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AA Negotiations Update – April 29

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 25 in Washington, D.C. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Mechanic & Related/Stores Update

During this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

  • Temporary Employees: We reached a tentative agreement to eliminate this article.
  • Hours of Service: We exchanged proposals on this article specific to rebids (bids).
  • Meal Periods: We continued discussions on this article.
  • Training: The committee continued work on this article in preparation to respond to the company’s proposal.
  • Shift Swaps: We exchanged several proposals and have narrowed this issue down to what we understand to be a single item.
  • Grievance Procedure: We continued discussions on this article, which is the basis for enforcing the contract. We are down to one item and will continue to work to achieve a tentative agreement.
  • General and Miscellaneous: We continued to move items from this article to more appropriate areas of the agreement in an effort to simplify the contract. We will continue this process during upcoming sessions.

At the request of the membership, the following is a list of articles on which we have reach tentative agreements.

Current TAs:

Purpose Preamble Safety & Health
Bulletin Boards Uniforms MCT-Dress Attire
Sick Leave Leaves of Absence Part TimeEmployees/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

The parties have agreed to the negotiations schedule below for the next two months:

Week of May 9, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 20, DFW
Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 13, DFW Week of June 27, DFW

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

Fleet Service Update

To date, the Association Fleet Committee has exchanged the following proposals with the company:

  • Sick Leave – Your committee exchanged its counter proposal to the company and is awaiting a response.
  • Temporary Employees – The parties previously exchanged proposals on this article and we remain far apart from an acceptable resolution. The committee has tabled this article for additional discussion.
  • Recognition of Rights – We have exchanged multiple proposals on this article and have made no headway with the company. The article has been tentatively agreed to by the Maintenance and Related/Stores Committee, yet the company is proposing different language for the Fleet Service classification. This is not acceptable. We have tabled this article for additional discussion.
  • Hours of Service – We have received the company’s counter proposal on this article, which they included in Work Schedules. The committee’s position is that we will keep these as two separate articles. The company’s proposal also included shift trade language and we are working on our counter proposal.
  • The company did not provide us with any new counter proposals on the outstanding articles from our opening pass in December 2015.

This week, the Fleet Committee reached tentative agreement on the following article:

  • Grievance Procedures – After months of battling with the company, your committee has achieved tentative agreement regarding this article that will give members additional protections.

Thus far, the Association Fleet Committee has tentative agreement on the following Articles:

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

Our future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows:

Week of May 9, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 20, DFW
Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 13, DFW Week of June 27, DFW

Fraternally,

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

AA Negotiations Update – April 15

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 11 in Dallas. While the Joint Association reconciled each union’s agreements months ago, the company continues to pass proposals containing language that we feel is not in the best interest of our joint membership. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Mechanic & Related/Stores Joint Negotiations Update

During this week’s sessions, your negotiating committee reached tentative agreement on the following articles:

  • Leaves of Absences: After exchanging multiple proposals with the company we have reached a tentative agreement on this article.
  • Part Time Employees: We have reached a tentative agreement on this article, which eliminates the article from the contract entirely.

During this session, we worked on the following articles:

  • Hours of Service: We have exchanged multiple proposals on this article but remain far apart from a tentative agreement with the company.
  • Meal Period: We have exchanged this proposal with the company and plan for it to coincide with the Hours of Service article.
  • Sick Leave: We have exchanged proposals with the company on this article.
  • Shift Swaps: We exchanged proposals with the company on this article, which is currently found in the IAM contract under “General and Miscellaneous" article.
  • MCT Hours of Service: We exchanged proposals with the company on this article.
  • MTS Hours of Service: We received the company’s first proposal on this article.
  • Grievance Procedure: We are awaiting answers from the company on discipline and discharge procedures

The parties have agreed to the negotiations schedule below for the next three months:

Week of April 18, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW
Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW  

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

 

Fleet Service Negotiations Update

This week, we exchanged the following proposals with the company:

  • Leaves of Absence: The committee made the first pass and finally received a counterproposal from the company on this article. After several passes, we have made critical improvements to this article.
  • Meal Periods: The committee passed the first proposal on March 23rd. Following six passes back and forth, the committee, after reviewing and making our final proposal, was also able to improve this article.
  • Sick Leave: The committee presented the company with our initial proposal and we are awaiting their response.
  • Temporary Employees: The parties have exchanged initial proposals on this article and have yet to reach an agreement. Our views on this particular article are at odds with that of American Airlines, and we are committed to continued negotiations.
  • Hours of Service: The committee passed its proposal on March 24th and we are awaiting the company’s response.

The Fleet Committee reached tentative agreements (TAs) on the following articles:

  • Leaves of Absence: The TA on this article is an improvement upon both current IAM and TWU agreements and addresses many of the concerns expressed by the membership.
  • Meal Periods: The TA on this article is an improvement upon both current IAM and TWU agreements.
  • Shift Differential/Shift Definition: The TA on this article was reached after multiple passes between the company and the committee.

Future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows:

Week of April 18, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW
Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW  

Fraternally,

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