AA Bargaining Update – June 24

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of June 20 in Washington, D.C.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Update on Seniority Integration

Mechanic & Related/Stores Update

Your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

  • Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS & MCT: Your committee exchanged initial proposals on this article with the company.
  • Field Trips/Travel Pay – M&R & MLS: Your committee received a counter proposal from the company on this article. We are preparing a proposal to present to the company at the next session.
  • Overtime – M&R, MLS & MCT: After a thorough review and discussion, we presented a proposal on this article to the company. We are nearing completion on the procedures and rules for distribution, solicitation and grievance process for overtime bypasses. We have not received a counter proposal from the company at this point.
  • Attendance at Training: We received a counter proposal from the company on this article and the parties have narrowed the differences in their positions.

Additionally, during this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee spent time with our Seniority Integration Committee discussing seniority issues specific to negotiating the JCBA.

The Negotiation Committee will reconvene in DFW next week, June 27, 2016.

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  

Upcoming negotiating sessions:

Week of June 27, DFW Week of August 1, DFW Week of August 22, NYC
Week of July 11, DFW Week of August 8, DFW Week of August 29, DCA
Week of July 25, 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

The week began with a seniority integration meeting at the TWU International office, which included the Seniority Integration Committee, the Negotiating Committee and other representatives of the Association. The Seniority Integration Committee will continue its work parallel with joint contract negotiations.

As we returned to the table with American Airlines, the company forwarded its proposal regarding holidays, which fell far below the expectation of the membership considering the record profits American Airlines continues to post quarter after quarter. Using the strength of the Association’s crafts and classes, we jointly developed appropriate proposals in response that leverage our solidarity. It is now up to the company to respond accordingly, and we will continue to push back until they offer us the consistency to treat all crafts and classes equally. We will not allow the company to divide us!

We also received the company’s proposal on overtime, and we are currently evaluating it and devising a response. Additionally, we exchanged another round of proposals on the Hours of Work article that unfortunately did not bring us any closer to a tentative agreement. As you can see, we are now getting into the more contentious articles of this contract, and we will continue to hold the line on behalf of our members.

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of June 27 in Dallas.


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