Association Bulletin – August 16, 2019

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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

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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

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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.

Before we could … Read More...

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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Association Defends Members in Federal Court

July 2, 2019 Admin 0

July 2, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Monday July 1, the TWU/IAM Association and the partner unions, TWU and IAM, defended against charges by American Airlines that our members (who are their employees) were engaged in activities not permitted under the Railway Labor Act. A ruling by the Federal court in the Northern District of Texas is expected within 30 days.

The Temporary Restraining Order or TRO remains in effect until a further ruling by the court.

Please Post on All TWU- IAM Bulletin Boards

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AA – Additional Communication Regarding TRO

June 20, 2019 Admin 0

June 19, 2019

TO ALL IAM-REPRESENTED MECHANICS AT AMERICAN AIRLINES:

The IAM has previously advised you of a Federal Court Order issued on June 14, 2019 requiring the IAM, the TWU, the IAM-TWU Association, the local unions that represent employees at American Airlines, and their members, to resume normal working schedules and practices.

The Order requires that no employee shall engage in any concerted refusal to perform normal operations.

The IAM, TWU and the Association have not authorized and do not encourage any form of job action at American Airlines.  This is to emphasize and remind each of you that … Read More...