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Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

Read more>> February 17, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 6, 2017 in Dallas.

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Read more>> February 13, 2017

TWU International addresses concerns raised by members at Local 556 in this memo from Alex Garcia, TWU International Secretary-Treasurer.

Read more>> February 10, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of January 23, 2017.

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Read more>> January 27, 2017
Marcher holding a sign saying A Woman's Place is in Her union  

In a massive outpouring of support for women’s rights, workers’ rights, and human rights, more than a million people took part in Women’s Marches around the globe on Saturday, Jan. 21.


Their numbers included two dozen members of TWU Local 556’s Working Women’s Committee who joined the 500,000+ strong crowd of people gathered in Washington, D.C., along with TWU members and International staff who marched in the nation’s capital, Houston, and other cities around the country.

While women’s rights were a central theme to the event, the participants also marched in solidarity to support labor rights and human rights, and to demonstrate loud and clear how important it is to have our voices heard and to speak truth to power.

Read more>> January 24, 2017
Brothers and Sisters:
 
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of January 16 in Dallas/Fort Worth.
 
 
 
Read more>> January 20, 2017

See photos from TWU's events honoring Dr. King in Houston by scrolling to the bottom of the home page.

“Now is the time.”

Those were the words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addressed the sanitation workers on strike in Memphis just weeks before he was assassinated.

Today, we honor Dr. King’s birthday but we do so not as a moment in history, but as a call to action today, to fight for dignity and respect for all workers in this country, just as Dr. King did in Memphis and throughout his too-short life.

 

Read more>> January 13, 2017

Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues

Top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.

“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work." Read more


January 13 Mechanic and Related Bargaining Update

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of January 9, 2017. [The Fleet Service Committees did not meet this week.] During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

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Read more>> January 13, 2017

 

 

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