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.

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Association and American Meet to Finalize Language

February 8, 2020 Admin 0

February 7, 2020

Association and American Meet to Finalize Language

As previously announced, the TWU-IAM Association reached Agreements in Principle (AIP) last week with American Airlines on five new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements (JCBAs). The five-year accords run through 2025. 

This week, Association negotiating committee members met with company representatives in Fort Lauderdale, FL to begin finalizing contract language to bring our Agreements in Principle back to you as complete Tentative Agreements for your consideration. This time-consuming work is necessary for accurate full text documents to be presented to the membership before ratification voting begins. We expect this process to … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 02/04/2020

February 4, 2020 Admin 0

February 4, 2020

What to Know About the Early Out Offer

Sisters and Brothers,

The Company has informed the Association that they are planning to offer an Early Out to Association Members at some point and time under terms and conditions established by the Company.

Why is this not part of the Agreement in Principle:

  1. As part of the negotiation process over the past several years, the Company has discussed offering an Early Out to Association Members. The Association informed the Company that if we were to agree to an Early Out as part of the contract it would have
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Agreements in Principle Reached

January 30, 2020 Admin 0

January 30, 2020

Agreements in Principle 

Sisters and Brothers,

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members.

The Association negotiating committees must finalize and proof contract language on agreed upon provisions of the tentative contracts, and the parties will continue to meet to accomplish that task. This process could take a few weeks. Preliminary highlight sheets are … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 01/29/2020

January 29, 2020 Admin 0

January 29, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

Negotiations between the Association and American Airlines resumed today in Washington, DC. with some progress made. The remaining outstanding issues are few, but are some of the most important elements of a collective bargaining agreement, including wages and job scope language.

The parties will continue negotiations tomorrow, and the membership will be updated as developments occur. Your solidarity has brought us close to an agreement, and your committee thanks you as we try to conclude these negotiations. 

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 27, 2020

Negotiations continued January 21 – 23, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. Discussions took place with Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). The company’s position remains the same and no further movement continued with Article Seven (Overtime). Your committee worked with the remaining open articles.
Future sessions to be determined. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. 
Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

 Fraternally,
April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris
GENERAL CHAIRS 

Ian Scott-Anderman
SECRETARY-TREASURER

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020 Admin 0

January 20, 2020

Negotiations resumed January 14 -16, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week the company responded to Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). Your committee continues to fight for a work life balance and shares the frustration of the membership with the company’s position on these issues.

The next session is scheduled January 21 – 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

Fraternally,

April Butler      Kenny Champagne  … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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President’s Report – January 2019

January 17, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0

The day I found out I was going to be the next President of the Local a good friend sent me a quote, ” If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But If you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion”.

These are not only words that I plan to stand by but a promise that I will always strive to be the best leader I can be for this Local … Read More...