American Airlines Vaccine Mandate Update

October 23, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

The Association conducted a follow-up call today with American Airlines regarding the vaccine mandate.  The Company continues to work through the religious and medical accommodations submitted by the membership. Two items that we were informed of today include those members who have had Covid-19 recently and how they should handle being accommodated since they cannot get the vaccination at this time. Those members should put in for a medical exemption and request for a Covid-19 vaccine deferral until such time they can get vaccinated. The second question  answered was if there would be an exception for … Read More...

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Concerns Over Job Action Posts on Social Media

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

Recently, we had been advised by one of our companies that they saw posts on social media calling for job action by our members. Let me be very clear, the union does NOT support job actions that violate the current labor agreements. All contracts provide for processes to have disputes resolved. Please review your contracts or reach out to your union reps if you have concerns or need clarification. Also, be aware of your company’s social media policy.

We understand emotions are at their peak over the federal mandate. We have had discussions with … Read More...

AA Vaccine Mandate Update

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Today the Association leadership meet via conference call with American Airlines leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such accommodations. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although American Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences are off … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Ratification Meeting Date and Times Update

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Please note, all meetings in all reservation centers will now be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time, to allow all members the opportunity to participate in the meeting and vote.

Also, the Sarasota (SRQ) meeting will be held on October 30th, in the Breakroom, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. local time.

Please take the time to attend the meeting, ask any questions or concerns, and cast your ballot.

 

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Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

June 4, 2021

Dear TWU-IAM Association member,

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on the ballot. If the NMB does conduct a representation election, the options will be the TWU-IAM Association, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, no-union, and write in.

We understand that many American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers signed AMFA authorization cards … Read More...

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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