American Airlines Executive Says TWU Statements Are Misleading - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

American Airlines Executive Says TWU Statements Are Misleading

Posted: Updated:
American Airlines is urging the president of the Transport Workers Union to set the record straight. American Airlines is urging the president of the Transport Workers Union to set the record straight.
The company says concerns that its last offer doesn't guarantee maintenance on the fleet will be done by the Tulsa base are unfounded because it has no such provisions in its current contracts. The company says concerns that its last offer doesn't guarantee maintenance on the fleet will be done by the Tulsa base are unfounded because it has no such provisions in its current contracts.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

American Airlines is urging the president of the Transport Workers Union to set the record straight.

Union members are currently voting on the last offer from American Airlines, which is currently in bankruptcy proceedings.

In a letter, the vice president of employee relations says statements by the TWU are painting an inaccurate picture about what will happen if union members do not accept American's offer.

Laura Einspanier explains that things like a 1.5 percent wage increase, early retirement incentives and a 401(k) match of up to 5.5 percent are only available under the company's offer.

"I just implore you to take the time to go through those facts because those are the only facts that really matter," AA Operations VP Jim Ream said.

Another VP says the last, best offer has several bonuses for employees that the restructuring plan in front of the bankruptcy court does not.

All of those incentives are taken off the table if union members vote against the offer.

"We've spent months working on this and I think we have come up with a plan that is the best possible outcome for the vast majority of the folks that are covered by these agreements," Ream said.

Tulsa's union did not try to sway its members to vote a certain way. However, American took issue with statements from four local union presidents in other states who are urging their members to vote "no."

The company says concerns that its last offer doesn't guarantee maintenance on the fleet will be done by the Tulsa base are unfounded because it has no such provisions in its current contracts.

 

Union workers are voting now through Monday night on whether to accept Americans' offer.

 

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.