Monthly Archives: January 2016

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TWU/IAM Association Documents

Washington D.C., May 13, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) today announced a partership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the "new" American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

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Association Continues Negotiations This Week



Sisters and Brothers,


Your TWU-IAM Association Fleet Service and Mechanic & Related Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Miami to continue joint contract negotiations. Below is each Committee’s update of this week’s discussions. Each Committee was able to reach preliminary, tentative agreements pertaining to some of the articles discussed this week.

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Fleet Service Negotiations Update



Your TWU-IAM Association Fleet Service Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week to continue joint contract negotiations. It was a productive week and progress was made. The union and the company discussed the following articles:



Preamble

Purpose of the Agreement

Safety and Health

Grievances

System Board of Adjustment

Fitness for Duty

Probationary Period



We will continue joint contract negotiations in Washington, D.C. for the next two weeks, beginning on January 19. We have also scheduled nine additional full weeks of joint contract negotiations through March.

 Your committee is determined to secure the industry-leading joint contract that every Fleet Service Employee at American Airlines deserves. Your support and solidarity gives us the power to achieve our goals.



In solidarity,

 
Mike Baskett Mike Fairbanks Pete Hogan Tim Hughes
Mike Mayes Steve Miller Brian Oyer Pat Rezler
Art Risley Andre Sutton Rodney Walker Bill Wilson
 
 
Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiations Update
 
Sisters and Brothers,

 
The Mechanic & Related and Stores Negotiating Committee met with the company this week and continued joint contract negotiations. It was a productive week. During this session your committee discussed the following articles with the company:
 
Preamble

Purpose of the Agreement

Safety and Health

Fitness for Duty

Grievance Procedure

System Board of Adjustment
 
The committee also received a complete proposal from the company on Grievance Procedure and System Board of Adjustment which we are reviewing.
 
Furthermore, your committee issued a comprehensive proposal to the company regarding Fitness for Duty for their review.
 
We are tentatively scheduled to continue joint contract negotiations in Washington, D.C. the weeks of January 18 and January 25. In addition, we have secured the following weeks to continue negotiations: February 8, February 29, March 7, March 21, and March 28.
 
Please keep in mind that combining two labor agreements into one is a complex task and all articles of incorporation are important. Updates to the membership will continue after each weekly session. 
 
In closing, your continued solidarity and support will be appreciated and necessary as we move forward into the more difficult areas of negotiations of the JCBA.
 

In solidarity,

 
Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huffman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Larry Pike Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength

2016 Michael J. Quill Scholarship

TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study.

The union has been honoring our founder with these scholarships since 1969. Quill Scholarship awards have benefitted hundreds of TWU families. Sons and daughters of our members in transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of TWU’s signature scholarship.
 
We have three additional sponsors: Union Benefit Planners has again agreed to sponsor an additional eight scholarships worth $2,500 each. M3 Technology will sponsor five scholarships worth $2,000 each and Vincent Pitta from Pitta & Giblin LLP, in memory of J. Brian Dugan, will sponsor two scholarships worth $2,500 each. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship. The application and additional information, including eligibility requirements, are here.