Brothers and Sisters:
AA Openers Comm_Page_1As previously announced, on December 3rd, 2015, the TWU-IAM Association will
officially open negotiations with American Airlines and begin bargaining a joint
contract for the 30,000 ground workers at the world’s largest airline. We understand
that many of you are anxious to get to the table and we thank you for your
patience. Your representatives have worked tirelessly and carefully to ensure that
we enter into joint bargaining from a position of strength. We’re prepared and
we’re ready to fight to secure the best possible contracts for Association members,
including better wages, benefits, working conditions and retirement security.

The Association will communicate transparently with you throughout this process,
and we will work together, as one united organization, to put the members’ needs
first and to change the way the airline industry does business once and for all.

To that end, we’d like you to know that we’ve put the best, strongest negotiating
team in place to represent you. Below, you’ll find the names and locations for all of
the bargaining team members, whose expertise and experience will be critical as
we begin working through proposals with the company.

Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiations Committee:
Jason Best, Local 514      Mike Bush, Local 591      Ken Coley, CLT
John Coveny, PIT            Dale Danker, Local 514   Mark Huffman, CLT
Bennie Martino, PHL     Gary Peterson, Local 591 Larrry Pike, Local 567
Sean Ryan, CLT               Jay Sleeman, DFW            Mark Strength, PHX

Fleet Service Negotiations Committee:
Mark Baskett, CLT            Mike Fairbanks, CLT          Pete Hogan, Local 510
Tim Hughes, Local 507    Mike Mayes, Local 505      Steve Miller, BOS
Brian Oyer, Local 513        Pat Rezler, PHX                  Art Risley, Local 529
Andre Sutton, Local 502   Rodney Walker, BDL         Bill Wilson, PHL

This team will be supported by the skills, knowledge and resources of two of the
most experienced and successful airline unions in North America, the TWU and
the IAM.

In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to provide updates on negotiations and other
important information. We’d appreciate your continued feedback and look forward
to moving forward with this dedicated and experienced team in place.

In solidarity,
Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo
TWU-IAM Association Chair and Vice Chair

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