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JCBA Negotiations Update

July 28, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the Members’ feeling of disgust towards American Airlines is growing. Your committees greatly appreciate your support this and every week. Your continued support is needed to bring you the industry leading contract you deserve!

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

Fraternally,

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  

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

 Jason Best    Mike Bush    Ken Coley    John Coveny    Dale Danker    Mark Human  

 Bennie Martino   Gary Peterson  Rollie Reaves  Sean Ryan  Jay Sleeman  Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

July 21, 2017

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.

Fraternally,

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  

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

 Jason Best    Mike Bush    Ken Coley    John Coveny    Dale Danker    Mark Human  

 Bennie Martino   Gary Peterson    Rollie Reaves    Sean Ryan    Jay Sleeman  Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

June 16, 2017

 

                             Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue                                   

 Brothers & Sisters,

The Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 12th, in Washington D.C. and continued negotiations on Classifications for M&R, and Promotions & Transfers, Recall, and Reduction in Force for Fleet Service among other contractual provisions. The Executive Committee was unable to reach full tentative agreements; however, progress was made in several areas, and language was agreed to in principle.

The Executive Committee, the M&R and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees continues to discuss open issues for the Articles, and why we are unable to reach tentative agreements on them. It is both disappointing and frustrating that the Company continues to make proposals that contain concessionary language that the Committees cannot accept; even when we provide counterproposals that American cannot disprove would meet their needs of service. While we all agree that progress is slowly being made, the Company still believes that we will make concessions just to reach an Agreement, which will never happen.  We all want an expeditious end to negotiations, but we are not willing to simply bring back a substandard contract to get there.  Our members deserve the best in the industry. Management has promised that, and so far they have failed to live up to their words.

We are all becoming more frustrated as these weeks go by, because the contract language that the Company has promised and committed to, has yet to fully materialize. The only way these negotiations will be expedited is if American Airlines management actually shows the commitment at the bargaining table they have continually promised to us; that is the industry’s best contracts for their employees.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks:  July 17th & July 24th in Washington, DC.

Fraternally,

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

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best                   Mike Bush                   Ken Coley                    John Coveny   

Dale Danker               Mark Human            Bennie Martino          Gary Peterson   

Rollie Reaves               Sean Ryan                  Jay Sleeman               Mark Strength

 

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Neutral Javits Issues Final Integrated Seniority Lists

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his final integrated seniority lists for the Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores work groups at American Airlines.

The final lists are the completion of an investigation Neutral Javits conducted regarding protests of the initial seniority lists, issued on December 27, 2016. The final integrated seniority lists show all seniority dates amended as a result of that protest process.

Neutral Javits considered over 1,600 protests from approximately 1,700 employees. Each protester will receive a letter from Neutral Javits explaining the determination of his or her protest.

These seniority lists will become effective upon ratification of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements. View all final integrated seniority lists, Neutral Javits’ memo and the updated former TWA Seniority by Station Title/Group Matrix below.

ACCESS ALL SENIORITY INTEGRATION DOCUMENTS BELOW:

Click here to read the Javits' memo for final seniority lists and the TWA Seniority by Station Title/Group Matrix.

Click here to to print and post the bulletin.

AMT (“Title I”) Seniority List, click here.

AMT (“Title I”) Lead Seniority List, click here.
For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
Please click here for TWA 100%.
Please click here for TWA 25%.

GSE/PM (“Title II”) Seniority List, click here.

GSE/PM (“Title II”) Lead Seniority List, click here.
For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
Please click here for TWA 100%.
Please click here for TWA 25%.

Inspector Seniority List, click here.
For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
Please click here for TWA 100%.
Please click here for TWA 25%.

MTS Seniority List, click here.
For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
Please click here for TWA 100%.
Please click here for TWA 25%.

Utility Seniority List, click here.

Lead Utility Seniority List, click here.

MCT Seniority List, click here.

Planner & Tech Doc Seniority List, click here.

QA Seniority List, click here.

Fleet Seniority List, click here.

Stores Seniority List, click here.

Lead Stores Seniority List, click here.
For those stations where former TWA employees exercise either 100% or 25% of their former TWA seniority:
Please click here for TWA 100%.
Please click here for TWA 25%.

JCBA Negotiations Update

 

June 9, 2017

                            Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue                                   

 Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 5th, in Washington D.C. and continued discussions of several of the open issues and Articles.

