June 6, 2019
Robert Isom President, American Airlines 4333 Amon Carter Blvd. Maildrop 5608 Fort Worth, TX 76155
On May 21, at a Company ‘town hall meeting’, you made a commitment to TWU International President John Samuelsen to send your negotiators back to the negotiating table.
June 6, 2019
AMERICAN AIRLINES CONTINUES ITS LAWSUIT AGAINST ITS EMPLOYEES
Brothers and Sisters,
In its continued efforts to stymie negotiations for Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with the TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines is pushing forward with its frivolous lawsuit in a Fort Worth, TX Federal Court.
Today, the TWU will participate in an Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit in Washington, D.C. A livestream will be posted at http://www.twu.org/livestream/ from 9am-1pm eastern time.
Speakers include: Ralph Nader, Rep.
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;