September 23, 2022
To the Local 591 Membership:
With the announcement by American that the Pension Administrator will be changing to Fidelity, we are asking every member who qualifies for a pension to make a copy of their QPSA and a current Pension estimate for your records.
September 22, 2022
TO: TWU/IAM Association Members RE: Attendance Arbitration
Yesterday, we began the attendance arbitration for all five Association Agreements. The case is being presented for the Association by Christina Gornail, from the law firm of Richard, Phillips, & Rind P.C. We initially prepared to complete the case in the one day made available by the Arbitrator.
Supplemental Benefits Info
Group Accident Insurance
Group Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Group Critical Illness Insurance
Group Short-Term Disability Insurance
Group Whole Life Insurance
Please see attached for plan information
Download: TWU-IAM NGP Supplemental Benefits - 2022 Brochure 09-15-2022-1.
September 5, 2022
To the Local 591 Membership:
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is a day set aside to honor the contributions and achievements of workers. For many years, It has felt as if the contributions and achievements of all airlines workers were often taken for granted by management and even many in the traveling public.
Brothers and Sisters,
TWU Local 591 will be purchasing Track Jackets for each TWU Local 591 member. In order to receive one, you must be a TWU Local 591 member in good standing. After reviewing the members data-bank we noticed a few of our member’s sizes are blank in their member profile. Please update your size on www.local591.
August 15, 2022
TO: TWU American Airlines and Envoy Members
RE: Equity Distribution
Dear Sisters & Brothers:
For those of you who were here and have received equity from the bankruptcy in the past, the American Airlines bankruptcy is now complete.
Below is an opinion for those members in Local 591 who are not AMT's:
The law applies to all airline employees (and employees of airline contractors) in terms of PEOPLE covered. In terms of PROTECTED ACTIVITY it applies to federal standards applicable to air carrier safety.
For certain that would apply to stores clerks who are told to issue the wrong part or otherwise make do with something that does not conform to an applicable maintenance manual.
Automotive and facilities I guess gives me a bit of pause in terms of air carrier safety. But, for example, if the FAA requires that the carrier adopt procedures for the maintenance of facilities or baggage-related vehicles, then they would certainly be covered with respect to resisting violations of such FAA-required standards.
Moreover, I imagine anyone -- automotive and facilities included -- might get involved with airport/aircraft security issues if they are in a SIDA area.
(a) Discrimination against airline employees. No air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an air carrier may discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the employee (or any person acting pursuant to a request of the employee)--
(1) provided, caused to be provided, or is about to provide (with any knowledge of the employer) or cause to be provided to the employer or Federal Government information relating to any violation or alleged violation of any order, regulation, or standard of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other provision of Federal law relating to air carrier safety under this subtitle [49 USCS §§ 40101 et seq.] or any other law of the United States;