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Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 16 in Dallas.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Read more>> May 20, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 9 in Washington, D.C. The committees received a visit from TWU International President and Association Vice Chair, Harry Lombardo, on Tuesday. He addressed the committee with his thoughts, and restated his commitment and support to the Association and these negotiations.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

Read more>> May 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016

CONTACT: 
Ori Korin (202) 719-3834

TWU Members Join Deny NAI Coalition for Day of Action at White House
Urge U.S. Government to Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members from the Transport Workers Union of America’s Air Division joined representatives of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers at a rally in front of the White House today. The coalition is calling on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs.


TWU Members picket in front of the White House

Read more>> May 12, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Transport Workers Union of America, Ori Korin (202) 719-3834; or AFL-CIO, Carolyn Bobb (202) 637-5018

Aviation Workers to Converge at White House, Urge U.S. Government to Deny NAI
Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WHEN:    Thursday, May 12, 2016; 12–1 pm

WHERE:    Lafayette Square, across from the White House
        


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs. Download this advisory

 

Read more>> May 10, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 25 in Washington, D.C. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Read more>> April 29, 2016

Sisters and Brothers:

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of April 18 in DFW. During this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles: 

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Read more>> April 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016
 
CONTACT:
 Ori Korin
 

DOT NAI Decision Bad for Business, Bad for Workers

Following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s tentative approval of a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary, which would allow the carrier to provide service between the United States and the European Union, Transport Workers Union International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement:
 
“Today’s DOT order sets a very dangerous precedent in U.S. aviation policy, and highlights the serious flaws with our current Open Skies trade policies. When we open up certain routes to these flag-of-convenience subsidiaries that are set up to explicitly violate labor laws, we weaken what little labor protections our trade agreements already have. Plus, we risk thousands of U.S. airline jobs and drive down standards even lower in the airline industry.”

Read more>> April 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016

CONTACT:
 Ori Korin

Dispatcher Operation Specialists Ratify Contract with American Airlines
TWU Looks to Replicate Gains for all Members at Company

Late yesterday evening, TWU Local 549, which represents Dispatcher Operation Specialists at American Airlines, overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will give members immediate pay increases as well as improved longevity pay, increased vacation, sick days, and holidays. Over 85 percent of members voted in favor of the contract. This afternoon, the new agreement was signed by TWU International, Local 549 leadership, and American Airlines.

Read more>> April 15, 2016

 

 

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