Please read this update, it is a overall review of the meetings that took place in DC yesterday. I was present in the room for both discussion on the Injunction and the Negotiation updates. All TWU Local Presidents (American Airlines), TWU Negotiators, and the Leadership of the IAM and their negotiators where present at the meeting held at the AFL-CIO Buliding in Washington DC (photo).
The message remains the same - we will continue to fight for the best JCBA !! The lawsuit and injunction are merely a "side show" to our negotiations which is the "main event". The Company is still despartily trying to bust the Union and avoid direct negotiations.
The group met with Jeff Bartos (IAM Attorney) and Mark Richards (TWU Attorney), we also heard from Alex Garcia (TWU Executive International Vice President and Sito (IAM) over the course of the day. The attached posting highlights what we discussed in the meeting.
Please remain united, our strenght is in our solidarity as we navagiate through these challenging times. We will fight this battle with pride and dignity..........thanks for your support.