Brothers and Sisters,
As we're approaching the two year mark in negotiations, the frustration level I observe in our cities continues to rise. We have to remain strong and united in our support of the negotiating team. They continue to work hard to achieve the best contract in the industry and preserve jobs for the future. Despite the companies promise to provide us with that contract, they do not show that willingness at the negotiating table. The two weeks, starting August 14, of scheduled negotiations is going to be critical as benefits enrollment approaches. My feeling is that if we cannot achieve a contract by early September, negotiations will carry on until next year. Continue to do the great job that you always do and try to remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement that we have shown we deserve.
Kevin Sullivan – President Local 510
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Equity Distribution Update 7-6-17
July 6, 2017
Dear American Airlines Members:
In May, we provided you an update on the American Airlines equity distribution case indicating that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had issued a decision and opinion affirming the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of California in the case of Demetrius v. TWU, dismissing claims that the method adopted by TWU to distribute equity in American Airlines gained in during bankruptcy violated TWU’s duty of fair representation. Last month, we notified you that on June 5, plaintiffs in the case filed papers asking that the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision.
Yesterday, we learned that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiffs' petition for rehearing in the equity distribution case, with none of the judges in support of rehearing.
Plaintiffs now have until October 3 to ask to U.S. Supreme Court to grant a writ of certiorari and to hear the case. If that is either not filed, or filed and rejected, the case will be over. We must wait for that process to complete before any fund distribution can begin.
Mike Mayes Director, Air Division
Transport Workers Union of America AFL-CIO