Monthly Archives: July 2016

Today We Unite: New Website for American Airlines Unity Campaign

TWU members at American Airlines have made countless sacrifices while the company continues to make record profits.  First in bankruptcy and now through a merger, our benefits have been slashed, our work rights have been compromised, and our respect on the job has been decimated. We’re tired of America’s top executives getting rich off our hard work.

Enough is enough. We deserve a fair contract that restores our dignity, prioritizes our family, and protects our future.

That's why we’ve launched our unity campaign, Today We Unite, to stand up for our union and support our brothers and sister at the bargaining table as we negotiate the contract we deserve. Even though we can’t all be at the table together, we want to show American Airlines that we are a united force – and if you mess with one of us, you have to answer to all of us.

Check out our new unity campaign website for more, and stayed tuned for updates on how to remain involved in the campaign. For now, make sure you sign up with your email to stay informed about our ongoing effort, and share a #SolidaritySelfie on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show you're with us. You can already see your brothers' and sisters' selfies here!

Stand With American Airlines Workers By Posting a #SolidaritySelfie

Negotiations at American Airlines have dragged on long enough. We want to hold the company accountable to the promises they make at the bargaining table — but we need your help. 

That's why we're asking you to tweet, Instagram, and Facebook a #SolidaritySelfie to show you're with us. We're fighting for thousands of members across the country, but we know you can't all be at the bargaining table. Show your support for your brothers and sisters by posting a #SolidaritySelfie on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

AA Bargaining Update – July 1

Sisters and Brothers,

 
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Dallas/Fort Worth to continue joint contract negotiations. Download the fleet service update. Download M&R Stores update.
 
During this week’s talks, we made progress on issues which have previously bogged us down. A TA was reached on Work Schedules and significant progress has been made on Overtime. To date, we have not received a response from the company to our counter-proposal on Holidays. That TA’s are not coming out every week is not reflective of the hard work of the committee. We remain committed to be expeditious but take the time necessary to achieve the best contract language possible.
 
Regarding seniority list integration, earlier this week Joshua Javits issued a letter introducing himself to Association members and outlined his role in the seniority integration process. It is important to note that having an integrated seniority list is not necessary for a joint agreement to be reached and ratified prior to the posting of that final list.
 
During the negotiations process, we have reached the following TA’s:
  • Shift Differential
  • Preamble
  • Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Meal Periods
  • Representation
  • Field Work
  • System Board of Adjustment
  • Uniforms
  • Absence from Duty
  • No Strike No Lockout
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Probation
  • Safety and Health
  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Termination of Employment
  • Shift Trades
  • Furlough Benefits
  • Work Schedules
 
We understand your frustrations and we want a contract as fast and as much as you do. However, we also must preserve our work rules and other contractual provisions that make our work lives better. We must stand together as we work through this process!
 
Fraternally,
 
Mark Baskett
Mike Fairbanks
Pete Hogan
Tim Hughes
Mike Mayes
Steve Miller
Brian Oyer
Pat Rezler
Art Risley
Andre Sutton
Rodney Walker
Bill Wilson