Monthly Archives: July 2017

AA Negotiating Committee Update 7-21-1017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of July 17th, in Washington D.C. On the afternoon of July 19th, American Airlines presented their initial proposal covering the remaining articles to your Executive Committee. Upon initial review, the company’s proposal is inadequate and falls far short in providing the contract you deserve. After a year and a half of negotiations with the Company, we are extremely disappointed.

Your negotiating committees have begun the process of evaluating this proposal and remain fully committed to delivering the best contract in the industry on American Airlines.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: July 24th, August 14th and August 28th.


Fleet Negotiating Committee: Mark Baskett, William Fa , Mike Fairbanks , Tim Hughes , Steve Miller , Tim Murphy , Pat Rezler , Art Risley , Andre Sutton , Rodney Walker , Bill Wilson

American Airlines Equity Update

Dear American Airlines Members:

In May, we provided you an update on the American Airlines equity distribution case indicating that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had issued a decision and opinion affirming the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of California in the case of Demetrius v. TWU, dismissing claims that the method adopted by TWU to distribute equity in American Airlines gained in during bankruptcy violated TWU’s duty of fair representation.  Last month, we notified you that on June 5, plaintiffs in the case filed papers asking that the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision.

Yesterday, we learned that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing in the equity distribution case, with none of the judges in support of rehearing.

Plaintiffs now have until October 3 to ask to U.S. Supreme Court to grant a writ of certiorari and to hear the case. If that is either not filed, or filed and rejected, the case will be over. We must wait for that process to complete before any fund distribution can begin.

In Solidarity,

Mike Mayes

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