Monthly Archives: October 2017

Transit workers rally in Times Square, demand promised contract

Transit workers, joined by union members from across the country, gathered in Times Square on Wednesday to rally against a major airline's plan to open a new maintenance facility overseas.

"Even in a depressed economy they don't think they'll ever lose money again," one demonstrater said. "So if they're never going to lose money again, then why are they trying to take it from their employees?"

American Airlines is set to invest $100 million on the new facility in Brazil, which would be staffed with workers not certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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TWU Locals Hold Massive Demonstration Against American Airlines’ Outsourcing

New York, NY – On Wednesday, October 18, members of the Transport Workers Union of America held a massive demonstration in Times Square to protest American Airlines’ outsourcing of U. S. jobs.  TWU Locals 591, 513, and 501 members, representing Aircraft Maintenance, Fleet Service, Facilities/Ground Support and Stores, as well as other supporting locals from around the country, gathered hundreds strong, holding signs, chanting, forming a marching picket line and handing out flyers full of information to the public. Among them were TWU leadership, officers and members of  other labor organizations including APA, APFA, CWA, IBT, and IAM. The crowd was massed outside of Times Square Towers, where contract negotiations were taking place.

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INTERIM WAGE INCREASE AGREEMENT

The TWU/IAM Association and  American Airlines agreed that, as part of the interim wage increase agreement negotiated in August 2016, any members that were disadvantaged would be corrected and made whole. The first correction in 2016 affected 33 members.

The parties are pleased to announce that this year, 27 LUS Stock Clerks will receive lump sum payments for incorrect placement on the pay scale as a result of the August 2016 interim wage agreement. 

In addition, 163 LAA Title 1 and Title 2 members will receive lump sum payments as result of the negative impact on flex rates as a function of lengthening the pay scale by that same August 2016 interim wage agreement.

The above described payments will be in the October 20, 2017 pay cycle.

Any questions about these payments should be directed to your local TWU or IAM representative.