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AA Negotiations Update, March 4

Published 04 Mar, 2016

The TWU-IAM Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Committees met with American Airlines this week in Texas to continue contract negotiations. The TWU-IAM Association is the largest union at American and your negotiating committees remain in solidarity to provide the membership with exceptional contracts for all workgroups. Reports from both committees are below.  Download Mechanics & Related Stores    Download Fleet Service

Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee Update (Download this communication)

Your Committee wants you to understand very clearly, contrary to Doug Parker's video and what other members of management have stated, your committee has NOT received a final or comprehensive proposal from the company.

Your Negotiating Committee, during this session, worked on the following articles:

• No Strike/No Lockout: your Committee has reached a tentative agreement on this language.
• System Board of Adjustment: your Committee has reached a tentative agreement on this language.
• MCT Dress Attire and Field Trip Gear: your Committee has reached a tentative agreement on this language.
• Absence from Duty: your Committee has made a counter proposal to the company and we are awaiting their response.
• Meal Period: your Committee has made a counter proposal to the company and we are awaiting their response.
• Representation: this article was very difficult due to the complexity of language in both agreements, and your Committee is reviewing a counter proposal from the company, that has narrowed the issues considerably.
• Grievance Procedure: due to the difference in contracts, your Committee has written a new grievance procedure, in order to expedite the grievance process. The company is now reviewing the Committee’s pass to them, after multiple passes between the parties.

Your Committee is committed to bargaining the best contract, as quickly as possible. We will meet in Washington, D.C. next week, to continue negotiations.

In solidarity,

Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huffman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Larry Pike Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength

 

Fleet Service Committee Update (Download this communication)

We passed the following proposals to the company:

• Uniforms
• No Strike No Lockout
• Absence from Duty
• Leaves of Absence

We reached TA’s with enhancements on the following articles:

• No Strike No Lockout
• Absence from Duty
• Uniforms

The next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of March 14 which will begin three consecutive weeks of bargaining. The Committee remains dedicated to attain the fair joint contract all TWU-IAM members deserve. We will continue to fight for improvements in all articles we discuss.

In closing, your continued support is appreciated and will be necessary as we move forward in negotiations to obtain a new JCBA. Updates to the membership will continue after each session.

In solidarity,

Mike Baskett Mike Fairbanks Pete Hogan Tim Hughes
Mike Mayes Steve Miller Brian Oyer Pat Rezler
Art Risley Andre Sutton Rodney Walker Bill Wilson

 

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