Southwest Airlines – Your Rights Under the Contract

December 8, 2020 Admin 0

December 8, 2020

While Southwest Airlines continues to feed the public and media the myth that there has never been a furlough in its history, your Union never forgets. Management has decided to threaten layoffs, which they entirely control. However, your rights under the contract continue to exist, just as they have in every other reduction in force during Southwest’s history. These provisions applied in 2004 when over 1,900 CS&S employees were furloughed from the DAL, LIT and SLC reservations facilities. They also applied in 2014 to CSAs in JAN and EWR, in 2017 to CSAs in DAY and CAK, … Read More...

Suspicion Surrounding American Airlines ‘Big Six’ Stock Purchase

June 12, 2019 Admin 0

June 12, 2019

In a recent article published on Inc.com, it was reported that six of American Airlines’ top executives recently purchased over $3 million in company stock, almost half of which was bought by CEO Doug Parker. These six executives now own over $129 million in American stock. After the news of their purchases was announced, the stock surged about 12% making them $300,000 on the stock they just bought and $15 million on the stock they already own.

It is not a coincidence that the “Big Six” made these purchases while the stock was near its lowest … Read More...

New Wall Street Journal Ad Calls Out American Airlines

June 10, 2019 Admin 0

June 10, 2019

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is calling out top executives at American Airlines with a new ad in the Wall Street Journal.

Here’s the text of the full-page ad:

“American Airlines stock has dropped to near-record lows under the leadership of CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom.

Now, analysts predict AA stock value could drop even lower because Parker and Isom have abandoned the bargaining table and instead have chosen a path which may lead to a lawful strike under the Railway Labor Act.

“Falling oil prices might ease some of the downward Read More...

Association Bulletin: American Airlines Is More Focused On Litigation, Not Negotiating the Contract Our Members Deserve

May 30, 2019 Admin 0

May 30, 2019

As was said earlier, our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Company is currently near the top of their outsourcing of work maximums established through bankruptcy. Our fight on SCOPE is simple, we are fighting for our members’ seniority to improve because of the merger, not be reduced to less than that of a vendor or foreign worker. American Airlines continues to cross the line and has again failed in their effort to deflect from negotiating at the bargaining table by negotiating directly with the Association … Read More...

American Airlines Unions Stand Strong, Association Thanks Union Affiliates for Their Support

May 29, 2019 Admin 0

May 29, 2019

On behalf of the TWU-IAM Association, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), The Allied Pilots Association (APA) and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for their letters of support in our contract negotiations fight with American Airlines.

Our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Pilots’, Flight Attendants’ and Teamsters’ words of encouragement and solidarity will go a long way in helping us win this battle against corporate greed.

Click here to read APFA Support Read More...

Association Sets the Record Straight

May 16, 2019 Admin 0

May 16, 2019

American management recently distributed incomplete and misleading negotiating documents to its employees. Don’t be fooled by their union-busting tactics. 

Click on the links below partitioned into sections for easier viewing to see the real state of negotiations between American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association. 

Then tell the company to get back to the table and finish the job.

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American Takes the Fight to the Floor

May 3, 2019 Admin 0

May 3, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

American Airlines has made the determination to try changing the negotiations from the bargaining table to directly bargaining in the breakrooms, on the shop floor and on the ramp. Their direct appeal to TWU and IAM members represented by the Association is an end-around rarely seen by the most anti-union employers during contract negotiations. They want to test your solidarity.

The documents they posted on JetNet do show significant gains the Association achieved so far in negotiations. The Company gave nothing out of their generosity – the improvements you see are the result of … Read More...

Pilots Call American Airlines Bonuses “Stunning:” Airline Says They Are Routine

May 2, 2019 Admin 0

The following Article was written by Ted Reed and posted on Forbes.com.

On the American Airlines earnings call Friday,  CEO Doug Parker said management employees received 51% of their targeted bonus for 2018 – meaning some mid-level managers received bonuses of about 9% — a disclosure that came as a surprise to the carrier’s pilots union.

American’s short-term incentive plan is tied to pretax profits: the threshold is $3 billion. Responding to an analyst’s questions about the plan, Parker said that while 2018 pretax earnings were slightly below $3 billion, the incentive is based on a total that is calculated … Read More...