AA Negotiations Update – May 20
Sisters and Brothers,
The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 16 in Dallas.
Mechanic & Related/Stores Update
During this week’s sessions, your negotiating committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:
- Hours of Service: We exchanged this proposal with the company and engaged in discussions on this article specific to Rebids (Bids).
- Hours of Service—MTS: We passed a counter proposal to American on this article.
- Training—M&R-MTS-MCT-MLS: We issued a proposal on this article to the company.
- Severance—M&R-MLS-MTS-MCT: We submitted our initial proposal on this article to American.
- Field Trips—M&R-MLS-MTS: We developed language to propose to the company on this article.
|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
System Board of
Below is the negotiations schedule for the next three months:
|Week of June 20, DCA||Week of July 25, NYC||Week of August 22, NYC|
|Week of June 27, DFW||Week of August 1, DFW||Week of August 29, DCA|
|Week of July 11, DFW||Week of August 8, DFW|
|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
While your negotiating committee began the week optimistically, the company continues to fall very short of the expectations it set and relayed to Association members when negotiations began.
Your committee remains dedicated to the negotiations process, but is disappointed by the lack of progress, due almost entirely to company management’s work-rule proposals that would adversely impact the membership’s quality of life.
Although we did not achieve any TAs this week, the committee was able to narrow down the issues on a number of the remaining open articles. We exchanged multiple proposals regarding Shift Trades, Work Schedules, and Hours of Work.
We have not received any new proposals from the company, but did propose language regarding Severance Allowance and are awaiting American’s response.
Future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows:
|Week of May 23, DFW||Week of July 18, DCA||Week of August 22, NYC|
|Week of June 13, DFW||Week of July 25, NYC||Week of August 29, DCA|
|Week of June 20, DCA||Week of August 1, DFW|
|Week of June 27, DFW||Week of August 8, DFW|
|Mike Baskett||Mike Fairbanks||Pete Hogan||Tim Hughes|
|Mike Mayes||Steve Miller||Brian Oyer||Pat Rezler|
|Art Risley||Andre Sutton||Rodney Walker||Bill Wilson|