President’s Message – 5-14-2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As we continue to try to reach a CBA with American Airlines, I wanted to thank you for your hard work and outstanding job that you do on a daily basis.  Despite the company’s commitment to get back to negotiations, no dates have been set up as of yet. We have all seen plenty of propaganda on Jetnet but nothing to counter the proposal we have put forward.  I understand the financial inequalities we endure as this process lingers on and how frustrating it is for all of us.  Hopefully we can bring this to a close soon.  Please remember this is not the American Airlines from years past, this is the “New” American Airlines.  As profits sore and we continue to become more productive they look for more cut backs and concessions, which is shameful.  Stay strong and continue to do the TWU proud.  Never forget your worth.  Never forget this chapter in your career.

Kevin Sullivan

President Local 510

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June 7, 2018
Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of the members of the TWUIAM Association, we would like to extend our enthusiastic support
for the Aircraft Maintenance Offshoring Bill, federal legislation that would support US aircraft
maintenance workers. This bill is intended to draw attention to the airline industrywide trend of offshoring
aircraft maintenance.
“The TWUIAM Association believes the offshoring of this maintenance work creates serious security
issues and job concerns,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Alex Garcia and Sito Pantoja respectively.
“These jobs should be performed by American workers on American soil, not at foreign repair stations
where FAA and US security oversight is lacking.”
The bill will do two things to draw attention to the issue: First, it would require airlines to disclose next to
each flight for sale, on confirmation information, and boarding passes, the city and country and date in
which the aircraft intended to fly a particular flight last underwent heavy maintenance. Secondly, it would
require airlines to include on their website the cities and countries in which their fleet has undergone heavy
maintenance in the last five years and the cities/countries in which the airline holds a contract for heavy
This bill will provide the necessary safeguards that will help ensure that all passengers have access to
where and when their aircraft was serviced,” added Garcia and Pantoja. “We urge all members of Congress
to support this bill and pass these strong reforms.”
This bill will be introduced today by Senator McCaskill and Representatives Garamendi (D-CA) and
Donovan (RNY).
Alex Garcia                                                                       Sito Pantoja
TWU International Executive Vice President          IAM General Vice President
TWU/IAM Association DirectorTWU/IAM Association Vice Director