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Brothers and Sisters:

As negotiations with American Airlines continue, we know you’re eager for additional information about what’s happening at the bargaining table. Here’s the latest:

It’s been a few weeks since the interim agreement, and, despite the progress we made on those economic issues, it’s been a bit slow as we’ve returned to direct negotiations. The company has been helpful with resolving key issues with the agreement, but overall, we’re growing frustrated with the pace at which things are moving.

 

...Read more >> September 02, 2016

Happy Labor Day from TWU! This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the labor movement's rich history. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take a moment to remember what unions have fought for: workplace safety, retirement security, a living wage, and more.

...Read more >> September 02, 2016
Sisters and Brothers,
 
The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Washington, DC.
 
Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update
 
The following are the upcoming negotiations sessions:
•    Week of September 19 – Washington, DC
•    Week of September 26 – Dallas/Fort Worth
 
 

 

...Read more >> September 02, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in New York.
 
Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

The following are the upcoming negotiations sessions:
•    Week of August 29 and September 19 – Washington, DC
•    Week of September 26 – Dallas/Fort Worth

 

...Read more >> August 26, 2016

There is new information available regarding the August 26 lump sum payout.

LUS Stock Clerks/LAA MCTs and LAA Planners

401(k) Deferral Issue E-mail (Approximately 1,200 LAA/TWU represented employees)

Here’s what you need to know (Download this document)

Fleet Service, Mechanic & Related and Stores Teams:

With the interim agreement’s August 26 lump sum payment right around the corner, we want to be sure you know what to expect and know where to go with any questions.

The lump sum

  • The majority of TWU-IAM Association-represented Mechanic & Related, Stores and Fleet Service employees will receive a lump sum payment on August 26 (which is 21 days from the date of the agreement, or August 5).
  •  Included in that lump sum payment is an estimate of the number of the hours you will work over the next 90 days. To calculate that estimate, each full-time employee will be paid based on 40 hours of work per week and each part-time employee will be paid based on 20 hours of work per week. That is the basis.

 



 

...Read more >> August 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 17, 2016

CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin

Transport Workers Union Reaches First Contract for Virgin America Flight Attendants

Dallas – The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) is pleased to announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with Virgin America on behalf of its flight attendants.

The three-year agreement provides significant economic and quality of life improvements, and a roadmap for all of the workers’ successful transition to Alaska Airlines, contingent upon the regulatory approval of Alaska’s acquisition of Virgin.  Highlights of the agreement include a 13-year pay scale, immediate increases in hourly pay, as well as increases in holiday, deadhead, and operational assignment pay. Other benefits are a defined grievance process and commuter policy, improvements in reserve and reliability, and increased flexibility in trip trading and giveaway.

...Read more >> August 17, 2016

For nearly four years, TWU Local 525 in Florida has been fighting for proper vacation and severance pay for nine members who lost their jobs when their company’s contract with the U.S. Air Force ended. Like Local 526 and Local 527, Local 525 represents civilian employees under contract at military bases.

In May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a decision mandating that the government contractor, Hallmark-Phoenix 3 LLC, pay all severance, vacation, and lead payments owed to employees who were laid off after a successful in-sourcing effort by the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

 

...Read more >> August 17, 2016

Transport Workers Union Reaches First Agreement for Allegiant Airlines Flight Attendants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 12, 2016

CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin

Following five years of negotiations, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU), announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle for the flight attendants it represents at Allegiant Airlines. This is the first union contract for this group of workers.


 

...Read more >> August 12, 2016