November 28, 2019
To the Membership:
This year has so far been rather difficult with the continual slow pace of negotiations; however, there are many things that have happened in our Local that I am thankful for.
November 25, 2019
NMB Schedules Meetings
The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined.
November 16, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier.
Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.
Brothers and Sisters ,
Attached are the updated TWU Local 591 Shop Steward Candidate List by Region. The Online Election started this morning November 14, 2019 at 07:00 am CDT. Election will close November 28, 2019 at 07:00 am CDT.
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November 1, 2019
Negotiations continued in Washington, D.C. this week, with little movement from the company being made towards completed tentative agreements. In light of the unfortunate lack of progress, the Executive Committee is considering next steps and an appropriate response.
The attachment to this bulletin is the Association response to the letter received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja, General Vice President IAM, stressing that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing effectiveness of the airline's safety management system. Safety is a shared responsibility of American and Union members that demands a collaborative culture, irrespective of any ongoing controversy between the organizations"