On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction:
The Court now has issued a Permanent Injunction that binds us all indefinitely.
We therefore notify you, in no uncertain terms, that:
Any actions by mechanic and related employees that are designed or intended to harm or slow down American’s operations is a violation of the Court’s Permanent Injunction and the Railway Labor Act.
You MUST resume normal working schedules and practices.
You MUST NOT engage in any concerted refusal to perform normal operations.
Any individual employee represented by the Association who is found to have:
Refused to accept overtime or field trip requests as they would in the normal course;
Failed to complete maintenance repairs as they would in the normal course;
Slowed down in the performance of their job duties; or
Taken any other action intended to cause aircraft to be out of service (including specifically aircraft out of service at 7:00 a.m.) or otherwise cause flight delays or cancellations or interfere with American’s operations;
WILL face discipline and fines from the Association, TWU and/or IAM.
Sito Pantoja, Director, TWU-IAM Association, General Vice President, International Association of Machinists, and Aerospace Workers Alex Garcia, Vice Director, TWU-IAM Association, International Executive Vice President. Transport Workers Union of America
John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America