When we told you we’re ramping up the Today We Unite Campaign, we meant it!
This week, we’re launching digital ads to target the company and generate more public support for our effort – they’ll appear on your social media feeds and web browsers when you’re online near an American Airlines hub. Rest assured, if you’re seeing them, so is the traveling public, and company management. Attached is a sample of what one of the ads looks like. As we produce more, you’ll see them in your feeds, or check the TWU website for previews.
As many of you know, we were back at the bargaining table last week, but the company still hasn’t offered our members the full contract they’ve earned – so we’re continuing our efforts to support our teams at the negotiating table. These ads are the next step in our campaign, so if you see one, please click on it, share it, and of course, sign up to participate in the campaign. The more voices we have sharing the same message, the stronger we are!
Nothing is more important than your participation – please join us and participate in organizing actions to make your voice heard!
Thanks for your continued effort to support this campaign. Stay tuned for more upcoming actions!
TWU International Campaign Unit
Sisters and Brothers:
Executive level negotiations took place in Washington, D.C. this week. Chief negotiators for the TWU-IAM Associations met with negotiators from American Airlines to advance our discussions in efforts toward concluding our contract discussions. All negotiating committee members were fully briefed on the sessions and continue to be involved with input and ongoing language development.
While overall economic issues remain to be covered in future bargaining sessions, several important sticking points were discussed. The discussions between the parties were positive and, at this first Executive level of talks, serious consideration was given to resolution of those issues. We are awaiting the content of the discussions to be put to language that we are hopeful represents agreements and leads to more significant forward movement.
The next scheduled negotiations are set for the week of April 17. The parties are coordinating schedules for sessions after that week.
There is one source of official communications regarding these negotiations—that is those issued jointly by the TWU and IAM through this Association. Disregard all other rumors and treat the company’s road shows as entertaining events the company pays you to watch. Negotiations only occur at the bargaining table, not in the breakrooms.
Keep your solidarity. It is the power we will use to achieve the industry-best contracts we strive for.
Fleet Negotiating Committee: Mark Baskett, William Fa, Mike Fairbanks, Tim Hughes, Steve Miller, Tim Murphy, Pat Rezler, Art Risley, Andre Sutton, Rodney Walker, Bill Wilson
Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee: Jason Best, Mike Bush, Ken Coley, John Coveny, Dale Danker, Mark Huffman, Bennie Martino, Gary Peterson, Rollie Reaves, Sean Ryan, Jay Sleeman, Mark Strength