To the TWU Membership,
The permit has been issued and we are taking our fight to American Airlines Headquarters on October 26. We are going to make sure that Doug Parker and Robert Isom get the message, it’s time for them to step up and get this contract done!
Membership frustration has grown to the boiling point, as we enter the airline’s busiest season. As members we can no longer sit idly by through another holiday season, while American Airlines drags their feet getting the JCBA negotiated. We must take a stand, by showing up in full force at Headquarters to demand what we were promised! As American Airlines continues to profit from our labor, we have a right to the contract that Doug Parker and Robert Isom promised, not more concessionary proposals.
If Doug Parker & Robert Isom want to gain employee trust, then they must take their own leap of faith and deliver to the membership what they promised; “the best contract in the industry.” But Doug Parker & Robert Isom are now trying to change their narrative to “the best pay in the industry”, and that is unacceptable! On Thursday our members’ voices will be heard; when we show up and make sure Doug Parker and Robert Isom hear that we are not willing to acquiesce into the leadership’s new narrative and accept anything less than the best contract in the industry. Simply put, we cannot allow Doug Parker and Robert Isom to weasel out on the promise they made to us as employees; we must demand that they deliver the best contract in the industry – now.
The only excuse for not being in attendance on Thursday is that you are at work. And, if you are at work, then you too have the opportunity to show unity by wearing a union shirt, hat, pin or anything that identifies you as a union member. It’s time to send a loud and clear message to both Doug Parker and Robert Isom, that the pace of negotiations is unacceptable and must be changed immediately; as members, we are all tired of the lack of progress and length between negotiating sessions; let’s get a deal done that makes American great again and keeps our jobs in the United States.
William Fa, President, TWU Local 513
Rollie Reeves, President, TWU Local 567
Gary Peterson, President, TWU Local 591