The Association Negotiations Update – October 18, 2019

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October 18, 2019

Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.

Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 15, 2019

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October 15, 2019

Negotiations resumed October 8 -10, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week an agreement in principle was reached with Article Twenty-Five (Profit Sharing/401K). Progress with discussions focused around Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service).

Future session dates are scheduled for November 6 – 8 and November 12 -14, 2019 in Dallas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

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The Association Negotiations Update – October 11, 2019

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October 11, 2019

Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.

Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 7, 2019

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October 7, 2019

Negotiations took place the week of September 30, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The week started with discussions resulting in an Agreement in Principle with the following Articles: Ten (Part-Time Employees); Thirteen (Sick and Occupational Injury Pay) and Twenty-Four (Group Insurance). The company presented Article Twenty Five (Profit Sharing/401K) which ended the week working with this article.

Your Negotiating Committee’s next session with the Company will be next week October 8 -10, 2019. Your solidarity and support are appreciated.

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The Association Negotiations Update – September 27, 2019

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September 27, 2019

Negotiations continued at the National Mediation Board offices in Washington, DC this week. Some progress on issues other than Scope, Retirement, Healthcare and Wages was made. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.

The Mediators scheduled additional dates at the Mediation Board offices October 8 through October 10. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.

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The Association Negotiations Update – September 20, 2019

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September 20, 2019

Federally-mediated negotiations between the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines continued this week in Washington, D.C. At the request of the NMB, the parties have agreed to keep details of our discussions confidential.

The National Mediation Board scheduled negotiations to continue next week in Washington, and we are hopeful that progress is made then.

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TWU-IAM Association Contract Talks with American to Resume

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September 4, 2019

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that mediation for negotiations in the American Airlines/TWU-IAM Association contract talks will restart on Monday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. ET and continue through Thursday, Sept. 19. The sessions will be held in Washington, D.C. at the National Mediation Board (NMB).

Association principals Sito Pantoja, Director (IAM General Vice President) and Alex Garcia, Vice Director (TWU International Executive Vice President) met with the NMB on Thursday, Aug. 29 to outline the Association’s views on negotiations and to insist that negotiations resume.

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Alaska Airlines Ratification Update

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August 27, 2019

Ratification for the Alaska COPS and RSSA Agreements took place July 8 through August 9, 2019.

Both agreements PASSED by over 90% of the respective members that voted.

The newly approved tentative agreements provide for 10-16% pay increases on average, increase in 401k contributions, work protection for the life of the Agreements plus 2 years (7years in total), decreased health insurance premiums, and much more. Full details of both tentative agreements can be found on the District website at www.iamdl142.org.

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Association Bulletin – August 16, 2019

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August 16, 2019

Association, American Meet with NMB

The National Mediation Board (NMB) held separate meetings with TWU/IAM Association Leadership (first) and American Management (later) on Thursday in Washington D.C. The purpose of the meetings was for the three NMB Board Members to discuss the status of our negotiations with both parties. The Federal Mediators who attended our earlier negotiations were also present.

Both parties were granted an opportunity to state the reasons they felt were preventing both sides from reaching an agreement. The Association, which was represented by Director Sito Pantoja and Vice Director Alex Garcia, told the Board … Read More...

Notice of Permanent Injunction

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August 13, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction:

The Court now has issued a Permanent Injunction that binds us all indefinitely. We therefore notify you, in no uncertain terms, that:

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