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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...

Louis Gilmore wins Vice President Election!

September 10, 2020 Admin 0

The election for Vice President of Local Lodge 1725 was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6am to 6pm. The results are as follows:

Vice President – Louis Gilmore  
2nd place – Todd Day 
3rd place – Jim Hendershot

Congratulations to Louis! We wish him the best of luck as he steps into his new role at our lodge.

Thank You to all our members who came out today to vote. … 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...

Pilots Call American Airlines Bonuses “Stunning:” Airline Says They Are Routine

May 2, 2019 Admin 0

The following Article was written by Ted Reed and posted on Forbes.com.

On the American Airlines earnings call Friday,  CEO Doug Parker said management employees received 51% of their targeted bonus for 2018 – meaning some mid-level managers received bonuses of about 9% — a disclosure that came as a surprise to the carrier’s pilots union.

American’s short-term incentive plan is tied to pretax profits: the threshold is $3 billion. Responding to an analyst’s questions about the plan, Parker said that while 2018 pretax earnings were slightly below $3 billion, the incentive is based on a total that is calculated … Read More...

The Association: Neutral Javits Issues Final Integrated Seniority Lists

June 16, 2017 Admin 0

06/16/2017

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his final integrated seniority lists for the Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores work groups at American Airlines.

The final lists are the completion of an investigation Neutral Javits conducted regarding protests of the initial seniority lists, issued on December 27, 2016. The final integrated seniority lists show all seniority dates amended as a result of that protest process.

Neutral Javits considered over 1,600 protests from approximately 1,700 employees. Each protester will receive a letter from Neutral Javits explaining the determination of his or her protest.

These seniority … Read More...

Neutral Javits Issues Initial Integrated Seniority Lists at American Airlines

December 28, 2016 Admin 0

December 27, 2016

Neutral Javits Issues Initial Integrated Seniority Lists at American Airlines

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his Report and Recommendations and initial integrated seniority lists for the Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores work groups at American Airlines.

In June, the Association retained the services of Neutral Javits, former Chairman of the National Mediation Board and member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Association’s Seniority Integration Committee’s  work and to resolve identified issues and differences that required expert attention to reach a fair and equitable … Read More...