August 10, 2016
As previously communicated last Friday, the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines reached an interim wage agreement to provide Association members wage and pension increases and job security enhancements while we continue negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements. Below are links to each Letter of Agreement (LOA) for every Association class and craft and the transition LOAs for each of the previously unrepresented (accreted) groups. As part of the plan to communicate these significant enhancements, Association representatives will be available to meet with members—as always—to answer any questions you may have.
Interim wage LOAs:
Mechanic and Related Employees (including Planners, Maintenance Control Technicians, Stores/Material Logistics Specialists, Quality Assurance, Technical Document Specialists, and Maintenance Training Specialists):
Fleet Service Clerk Employees (including Tower Planners and Weight and Balance Planners):
Transition LOAs for previously unrepresented/accreted groups:
Quality Assurance Auditors/Quality Assurance Consultants Transition Agreement:
Maintenance Planners and Technical Documentation Specialists Transition Agreement:
Tower Planners Transition Agreement:
Maintenance Training Instructors and Maintenance Training Specialists Transition Agreement:
Weight and Balance Planners and Central Load Planners Transition Agreement:
The TWU-IAM Joint Association today announced we have reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide all members industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Your committee will continue joint contract negotiations with American to resolve all outstanding issues, including bargaining additional wage and retirement improvements. Download this letter
|Mike Baskett||Mike Fairbanks||Pete Hogan||Tim Hughes|
|Mike Mayes||Steve Miller||Brian Oyer||Pat Rezler|
|Art Risley||Andre Sutton||Rodney Walker||Bill Wilson|
|Jason Best||Mike Bush||Ken Coley||John Coveny|
|Dale Danker||Mark Huffman||Bennie Martino||Gary Peterson|
|Larry Pike||Sean Ryan||Jay Sleeman||
June 30, 2016
Attention: All Fleet Service Clerks and Crew Chiefs
We have resolved some of the concerns with the July 9th Shift Bid. The result of those conversations, should be posted in the work area. There will be another bid coming soon. I deeply regret the disruption to you and your families with this chaos. Please know that your Local is doing all things possible to uphold our contract to maintain the best possible work environment. The 29D will remain on docket to prevent other incidences such as this.
Work Safe, Work Smart !!
Jennifer Carol Platt
TWU Local 505
Attention All SFO FSC and CC:
I understand that there are concerns regarding the July 9th shift bid. I do recognize that there are multiple Contractual violations and I have taken action to enforce our CBA to highest level. Below is the 29D which has been filed; further action and discussion is forthcoming with our Local, American Airlines, and our International.
Thank you for continued support and know that I am working diligently to enforce our agreement and protect the Membership.
Jennifer Carol Platt
TWU Local 505
Yes, the Power Stow is here in station, well it’s not quite ready for use on the Ramp yet but it’s here. Like with any new ground equipment the Power Stow has many mechanical tests, repair and operating training sessions, and much more before it is ready to be put into service.
I did have an opportunity to check it out last week, just a walk – a-round, it is locked up at the Hanger for now until all safety checks and training schedules are met. I believe that this new equipment will have its pluses and minuses for us on the Ramp, but you be the judge of that once it is up and running.
Please be sure that when it’s your turn to use or repair the Power Stow that you have been properly trained on its operation and features. Also, remember that if you do not feel comfortable driving or operating the Power Stow, or any equipment, let your Crew Chief or CSM know before you put yourself in an unsafe situation. Initial or refresher training is always available, and encouraged, this can be done in a group setting or one-on-one. The main thing is that you get to actually get your hands on (or dirty in some cases) before we are depending on its use to get a live flight out.
If you want a sneak peek of the Power Stow and see it in live action, there are several YouTube videos featuring this equipment – check it out ! Your feedback on any aspects of the Power Stow is important to the Union, so don’t hesitate to let me know your feelings on this new equipment.
TWU Local 505