Dear Brother Peterson,
Due to haste, and perhaps my illness, my letter last week may not have been clear about what I wanted to convey. I also checked with my assistant and you were indeed copied as the other Presidents on the Email list.
I was not at all trying to say that there was something unlawful about excluding the early-outs - and others who left AA prior to July 26, 2013 - from the equity distribution. I am aware that our attorneys have given the opinion that it was the possible distinction between the early-outs and others who left that seemed arbitrary and perhaps actionable as a result, not the decision which decided to treat all pre-July 26 voluntary departures as not eligible to receive an equity share. read more...
First, I was hoping to attend the Presidents’ Council meeting on Tuesday with David Rosen. I was unable as I am being treated for a relapse of acute bronchitis and an upper respiratory infection. The purpose of my visit was first to tell the Committee I appreciated their difficult decisions in making sure all of our members are being treated fairly in the process, and taking into consideration all of the disciplines that make-up our TWU Agreements. I related through our counsel the concerns I have with the determination that effected those that were impacted over the last years, and accepted an early out either after ratification, or at a future date based on each individual work area as decided by American Airlines. read more...
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
The TWU Equity Distribution Committee, legal counsel and the Presidents Council met on July 16, 2013 at the ATD office in Hurst, Texas to review the draft Equity Distribution Plan. We discussed in detail the many comments and suggestions received from the TWU membership while visiting the various stations on the Equity Distribution Road Show. 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.