ATTENTION MEMBERS with TWU VOL policies
The annual Benefits Committee Conference was held in Nashville Tennessee September 10 – 12th. At this meeting the committee was informed by Union Benefit Planners that American Airlines has decided to remove TWU Voluntary Benefit (TWU VOL) deduction line on members epays in 2020.
American Airlines has taken the position that they are not obligated to administer those deductions. Note; the Company is only contractually obligated to give us TWU LTD deduction and TWU Union dues.
The Benefits Committee stressed to American Airlines the hardship this would cause their “Team Members” and the burden that would be placed upon them. The Company was unconcerned and only after comprehensive negotiations did the Company push the deadline back to December 31st, 2019 to align with the starting of 2020 Benefits year from the October 15th date they had originally set.
In the upcoming weeks, you will be informed of the steps you may be able to take in Jetnet so that you will not have any lapse in your current or future benefit selections associated with the TWU VOL line on your check. We are working on a solution that will eliminate the need for you to pay for your products directly to UBP monthly.TWU Members can rest assured that the TWU Benefits Committee is hard at work protecting their rights, and making this transition as seamless as possible.
If you are unsure if you have any UBP products…check your epays for the TWU VOL line. This line is in the “After Tax Deductions” just under the “LTD-TWU” line and above “Union Dues:AA TWU”. You can also check on the UPB website: twuaaunionbenefits.com to see if you have benefits. All website instructions are on the 505 phone app and website: go to Members Only, then Safety – Benefits (view archives), there you will see TWU VOL, all the info is there.
All Members with TWU VOL will need to act before the December 31, 2019 deadline. If no action is taken any products you have could become delinquent and possibly canceled. Watch for postings with updated information for the action you will need to take.