Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Michael J. Quill Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.

Read the memo here.
Download the application here.

AA Bargaining Update, Jan. 13

Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues

Top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.

“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work.” Read more


January 13 Mechanic and Related Bargaining Update

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of January 9, 2017. [The Fleet Service Committees did not meet this week.] During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

Download Mechanic & Related Stores

The subcommittee made up of LUS & LAA Quality Assurance Auditors, Planners and Technical Documentation Specialists met with the negotiating committee and prepared proposals in Hours of Service and Classifications that pertain to those work groups, the discussions were meaningful and productive. In addition, the MTS subcommittee met and received a proposal on Hours of Service, and prepared multiple proposals for the next session.

Quality Assurance Tech Doc Planners
Scott Orloff, LUS
Mike Loffer, LAA
Doug Cratty, LUS
Michele Branum, LAA
Jim Gaggiano, LUS
Tonja Pellerin, LUS
Jason Wade, LAA
Warren Hobbs, LAA


Limited Duty: M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have reached an agreement in principle on this Article which provides enhanced protections for our members.

Hours of Service: M&R, MLS & MCT – We have reached an agreement in principle on this article and will reach a T/A once the QA, Planner & Technical Documentations Specialists group reach an agreement with the company on the section of this article that pertains to them.

General and Miscellaneous – We exchanged proposals on this article with the company in this session. This Article encompasses many facets of the CBA and continues to evolve as we progress through the negotiations process. We are trying to close out as many parts of this Article as practical, leaving it open until the end of the negotiations to ensure complete coverage in the new JCBA.

Classifications – We worked on a proposal to pass to the company during the next session.

Overtime: M&R, MLS and MCT – We did not discuss this article during this session. We remain steadfast in our positions on NO mandatory overtime, limiting job continuation and pay for overtime bypass.

Vacation: M&R, MLS & MCT– We did not discuss this article during this session.

Holidays: M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We did not discuss this article during this session.

M&R= Mechanic & Related MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS– Maintenance Training Specialists MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians
*HOS = Hours of Service

 

Current TAs:

Purpose Preamble Safety & Health
Bulletin Boards Uniforms MCT-Dress Attire
Sick Leave Leaves of Absence Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty Representation Probationary Period
Management Rights No Strike / No Lockout Fitness for Duty
Recognition of Rights and Compliance System Board of Adjustment/Arbitration  Temporary Employees/Eliminated
Furlough/Severance Termination of Employment/Eliminated Field Trip/Travel Pay
Shift Swaps (Change of Shift)  Training: M&R MCT MLS Shift Swap MCT
Rebids, Hours of Service (HOS) Ten Hour Shifts (HOS) Realignment (HOS)
Reduction in Force (HOS) M&R,  MLS & MCT Recall (HOS) One Station Agreements
M&R & MLS

*HOS = Hours of Service

 Upcoming negotiating sessions: The week of January 23 – MCO

Fraternally,

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

Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues

Top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.

“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work. We have more work to do and we are committed to directing all the Association’s resources, including our direct involvement, to bring these negotiations to conclusion.”

The TWU-IAM Association began joint contract negotiations with American Airlines in November, 2015. In August of last year, Association Negotiating Committees reached agreement on an interim wage agreement, which provided wage hikes of approximately 25 percent.

Negotiations will follow the previously announced January schedule. Specific dates for the leadership to enter the discussions have not yet been determined.