Association Presents Positions/Proposals to American


The TWU-IAM Association yesterday presented American Airlines with a comprehensive package of positions/proposals that will serve as the foundation to achieve joint collective bargaining agreements for 30,000 ground workers at the largest, most profitable airline.


Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, Chair and Vice Chair of the Association, attended the opening of negotiations and reiterated to American management that only the industry’s best contracts will be acceptable and reminded them of the past sacrifices made by Association members that have enabled American to be the largest and most profitable airline in the world.


After the Association presented the positions/proposals to American, management representatives then caucused to take a cursory look at the openers. Management then returned, complimented the negotiating committees on their level of detail and prep work and agreed to set future bargaining dates. Those dates will be announced when they are confirmed.


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30,000 TWU-IAM Association Members Open Negotiations With American Airlines

Amid unprecedented company and industry profitability, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it commenced the largest ever joint contract negotiations with American Airlines for approximately 30,000 ground workers in Dallas, Texas.
“American Airlines is booking record profits quarter after quarter because of its merger with US Airways. The carrier will more than double its earnings this year as compared to last year’s results,” said Association Chairman and Vice Chairman Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “The time has come for the 30,000 TWU-IAM Association members to achieve what they rightfully deserve: the industry’s best contracts.”
“It was these workers who sacrificed when times were bad and made it possible for American to not only survive, but now thrive,” continued Pantoja and Lombardo. “It’s high time they receive their just rewards by attaining the job security, compensation, working conditions and the dignified retirement they rightfully deserve. Nothing less will suffice.”
American Airlines and US Airways merged in 2013, creating the largest global airline. In response to that consolidation, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) formed a labor alliance, representing approximately 30,000 Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores/Logistics employees. Prior to the merger, TWU represented pre-merger ground workers at American and IAM represented their pre-merger US Airways counterparts.
The TWU-IAM Association is the largest labor union at American Airlines.
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LTD/STD Plan Administrator

To: All Local Presidents and Benefit Coordinators

Union Benefit Planners is pleased to announce Shawnya Canfield as the new LTD/STD Plan Administrator. Shawnya comes to us with several years of benefits experience with these plans and will be a great asset. She is assuming the responsibilities formerly handled by Cara Steelman.

To reach Shawnya, her contact information is listed below:

Shawnya Canfield
LTD/STD Administrator
TWU Local 513
759 N. Kimball
Southlake, TX 76092
Telephone: (817) 481-5533
Fax: (817) 329-0270

For assistance with all other Voluntary benefits, please continue to call (866) 386-6060.

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