IAM Safety Committee Issues Coronavirus Update

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 28, 2020

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) has been proactive in ensuring the safety of all IAM members who work with the traveling public and provide cleaning and maintenance on aircraft. 

The committee has participated in conference calls with its respective airlines to discuss the adequacy of current policies and procedures. These calls have included the airlines’ Medical, Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Operating Departments. 

JATSC Representatives have also initiated conference calls with other aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) along with principals and senior officials from … Read More...

American Airlines Pension Update

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

Dear American Airlines IAM Member:

We are pleased to announce that American Airlines has agreed a rehabilitation plan to strengthen the IAM National Pension Fund and protect your retirement benefits.  American and the IAM have jointly agreed to the NPF’s Preferred Schedule of the Rehabilitation Plan.  This means that American chose to increase the Company’s financial contribution, to ensure your future monthly benefit at age 65 will not be reduced because of the Rehabilitation Plan.

IAM District 142 General Chairs have been briefed by representatives of the IAM National Pension Plan and will be in the field meeting with … Read More...

Association Sets the Record Straight

May 16, 2019 Admin 0

May 16, 2019

American management recently distributed incomplete and misleading negotiating documents to its employees. Don’t be fooled by their union-busting tactics. 

Click on the links below partitioned into sections for easier viewing to see the real state of negotiations between American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association. 

Then tell the company to get back to the table and finish the job.

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American Takes the Fight to the Floor

May 3, 2019 Admin 0

May 3, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

American Airlines has made the determination to try changing the negotiations from the bargaining table to directly bargaining in the breakrooms, on the shop floor and on the ramp. Their direct appeal to TWU and IAM members represented by the Association is an end-around rarely seen by the most anti-union employers during contract negotiations. They want to test your solidarity.

The documents they posted on JetNet do show significant gains the Association achieved so far in negotiations. The Company gave nothing out of their generosity – the improvements you see are the result of … Read More...

American, AGAIN, Shows Their Unwillingness to Negotiate an Agreement – NMB Fails with its Strategy

April 26, 2019 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association leadership met with American Airlines’ negotiators and Federal Mediators this week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Mediator’s unorthodox approach to these negotiations failed to provide adequate space for the parties to face-off in the critical high stakes final issues to be resolved. The recent sessions were short three-day bursts that started late in the mornings and did not proceed into the evenings. The Mediators kept the negotiators in separate rooms instead of creating an environment that forced the negotiators to face each other to reach an agreement or stalemate. An arbitrary deadline was set (without … Read More...

American Negotiations Update Video: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019 Admin 0

Please watch and share the video below.

L-R: John Coveny, Jr., General Chair District 142; Sean Ryan, General Chair District 142; Bill Wilson, VP at Large District 141; Mark Baskett, Assistant General Chair District 141

Special thanks to Dave Lehive, Communications Coordinator District 141 for Editing. … Read More...