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April 23, 2012

Under cloudy skies this morning, over 700 union members gathered in New York City’s Battery Park to protest American Airlines (AMR) legal motion that seeks to abrogate their collective bargaining agreements. From across the country, flight attendants, fleet service workers, mechanics and others came to New York to voice their personal opposition to the company’s abhorrent request in bankruptcy court.

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants and Transport Workers Union partnered and planned today’s successful rally and protest just a block away from the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse. TWU Local 100 based in New York City, was instrumental in securing police permits for today’s event.

April 20, 2012

Dear Fellow Employees –

Today, we filed a statement (a form called an 8-K) with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing that we have signed agreements with the three unions that represent nearly 55,000 American Airlines employees. These unions are the Allied Pilots Association (APA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), which represents all of American Airlines’ mechanics and fleet service employees. Shortly after our disclosure, these three unions issued a public statement announcing their support of a US Airways-American Airlines merger and that they have agreed to terms that would govern collective bargaining agreements for their members at the merged airline. I want to explain to you why we have done this and what it means.

April 20, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas (April 20, 2012) — The Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued the following joint statement today:

“On behalf of nearly 55,000 American Airlines front-line employees—including the 17,000 members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the 10,000 members of the Allied Pilots Association and the 26,000 members of the Transport Workers Union—we are pleased to confirm our support of a possible merger between our airline and US Airways. We have reached agreements on terms sheets for collective bargaining agreements that would govern the American Airlines employees of the merged airline with US Airways.

Read the entire release here

April 20, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

During my years in the U.S. military, I learned valuable lessons that have stayed with me ever since. Never box yourself into a corner, always keep your options open, and be sure to have a long-range battle plan.

That’s exactly the strategy our union has followed as we face, together, one of the toughest battles of our professional lives: The bankruptcy crisis at AMR, the parent company of American Airlines.

Since the beginning, the TWU has pursued multiple approaches to defend our jobs, our wages, our pensions and our health care. Our members and their families deserve nothing less.

Our multi-part strategy includes:

April 17, 2012

American Airlines

The TWU Negotiating Committee’s are meeting at FSU this week to discuss the “full text” language of the company’s most recent proposal in AMR’s attempt to reach a consensual deal. International President James Little told members from the beginning that they would have an opportunity to review full text language before they vote on either a T/A, or the company’s last ask.

AMR is in the process of finalizing its full text version of its last asks for all TWU work groups.

April 16, 2012

Stand in solidarity with the Transport Workers Union for the 1st day of American Airlines bankruptcy trial against labor.

Monday, April 23  9am-11am

Gather in Battery Park (NE corner at Broadway & State St)
March to Bowling Green Park (Across from US Bankruptcy Court)

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April 14, 2012

We appreciate the concern for the well-being of American Airlines and its employees that many have made public today.

As the elected leaders of the three major work groups at our company, we share their concerns. That is why we are working diligently to ensure that American Airlines can grow, flourish and compete.

We are also focused on securing the livelihoods and retirement plans of our members who have sacrificed a great deal for the company over the past decade. In order to accomplish these goals, we must exercise due diligence and examine every possibility.

April 13, 2012

American Eagle

Last night the company informed the TWU Negotiating Committees representing AMT and Related and the Fleet Groups, that they would not have any counter proposals available until next Wednesday and Thursday.

As of today, the company has not provided the TWU with the needed documents they requested. TWU International Representative Jose Galarza informed the company that the TWU will not meet with them next week. TWU negotiators agreed to a temporary halt in the talks, to give company negotiators the time to provide them the information requested.

April 12, 2012

Hard working TWU members keep American Airlines and American Eagle operations going every day - rain or shine. In spite of AMR’s bankruptcy and the company’s latest filing to abrogate AA’s labor contracts, TWU members continue to perform as airline professionals, doing their best for our passengers every day, 24-7. To watch the TWU video, “The American Workplace” click here.

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AMR Bankruptcy Updates for April 10, 2012
April 10, 2012

American Airlines

The TWU’s legal team is preparing for trial in New York. AMR “fast tracked” the bankruptcy process with their 1113(c) filing to abrogate our labor contracts. AMR's motion included dumping over 6,500 documents and exhibits with the court filing. The documents spell out AMR’s alleged reason for seeking abrogation of all of our CBAs. TWU’s professional team of economic analysts, attorneys and International Representatives are in New York reviewing company documents and preparing for our presentation before the bankruptcy judge.

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