The Association

American to Conduct Recalls

January 17, 2021 Admin 0

January 16, 2021

With the recent approval of the Payroll Support Program (PSP2), we have been working to make sure Association represented employees who were impacted in the October reductions are recalled in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements. After several discussions with American Airlines management, your Association Leadership has been informed that, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, notices for Article (6) preferential recall will be sent via FedEx to those members who were reduced, displaced, bumped or furloughed.

A few key highlights that members need to be aware of:

  • This recall process was not a given and several hours
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The Association

TWU-IAM Association PSP Bulletin 12-21-2020

December 22, 2020 Admin 0

December 21, 2020

After months of delays and false promises, Congress has finally agreed to another round of much needed COVID economic relief. Although votes are still pending in the House and Senate, the stimulus package has benefits for TWU/IAM Association represented American Airlines employees, as well as important funding for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, assistance to small businesses and additional stimulus checks for individuals who qualify.

“The Association leadership, TWU and IAM membership and our legislative teams have been working tirelessly with other AFL-CIO unions since last May to secure additional relief for our Association members as well as … Read More...

Updated HEROES Act Introduced as Time Runs Out for Airline Workers

September 29, 2020 Admin 0

September 29, 2020

Texas Senator Cornyn’s Support Boosts Chances for Passage in the Senate 
On Monday evening, House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a revised version of the HEROES Act, which includes $25 billion in funding for airline workers and another $3 billion for airline contractors. With a bipartisan majority of members of the House of Representatives on record supporting an extension of the Payroll Support Act (PSP), if the bill earns support in the Republican-controlled Senate, the eventual extension of the funding is all but assured.

If the bill fails to become law immediately, however, airlines may
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Payroll Support Program (PSP) Ending Soon HELP NEEDED NOW!

September 25, 2020 David Supplee 0

September 24, 2020

Sisters and Brothers:

Over the past month, the leaders of most of the major airlines, along with union leadership and members have been on Capitol Hill to push Congress to act immediately to pass a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP). There are only six days remaining before the PSP expires, and without a clean extension, hundreds of thousands of airline workers face the possibility of being furloughed.

We need all our members, their families, and friends to contact their senators to get Congress to act NOW before the current PSP expires. It only takes … Read More...

DL 142

ACT NOW: Airlines Begin Furloughs as Payroll Protection Draws Near

August 26, 2020 Admin 0

August 25, 2020

Currently, most of our members are at work, receiving a paycheck and have their benefits still intact, even though the airline industry has taken a severe hit because of COVID-19. This is possible due to the Paycheck Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act. Unfortunately, the CARES Act is set to expire October 1. As a result, many of our airlines have started preparing for reductions by issuing Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN) notices to their employees. Just today, American Airlines announced they will begin issuing furlough notices beginning Thursday. Over 800 Mechanic and Related … Read More...

Breaking Point

Without PSP, AA Cuts 40,000

August 26, 2020 Admin 0

August 26, 2020

American Airlines announced plans to eliminate the jobs of “at least” 40,000 employees.

The furloughs would begin within hours of the expiration of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), the section of the CARES Act scheduled to end on October 1, just over a month before Election Day. The IAM has responded by calling on members to make a last stand on Capitol Hill and redouble efforts to convince lawmakers to renew funding for the PSP, which has stalled in the Senate. Airline executives agree that legislative action, if taken soon, would prevent the job cuts. 

In a … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Negotiations – July 23, 2019

July 24, 2019 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

Please be advised that the Q & A sessions and voting hours for BOI, PSP and JFK have changed. Full details are as follows:

Location:   BOI
Date: July 24-25
Voting hours: 0800-2000 (previously 0800-1800))
Address: BOI Reservations Office Break room

Location:   PSP
Date: July 31
Voting Hours: 0800-1600 (previously 1000-1430)
Address: PSP Break Room

Location:   JFK
Date: July 31-August 1
Voting Hours: 0900-1700
Address: JFK Break Room (Previously Local Lodge 1894)

We hope that the extended voting hours and change in location will provide an opportunity for more members to cast their vote on the Tentative Agreement. … Read More...