February 14, 2013
DALLAS, TX - February 14, 2013 – Leaders from five major unions representing more than 60,000 American Airlines and US Airways employees today voiced their strong support for the merger of AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC). The merger of American Airlines and US Airways was announced today.
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January 28, 2013
Ground Workers Represented by TWU at American Airlines to Get an Immediate 4.3 Percent Raise if American Merges with US Airways
TULSA --Ground workers employed at American Airlines, represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, will receive an across the board 4.3 percent raise -- if American Airlines and US Airways merge. The increase in pay represents significant new money to TWU members. The wage increase and other items related to transition issues in the event of a merger with US Airways are spelled out in an agreement shared with TWU leaders on a conference call this morning. TWU International President James C. Little, will discuss the new agreement with aircraft mechanics and other TWU members employed at American Airlines’ Tulsa, Oklahoma Maintenance and Engineering Center later today.
October 04, 2012
2,800+ Elect Negotiated Early Out/Retirement Option, Adding to 3,100+ Jobs Saved during TWU Bargaining and more jobs saved by adjusted work assignments
Dallas – Strategic bargaining by the Transport Workers Union has reduced the number of anticipated layoffs at American Airlines by eighty percent, the union said today.
Just over 2,800 TWU-represented workers at American Airlines have elected an “early out”/retirement option, negotiated earlier this year by union workers and management during the bankruptcy reorganization of the airline’s parent company, AMR.
This is in addition to more than 3,100 jobs saved during union negotiations, when TWU bargainers convinced the company to modify their demands for job cuts, and additional positions saved by negotiated adjustments to work assignments.