AA Bargaining Update – May 27

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 23 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:

  • Furlough/Severance – M&R, MLS, MTS & MCT: We reached a tentative agreement on this article.
  • Termination of Employment: This article was incorporated into the Furlough/Severance article and a tentative agreement was reached to eliminate “Furlough/Severance” from the JCBA.
  • Training/Travel Pay – M&R, MLS, MTS & MCT: We exchanged a proposal on this article with the company and are awaiting their response.
  • Field Trips/Travel Pay – M&R, MLS, MTS & MCT: Your committee has developed language to adequately address the membership’s concerns related to this article and is prepared to submit our proposal to the company during the next negotiating session.

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
Furlough/Severance Termination of Employment/Eliminated  


Below is the negotiations schedule for the next three months (corrected from the omission of last week’s bulletin):

Week of June 13, DFW Week of July 11, DFW Week of August 8, DFW
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


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

Although we have not reached tentative agreements on specific, open joint contract articles, we have worked very hard and have made progress. When we exchanged our initial proposals with the company regarding open articles, we found several differences that needed to be resolved. As the process has moved forward, we have resolved several of them. We’ve made substantial progress on open articles and are closer to achieving tentative agreements on these important joint contract provisions.

This week the Fleet Negotiating Committee reached TAs on the following articles:

  • Furlough Benefits (formerly “Severance Allowance”) – We were able to reach an agreement with enhancements for Association members.
  • Termination of Employment – This article was removed from the TWU agreement and language has been inserted into the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Shift Trades – After multiple exchanges with the company, we achieved a comprehensive agreement on this article.

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

Shift Differential Preamble Training, Travel Pay, 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 & Health Purpose of Agreement Termination of Employment
Shift Trades Furlough Benefits  

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of June 13, and the next three weeks thereafter.


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