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    Know Your Rights

    For information on ANY incidents regarding Compliance/Aircraft Damage

    contact your TWU ASAP Coordinator:

    Doug Housley

    817-875-9005

    dhousley@twu567.org

    Click here to file an ASAP

    ASAP BLOG

    In the event of the loss of a loved one, please complete and submit this form so that the Local can make the necessary arrangements for a plant delivery and Bible presentation.

    Bereavement Form

    JAVITS DECISION

    The TWU-IAM Association today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his final integrated seniority lists for the Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores work groups at American Airlines.

    The final lists are the completion of an investigation Neutral Javits conducted regarding protests of the initial seniority lists, issued on December 27, 2016. The final integrated seniority lists show all seniority dates amended as a result of that protest process.

    Neutral Javits considered over 1,600 protests from approximately 1,700 employees. Each protester will receive a letter from Neutral Javits explaining the determination of his or her protest.

    These seniority lists will become effective upon ratification of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements. View all final integrated seniority lists, Neutral Javits’ memo and the updated former TWA Seniority by Station Title/Group Matrix below.

    ACCESS ALL SENIORITY INTEGRATION DOCUMENTS BELOW:

    Click here to read the Javits' memo for final seniority lists and the TWA Seniority by Station Title/Group Matrix.

    Click here to to print and post the bulletin.

    AMT (“Title I”) Seniority List, click here.

    AMT (“Title I”) Lead Seniority List, click here.
    For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
    Please click here for TWA 100%.
    Please click here for TWA 25%.

    GSE/PM (“Title II”) Seniority List, click here.

    GSE/PM (“Title II”) Lead Seniority List, click here.
    For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
    Please click here for TWA 100%.
    Please click here for TWA 25%.

    Inspector Seniority List, click here.
    For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
    Please click here for TWA 100%.
    Please click here for TWA 25%.

    MTS Seniority List, click here.
    For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
    Please click here for TWA 100%.
    Please click here for TWA 25%.

    Utility Seniority List, click here.

    Lead Utility Seniority List, click here.

    MCT Seniority List, click here.

    Planner & Tech Doc Seniority List, click here.

    QA Seniority List, click here.

    Fleet Seniority List, click here.

    Stores Seniority List, click here.

    Lead Stores Seniority List, click here.
    For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
    Please click here for TWA 100%.
    Please click here for TWA 25%.

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  • TWU Legislative Update ON FAA Reauthorization
    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    July 11, 2018

    Update on FAA Reauthorization

    As you know, the House and Senate have been considering their own versions of FAA reauthorization (H.R. 2997, S. 1405) for more than a year. Both bills had controversial provisions: the House privatized the air traffic control (ATC) system; the Senate reduced pilot training standards and prohibited trucker meal and rest breaks.

    House Action
    In late April, the House re-introduced its bill as H.R. 4, leaving out the controversial ATC privatization provision. Following re-introduction, H.R. 4 came to the House floor for debate and consideration during the final week of that month. The House considered more than 100 amendments and adopted 105 of them (full list of amendments is available here). TWU sent vote recommendations on seven of those amendments, including:

    • Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) amendment directing FAA to coordinate with government, educational institutions, businesses, and unions representing aviation maintenance workers to develop guidance or model curricula for certified aviation maintenance technician schools. TWU worked with Rep. Keating to ensure labor had a voice in the discussion. TWU recommended a YES vote; it passed.

    • Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) amendment directing the Government Accountability Office to study the effectiveness of the FAA Order on Compliance Philosophy, including whether reports of safety incidents increased after the order and whether reduced enforcement penalties increased overall safety incidents. TWU recommended a YES vote; it passed.

    • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) amendment to improve aviation safety by permitting the Department of Transportation to regulate the safe transport of lithium batteries without having to wait for an accident to occur. TWU recommended a YES vote; it failed.

    • Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) amendment to create/facilitate the Women in Aviation Advisory Board intended to promote organizations and programs that provide education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry. TWU recommended a YES vote; it passed.

    • Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements of Davis-Bacon. TWU recommended a NO vote; it failed.

    • Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) amendment to prohibit states from enacting laws or regulations concerning interstate truck drivers, thereby preventing these workers from benefiting from any state policy governing workplace rules. TWU recommended a NO vote; it passed.

    • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) amendment to eliminate the Essential Air Service Program (EAS), which provides air service to hundreds of small and rural communities across the U.S. TWU recommended a NO vote; it failed.

    After considering all the amendments, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill (393-13). TWU supported final passage of the bill. A summary of the notable provisions contained in this bill were described at length in a previous update that TWU sent to members and is also available here.

    Trump Administration Department of Transportation
    Notably, the Trump Administration Department of Transportation sent a letter to Members of Congress addressing the House and Senate bills, including some provisions important to TWU members. For instance, the DOT identified several provisions it considers ‘problematic’ such as “prescriptive, inflexible rest periods for flight attendants” (10-hour rest period). The letter also raises “significant concern” for the House bill provision intended to prevent the flag-of-convenience model from taking hold in the aviation industry. That provision would help prevent foreign airlines from being able to evade labor, tax, and safety laws by basing parts of its business in various countries in order to undermine competition.

    Senate Action
    As you know, the Senate has its own version of FAA reauthorization, S. 1405. A summary of the notable provisions contained in this bill were described at length in a previous update that TWU sent to members and is also available here.

    At various moments over the past several months, the Senate has been expected to consider and vote on S. 1405 but for various reasons has not done so. The most recent expectation was for the Senate to consider its bill when it returned from the July 4th holiday recess. But due to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, the Senate likely will readjust its calendar to allow for a potential Supreme Court nomination vote. Because of that, the timeline for FAA bill action may be slipping to later in the month or during the August work period. At the time of writing, the Senate’s FAA schedule remains fluid.

    Potential Steps Forward
    If the Senate passes its version of FAA reauthorization, the Senate and House must work out the differences between their two bills (S. 1405 and H.R. 4) and produce one, identical bill. The two chambers will then have to vote and pass that compromise bill, and only then will new reauthorization become law.

    Since all of that would need to occur before the current extension expires on September 30, it seems inevitable that Congress will need to pass another FAA extension. That extension could give Congress more time to reach a compromise bill or could extend FAA authority into next year when the new Congress is seated.

    As this process unfolds, the TWU continues to communicate with congressional offices about timing and process, and to advocate for provisions important to TWU members and their livelihoods. We will continue to provide updates as warranted.


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