NOTICE OF COURT ORDER REQUIRING IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

On June 14, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order applicable to the Transport Workers Union Of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the Association, the IAM or the TWU at American Airlines.  A copy of that Order is attached.

As called for in that Order, this is to advise all Association, IAM and TWU represented employees of American Airlines to resume normal working schedules and practices.  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...

American Airlines Continues its Lawsuit Against its Employees

June 6, 2019 Admin 0

June 6, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

In its continued efforts to stymie negotiations for Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with the TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines is pushing forward with its frivolous lawsuit in a Fort Worth, TX Federal Court.

A calendar has been set by the court for the parties to meet in two pre-trial settlement conferences during the middle of June. If a settlement is not reached, a trial is scheduled for the week of July 1, 2019 in Federal Court in Fort Worth.

The Association continues to demand that American lives up to its obligation and promises to resume … 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...

The Association Asks NMB to Force American to Bargain

May 22, 2019 Admin 0

May 22, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association today submitted a letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting they compel American Airlines to fulfill their obligation to bargain with The Association. 

American management has tried to circumvent your negotiating committee by filing a lawsuit, misrepresenting the facts to Congress and trying to negotiate directly with employees. All these standard union-busting tactics do is divert resources from the only place negotiations can be resolved – the bargaining table. Every day American spends away from the negotiating table is another day you will have to wait for the contract you … Read More...

TWU-IAM Association Responds to American Airlines Lawsuit

May 21, 2019 Admin 0

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019 — The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association:

“It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and instead go straight to federal court. The airline is frustrated with the Association for refusing to allow more of our maintenance and repair work to be outsourced to South America, China and Europe. We are also standing strong against cuts to our medical benefits and retirement security. Our members value American Airlines fliers and work hard every

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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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