Agreements in Principle Reached

January 30, 2020 Admin 0

January 30, 2020

Agreements in Principle 

Sisters and Brothers,

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members.

The Association negotiating committees must finalize and proof contract language on agreed upon provisions of the tentative contracts, and the parties will continue to meet to accomplish that task. This process could take a few weeks. Preliminary highlight sheets are … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 01/29/2020

January 29, 2020 Admin 0

January 29, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

Negotiations between the Association and American Airlines resumed today in Washington, DC. with some progress made. The remaining outstanding issues are few, but are some of the most important elements of a collective bargaining agreement, including wages and job scope language.

The parties will continue negotiations tomorrow, and the membership will be updated as developments occur. Your solidarity has brought us close to an agreement, and your committee thanks you as we try to conclude these negotiations. 

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 27, 2020

Negotiations continued January 21 – 23, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. Discussions took place with Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). The company’s position remains the same and no further movement continued with Article Seven (Overtime). Your committee worked with the remaining open articles.
Future sessions to be determined. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. 
Please go to our website at and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris

Ian Scott-Anderman

Lollie Beecher (MSY)            …

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020 Admin 0

January 20, 2020

Negotiations resumed January 14 -16, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week the company responded to Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). Your committee continues to fight for a work life balance and shares the frustration of the membership with the company’s position on these issues.

The next session is scheduled January 21 – 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.


April Butler      Kenny Champagne  …

Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0


Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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All Labor Has Dignity

January 18, 2020 Admin 0

January 18, 2020

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

Like so many other social justice warriors, Dr. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy. He spent his life fighting and calling for economic justice. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy—right until the very end. As we pause to celebrate his birthday, we must redouble our efforts to make his dream a reality.

Prior to his assassination in 1968, King worked feverishly to highlight economic injustice in America through his Poor People’s Campaign. Economic inequality continues to threaten our country today. Wages for … Read More...

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January 7, 2020 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

By now, all members SHOULD have received notice of the upcoming nomination and election of District officers and staff for 2020. The District 142 office has received many notices by return mail that were sent to bad addresses. If you DID NOT receive this notice, please notify the District 142 office at (816) 452-6646 and let them know you did not receive your notice. Provide us with your current address and we will update our database. The companies do NOT provide us address updates.

Nominations will be held in all locals on Friday, February 7, 2020:
6am …