TWU-IAM Association Safety Statement

September 6, 2019 Admin 0

September 6, 2019

The TWU/IAM Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, any conduct by any individual that jeopardizes the safe operation of an aircraft. Safety is the number one priority for our IAM and TWU members involved in the maintenance and operation of aircraft. These members are the most highly trained safety professionals in the airline industry. As a result, the US air transportation system is the safest in the world. Any conduct that jeopardizes that safety is not tolerated or condoned by the leadership or members of our organizations.

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TWU-IAM Association Contract Talks with American to Resume

September 4, 2019 Admin 0

September 4, 2019

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that mediation for negotiations in the American Airlines/TWU-IAM Association contract talks will restart on Monday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. ET and continue through Thursday, Sept. 19. The sessions will be held in Washington, D.C. at the National Mediation Board (NMB).

Association principals Sito Pantoja, Director (IAM General Vice President) and Alex Garcia, Vice Director (TWU International Executive Vice President) met with the NMB on Thursday, Aug. 29 to outline the Association’s views on negotiations and to insist that negotiations resume.

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Association Bulletin – August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Admin 0

August 16, 2019

Association, American Meet with NMB

The National Mediation Board (NMB) held separate meetings with TWU/IAM Association Leadership (first) and American Management (later) on Thursday in Washington D.C. The purpose of the meetings was for the three NMB Board Members to discuss the status of our negotiations with both parties. The Federal Mediators who attended our earlier negotiations were also present.

Both parties were granted an opportunity to state the reasons they felt were preventing both sides from reaching an agreement. The Association, which was represented by Director Sito Pantoja and Vice Director Alex Garcia, told the Board … Read More...

Notice of Permanent Injunction

August 13, 2019 Admin 0

August 13, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction:

The Court now has issued a Permanent Injunction that binds us all indefinitely. We therefore notify you, in no uncertain terms, that:

Any actions by mechanic and related employees that are designed or intended to harm or slow down American’s operations is a violation of the … Read More...

NMB Calls for Status Meeting

July 26, 2019 Admin 0

July 26, 2019

The National Mediation Board (NMB) today called for status meetings among the highest-ranking principles in the TWU-IAM Association & American Airlines negotiations. On August 15, 2019 the Association leaders will meet with the three members of the NMB at 10:00 am and the Company representatives will meet with the same NMB members at 1:00pm.

This is an opportunity for frank dialogue between the two negotiating parties and NMB members. The Association has demanded movement from both American Airlines and the NMB, and is pleased this meeting has finally been called. No other meetings or negotiations are scheduled … Read More...

Association Bulletin – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 Admin 0

July 17, 2019

NMB to American Workers: “Drop Dead” Schedules, Then Cancels Negotiations

The Association had been demanding the Company meet with or without the NMB to resume and complete our negotiations. The National Mediation Board (NMB) after a long period of delay finally scheduled negotiations for American Airlines and the TWU/IAM Associations for July 16, 17 and 18 in Washington, DC.  The session scheduled by the NMB was welcomed and the Association made all necessary plans for it. However, our hopes for meaningful negotiations were quickly dashed by the NMB at the apparent bidding of American.

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Association Response to Letter From FAA

July 15, 2019 Admin 0

July 15, 2019

To All Association Members:

The attachment to this bulletin is the Association response to the letter received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja, General Vice President IAM, stressing that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing effectiveness of the airline’s safety management system. Safety is a shared responsibility of American and Union members that demands a
collaborative culture, irrespective of any ongoing controversy between the organizations.”

Director, TWU-IAM Association                       
International Executive

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Association TRO Compliance Bulletin

July 12, 2019 Admin 0

July 12, 2019

On July 10, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an Order modifying the terms of the existing Temporary Restraining Order. The following statement from the Association’s most senior Union leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made pursuant to that July 10 Order:

Despite the Temporary Restraining (TRO) issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on June 14, 2019, the disruption from the status quo – as measured by AOS at 0700, high daily open MELs, and low nightly accomplishment yields – … Read More...

Association Bulletin – July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019 Admin 0

July 9, 2019

To All Association Members:

The following letter on page two of this bulletin was received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja,  General Vice President IAM, stressing  that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing effectiveness of the airline’s safety management system. Safety is a shared responsibility of American and Union members that demands a collaborative culture, irrespective of any ongoing controversy between the organizations.”

We agree with the FAA.

Directory, TWU-IAM
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