Month: August 2017

Association to American: “Comprehensive” Proposal is Garbage

In an internal communication to TWU-IAM Association members at American Airlines, Kerry Philipovitch and David Seymour—American executives who have not attended one negotiating session—claim the Association is dragging its feet in responding to American’s “comprehensive” proposal. FALSE! Association executive level negotiators told American negotiators that their comprehensive proposal belongs in the garbage. It is an […]

ExpressJet Hurricane Harvey Update

Brothers and Sisters, Please keep track of schedule updates while we are anticipating Hurricane Harvey making its way towards the middle Texas coast slated to become a category 3 Hurricane with winds of at least 111 MPH. The storm is expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday bringing 15-25″ of rain to Texas. […]

IAM/ExpressJet Negotiations Update

Please be advised that NMB Mediator Jack Kane has scheduled negotiations to resume next week in St. Louis, Missouri. As we continue through this process, let us continue to stand together in unity. We will update you regarding our progress at the end of the session. Thank you for your support.   In Solidarity,   […]


On August 15, 2017, District Lodge 142 President/Directing General Chair Dave Supplee notified British Airways Vice President Doug Caines via certified mail that any future or continued meetings to secure a new Collective Bargaining Agreement are being cancelled by the Union. This step is being taken based on the many unknowns relating to the situation […]

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

Brothers and Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations centered around the Fleet Service group and good progress was made working through outstanding language issues. The Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee met internally for important discussions regarding the seniority article and they are pleased to report […]


Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened negotiations with Alaska Airlines management this week in Seattle, Washington, at the SeaTac DoubleTree. Represented by the Company were: Greg Mays, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS;  Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo;  Constance von Muehlen, Managing Director/M&E; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; and Maranda Rosenthal, Senior […]


At the request of the IAM, the company has agreed to extend the September 2017 Bid Award up to 48 hours. Based on the current September Bid Award timeline those opting for retirement would have already been awarded a line. In order to avoid retirees being awarded lines that they would not be flying, the bid award timeline has […]


Brothers & Sisters: Due to the recent announcement of the Company, the mediator has canceled this week’s negotiations session.  This will allow the Company and the Union to focus on working towards protecting our members’ jobs throughout this difficult time.   We will keep you updated. The next negotiations session has been scheduled by the […]

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