May 16, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, American management recently distributed incomplete and misleading negotiating documents to its employees. Don’t be fooled by their union busting tactics. Please visit our Association page at http://www.usaamerger.com to view the videos partitioned into sections for easier viewing to see the real state of negotiations between American Airlines and the […]
TWU Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker talks with TWU Executive Negotiator Gary Peterson and IAM Executive Negotiator Tom Reagan about what American Airlines calls their “Full Company Proposal.” You can listen to the podcast at http://podcast.twu.org/ or by subscribing and following on iTunes and Google Music.
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 […]
AA Association Update: American, AGAIN, Shows Their Unwillingness to Negotiate an Agreement – NMB Fails with its Strategy
April 26, 2019 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 […]
On March 13, a run-of-the-mill Air Division Safety Meeting quickly became a real-life lesson, when one TWU member began choking on his lunch and was saved by his union brothers. After a long morning session, attendees were especially hungry when lunch arrived. Local 568 Safety Chair Joe Rodriguez took the first bite of his steak […]
Members of the TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee (FLOC) met April 3-5 at International headquarters in Washington, DC, planning the committee’s goals and next steps. Four leaders were appointed: Co-Chair Raychel Armstrong, Co-Chair Wyatt Gray, Recording Secretary Jordan Bravo and Communications Committee Chair Jarrod Gillen. Armstrong, FLOC co-chair and member of Local 577, said that […]
April 4, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The Association leadership met with American Airlines executive management Wednesday, April 3rd in Washington, DC. The idea was to have an unfiltered discussion with company decision makers to, hopefully, break the logjam in negotiations. The lower level company negotiators had reached the end of their authority and steadfastly continued […]
March 26, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there. Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead […]
On March 12, the TWU International sent letters to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, demanding they ground all the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts in their fleet. Click here to read the letter to Doug Parker. Click here to read the letter to Gary Kelly.
Click here for a PDF of the letter. March 11, 2019 Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator, Aviation Safety Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Bahrami, On behalf of the 65,000 aviation workers represented by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), I write to urge you to take decisive and immediate […]