Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving has always been a day to reflect and give thanks for what we have.  It has been along year with many challenges that we have faced.  Whether it be work rule changes or wage increases, or just the everyday hustle of our busy lives here on the job.  Let us all take this time to be grateful for what we have and tot give thanks.  Share this day with your family and friends.  Enjoy the time spent together with them, you deserve it.

On behalf of the Executive Board of Local 501, I would like to thank our members for your patience and continued support and wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Fraternally,

Anthony Jordan
Recording Secretary
 

AA Bargaining Update, Nov. 18

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas. Updates from both committees are below.

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the rest of the year:

Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 – LAS

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Fleet Service Update

This week, we focused on overtime and vacations, and during this session we exchanged multiple proposals and held several lengthy deliberations. We understand that these articles are very important to the membership and the complexity of the two separate agreements requires extensive attention to detail in the language proposed. While we have not reached tentative agreements with the company, we have reduced the outstanding issues in these articles.

In the meantime, the company has not responded to the following articles for an extended period of time:

  • Recognition of Rights and Compliance – The company wants to reserve the right to direct or assign our work under certain circumstances, without the direction of a Crew Chief/Lead.
  • Holidays – The rate of pay and the number of holidays are the outstanding issues in this article.
  • Sick Time – We remain apart on the number of sick days accrued each year and the accrual bank balance.
  • Part-Time – The company wants to base the part-time ratio on the total number of fleet service employees versus the total number of full-time employees.

Current TAs:

Shift Differential Preamble Training, Travel Pay, Meal Per Diem
Grievance Procedures Leaves of Absence Meal Periods
Representation Field Work System Board of Adjustment
Uniforms Absence from Duty No strike / No Lockout
Fitness for Duty Bulletin Boards Probation
Safety & Health Purpose of Agreement Termination of Employment
Shift Trades Furlough Benefits Work Schedules
Temporary Assignments    

Fraternally,

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

Mechanic and Related/Stores Update

During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

  • Hours of Service – M&R, MLS & MCT – We exchanged multiple proposals on this Article in an effort to reach closure. As we closed the week, we believe that we are close to reaching a tentative agreement.
  • Vacation – MCT – We presented a counter proposal on this Article.
  • Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT –The company presented a counter proposal on this Article. We will continue to work on our response to their counter proposal.
  • Overtime – M&R – We did not exchange or discuss this Article in this session. We remain steadfast in our positions on NO mandatory overtime, limiting job continuation and pay for overtime bypass.
  • Overtime – MLS and MCT- We did not exchange or discuss this article in this session. We remain steadfast in our positions on NO mandatory overtime and pay for overtime bypass.
  • Vacation – M&R & MLS – We are waiting for the company to respond to our proposal.
  • Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have narrowed this Article down to holiday payment. We did not receive a proposal from the company this week.

M&R= Mechanic & Related
MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS- Maintenance Training Specialists
MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians

Current TAs:

Purpose Preamble Safety & Health
Bulletin Boards Uniforms MCT-Dress Attire
Sick Leave Leaves of Absence Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty Representation Probationary Period
Management Rights No strike / No Lockout Fitness for Duty
Recognition of Rights
and Compliance
System Board of
Adjustment/Arbitration
Temporary Employees/Eliminated
Furlough/Severance Termination of Employment/Eliminated Field Trip/Travel Pay
Shift Swaps (Change of Shift) Training: M&R MCT MLS Shift Swap MCT
Rebids, Hours of Service (HOS) Ten Hour Shifts (HOS) Realignment (HOS)
Reduction in Force (HOS) Recall (HOS)

One Station Agreements

M&R & MLS

*HOS = Hours of Service

Upcoming negotiating sessions:

The week of Dec. 5-DCA           The week of Dec. 12 LAS
The week of Jan. 9-PHX            The week of Jan 24-MCO
 

Fraternally,

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

 

2017 Local 501 Calendar Book

Please see a Local 501 Representative to request a
“2017 Local 501 Calendar Book” which is now available for our Membership!

AA Bargaining Update, Nov. 11

Sisters and Brothers:

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Las Vegas. Updates from both committees are below.

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the remainder of the year:

Week of November 14 – DFW     Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 – LAS

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Fleet Service Update

The company presented their plan and implementation for cross utilization to Maintenance and Related. In continued solidarity, we supported our Association brothers and sisters until there was a satisfactory understanding between the company and the union.

We received counter proposals from the company and drafted and finalized our responses to a number of articles that will be passed in our next session. There was movement by the company, which further narrowed the outstanding issues on Vacations and Overtime. We also received a proposal regarding One Station Complex Agreements, which is currently in the TWU contract. The committee will evaluate this proposal and its potential effects regarding reduction in force and recall.

The scheduling committee met with the company and secured the following dates in January:

    Week of January 16 – DFW    Week of January 23 – MCO

Fraternally,

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

Mechanic & Related/Stores Update

During this week’s session, the committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

Reduction in Force- MCT – We reached a tentative agreement on this portion of the Hours of Service article.
One Station Agreements- M&R & MLS – We reached a tentative agreement on the elimination of this article.
Hours of Service M&R, MLS & MCT – We exchanged a proposal on this article. A few items remain and we are moving closer to an agreement on this article in its entirety.
Classification—We began preparing our proposal on this article in preparation to pass to the company. This is a very complex Article due the variances in the different agreements and some of this will have to wait on the decision by Arbitrator Javits.
Overtime – M&R – We did not exchange or discuss this article in this session. We remain steadfast in our positions on NO mandatory overtime, limiting job continuation and pay for overtime bypass. We are also working through the overtime distribution procedures; particularly how the overtime will be called.
Vacation – M&R & MLS – We are awaiting the company to respond to our proposal.
Vacation – MCT – We have not yet received a counter proposal from the company on this article.
Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have narrowed this article down to holiday payment. We did not receive a proposal from the company this week.
Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We gave the company a counter proposal on this article

Current TAs:

Purpose Preamble Safety & Health
Bulletin Boards Uniforms MCT-Dress Attire
Sick Leave Leaves of Absence Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty Representation Probationary Period
Management Rights No strike / No Lockout Fitness for Duty
Recognition of Rights
and Compliance
System Board of
Adjustment/Arbitration
Temporary Employees/Eliminated
Furlough/Severance Termination of Employment/Eliminated Field Trip/Travel Pay
Shift Swaps (Change of Shift) Training: M&R MCT MLS Shift Swap MCT
Rebids, Hours of Service (HOS) Ten Hour Shifts (HOS) Realignment (HOS)
Reduction in Force (HOS) Recall (HOS)

One Station Agreements

M&R & MLS

We spent a portion of this week continuing discussions with the company regarding their plan on implementing Cross Utilization in Line Maintenance. The company has served notice to the Association of their plans to implement Cross Utilization in ATL beginning on November 14, 2016. The implementation in ATL will be a learning process for future cities in which Cross Utilization will be implemented. The discussions were productive and the Association welcomes the company’s open approach in an effort to make implementation a success.

First negotiating sessions in 2017:

         The week of Jan. 9—PHX           The week of Jan 24—MCO

Fraternally,

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

 

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