Sisters and Brothers,
- Shift Differential
- Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem
- Grievance Procedures
- Leaves of Absence
- Meal Periods
- Field Work
- System Board of Adjustment
- Absence from Duty
- No Strike No Lockout
- Fitness for Duty
- Bulletin Boards
- Safety and Health
- Purpose of Agreement
- Termination of Employment
- Shift Trades
- Furlough Benefits
- Work Schedules
In a year more noted for its sharp political divides, it is important that we come together as a union to celebrate what ties us together at TWU and what binds us as a nation.
Sisters and Brothers,
In other news this week, the TWU-IAM Association met this week in Washington D.C. to continue the seniority integration process. This follows efforts that began with our joint TWU-IAM seniority committee who met last November. The work of that committee initiated the seniority integration process and identified issues and differences in need of further attention in order to reach final integrated seniority lists.
Based on the committee’s work and in order to establish final fair and equitable seniority lists, the Association decided to obtain assistance from an experienced and nationally recognized Neutral to analyze, make recommendations and, if necessary, decide seniority issues in accordance with our earlier seniority integration commitments and agreements.
To conduct this comprehensive analysis and to create final integrated seniority lists, the Association has obtained the services of Joshua M. Javits. Javits is a former Chairman and member of the National Mediation Board, member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and a neutral on the labor arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Mr. Javits has unrivaled practical experience issuing reports and recommendations regarding the fair and equitable integration of seniority.
Mr. Javits will review and analyze the seniority committee’s work thus far, will gather information from the Company and will work with the Association to prepare final integrated seniority lists.
Javits will introduce himself to the Association membership in his own communication to you. There, he will further describe his responsibilities in this process and how input from members can be provided to him. Also, he will advise of the process to protest one’s placement on the list(s), once issued, in order to make corrections where errors may have occurred.
The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of June 20 in Washington, D.C.
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.
|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
System Board of
|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|