Association, American LOAs and Transition Agreements Now Available to View

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:

AA Bargaining Update – August 05

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

Association members will receive the industry-best wages we deserve effective November 2016 and will not have to wait as we continue to bargain the other parts of our joint contracts. A lump sum payment will be made to members to bridge the gap until the November 2016 effective date. The process of bargaining joint contracts after a mega airline merger like American and US Airways is complex and, as you very well know, time consuming. 
The interim wage adjustment agreement provides average wage hikes of approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will elevate 3 percent above similarly classified workers at Delta Air Lines and Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase 1 percent ahead of their counterparts at United Airlines. The agreement also calls for enhancements to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. And, while not required under this agreement, the company’s presentation to the Association included the possibility of insourcing some maintenance work that had previously been outsourced. These are important gains for our Association.
We’d like to thank Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo for listening to the entire Association membership, and taking our voice to American’s executive leadership to make this happen. We would also like to thank the membership for its support and solidarity, and for making your voices heard loud and clear, and American Airlines for being a willing partner. We look forward to continuing these joint contract negotiations to achieve improvements in all areas of our contracts, including pressing for additional gains in wages and retirement security.
Both the Fleet Service and the Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiating Committees unanimously voted in favor of the interim improvements.
The full text of the interim wage adjustment will be posted as soon as possible.
Fleet Service Committee:
Mike Baskett Mike Fairbanks Pete Hogan Tim Hughes
Mike Mayes Steve Miller Brian Oyer Pat Rezler
Art Risley Andre Sutton Rodney Walker Bill Wilson
Mechanic and Related Committee:

Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huffman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Larry Pike Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength

Attention: All Fleet Service Clerks and Crew Chiefs

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 !!

In Solidarity,

Jennifer Carol Platt
Interim President
TWU Local 505

Attention All SFO FSC and CC

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
Interim President
TWU Local 505

Read it here!

Power Stow….at SFO ?

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.

Stay Safe,

Jennifer Platt
TWU Local 505
Interim President