October 11, 2019
Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.
Additional dates are scheduled for next week.
TWU Local 591 Chairperson
Online Election Preliminary Vote Results
October 1, 2019
Brothers and Sisters,
Below are the preliminary TWU Local 591 Chairman online vote results. The vote will be certified as soon as all votes are back checked to make sure those who voted were eligible to vote.
September 26, 2019
To the Membership:
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.
September 27, 2019
Negotiations Update Negotiations continued at the National Mediation Board offices in Washington, DC this week. Some progress on issues other than Scope, Retirement, Healthcare and Wages was made. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry.
There seems to be some Contractual misunderstandings or inconsistencies from around the system focused around when a particular Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) can sign the Mechanical Flight Release/Airworthiness Release/Aircraft Release, commonly referred to as ‘the Release’, and under what circumstances each AMT classification is expected to sign the Release.
September 20, 2019
Negotiations Update Federally-mediated negotiations between the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines continued this week in Washington, D.C. At the request of the NMB, the parties have agreed to keep details of our discussions confidential.
The following letter on page two of this bulletin was 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.”