American Airlines Vaccine Mandate Update

October 23, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

The Association conducted a follow-up call today with American Airlines regarding the vaccine mandate.  The Company continues to work through the religious and medical accommodations submitted by the membership. Two items that we were informed of today include those members who have had Covid-19 recently and how they should handle being accommodated since they cannot get the vaccination at this time. Those members should put in for a medical exemption and request for a Covid-19 vaccine deferral until such time they can get vaccinated. The second question  answered was if there would be an exception for … Read More...

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Concerns Over Job Action Posts on Social Media

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

Recently, we had been advised by one of our companies that they saw posts on social media calling for job action by our members. Let me be very clear, the union does NOT support job actions that violate the current labor agreements. All contracts provide for processes to have disputes resolved. Please review your contracts or reach out to your union reps if you have concerns or need clarification. Also, be aware of your company’s social media policy.

We understand emotions are at their peak over the federal mandate. We have had discussions with … Read More...

AA Vaccine Mandate Update

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Today the Association leadership meet via conference call with American Airlines leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such accommodations. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although American Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences are off … 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...

Association Bulletin – July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020 Admin 0

July 15, 2020

American Airlines will announce today that they are offering ‘enhanced’ Leaves of Absence and Early Outs to Association members. Association leadership discussed these revised offers and made several suggestions that would make them more attractive to our members. Most of the suggestions were not taken.

We advise all of our membership to consider these offers carefully. Each person must weigh the costs and benefits that accepting any of the offers would have on their unique situation. The Company will communicate the offers and provide information relative to them. Questions about the leaves and early-outs should be directed … Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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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