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.

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:

  • 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.

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
Temporary Employees/Eliminated

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