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...

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 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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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...