To my fellow Members & Representatives, co-workers & friends,
With the new JCBA, and some of the language changes, albeit many improvements from our old CBA, it
seemed like more than the usual number of questions were getting asked, and about subjects that we used to know
like the back of our hand.
Local 591 American Airlines Benefits Enrollment Period Benefits Explained Videos
Brothers and Sisters,
TWU Local 591 EAP / Benefits Representatives Tony Lepore and Ken Morse Have spent some time doing videos that will hopefully make the benefit enrollment changes less confusing.
“AMFA is trying to raid us,” TWU President John Samuelsen said in an interview. “Their whole existence is predicated on raiding other unions.
“We fought our asses off to secure a really solid contract from American Airlines,” Samuelsen said. “We won a solid victory and corrected years of damage between bankruptcies and previous concessions. We actually fulfilled the promises we made as leadership.
To the Membership:
This letter will highlight some of the changes to our benefits options for 2021.
Lincoln Term Life:
No Action will be needed
Critical Illness, Accident, or Aflac insurance:
The current direct deposit will cover these insurance plans.
The TWU-IAM Association today submitted a letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting they compel American Airlines to fulfill their obligation to bargain with The Association.
American management has tried to circumvent your negotiating committee by filing a lawsuit, misrepresenting the facts to Congress and trying to negotiate directly with employees. All these standard union-busting tactics do is divert resources from the only place negotiations can be resolved – the bargaining table. Every day American spends away from the negotiating table is another day you will have to wait for the contract you deserve.
Your Association negotiators remain ready to continue negotiations at any time, with or without the National Mediation Board. All we need is American Airlines to be willing to send people to negotiations with the authority to complete a deal.