AA Negotiations Update – April 15

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 11 in Dallas. While the Joint Association reconciled each union’s agreements months ago, the company continues to pass proposals containing language that we feel is not in the best interest of our joint membership. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Mechanic & Related/Stores Joint Negotiations Update

During this week’s sessions, your negotiating committee reached tentative agreement on the following articles:

  • Leaves of Absences: After exchanging multiple proposals with the company we have reached a tentative agreement on this article.
  • Part Time Employees: We have reached a tentative agreement on this article, which eliminates the article from the contract entirely.

During this session, we worked on the following articles:

  • Hours of Service: We have exchanged multiple proposals on this article but remain far apart from a tentative agreement with the company.
  • Meal Period: We have exchanged this proposal with the company and plan for it to coincide with the Hours of Service article.
  • Sick Leave: We have exchanged proposals with the company on this article.
  • Shift Swaps: We exchanged proposals with the company on this article, which is currently found in the IAM contract under “General and Miscellaneous" article.
  • MCT Hours of Service: We exchanged proposals with the company on this article.
  • MTS Hours of Service: We received the company’s first proposal on this article.
  • Grievance Procedure: We are awaiting answers from the company on discipline and discharge procedures

The parties have agreed to the negotiations schedule below for the next three months:

Week of April 18, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW
Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW  

Fraternally,

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 Negotiations Update

This week, we exchanged the following proposals with the company:

  • Leaves of Absence: The committee made the first pass and finally received a counterproposal from the company on this article. After several passes, we have made critical improvements to this article.
  • Meal Periods: The committee passed the first proposal on March 23rd. Following six passes back and forth, the committee, after reviewing and making our final proposal, was also able to improve this article.
  • Sick Leave: The committee presented the company with our initial proposal and we are awaiting their response.
  • Temporary Employees: The parties have exchanged initial proposals on this article and have yet to reach an agreement. Our views on this particular article are at odds with that of American Airlines, and we are committed to continued negotiations.
  • Hours of Service: The committee passed its proposal on March 24th and we are awaiting the company’s response.

The Fleet Committee reached tentative agreements (TAs) on the following articles:

  • Leaves of Absence: The TA on this article is an improvement upon both current IAM and TWU agreements and addresses many of the concerns expressed by the membership.
  • Meal Periods: The TA on this article is an improvement upon both current IAM and TWU agreements.
  • Shift Differential/Shift Definition: The TA on this article was reached after multiple passes between the company and the committee.

Future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows:

Week of April 18, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW
Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW  

Fraternally,

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

Mechanic and Related/ Stores Negotiations Update

DECEMBER 3RD,2015
Association 1st meeting with the company in Washington D.C.
Association presented proposals to American

WEEK OF JANUARY 11,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN MIAMI
3 TA’s
1) Preamble
2) Purpose of Agreement
3) Safety and Health

WEEK OF JANUARY 18,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN WASHINGTON D.C.
No TA’s

WEEK OF JANUARY 25,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN WASHINGTON D.C.
No TA’s
Association exchanged proposals with the company regarding:
1) Fitness for duty
2) Grievance procedures

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
3 TA’s
1) Fitness for duty
2)Uniforms
3)Bulletin Boards

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 29,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN DALLAS
3 TA’s
1) No strike/No lockout
2)System Board of Adjustment
3)MCT Dress Attire and Field Trip Gear
The association made a counter proposal on Absence from Duty

WEEK OF MARCH 7,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN WASHINGTON D.C.
3 TA’s
1) Absence from Duty
2)Representation
3)Recognition of Rights and Compliance
Several exchanges on Grievance Procedure.
The company passed their initial proposals on General and Miscellaneous, Training and Sick leave.

WEEK OF MARCH 21,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN DALLAS
1 TA’s
1) Probationary Period
The company passed their initial proposals on Hours of Work, One Station Agreements and Rotation of Shifts
The Association passed their initial proposal on Sick Leave

WEEK OF MARCH 28,2016- ASSOCIATION MET WITH THE COMPANY IN DALLAS
No TA’s
Multiple proposals exchanged on Leave if Absence
Association worked on proposals received from the company on Hours of work, Rotation of shifts.
Association began to draft a proposal on Shift Swaps to pass to the company.