The M&R Committee reviewed and passed to the Company M&R Classifications, the complexity of this Article presented us with several challenges. The Committee also prepared MLS Classifications to be passed to the Company.

The Fleet Service Committee continued to work on Transfers and Promotions, and had exchanges with the Company.

The Negotiating Committees, including the Executive Committee, reviewed the General and Miscellaneous Article. While the Committees and the Company have mutually agreed upon several paragraphs in principle within General and Miscellaneous, this Article will remain open for all work groups until the conclusion of the entire negotiation process.

The Committees reached Tentative Agreements for all work groups on the following Articles:

Effects on Prior Agreements   

Issuance of SIDA Badges (New Article)

 

M&R, MLS, MCT, MTS, and T/A’s

Purpose Preamble Safety & Health
Bulletin Boards Uniforms – M&R and MLS Dress Attire - MCT
Sick Leave Hours of Service - M&R, MLS, and MCT
M&R & MLS
Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty Recognition of Rights and Compliance Probationary Period
Management Rights No Strike / No Lockout Fitness for Duty
Representation System Board of Adjustment/Arbitration Temporary Employees/Eliminated
Furlough/Severance Termination of Employment/Eliminated Field Trip/Travel Pay
Shift Swaps (Change of Shift) Training - M&R, MCT, and MLS One Station Agreements
Leaves of Absence Overtime - M&R, MLS, and MCT Limited Duty
Effect on Prior Agreements Issuance of SIDA Badge

Note: All Articles listed in the chart above are for all M&R and MLS groups, except for those listed with bold after the Article title.

 

Fleet Service T/A’s 

Shift Differential Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem Preamble
Grievance Procedures Leaves of Absence Meal Periods
Representation System Board of Adjustment Field Work
Uniforms Absence from Duty Bulletin Boards
Fitness for Duty No Strike No Lockout Probation
Safety and Health Purpose of Agreement Shift Trades
Termination of Employment Furlough Benefits Work Schedules
Temporary Assignments Voluntary Furlough Hours of Work
Overtime Issuance of SIDA Badge Effect on Prior Agreements

 

While the Executive Committee continues to meet face to face with the Company, the Negotiating Committees continue to review and craft counter proposals.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks:  June 12th, July 17th & July 24th in Washington, DC.

Your Negotiating Committees remain optimistic that more Articles will be T/A’d over the upcoming weeks, so long as American Airlines management remains committed to their promises of industry-leading contracts.

 

Fraternally,

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

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best        Mike Bush        Ken Coley        John Coveny   

Dale Danker        Mark Human        Bennie Martino        Gary Peterson   

Rollie Reaves        Sean Ryan        Jay Sleeman        Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

 

 

May 26, 2017

                          Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue                                   

 Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications. For the Fleet Service group those Articles include: Vacations, Overtime, Reduction in Force and Recall.

The Committee reached Tentative Agreements on the following Articles:

Overtime – M&R, MLS and Fleet Service

Hours of Service – M&R, MLS and MCT

Recognition of Rights - Fleet Service

The M&R Committee received a proposal from the Company on Classifications, and the Fleet Service Committee received a proposal from the Company on Transfers and Promotions that are currently under review.

While the Executive Committee met face to face with the Company, the remaining members of the Negotiating Committees were engaged in reviewing and crafting counter proposals.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: June 5th, June 12th, July 17th & July 24th in Washington, DC.

Your Negotiating Committees remain fully committed to achieving industry leading contracts to be voted on by our membership. Progress has been made, and will continue to be made, as long as American Airlines management remains committed to their promises of an industry-leading contract.

Your support is both appreciated and necessary in order to achieve our goals. Knowing that we stand together in solidarity makes us stronger than ever.

Remember, do not listen to rumors – your only official negotiations report is that issued by this Association.

Fraternally,

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  

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best   Mike Bush   Ken Coley   John Coveny   Dale Danker   Mark Human                 Bennie Martino   Gary Peterson    Rollie Reaves   Sean Ryan   Jay Gleeman   Mark Strength

American Announces Mid-Term Pay Increases for Pilots and Flight Attendants

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American Airlines yesterday announced mid-contract pay increases for its pilot and flight attendant groups. The Company states its reasoning is that those two groups have fallen significantly behind their industry peers with long durations before their collective bargaining agreements are open for negotiations.

