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…

Quill Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

The time has come to apply for the 2010 Michael J. Quill Scholarship. Since 1969, TWU has been awarding 15 four-year college scholarships annually to the dependents of TWU members. The awards are worth $1,200 each annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period. The deadline is May 1, 2010 so apply…

Stores Mediation Update – February 24, 2010

The Stores Negotiations Committee met in Tulsa on February 22nd and 23rd with AA Management and Federal Mediator Jack Kane.   As background in the November, 2009 Stores Mediation Session in Chicago comments were made to both the Company and the Union to hypothetically “build a wall” behind both the Company and the Union’s table position.…

M&R Mediation Session for March 1st – 5th has been canceled by Mediator Jack Kane.

February 22, 2010 TO: M&R Negotiating Committee RE: Follow-up Mediation Conference Notice NMB Case Number: A-13495 Dear Brothers: We have been notified by Mediator Jack Kane that the upcoming M&R Mediation Session scheduled at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been canceled. (See Previous Schedule here) Further information will be forthcoming as soon…

American Airlines’ in-house repair policy is both boon and burden

08:50 AM CST on Friday, February 19, 2010 By ERIC TORBENSON / The Dallas Morning News etorbenson@dallasnews.com American Airlines Inc. prides itself as the only large carrier doing its own major aircraft maintenance, saying the strategy saves time and boosts quality for the work done on its 610 jets.