TOTAL TA’S 13 AS OF APRIL 14,2016

FUTURE NEGOTIATION DATES
WEEKS OF APRIL 11 & 18 DFW
WEEKS OF APRIL 25 & MAY 9 DCA
WEEKS OF MAY 16 & 23 & JUNE 13 DFW
WEEK OF JUNE 20 DCA
WEEK OF JUNE 27 DFW

FSC NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE APRIL 5, 2016

December 3rd, 2015 –    
Association 1st meeting with the company in Washington D.C. –
Association Presented proposals to American.

Week of January 11, 2016 – Association met with company in Miami.
(3) TA’s – Preamble – Purpose of Agreement – Safety & Health

Week of January 18, 2016 – Association met with company in Washington D.C.
(1) TA – Probationary Period

Week of January 25th, 2016 – Association met with the company in Washington D.C.
NO TA’s

Week of February 8th, 2016 – Association met with the company in BWI.
(2) TA’s – Bulletin Boards – Fitness for Duty

Week of February 29th, 2016 – Association met with the company in DFW.
(3) TA’s – No Strike No Lock Out – Absence from Duty – Uniforms

Week of March 14th, 2016 – Association met with the company in NYC.
(3) TA’s – System Board – Field Work – Representation

Week of March 21st, 2016 – Association met with the company in DFW.
No TA’s 

Week of March 28th, 2016 – Association met with the company in DFW.
(1) TA – Training/Travel

Total TA’s (13) as of April 4th, 2016
Future (8) Negotiation dates: 
Weeks of April 11 & 25th, 2016 at DFW & DCA
Weeks of May 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2016 at DCA – DFW & DFW
Weeks of June 13th, 20th & 27th, 2016 at DFW- DCA & DFW 

AA Negotiations Update, April 1

Sisters and brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of March 28 in Dallas. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update


Mechanic & Related Joint Negotiations Update

On Monday, March 28, senior leadership of the company, under the stealth of darkness, held a town hall meeting in a hangar at DFW. Your negotiating committee, as well as local union leadership, was not informed of this meeting and would have welcomed the opportunity to have attended, to express our concerns regarding negotiations. During the meeting senior leadership attempted to take negotiations to the membership on the floor. The company kept focusing on one subject (compensation), which your committee agrees is a critical piece of the process. However, your committee is not willing to accept inferior contractual language, to subsidize any pay raises. Your committee has expressed our displeasure to this tactic across the table on Tuesday morning.

We share your frustration; however, your committee will remain focused on the negotiating process to ensure we meet the needs of our members.

Your negotiating committee, during this session, worked on the following articles:

  • Leaves of Absences: we have exchanged multiple proposals with the company.
  • Hours of service/Rotation of shifts: we continued to work on combining these two articles that we initially received from the company last week and are preparing to pass.
  • Shift Swaps: we began to draft our proposal to pass to the company.

The parties have agreed to the negotiations schedule below for the next 3 months:

Week of April 11, DFW Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW
Week of April 18, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW

In solidarity,

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 Negotiations Update

The Joint Association Fleet Committee exchanged the following proposals with the company this week:

  • Hours of Work
  • Recognition of Rights and Compliance
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Meal Periods
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Shift Differential/Shift Definitions
  • Training, Travel and Meal Per Diems

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on the Training, Travel and Meal Per Diem article.

Despite this progress, unfortunately, the company did hold a meeting this week without inviting Association representatives, and actually left a bargaining session in order to attend.

Unbeknownst to the negotiating team, Robert Isom, American Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer, conducted a town hall meeting on Tuesday in Dallas without notifying any of our team members. American’s Director of Employee Relations, Jim Weel—who is part of the company’s M&R negotiating team and attended the session that morning—left the bargaining meeting in order to attend the town hall. This lack of transparency and commitment to the bargaining process will not be tolerated.

It is clear that American Airlines is not providing the membership with entirely accurate information, and that they are employing common management tactics to disrupt negotiations. While Mr. Isom assures us that the company is not holding up the process, they continue to offer our negotiation teams proposals which do not recognize the role our members have in sustaining American’s profits—and those are proposals that we will not accept.

Our future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows:

Week of April 11, DFW Week of May 16, DFW Week of June 20, DCA
Week of April 25, DCA Week of May 23, DFW Week of June 27, DFW
Week of May 9, DCA Week of June 13, DFW  

We will continue to provide updates to membership following each negotiation session, and appreciate your continued patience and support.

Fraternally,

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