May 18, 2013 - The International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the
Transport Workers Union of America (TWU)
announced a partnership to jointly represent
nearly 30,000 ground workers at the "new"
American Airlines following the merger of
American Airlines and US Airways.
The two international unions have signed joint
agreements to cover the Mechanic & Related,
Fleet Service, and Stores employee work groups
at the soon to be merged airline.
The new labor partnership, to be known as the
TWU/IAM Employee Association, will ask the
federal National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold
elections among the combined employees for each
classification after the close of the
American-US Airways merger.