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...

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...

Companies Issue Vaccine Mandates

October 6, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

Over the past few days, many companies have notified us regarding their compliance with the federal vaccine mandate. Most companies are providing opportunities for our members to request medical or religious exceptions. If your company is offering those, and you plan on doing so, it would be best to start that process as soon as you can. As written, all employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8th. That means the last vaccine needs to be administered before November 24th. Depending on which vaccine you get (If you plan to get vaccinated), you may need to start … Read More...

The Association

Association Response to American’s Vaccine Mandate

October 5, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

American Airlines Labor Relations contacted the TWU-IAM Association on Friday 
afternoon to inform us that the carrier would announce some changes to the Covid-19 
vaccination protocol and how these changes will affect American Airlines employees, 
including those represented by the TWU/IAM Association.

American’s communication was open ended and vague. The Association Leadership will 
engage American’s senior leadership to discuss what exactly is management’s plan. We 
want to discuss what options management is proposing for those Association members who 
chose or are unable to comply with the Company’s vaccine mandate.

We certainly understand the frustration some members … Read More...

Victory Lodge 1725 Remembers 9/11

September 11, 2021 Admin 0

8:46 am – North Tower – American 11

Captain John Ogonowski

First Officer Thomas McGuinness Jr.

Flight Attendants: Barbara Arestegui, Jeffrey Collman, Sara Low, Karen Martin, Kathleen Nicosia, Betty Ong, Jean Roger, Dianne Snyder, Madeline Sweeney

9:03 am – South Tower – United 175

Captain Victor Saracini

First Officer Michael Horrocks

Flight Attendants: Robert J. Fangman, Amy N. Jarret, Amy R. King, Kathryn L. Laborie, Alfred G. Marchand, Michael C. Tarrou, Alicia N. Titus

9:37 am – Pentagon – American 77

Captain Charles Burlingame

First Officer David M. Charlebois

Flight Attendants: Michele Heidenberger, Jennifer Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, Renee A. May… Read More...

IAM-TWU Association Beats Back Rogue Union Raid Attempt on American Airlines Mechanics

September 2, 2021 Admin 0

American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers will continue to be represented by the strength of the IAM-TWU Association. A rogue, divisive attempt by an outsider union to trigger a raid election has been denied, the National Mediation Board announced Thursday.

“I want every American Airlines mechanic to know that the IAM is more committed than ever to provide you the strongest and most comprehensive representation in the airline industry,” said Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President. “During this process, we had so many good conversations with members about making improvements in the lives of American Airlines mechanics. … Read More...

Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

June 4, 2021

Dear TWU-IAM Association member,

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on the ballot. If the NMB does conduct a representation election, the options will be the TWU-IAM Association, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, no-union, and write in.

We understand that many American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers signed AMFA authorization cards … Read More...

The Association

American to Conduct Recalls

January 17, 2021 Admin 0

January 16, 2021

With the recent approval of the Payroll Support Program (PSP2), we have been working to make sure Association represented employees who were impacted in the October reductions are recalled in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements. After several discussions with American Airlines management, your Association Leadership has been informed that, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, notices for Article (6) preferential recall will be sent via FedEx to those members who were reduced, displaced, bumped or furloughed.

A few key highlights that members need to be aware of:

  • This recall process was not a given and several hours
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The Association

TWU-IAM Association PSP Bulletin 12-21-2020

December 22, 2020 Admin 0

December 21, 2020

After months of delays and false promises, Congress has finally agreed to another round of much needed COVID economic relief. Although votes are still pending in the House and Senate, the stimulus package has benefits for TWU/IAM Association represented American Airlines employees, as well as important funding for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, assistance to small businesses and additional stimulus checks for individuals who qualify.

“The Association leadership, TWU and IAM membership and our legislative teams have been working tirelessly with other AFL-CIO unions since last May to secure additional relief for our Association members as well as … Read More...