True Meaning of Unionism

April 11, 2022 Admin 0

April 11, 2022

Sisters and Brothers who stand together to demand the respect each worker deserves and raise the collective standard of living for all workers. This is the sole purpose of the Association. We, as a team, the IAM and the TWU, joined together in 2015 and became the Association. We have demonstrated the true meaning of Unionism ever since.

The Association is responsible for fighting for and negotiating our industry leading contract with American Airlines which includes the highest wages, strongest scope clause and best overall benefits package. Together, we were instrumental in supporting every member through the … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Transportation Leadership honor Helena Thornton as she is sworn in as President of Victory Lodge 1725

January 14, 2022 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 made history this past Thursday, January 13th, as Helena Thornton was sworn in as its first female President.

L-R Edison Fraser, Dora Cervantes, Renae Miller, Helena Thornton, Tami Travis, Richard Johnsen

IAM Transportation senior leadership was on hand to honor Helena. Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President; Edison Fraser, Transportation Coordinator; Tom Regan, Airline Coordinator, Grand Lodge Special Representative Will Cashion and Headquarters Communications Representative Tanya Hutchins joined General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes as she swore in Helena and the 1725 Executive Board and grievance committees.

Victory Lodge 1725 continues to lead the way in … Read More...

IAM Transportation

IAM Transportation Senior Leadership CLT Station Visit

January 10, 2022 Admin 0

IAMAW Transportation Leadership is coming to Charlotte for a station visit.

Dates: Wednesday – January 12th, Thursday – January 13th, Friday – January 14th

Rich Johnsen, Edison Fraser, Tom Regan and Will Cashion, accompanied by IAM GC’s, AGC’s and local Grievance Committees will be visiting breakrooms and work areas throughout the Charlotte Hub to conduct meet and greet and informational sessions.

Be on the lookout for our senior leadership on the dates above and welcome them to Charlotte.

Click on the flyer below to download and/or print a copy. Please feel free to post on … Read More...

American Airlines Vaccine Mandate Update

October 23, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

The Association conducted a follow-up call today with American Airlines regarding the vaccine mandate.  The Company continues to work through the religious and medical accommodations submitted by the membership. Two items that we were informed of today include those members who have had Covid-19 recently and how they should handle being accommodated since they cannot get the vaccination at this time. Those members should put in for a medical exemption and request for a Covid-19 vaccine deferral until such time they can get vaccinated. The second question  answered was if there would be an exception for … Read More...

AA Vaccine Mandate Update

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Today the Association leadership meet via conference call with American Airlines leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such accommodations. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although American Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences are off … Read More...

IAM-TWU Association Beats Back Rogue Union Raid Attempt on American Airlines Mechanics

September 2, 2021 Admin 0

American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers will continue to be represented by the strength of the IAM-TWU Association. A rogue, divisive attempt by an outsider union to trigger a raid election has been denied, the National Mediation Board announced Thursday.

“I want every American Airlines mechanic to know that the IAM is more committed than ever to provide you the strongest and most comprehensive representation in the airline industry,” said Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President. “During this process, we had so many good conversations with members about making improvements in the lives of American Airlines mechanics. … Read More...

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...