Category: Negotiations

NMB Decision on AMR Bargaining

The National Mediation Board announced on April 14 that bargaining between the Transport Workers Union and AMR will resume while the Board continues to consider the TWU’s and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants’ requests for release. The Board also announced that American Eagle and American Airlines will be treated and considered for release as…

American Airlines comments to the NMB about Release Request, April 1, 2010

Mark Burdette Vice President, Employee Relations Via Email, Fax, and Fedex                                            April 1, 2010 Elizabeth Dougherty, Chairperson Harry Hoglander, Member Linda Puchala, Member The National Mediation Board 1301 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20572 Re: NMB Case number A-13495

A summary of the NMB RLA process

A summary of the NMB RLA process National Mediation Board processes under the Railway Labor Act. Upon receiving a notice to the NMB from either party requesting release, the NMB will notify the opposing party of the request. There will be a NMB imposed comment period (usually 10 days or 2 weeks), subject to extension…

Request for Release from Mediation from John Conley on behalf of the TWU, 3-11-2010

March 11,201 0 Chairman Elizabeth Dougherty National Mediation Board 1301 K Street NW, Suite 250 East Washington, DC 20005-701 1 Dear Ms. Dougherty: As you know, the Transport Workers Union and AMR have been involved in collective bargaining, spanning eleven contract groups since June of 2006 to present. All efforts to reach voluntary agreements through direct negotiations were…

American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Union to Request Release From Mediation

Statement by TWU Air Transport Division Director John M. Conley on Decision by American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Union to Request Release From Mediation Speaking for all 28,000 TWU members employed by AMR, we’re very disappointed that the flight attendants union was not able to reach an agreement with American Airlines.  It now appears that APFA…

“From the Ground UP”

Dear  Brothers  and  Sisters, By  now  you  may  have  received  a  promotional  flyer  in  the  mail  from  American  Airlines called “From  the  Ground UP”a slick pitch intended “only to provide a description of the facts and issues already presented at the bargaining table”. A  couple  of  questions  immediately  come  to  mind. First,  how  much  did…

TWU Technical Specialist Contract Negotiations Communication Update Fifth Mediation Session 2/23/2010 through 2/25/10 Mediator: Jack Kane Tulsa, Oklahoma

Technical Specialist Negotiating Committee: Howard McKinney, Gary Moffitt, Steve Luis, and  Don Videtich AA Negotiating Committee: Jim Weel and Bob Dubreuil and John Shelburg. The company originally presented an outline of proposal to resolve outstanding articles. The outline was just that, an outline, and lacked specific details and contractual language. In fact the proposal raised…