Brothers and Sisters
The new American Airlines has just taken another step in the wrong direction. How far will they go to try to convince the Association membership that the deal on the table is industry leading. Take the time to understand what is at stake here. Ask your local manager to explain how the proposed buyout will be applied. Ask why they can’t afford to keep the better medical options for us. Ask why they want to change the scope language when all we want is to keep what we already do today. I’m sure they will be unable to answer any of these questions. It’s going to come down to how far are we going to let them push us down. It’s hard when the company we’ve worked for for so many years changes into a new company. American Airlines is gone, we need to understand this. The new American has taken over. They say they want you to have the best but just compare some of the proposal to what are competitors have. It won’t take long to figure it out. This is a frustrating time. Don’t let them drag you down. Lets show them who built this airline. STAY STRONG.
President Local 510
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June 6, 2019
Brothers and Sisters,
In its continued efforts to stymie negotiations for Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with the TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines is pushing forward with its frivolous lawsuit in a Fort Worth, TX Federal Court.
A calendar has been set by the court for the parties to meet in two pre-trial settlement conferences during the middle of June. If a settlement is not reached, a trial is scheduled for the week of July 1, 2019 in Federal Court in Fort Worth.
The Association continues to demand that American lives up to its obligation and promises to resume negotiations. The Company can’t hide behind a lawsuit smokescreen to prevent reaching contractual agreements. The negotiating table is the only arena where the contracts can be resolved.
Remain unified and do not back down from telling your management that American’s negotiators need to get back to the table and get the deal done.
Alex Garcia, Director TWU-IAM Association, International Vice President, Transport Workers Union of America
Sito Pantoja, Vice Director TWU-IAM Association, General Vice President, Internal Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers