Association Bulletin – August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Admin 0

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...

Ground Safety Committee Unveils New Safety Reporting Form

August 15, 2019 Admin 0

The CLT Ground Safety Committee is pleased to unveil a new tool to help find and address safety concerns in the workplace.

The Form can be found by mousing over the “Safety & Health” menu item on the homepage. It is the top link on the dropdown menu. The page address itself is: https://vl1725.org/ground-safety-alert-form/

The Ground Safety Alert Form is not intended to replace normal policies, procedures, tag-outs, etc. It is simply another tool to address safety concerns where you work.

Example: You notice that a light has been out for weeks in your work area. This is a safety … Read More...

Notice of Permanent Injunction

August 13, 2019 Admin 0

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:

Any actions by mechanic and related employees that are designed or intended to harm or slow down American’s operations is a violation of the … Read More...

Raffle Winners of TV and Gift Cards to Benefit Renaissance West!

August 8, 2019 Helena Thornton 0

August 8, 2019

The winners of the raffle for the LL1725 Community Service to support Renaissance West STEAM Academy are:

3rd Prize $50.00 Visa: Shirley Ferguson (mother of Fleet member AJ Jackson)

2nd Prize $100.00 Visa: Maureen Kelly (donated back to a teacher at the school)

1st Prize 50″ Smart TV: Thomas Alston, Fleet member

The drawing was held at the Local Lodge Meeting today and pictures of the drawing are below.

Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for this school. Your support for our Local and the project is deeply appreciated. We raised a total of $3800 … Read More...

Fish & Wing Dinner! Help Buy Supplies for the Kids!

July 28, 2019 Helena Thornton 0

The Community Service Committee has put together an awesome fundraiser to buy school supplies for the kids at Renaissance West STEAM Academy.

A Fish or Wing Dinner for $10 – $12!! You don’t want to miss this.

See all the details in the poster below (and please feel free to print and distribute to your coworkers).

Food Drive for Renaissance West
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NMB Calls for Status Meeting

July 26, 2019 Admin 0

July 26, 2019

The National Mediation Board (NMB) today called for status meetings among the highest-ranking principles in the TWU-IAM Association & American Airlines negotiations. On August 15, 2019 the Association leaders will meet with the three members of the NMB at 10:00 am and the Company representatives will meet with the same NMB members at 1:00pm.

This is an opportunity for frank dialogue between the two negotiating parties and NMB members. The Association has demanded movement from both American Airlines and the NMB, and is pleased this meeting has finally been called. No other meetings or negotiations are scheduled … Read More...

Bylaw Referendum Results

July 21, 2019 Admin 0

July 18, 2019

We would like to thank all of the tellers who endured the long day and everyone that took the time to come out and vote on the proposed by-law changes.
The results are as follow:
None of the proposed ByLaw changes voted on June 18 passed at the required percentage to go into effect.
Article II – Section 5 : Only passed at 40.06%
Article III – Section 2 : only passed at 21.1%
Article VI – Section 7 : only passed at 13.1%.
Hopefully we’ll have a better turn out next year.
Again, thank you for
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Association Bulletin – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 Admin 0

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.

Before we could … Read More...

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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