Published 25 Oct, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
At the meeting of the International Executive Council of TWU on October 23 and 24, important decisions were made that will affect the future of the ATD plan to restructure the M & R Locals at American Airlines so as to successfully cope with the conditions that now prevail at the airline.
The plan was presented in detail to the IEC, along with the economic data and projections that, in our view, establish the need to do the restructuring. However, the IEC determined that, without an adequate opportunity to study, consider and evaluate the comments of the plan submitted by Locals and members, it was unable to properly pass on whether to implement the restructuring plan. As a result of this, the IEC decided that it would appoint a subcommittee that would be given the responsibility of studying and evaluating the ATD plan in light of the comments submitted. The subcommittee will have full power to call upon those who formulated the ATD plan, as well as TWU experts and those who submitted comments both pro and con regarding the plan, to help them in their deliberations.
The subcommittee will issue its recommendations on the restructuring plan during the week of November 26, 2012. This will of course have a major impact on the elections schedule previously released by the ATD. No elections are now scheduled; if the IEC votes to adopt a restructuring plan that involves elections, you will be informed promptly of the fact, and of the resulting new elections schedule.
Finally, you may view below the Bylaws under which Local 591 will begin its operations, if and when it should be chartered as a result of IEC action. In order to begin operating, it is necessary that the Local have an initial set of Bylaws; these, however, will of course be amendable by the Local and its membership, in accord with the TWU Constitution, when the Local begins operating.