Association Bulletin – July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 Admin 0

July 10, 2020

To All TWU/IAM Association Members at American Airlines:

American Airlines has informed the Association that it will be sending Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN Act notifications) to Association covered employees. This notice, which is required by law, will contain information indicating that American Airlines may furlough employees.

All of the TWU/IAM Association Collective Bargaining Agreements, ratified on March 26, 2020, contain industry leading System and Station protections for our members. It took several years to achieve the Industry Leading Contract that you are covered by and the Association Leadership is willing to participate in any discussions … Read More...

2020 SC AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland Scholarship

June 25, 2020 Admin 0
  • *Due 08/09/2020*

Locals must be affiliated and in good standing with the SC AFL-CIO.

Anyone in the immediate family of a union member is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Immediate family is defined as: husband, wife, child; including step, foster and grandchildren.

Applicants may reapply each year while attending college; however, only one application per student, per year shall be accepted, regardless of how many union members are in the family.

Applications and essays must be received in the state office by email only no later than August 9, 2020. The application and an essay selected from the … Read More...

401(k) Company Contributions Update

June 11, 2020 Admin 0

June 11, 2020

We previously communicated that the company contributions for eligible earnings in May paychecks (including your May 1, May 15, and May 29 paychecks) would be deposited by June 10, and you would be able to see them in your Fidelity account no later than today, June 11.

Due to the extensive manual process and validation efforts related with this first transaction post-ratification, the funds will be deposited today, June 11, and you should be able to see them in your Fidelity account tomorrow, June 12. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. … Read More...

Happy AMT Day to all our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians!

May 24, 2020 Admin 0

May 24 is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the Wright Brothers’ first airplane. We celebrate his birthday by designating each May 24 as National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day.

Aircraft mechanics, students, airlines, aircraft manufactures, support companies and aviation organizations all over the United States celebrate this day to recognize the dedication, expertise and craft of the men and women who keep our aircraft flying safely each and every day.

To all the AMT’s who are members of our Local Lodge we celebrate you and your day! Thank you for your unwavering … Read More...

Association Bulletin – Rebid Update

May 22, 2020 Admin 0

May 21, 2020

Attention TWU and IAM M&R and MLS members:

Due to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, integrated seniority list issues, Avionics clarifications, and other outstanding related challenges, the Association M&R and MLS Representation Committee and American Airlines have, by mutual agreement, agreed to delay the scheduled May 2020 re-bid for the AMT, GSE/FAC and the MLS Classifications.

The initial re-bid process listed in the JCBA is now planned to start on August 15/17, 2020 (the end of the summer flying schedule) depending on whether the Members are TWU or IAM.  The reason for the different dates remains … Read More...

Association AA TWU/IAM Seniority Protest

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

As required by the recently ratified Association CBAs, American Airlines has posted the updated seniority lists for all classifications. That posting can be found on JetNet at https://people.aa.com/sm/reports/twuiam_seniority/.

Association represented employees may protest any omission or error, which they believe affects their seniority, within thirty (30) days of the posting. Timely submissions received on or before Monday June 15, 2020 will be reviewed and a final determination of seniority, adjustment or denial, will be binding on the parties. Keep in mind that all seniority dates prior to September 16, 2016 were subject to an earlier final and … Read More...

Southwest Misleads its Employees and the Public

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

While Southwest has been going through the same hard times as all other airlines, they have continued to mislead employees and the public on a very important fact. In spite of their repeated claims otherwise, furloughs have indeed occurred at Southwest Airlines. The Machinists Union has reached the end of its tolerance of allowing Southwest to continue this myth. Just last Friday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly did it again – enough is enough.

As most great ideas begin, so did Southwest Airlines Co. The idea of Southwest sprang from Herb Kelleher and Rollin … Read More...

District 142 Louis L. Gray – Robert M. Moore – Frank Score – Scholarship Awards 2020

May 13, 2020 Admin 0

May 13, 2020

The officers and staff of District 142 are proud to announce one (1) award of $2,500 and five (5) awards of $1,000 each for the 2020 scholarship competition.

The First Prize awardee of $2,500.00:  Local Lodge 1726 – Jane Michigan

The $1,000.00 Awardees are:

Local Lodge 2202 – Aizayah Yacapin    
Local Lodge 2202 – Elisa Sagisi            
Local Lodge 2202 – Andrea Monday-Honaker
Local Lodge 368 – Michael Ackerman
Local Lodge 368 – Natalie Romaniello

Honorable Mentions:

Brian Jagnanan           Alexis Bates
   Emily DeVito          … Read More...

Dues, Membership and Preferential Hires

April 7, 2020 Admin 0

April 7, 2020

For immediate posting and distribution

Attention TWU and IAM members:

Dues, Membership and Preferential Hires

  1. Persons who are members of either the TWU or IAM shall remain members of their respective union and will pay dues to that union wherever they may work or whenever or wherever they may transfer within Association covered work groups or CBAs.
  2. New hire employees into any Association covered position shall become members of the union assigned representation responsibility for the location in the Allocation charts and will remain members of that respective union whenever or wherever they may transfer within Association
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Southwest Airlines Update – April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020 Admin 0

April 1, 2020

With the ever changing way of life we all are experiencing we want to give our members an update on issues at Southwest Airlines. Should you have any specific concerns or questions, please reach out to your local stewards or your General Chair.

Employee Time Off (ETO) Program

The company has offered ground employees an “enhanced” personal leave of absence program. This is a company program, not something they negotiated with any labor group. While it is not in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it does raise the question why our work group is being … Read More...