Covid-19 Crisis Update Video with TWU International President John Samuelsen
City by city, industry by industry, TWU members are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight nationwide.
Please watch today's video message from TWU International President John Samuelsen on our union's tireless efforts to support our members in this global crisis.
March 27, 2020
Implementation Agreement Reached
The Association and American Airlines have reached an agreement covering implementation of certain elements of the JCBAs. The following items cover pay, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership:
March 26, 2020
TWU-IAM Ratifies New Contracts at American Airlines
The TWU-IAM Association today announced its American Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified contracts covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related (including Maintenance Control Technicians & Maintenance Training Specialists), Fleet Service and Material Logistics Specialists/Stores members.
March 18, 2020
RE: Coronavirus update - Government Affairs
Dear Local Presidents,
As we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to update you on the efforts our government affairs team have undertaken to protect TWU members’ health, safety, and jobs.
Voluntary Leave of Absence Option for 2020
Dear Tim and Mike:
We are pleased the Company and the Association have been able to come to an
agreement regarding a voluntary leave of absence (VLOA) option for eligible Association
represented employees for 2020.
March 7, 2020
Association Concluding JCBA Review
This week, TWU-IAM Association representatives continued the process of reviewing tentatively agreed to Joint Contract language. Late Friday evening, the Executive Committee finalized the remaining documents necessary to put the contracts together for membership review, before ballots are cast.
Due to worsening circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus crisis in the United States, the TWU/IAM Association leadership has been working on an alternate method, in the voting procedures, for the ratification of the tentative Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines. This exception to the normal voting process will convert the process from paper, in-person ballots, to allow for individual electronic voting by internet. This change will allow all eligible voters to cast a ballot in an environment they feel is safe and free from the threat of spreading the virus or becoming infected by it. Your safety is our top priority in this process.
The Association will utilize the same vendor for the process that is used by the National Mediation Board in their electronic representation elections, BALLOTPOINT.
BALLOTPOINT will issue each voter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by USPS to their address on file with American Airlines. This mailing will include instructions of how each voter will use the BALLOTPOINT portal to vote.
BALLOTPOINT is also going to send an email to each voter’s American Airlines email account. Within that email will be a link with the same Access Code sent by mail, along with voting instructions. A voter may sign on to their American Airlines email through JetNet on the day of the vote, open the BALLOTPOINT email, click on the link and be logged in to the secure portal to cast their ballot.
The email is being sent in case the PIN and voting instructions do not arrive by regular mail in time for to vote.
Voting will be conducted beginning at 6:00 am Eastern Wednesday March 25th and will conclude at 8:00 pm Eastern on Thursday March 26th.
This voting method is private and secure. Results of the vote will be provided to Association leadership promptly after the polls close and results will then be provided to our membership.
If you have any questions, please address them to your local union representatives.