This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima.
President Lombardo's response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th letter violates our joint Association Agreements with IAM, and threatens to undermine the effective implementation of those Agreements.
This is a very serious matter. Members can expect further communications regarding it from the International shortly.
In the meantime, we thank those Local Presidents who have strongly rallied to the defense, both in speech and writing, of the International's unique role in the Joint Associations.