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January 25, 2012

Brother and Sisters,

Over the last few weeks, several committees consisting of TWU members and local presidents have been activated to raise awareness regarding AMRs bankruptcy both at work and within our communities. A major part of the campaign is to provide accurate information for our members, their families, and the local business community. Membership mobilization is another component of the campaign and you can help us build support that will help protect American jobs.

January 25, 2012

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

American Airlines has asked the TWU International to convene the AA TWU Negotiating Committees in Dallas next Wednesday, February 1, 2012. We have notified your negotiating committee members and are in the process of obtaining additional details regarding this request. 

As of now, we have not been notified of any such request for American Eagle.

January 24, 2012

AMR Corp.'s American Airlines tried Monday to reassure employees by saying that if their pension plans are terminated or frozen that workers who have vested benefits will continue to be protected.

Jeff Brundage, the airline's senior vice president of human resources, said in a message to AMR workers that even if the company terminates its existing defined-benefit pension plans or freezes them and makes no more contributions, plan participants for the most part will see "no reduction" in their pension benefits accrued before the company entered bankruptcy-court protection in late November.

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January 22, 2012

In a corporate bankruptcy, how much difference can a community make?

Tulsa, whose economy owes much to American Airlines, aims to find out. Early this month, more than 30 leaders launched a public campaign to keep American's maintenance base open and protect more than 6,500 jobs there.

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January 21, 2012

The Transport Workers Union filed its objections Friday to the hiring of Bain, calling the proposed fees unreasonable and based on extracting concessions out of American Eagle employees.

AMR Eagle, which filed for bankruptcy along with parent AMR and other AMR subsidiaries on Nov. 29, wants to hire Bain to "assist in labor-cost assessment and negotiation," at a cost of $525,000 a month.

In its filing, the TWU called Bain & Co. ""among other numerous and overlapping layers of professionals, some of whom are entirely unnecessary and all of whom the Debtors propose to retain at a significant and unreasonable expense to the Debtor's estate.

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January 20, 2012

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (the “TWU”), a creditor and party in interest in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of the above-captioned debtors and debtors-in-possession (the “Debtors”), submits this objection (the “Objection”) to the Application of American Eagle Airlines, Inc. for Entry of an Order Authorizing the Retention and Employment of Bain & Company, Inc. as Strategic Consultants Nunc Pro Tunc to December 14, 2011 (the “Application”). In support of this Objection, the TWU respectfully represents as follows:

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January 20, 2012

American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., made only a partial payment in January to fund its employee pension plans, a federal agency said.

The Fort Worth company contributed $6.5 million to its employee pension plans instead of the $100 million payment that was due Sunday.

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January 20, 2012

American Airlines' parent made only a small fraction of the roughly $100 million payment it was scheduled to contribute to the company's employee pension plans, according to a federal agency.

AMR Corp. instead contributed just $6.5 million by the Jan. 15 deadline. The shortfall threatens to further undermine funding at pension funds ...

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Letter from the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association
January 19, 2012

Greetings to all our brothers and sisters at American Airlines,

The Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) recognises the unfortunate circumstances you find yourselves in with your company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is absolutely gut wrenching when the workers of a company go to extraordinary lengths to keep their company alive whilst the management team award themselves bonuses.

Management does so on the premise of keeping the airline afloat whilst, in essence, disguising their ever increasing bank balances. What really tears at the soul is that they do it at the expense of those who truly love the company and have carried it through the hard times.

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