The TWU-IAM Association negotiated industry leading pay increases last fall for the membership at American. Those pay increases for Association represented employees are locked in and have benefited those employees for several months. It appears the Association action that kept its members from lagging behind the industry helped these other employee groups.

The difference between all the other American employee groups and the Association members is that, while industry best pay increases were already achieved, Association members will benefit from our current joint collective bargaining that will bring more pay and benefit improvements putting them even further ahead.

As previously reported, TWU-IAM Association negotiations have entered Executive level status with the objective of bringing those negotiations to conclusion so our members can reap the benefits of the improvements yet to come. Your patience and solidarity are needed while the critical final stages of our negotiations take place.

In Solidarity,

Sito Pantoja                             Harry Lombardo

Association Director and Vice Director

JCBA Negotiations Update

 

 

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                                            Executive Session Negotiations Continue

American negotiations continued this week in Washington, DC. By mutual agreement, the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board (NMB), Linda Puchala, joined our negotiations. The purpose of entering Executive level negotiations is to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and to the degree the NMB can assist in that goal, Ms. Puchala is welcomed.

The conditions set forth in agreeing to NMB participation is that the parties (the Company and the Association) will set their own meeting schedule that is not dependent on the availability of the NMB representative and that there be no interference with the Association communications to our TWU and IAM members.

The bargaining sessions this week focused on some of the difficult language issues that have been left open during the negotiations up to this point. The Association participants in these talks vigorously defended the positions laid forth in our ongoing negotiations. Progress at the table has occurred with some success. While some critical items have been addressed and general agreement has been signaled by the parties, we know full well that a total agreement must include economic agreements that are satisfactory to our negotiators.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume May 22nd with additional sessions scheduled after that week.

These joint negotiators remain fully committed to bringing the best contract in the industry for a vote of our membership. Your solidarity and support are both appreciated and necessary in order to achieve that goal. Remember, do not listen to rumors – your only official negotiations report is that issued by this Association.

Fraternally,

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  

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best    Mike Bush    Ken Coley    John Coveny    Dale Danker    Mark Human   

Bennie Martino  Gary Peterson    Rollie Reaves    Sean Ryan    Jay Sleeman    Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

 

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March 31, 2017

Executive level negotiations took place in Washington, DC this week. Chief negotiators for the TWU-IAM Associations met with negotiators from American Airlines to advance our discussions in efforts toward concluding our contract discussions. All negotiating committee members were fully briefed on the sessions and continue to be involved with input and ongoing language development.

While overall economic issues remain to be covered in future bargaining sessions, several important sticking points were discussed. The discussions between the parties were positive and, at this first Executive level of talks, serious consideration was given to resolution of those issues. We are awaiting the content of the discussions to be put to language that we are hopeful represents agreements and leads to more significant forward movement.

The next scheduled negotiations are set for the week of April 17th. The parties are coordinating schedules for sessions after that week.

There is one source of official communications regarding these negotiations – that is those issued jointly by the TWU and IAM through this Association. Disregard all other rumors and treat the company’s road shows as entertaining events the company pays you to watch. Negotiations only occur at the bargaining table, not in the breakrooms.

Keep your solidarity. It is the power we will use to achieve the industry-best contracts we strive for.

Fraternally,

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  

 

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best    Mike Bush    Ken Coley    John Coveny    Dale Danker    Mark Human    Bennie Martino         Gary Peterson    Rollie Reaves    Sean Ryan    Jay Sleeman    Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

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Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of March 6th in Dallas, Ft. Worth.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

Hours of Work

The Association passed the following counter proposal to the company:

  • Hours of Work
  • Overtime

There was considerable table discussions with the Company on the applications in the Overtime article with the Negotiation Committee still awaiting a response to our Vacation proposal.

The committee reached a TA on the Hours of Work article.

Current TA’s:

Shift Differential Preamble Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem
Grievance Procedures Leaves of Absence Meal Periods
Representation Field Work System Board of Adjustment
Uniforms Absence from Duty No Strike No Lockout
Fitness for Duty Bulletin Boards Probation
Safety and Health Purpose of Agreement Termination of Employment
Shift Trades Furlough Benefits Work Schedules
Temporary Assignments Voluntary Furlough Hours of Work

 

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of the 27th of March in Washington D.C.

 

Fraternally,

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

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