AA Bargaining Update – July 1

Sisters and Brothers,

 
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Dallas/Fort Worth to continue joint contract negotiations. Download the fleet service update. Download M&R Stores update.
 
During this week’s talks, we made progress on issues which have previously bogged us down. A TA was reached on Work Schedules and significant progress has been made on Overtime. To date, we have not received a response from the company to our counter-proposal on Holidays. That TA’s are not coming out every week is not reflective of the hard work of the committee. We remain committed to be expeditious but take the time necessary to achieve the best contract language possible.
 
Regarding seniority list integration, earlier this week Joshua Javits issued a letter introducing himself to Association members and outlined his role in the seniority integration process. It is important to note that having an integrated seniority list is not necessary for a joint agreement to be reached and ratified prior to the posting of that final list.
 
During the negotiations process, we have reached the following TA’s:
  • Shift Differential
  • Preamble
  • Training, Travel Pay and 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 and Health
  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Termination of Employment
  • Shift Trades
  • Furlough Benefits
  • Work Schedules
 
We understand your frustrations and we want a contract as fast and as much as you do. However, we also must preserve our work rules and other contractual provisions that make our work lives better. We must stand together as we work through this process!
 
Fraternally,
 
Mark Baskett
Mike Fairbanks
Pete Hogan
Tim Hughes
Mike Mayes
Steve Miller
Brian Oyer
Pat Rezler
Art Risley
Andre Sutton
Rodney Walker
Bill Wilson

Happy Independence Day from International President Harry Lombardo

 

In a year more noted for its sharp political divides, it is important that we come together as a union to celebrate what ties us together at TWU and what binds us as a nation.

 
This weekend while we celebrate our country’s birth, TWU International President Harry Lombardo has a special message for our members, many of whom are on the job this holiday. “As we celebrate our independence, let us please remember that independence and rights as citizens under our Constitution require us to be civically responsible. We have to exercise our rights in order to preserve them and that fight goes on every single day,” says Lombardo in a video message.
 
   
Our founders ended their revolutionary missive to the world—the Declaration of Independence—by proclaiming, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
  
So, too, as union brothers and sisters, we pledge to one another to work for the common good, to have one another’s backs, and to confront any company that tries to take away our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are a united union. We are the United States of America.
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