Negotiations Continue This Week

Sisters and Brothers,

Your TWU-IAM Association Fleet Service and Mechanic & Related Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Washington D.C. to continue joint contract negotiations. Below is each committee’s update of this week’s discussions. Each committee was able to reach preliminary, tentative agreements pertaining some of the articles discussed.

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Fleet Service Negotiations Update

Your TWU-IAM Association Fleet Service Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue joint contract negotiations. It was a productive week and progress was made. The union and the company discussed the following topics:

Probationary Period
Grievance Procedures
System Board
Fitness for Duty

Your committee exchanged multiple proposals regarding the above issues with the company.

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


Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiations Update

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic and Related and Stores Negotiating Committee met with the company the week of January 18 in Washington, D.C. During this session your committee continued discussions with the company and the following articles were discussed:

Fitness for Duty
Grievance Procedure

After several exchanges with the company, the parties have narrowed their positions on the above articles. In addition, we continued to review System Board of Adjustment.

Steady and thorough progress is being made toward a new JCBA. We are keeping in mind the best interest of the membership as we consider every detail of each article.

We are scheduled to continue negotiations in Washington next week, and the weeks of Feb. 8 at BWI, Feb. 29 at DFW, March 7 in DCA, March 21 in DFW and March 28 TBD.

In closing, your continued solidarity and support is appreciated and necessary as we move forward into the more difficult areas of JCBA negotiations. Updates to the membership will continue after each session.

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