AA LOAs and Transition Agreements Available

As previously communicated last Friday, the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines reached an interim wage agreement to provide Association members wage and pension increases and job security enhancements while we continue negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements. Download this communication (includes the links below)

Below are links to each Letter of Agreement (LOA) for every Association class and craft and the transition LOAs for each of the previously unrepresented (accreted) groups. As part of the plan to communicate these significant enhancements, Association representatives will be available to meet with members—as always—to answer any questions you may have.

Interim wage LOAs:

Mechanic and Related Employees (15 pages)

Fleet Service Clerk Employees (including Tower Planners and Weight and Balance Planners (12 pages)

Transition LOAs for previously unrepresented/accreted groups:

Quality Assurance Auditors/Consultants (6 pages)

Maintenance Planners and Technical Documentation Specialists (7 pages)

Tower Planners (6 pages)

Maintenance Training Instructors and Specialists (6 pages)

Weight and Balance Planners and Central Load Planners (6 pages)

TWU State Conferences Support Members at American Airlines

In a strong show of union solidarity, all of the State Conferences of TWU have pledged their support for the union’s Today We Unite campaign at American Airlines.
 
Read how TWU members coast-to-coast have one another’s backs in this united campaign to get a fair contract with American Airlines.

AA Bargaining Update – August 05

The TWU-IAM Joint Association today announced we have reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide all members industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Your committee will continue joint contract negotiations with American to resolve all outstanding issues, including bargaining additional wage and retirement improvements. Download this letter
 
Association members will receive the industry-best wages we deserve effective November 2016 and will not have to wait as we continue to bargain the other parts of our joint contracts. A lump sum payment will be made to members to bridge the gap until the November 2016 effective date. The process of bargaining joint contracts after a mega airline merger like American and US Airways is complex and, as you very well know, time consuming. 
 
The interim wage adjustment agreement provides average wage hikes of approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will elevate 3 percent above similarly classified workers at Delta Air Lines and Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase 1 percent ahead of their counterparts at United Airlines. The agreement also calls for enhancements to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. And, while not required under this agreement, the company’s presentation to the Association included the possibility of insourcing some maintenance work that had previously been outsourced. These are important gains for our Association.
 
We’d like to thank Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo for listening to the entire Association membership, and taking our voice to American’s executive leadership to make this happen. We would also like to thank the membership for its support and solidarity, and for making your voices heard loud and clear, and American Airlines for being a willing partner. We look forward to continuing these joint contract negotiations to achieve improvements in all areas of our contracts, including pressing for additional gains in wages and retirement security.
 
Both the Fleet Service and the Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiating Committees unanimously voted in favor of the interim improvements.
 
The full text of the interim wage adjustment will be posted as soon as possible.
 
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Fleet Service Committee:
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 Committee:

Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huffman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Larry Pike Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength