Implementation Agreement Reached

March 27, 2020 Admin 0

March 27, 2020

The Association and American Airlines have reached an agreement covering implementation of certain elements of the JCBAs pending successful ratification of those contracts today. The following items cover pay, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership:

  1. All JCBA wage rates will be effective the first Monday following the date of ratification (“DOR”), inclusive of
  2. Chart Rate
  3. All Premiums
  4. Skill Pay
  5. Fuel Tank Entry (which will be paid as a temporary upgrade)
  6. MLS Driver Premium (which will be paid as a temporary upgrade unless a separate MLS Driver bid area is established)
  7. Taxi &
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TWU-IAM Ratifies New Contracts at American Airlines

March 26, 2020 Admin 0

March 26, 2020

The TWU-IAM Association today announced its American Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified contracts covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related (including Maintenance Control Technicians & Maintenance Training Specialists), Fleet Service, and Material Logistics Specialists/Stores members.

Percent Voting Yes:

  • Mechanic & Related:   90.94% 
  • Fleet Service:                95.45% 
  • MLS/Stores:                  92.12% 

“The resounding approval of these contracts yet again proves that by standing together and demonstrating our solidarity and determination, we are able to achieve contracts our members deserve,” said Association Chair Sito Pantoja and Vice Chair Alex Garcia. “It is that same resolve that will get us through this unprecedented crisis facing our airline, our … Read More...

AA JCBA Voter Guide

March 23, 2020 Admin 0

March 23, 2020

As we move closer to the ratification vote for the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines, we wanted to provide the members with a sample of the information that will be provided over the next few days via US Mail or by AA Company email.

In the unlikely event a member does not receive the voter information by US Mail or AA Company email, the following phone numbers will be available for a replacement PIN. A replacement PIN can only be provided to a member if the original PIN has not already been used to cast … Read More...

American Airlines Tentative Agreement Informational Video

March 23, 2020 Admin 0

March 21, 2020

In light of the on-going issues with the coronavirus, we put a video together to go over the highlights of the tentative agreement.  Should you have any questions, please contact your local reps, call your General Chair, or email your question to AA-TA@iamdl142.org

Please note, when the video was made, it was still set to do the normal voting.  Since then, it was decided, due to all the restrictions being put in place, to vote electronically.  Please watch your mail and check your aa.com email for voting instructions. 

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Electronic Ratification Voting

March 19, 2020 Admin 0

March 19, 2020

Due to worsening circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus crisis in the United States, the TWU/IAM Association leadership has been working on an alternate method, in the voting procedures, for the ratification of the tentative Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines. This exception to the normal voting process will convert the process from paper, in-person ballots, to allow for individual electronic voting by internet. This change will allow all eligible voters to cast a ballot in an environment they feel is safe and free from the threat of spreading the virus or becoming infected by it. Your safety … Read More...

Association Concludes JCBA Review – with all JCBA’s

March 11, 2020 Admin 0

March 11, 2020

TWU-IAM Association representatives have concluded reviewing the final JCBA documents and have authorized the company to print and mail full-text contracts to all members. Each member will receive the contract pertaining to your classification. Also included in the mailing will be a letter from TWU-IAM Association Director Sito Pantoja and TWU-IAM Association Vice Director Alex Garcia.

Voting will take place on Thursday, March 26. Specific information regarding voting locations and times will soon be available on TWU local and IAM local and district websites along with the Association website.

For your consideration, please view the letter, full-text … Read More...

Association Bulletin – March 7, 2020

March 7, 2020 Admin 0

March 7, 2020

Association Concluding JCBA Review

This week, TWU-IAM Association representatives continued the process of reviewing tentatively agreed to Joint Contract language. Late Friday evening, the Executive Committee finalized the remaining documents necessary to put the contracts together for membership review, before ballots are cast.

The work that Association representatives have been engaged in during the last four weeks has been arduous and time consuming but vitally important. We must ensure that every word in these agreements is correct and that nothing has been overlooked, so TWU-IAM members receive documents to review and vote on that reflect the contract … Read More...

Association: Contract Language Talks Progress

February 22, 2020 Admin 0

February 22, 2020

The full negotiating committees continued to meet this week in Dallas, TX to write the remaining language needed to secure the final contract from the Agreement in Principle made with American Airlines. With a few exceptions, the bulk of that work is now done.

Our next task is to work with our attorneys to finalize the language that properly protects our industry leading 401(k) contributions, pension contributions, and profit sharing. It is important to make sure these critical elements are unambiguous. These core tenants of the new agreement are extremely valuable to members while they are working … Read More...

Association Bulletin – Contract Language Update

February 15, 2020 Admin 0

February 15, 2020

Contract Language Update

The Association negotiating team met this week with the company in Dallas, TX to continue finalizing contract language to bring our Agreements in Principle (AIPs) back to the membership as complete Tentative Agreements for your consideration.

Making sure the contract language is accurate for this historic ratification vote by our members is a critical step in the process, but this phase is moving closer to a conclusion. The negotiating team is meeting with the company again next week with the intent on finalizing all language.

When all language is finalized, complete text of all … Read More...