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JCBA Negotiations Update

October 6, 2017

                         Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations for M&R were focused on the Filling of Vacancies Articles. Tentative Agreements were reached for these classifications the IAM is responsible for:

Filling of Vacancies for Quality Assurance Auditors, Technical Documentation Specialists & Planners in the M&R group.

Filling of Vacancies for AOG & Material Planers in the MLS/Stores group.

Discussions continued in Filling of Vacancies for the rest of the MLS/Stores group and the M&R group, progress has been made.

Negotiations for Fleet Service were centered on continued discussion on the Vacation, Seniority & Sick Articles.

The entire negotiating team looks forward to using the solidarity of our 30,000 Association Members as we move into the more serious economic issues, such as, insurance and scope discussions with the company in the near future.

A subcommittee from the Negotiating Committee will meet in DFW next week to review the the existing Letters of Agreement for all groups.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following week:  October 16th

Future dates in November and December have been agreed to.

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

September 9, 2017

                             Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Canceled

Brothers and Sisters,

Due to the hurricane in Florida, the TWU/IAM Association and American Airlines have mutually decided to cancel contract negotiations next week. The safety of the Association’s members and representatives is of paramount importance and travel at this time is not advised. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: October 2nd in Washington DC and October 16th in New York City.

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JCBA Negotiations Update

September 1, 2017

                                Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

Brothers and Sisters,

After the fallout from the Company’s letter on Friday August 24th, the Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. The ghost negotiators from the Company that were invited to join the talks did not show up. The Association is taking the high road and looking to secure an industry leading contract for our members and did not stoop to the pathetic approach that the Company took last week in trying to negotiate on the shop floor. Instead your Committee arrived ready to continue negotiations in an effort to produce the industry leading agreement you are entitled to.

The Executive Committee and the Company were able to reach tentative agreements on Status of Agreement for all groups, MCT Sick Leave, and have narrowed the issues for the groups in the Classifications and Qualifications articles.  Additionally, an agreement was reached for initial aircraft inspections for the maintenance bases. The Negotiating Committee continues to review/modify contract language and give their recommendations to the Executive Committee.

The contractually agreed to Association wage increases due on September 12th, will be provided to all Mechanic & Related, Stores, Maintenance Training Specialists, and Fleet Service members.

The Committee sincerely thanks the membership for their continued support and showing of solidarity during this critical phase of negotiations!

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks:  September 11th Dallas/Fort Worth, October 2nd Washington DC, October 16th New York City. Your Committee is ready and willing to meet anytime - anywhere with the Company to bring you the Industry Leading contract you deserve.

Fraternally,

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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Association to American: “Comprehensive” Proposal is Garbage

 

August 25, 2017

Association to American:
“Comprehensive” Proposal is Garbage

Dear Association member,

In an internal communication to TWU-IAM Association members at American Airlines, Kerry Philipovitch and David Seymour—American executives who have not attended one negotiating session—claim the Association is dragging its feet in responding to American’s “comprehensive” proposal. FALSE! Association executive level negotiators told American negotiators that their comprehensive proposal belongs in the garbage. It is an insult to the membership and doesn’t deserve any further response.

Accurate information is important. The company’s “comprehensive” proposal does the following:

  • Outsources work and eliminates jobs
  • Maintains legacy American’s high cost health care
  • Includes insulting wage rates that are not industry-leading
  • Eliminates pensions and shifts risk to workers

Their “comprehensive” proposal was also riddled with basic mistakes including significant errors in wage scales and retirement language. The negotiators that sold Manhattan to the Dutch for $24 were better prepared.

We invite these ghost negotiators, Kerry and David, to show up at our next negotiating session so we can give them the personal response they deserve. And American’s entire negotiating team is welcome to attend one of the collective bargaining training sessions at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center. Maybe then they will develop the skill set required to bargain a fair contract that Association members deserve.

The “comprehensive” proposal is akin to a bribe and a bad one at that. Association represented workers will not be fooled. American Airlines is the most profitable carrier in the industry and American Airlines’ Association workers deserve a truly industry-leading contract.

Fraternally,

On behalf of the TWU-IAM Association,

 

 

 

 

Sito Pantoja

 

JCBA Negotiations Update

August 18, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations centered around the Fleet Service group and good progress was made working through outstanding language issues.

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee met internally for important discussions regarding the seniority article and they are pleased to report that significant and positive progress was made working through those complicated remaining issues. Our attention in the next scheduled negotiation will be on the Mechanic & Related/Stores open issues to sync us up to the progress made with Fleet language.

The entire negotiating team looks forward to using the solidarity of our 30,000 Association Members as we move into the more serious economic and scope discussions with the company in the near future.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following week:  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 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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