26, 2020 Admin 0

August 25, 2020

Currently, most of our members are at work, receiving a paycheck and have their benefits still intact, even though the airline industry has taken a severe hit because of COVID-19. This is possible due to the Paycheck Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act. Unfortunately, the CARES Act is set to expire October 1. As a result, many of our airlines have started preparing for reductions by issuing Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN) notices to their employees. Just today, American Airlines announced they will begin issuing furlough notices beginning Thursday. Over 800 Mechanic and Related … Read More...

Breaking Point

Without PSP, AA Cuts 40,000

August 26, 2020 Admin 0

August 26, 2020

American Airlines announced plans to eliminate the jobs of “at least” 40,000 employees.

The furloughs would begin within hours of the expiration of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), the section of the CARES Act scheduled to end on October 1, just over a month before Election Day. The IAM has responded by calling on members to make a last stand on Capitol Hill and redouble efforts to convince lawmakers to renew funding for the PSP, which has stalled in the Senate. Airline executives agree that legislative action, if taken soon, would prevent the job cuts. 

In a … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Payroll Protection Draws Near, Airlines Prepare for Furloughs

August 25, 2020 Admin 0

August 25, 2020

The Paycheck Support Program contained in the CARES Act is set to expire on October 1, 2020. Carriers are making plans on how to deal with its loss, and the outlook doesn’t look good for airline workers. 

American Airlines is expected to announce thousands of workers will be laid-off on October 1, Southwest Airlines is eliminating 35,000 flights from its October schedule, and Air Wisconsin, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ExpressJet, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and United Ground Express have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN). There is no time to waste. 

The only hope of staving … Read More...