Agreements in principle (

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The Association negotiating committees […]

February 1, 2020

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization is Long-Awaited Victory for U.S. Workers (

U.S. workers can breathe a bit easier after a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama. The independent federal credit agency issues loans to foreign buyers of U.S.-made exports, including aircraft built by IAM members. WATCH: The Ex-Im Bank is […]

December 10, 2015

FAA launches new rule to curb unsafe aircraft maintenance outsourcing practices

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement regarding the FAA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on drug and alcohol testing at aircraft maintenance facilities outside the U.S.: “Federal aviation regulators took an important step yesterday in an effort to ensure that foreign aircraft repair stations that work on U.S. aircraft […]

March 17, 2014

ILO finds Harper Tories guilty of breaking international law (again)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association has found the Canadian Conservative Government guilty of contravening ILO conventions on Freedom of Association, the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining in its Bill C-33, the so-called “Protecting Air Services Act” of March, 2012. This Act took away the right to strike from both […]

November 4, 2013