The Association Update
Membership Meeting TWU Local 568 would like to invite you to our monthly membership meeting. Bring a coworker with you and get informed on all the latest news and situations regarding our workplace. Please make it a priority to partake and have your voice heard, get involved and be informed #TWU568STRONG
***TWU-IAM Association Update*** February 7, 2020 Association and American Meet to Finalize Language. As previously announced, the TWU-IAM Association reached Agreements in Principle (AIP) last week with American Airlines on five new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements (JCBAs). The five-year accords run through 2025. This week, Association negotiating committee members met with company representatives in Fort Lauderdale, FL to begin finalizing contract language to bring our Agreements in Principle back to you as complete Tentative Agreements for your consideration. This time-consuming work is necessary for accurate full text documents to be presented to the membership before ratification voting begins. We expect this process to take a few weeks. The parties this week finalized the proposed base wage scales and associated premiums going forward, and those rates for each group accompanies this update. We ask for your continued patience as we continue the work to bring you complete details on the premier collective bargaining agreements in the industry. See pictures for Base Wage Rates and Hourly Premiums
After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The Association negotiating committees must finalize and proof contract language on agreed upon provisions of the tentative contracts, and the parties will continue to meet to accomplish that task. This process could take a few weeks. Preliminary highlight sheets are attached to this bulletin, but the final, complete contract language will be available to all members. In addition to being posted on union websites, the complete agreement will be mailed to each member’s home before voting begins. After the final language is finalized, membership ratification details and voting information will be announced. When negotiations began, the Association negotiating committees were faced with the tremendous challenge of combining dissimilar, mature contracts negotiated by different unions with different airlines into JCBAs for the new American Airlines. From the outset, we had a decision to make: get a quick agreement, or get the right agreement for Association members, regardless of how difficult, lengthy and contentious that process would be. As you review the complete terms of the contracts, you will see that we chose the correct path. Your negotiating committees recommend ratification of these agreements. These Agreements in Principle will provide all Association members with wages, benefits, work rules, job security and retirement income that had never before been accomplished. Total compensation (wages, premiums, retirement, and profit sharing) is the richest in the industry. Not only are all Association members’ jobs protected in their locations, but more importantly, we were able to protect the work we do. The considerable benefits to all members will be immediately apparent.
Today and every day, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate his vision and the lessons he left us. #TWU568STRONG #MLK ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
ATTENTION JANUARY 2020 MDAD I.D. BADGE RENEWALS. The company just notified us that there are several members who as of today, have not taken steps to renew their January, SIDA badge, please make sure to submit all paperwork needed to renew your badge as soon as possible.
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2020 MICHAEL J. QUILL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. The union has been honoring our founder with these scholarships since 1969. Quill Scholarship awards have benefited hundreds of TWU families. Children of our members in transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. The deadline for all applications will be April 24, 2020; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted. No applications will be accepted by fax or email – there will be no exceptions. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing, to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5 – 7 days thereafter. For Official Application click HERE: http://www.twu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Quill-Scholarship-App_2020.pdf For scholarship rules click HERE: http://www.twu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Quill_Scholarship_Official_Rules-2020.pdf For Official 2020 Memo click HERE: http://www.twu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Memo-Accepting-Applications.pdf Click here to read about the 2019 Scholarship Winners. http://www.twu.org/2019-michael-j-quill-scholarship-winners-50th-anniversary-drawing/
TWU Local 568 would like to invite you to our January 2020 membership meeting. Bring a coworker with you and get informed on all the latest news and situations regarding our workplace. 1st Meeting at MIA 4th Auditorium Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Times: 0730, 0930, 1100, 1330, 1500 2nd Meeting at The Union Hall Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 Time: 1000 - 1500 Please make it a priority to partake and have your voice heard, get involved, be informed. Head over to the MIA auditorium located on the 4th floor or the Union Hall and be a part of the change we look forward to seeing you there. #TWU568STRONG For more information, please contact the Union Hall at (305) 874-2788, or ask any union representative.
Happy Three Kings Day.