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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Vote Here: https://www.local591.com/index.cfm.
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.
Recently the Local 591 EAP/MAP team was in attendance at the annual Benefits Conference held in Nashville Tennessee (BNA). At this meeting we were informed by Union Benefit Planners that American Airlines has decided to remove the TWU Voluntary Benefit deduction lines on our members e-pays. As American Airlines has taken the position that they are not obligated to do so, please note this will not affect AA added benefits or LTD lines. As of now we have no details on when this will take place.
With this uncertainty Union Benefits Planners would like the membership to provide as much information as possible. If you have a TWU VOL Benefits line on your pay stub please log into the TWU website www.twuaaunionbenefits.com and complete as much of the info as you can ASAP. Medical benefits open enrollment period is October 21st through November 1st, 2019. The Local 591 EAP/MAP team will be ready and available to help our members navigate through the enrollment process.
Posted are the presentations given to us at the conference, please review and if you have any questions please contact your EAP/MAP team.