Aircraft maint issues

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  1. WeAAsles

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    American Airlines says the cancellations are weather-related, according to spokesperson Ross Feinstein:


    Due to severe thunderstorms that impacted North Texas late yesterday evening and earlier this morning, including Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), five flights from Austin to DFW have been canceled. We encourage our customers to use our mobile app or aa.com for rebooking.

    However one flight attendant with the airline claimed this is due to an ongoing labor dispute between the airline and their mechanics.

    https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/american-airlines-cancellations-leaving-passengers-stranded-at-abia
     
  2. WeAAsles

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    Different times, different circumstances and most importantly different people. And most importantly different people. And most importantly different people.

    The “people” in the Unions this time are coming together for the betterment of all of us unlike the morons (individual thinkers) out there that would rather keep us all fighting each other. Some of those “losers” are still here on this Forums.
     
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    American mechanics best bet stay at work, and don't take shortcuts. And study what we did. Still eat the company food, work the overtime and get paid.
     
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  4. WeAAsles

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    Today, the TWU will participate in an Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit in Washington, D.C. A livestream will be posted at http://www.twu.org/livestream/ from 9am-1pm eastern time.

    Speakers include: Ralph Nader, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), former US DOT Inspector General Mary Schiavo and Kevin Mitchell from the Business Travel Coalition. TWU President John Samuelsen will make closing remarks at 12:40.

    Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit
    Presented by the Transport Workers Union
    Organized by Business Travel Coalition


    AGENDA

    WELCOME
    9:00 am - Kevin Mitchell, Business Travel Coalition Chairman

    COMMENTARY
    9:15 am - Representative John Garamendi (D-CA)

    WHITE PAPER & PASSENGER SAFETY BILL OF RIGHTS
    9:30 am - William J. McGee, Consumer Advocate, Journalist

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS & INTERVIEW
    9:45 am

    • Ralph Nader
    • William J. McGee Interview with Ralph Nader
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    10:30 am - Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing

    • Moderators, William J. McGee & Justin Madden
    • Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Director
    • Gary Peterson, Transport Workers Union International Vice President
    • Bret Oestreich, Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association National Director
    • Loretta Alkalay, Vaughn College of Aeronautics Professor
    • John Goglia, National Transportation Safety Board Former Board Member
    • Michael Gonzales, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists Vice President
    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
    11:45 am - Where Do We Go from Here?

    • Moderator, Kevin Mitchell, Business Travel Coalition
    • John Breyault, National Consumers League Vice President
    • Chris Moore, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Chairman of the Aviation Mechanics Coalition
    • Gary Schaible, Transport Workers Union Local 591 President
    • Justin Madden, Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Legislative Affairs Director
    SUMMIT OBSERVATIONS
    12:30 pm - Mary Schiavo, former US DOT Inspector General

    CLOSING REMARKS
    12:40 pm - John Samuelsen, Transport Workers Union International President

    ADJOURN
    12:50 pm - Kevin Mitchell
     
  5. WeAAsles

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    So looking at this list of people from different Unions you see AMFA, IBT and the TWU all working together.

    My oh my something seems to have changed today.

    Working together.
     
  6. swamt

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    Now just think how powerful the mechanics industry could get by doing things like this on a regular basis. I hope this is a new beginning for the future of all a/c mechanics. Glad to see all these different groups working towards one true goal on outsourcing.
    Thanks Rogallo for the link and info. I double posted but it really belongs here in the mechanics thread for the outsourcing of a/c maint.
     
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  7. Rogallo

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    Superheroes among us: Hail damage heroes

    Weather is one thing that no one at the airline can control. And sometimes really bad weather can cause serious problems. When a hail storm not only caused a flight diversion to El Paso, Texas (ELP), but also seriously damaged an aircraft, the hail damage heroes appeared. A team of aviation maintenance technicians from PHX flew out to ELP to repair the plane. See their story in the Annual Leadership Conference space on Jetnet. This is the third in a series of team member stories we’re highlighting to showcase the superheroes among us.
     
  8. WeAAsles

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    But didn’t the Company sue because people weren’t making Field trips? Besides the fact that guys just looking to cash in aren’t Superheroes.
     
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    Do you think it would have been better if we had both IAM and TWU leadership at LGA town hall, rather then one TWU president making a sound bite. Personally I think a show of unity is better then threats.
     
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  10. bigjets

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    Are you saying that Tulsa is taking away work from LUS OH?
     
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    So now that the company tested the waters in TULE with cross utilization and got zero pushback. They are emboldened to do the same at DWH. LUS A321 539 headed to DWH from DFW with tail vibration issues. ANOTHER clear violation of the cross utilization agreement.
     
  12. Rogallo

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    Give it a real good looking over guys!
     
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  13. swamt

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    And the same drum keeps beating on. I still have not seen any injunctions or rulings from the Judge, (just as in our case at SWA). There is no job action people. It's just an uptick in safety write ups (legit ones) as well as The Max groundings, weather delays (DFW was a big one with the recent to big storms folks).
    Just keep plugging along guys keep em safe and remember, if you feel intimidated or pressure not to write a safety item up, make that ever protected call out to the FAA. Our guys had to do it as it gotten so bad and out of control...

    Labor Tensions Fade At Southwest Airlines But Rise AtAmerican Airlines
     
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  14. swamt

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    My God, you believe everything the co. writes or says. There was no job action, there are legit write-ups, mechanics still doing downlines and o/t it is just a chess move by the company just as our co did with us weezal. Get a clue, open your eyes. Also take notice weezal boy, there still to this day is NO ruling or injunction telling the mechanics to stop it. Wonder why that is weezal boy???
     
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  15. 1AA

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    Why do you even reply to him. He's not aircraft maintenance. He knows nothing about our responsibilities other than what he was told because he does not engage in our work. Kind of like a Monday morning quarterback. I don't tell him how to do his job because it's not my job. I respect that boundary but obviously it's not reciprocating. Discussions are more productive when alike professionals engage in the same issues that we have experienced. I like to keep it that way on the specific Aircraft maintenance topics.
     
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