REMINDER: YOU HAVE JUST ONE MORE DAY TO VOTE. Polls will close tomorrow, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. CT for the Maintenance & Related and Dispatcher proposed contracts.
Voting information and full-text language are available here. Please exercise your right as a TWU member and cast an informed vote. . read more...
Voting on the Maintenance & Related and Dispatcher proposed contracts continues through this week. The polls will be open until 2:00 p.m. CT this Friday, October 26th.
American Eagle - GSI Members Ratify Agreement
TWU represented Ground School Instructors overwhelmingly agree to a new 6-year agreement with American Eagle.
The contract includes implementation of a 10-year pay scale with longevity increases ranging from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent. Employees will receive 1.5 percent pay increases in January 2015 and 2016, as well as an enhanced profit sharing plan.
Ground School Instructors will have opportunities to teach additional aircraft systems. This adds value to our members, while providing Eagle with continued yearly cost savings.
The new agreement will be implemented after approval by Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane read more...
September 24, 2013
The Court conducted the thirty-sixth omnibus hearing today. The main item on the agenda was a pretrial conference in the case of Fjord v. AMR Corporation, Adv. Pro. No. 13-1392. The plaintiffs in this action allege antitrust violations under section 7 of the Clayton Act. This is a separate action from the one brought by the Department of Justice and the Attorneys General pending in the District Court in Washington D.C.. After extensive argument the Court determined that the District Court action should be heard and determined first, with this private action proceeding after the District Court has rendered a ruling. In the event of a settlement of the District Court action, the parties are to return to the Bankruptcy Court to discuss scheduling.
October 02, 2013
Transport Workers Seek a Seat at the Table in US Airways/American Airlines Merger Case
Case will go forward despite government shutdown
Washington, DC - Oct 2, 2013 – The Transport Workers Union has taken legal action in federal court to protect the jobs, pay and benefits of its members, TWU President Harry Lombardo said today.
The TWU, Lombardo said, is seeking intervenor status in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The case will go forward despite the current government shutdown, under terms of an order issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.