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Discussion in 'American Airlines' started by conehead777, Feb 15, 2017.
Where was this at?
Fricking Bus Drivers Union!
Actually I would classify them more as a Transportation Union just like their name implies.
What part of the transportation system are blackjack dealers?
A few months ago the TWU discontinued their representation of any Vegas Casino Workers with the recommendation that they should join the UAW.
January 28, 2019
Dear Local 721 member,
The leadership of Local 721 has requested to be disaffiliated from the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). Their request has been fulfilled. You are no longer represented by the TWU of America.
Disaffiliation is not something that the TWU takes lightly, and this course of action is unprecedented. However, our International Executive Council recognizes that this is an extremely unique situation. Foremost in our decision is that the casino industry is not among the core sectors where the TWU organizes.
With the disaffiliation having been granted, Local 721 members should strongly consider joining the United Auto Workers (UAW). Unlike the TWU, the casino industry in Las Vegas in directly in the core of the UAW’s focus and they will be a great fit for casino dealers. The TWU has invested several million dollars in support of Local 721 over the years and the UAW is committed to continuing the same type of support that only a national union is capable of.
The UAW is also a hugely important affiliate of the national AFL-CIO. It’s important that Local 721 remain part of the House of Labor and not be an island unto itself. I encourage you to vote “Yes” for UAW representation.
The TWU wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Why? The TWU couldn't count their tips in calculating union dues?
Guess I missed that in my last TWU Express. Thanks.
That sounds about right.
Yeah Swampy doesn't pull any punches. I will tell you guys this, sometimes like me, you think your union is your enemy. Then you wake up, and realize the company is out to pay you industry standard. We at SWA got all our profit sharing when we were at $28 ,and you guys were at $35. When we were at $44 as mechanics and $46 as a crew chief since 2012. You guys finally got to $51. So you will probably be past us in about 2 years. Will you rules be as good, who knows. Parker won't be there forever. Hopefully you get a Crandall and not a Carl Icahn. You guys deserve more than us, because all the type aircraft you fly. I lucked out, in what was a buyout from Morris Air. We had the perfect storm with the Max grounding and all our O/S aircraft. What could have been Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, turned into D Day for us. That's it.
WOW!!! A total BUS and BIKE union representing aircraft mechanics and the like. Why the hell would you be so proud of that?
Really??? Now that is freakin funny. LMFAO!!!
And Laughing even harder than LMFAO!!!
Industry update for you guys that follow other airlines. Don't have the exact numbers, bene's, protections, and additions as of yet, but I assume we will get some tidbits as the vote goes on.
Our fellow mechanics at Alaska have came to a T/A on their JCBA with Alaska and Virgin merging. Glad to see another T/A being done for the mechanics. We await for the results.
Brett, and Earl deserve a well deserved long vac after this one gets done (hopefully) this time around.
Also hearing that KK had a little to do with their T/A getting done with the same promises Kinder made (in writing) for the mechanics before he left. Kudos to everyone for a job well done. Good luck on the vote guys...
AMFA-ALASKA TRANSITION REACH AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE
Jun 05, 2019
June 5, 2019 -- We started off the year with a goal for our Maintenance and Engineering division to work as one team — on both the Boeing and Airbus fleets. On Monday, June 3rd, we moved closer to that goal when AMFA and Alaska Airlines reached a Transition Agreement (TA) in Principle. This agreement, like TAs for other unions on the property, includes wage increases, benefit enhancements, a ratification bonus, and a two-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement. It also includes job protections.
Both parties invested time and effort to understand the concerns and wishes of our technicians when crafting this agreement. While no deal can meet every expectation, this TA is the outcome of constructive, good-faith discussions, placing value on our technicians. In early July, a separate ratification vote on this transition agreement and the proposed integrated seniority list will take place.
Constance von Muehlen, SVP of Maintenance and Engineering commented, “I am grateful for the hard work by both parties to reach this competitive agreement. Also, I am optimistic that those eligible to vote will ensure they take this opportunity to have their voice heard.”
“I want to express my appreciation to the Alaska Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMT’s) during the transition period. Their commitment, patience and professionalism during this time frame is commendable. The Negotiating Committee worked consistently to achieve this Transition Agreement for our members,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director. “It addresses a needed increase in immediate stimulus in comparison to the other work groups on property, on economic and retirement incentives, station protections and work rule benefits for our unified members, which continues to show the diligence of AMFA in the bargaining process.”
Both AMFA and Maintenance leadership will be providing discussion sessions across our stations. For eligible technicians and related employees, AMFA will be providing further details on the voting process soon.
Strength in numbers?
Maybe this will help with your choices a little guys. AMFA again raises the bar for mechanics wages in the airline industry. A great article and well deserved recognition...