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JCBA Negotiations Update

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Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of January 23, 2017.  During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following Articles:

Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have reached a tentative agreement on this Article, which provides enhanced protections for our members.

Hours of Service – M&R, MLS & MCT – We have reached an agreement in principle on this article and will reach a T/A once the QA, Planner & Technical Documentations Specialists groups reach an agreement, with the company, on their section of this Article.

General and Miscellaneous – We exchanged several proposals on this Article with the company in this session. This Article encompasses many facets of the CBA and continues to evolve as we progress through the negotiations process. We have narrowed the items that were open and will leave the Article open until the end of the negotiations to ensure complete coverage in the new JCBA.

Classifications- We continued to prepare our proposal regarding this Article.

Overtime – M&R, MLS and MCT – This Article remains open and with the company, no further response from them was received this week. We remain steadfast in our positions on No mandatory overtime, limiting job continuation and pay for overtime bypass.

Vacation – M&R, MLS & MCT– This Article remains open and with the company, no further response from them was received this week

Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – This Article remains open and with the company, no further response from them was received this week

M&R= Mechanic & Related MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)

MTS– Maintenance Training Specialists MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians

*HOS = Hours of Service

Current TAs:

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 and Compliance 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 MLS  Shift Swap MCT
Rebids, Hours of Service (HOS)  Ten Hour Shifts (HOS) Realignment (HOS)
Reduction in Force (HOS) M&R, MLS & MCT  Recall (HOS)  One Station Agreements
M&R & MLS
Limited Duty

Upcoming negotiating sessions:

Future dates for negotiations will be released once they are finalized.

 

Fraternally,

Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:

Jason Best              Mike Bush            Ken Coley            John Coveny

Dale Danker        Mark Huffman      Bennie Martino      Gary Peterson

Rollie Reaves       Sean Ryan        Jay Sleeman         Mark Strength

 

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JCBA Negotiations Update

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January 20, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of January 16th in Dallas/Fort Worth.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

Reduction in Force – there are substantial issues that need to be resolved prior to achieving an agreement.

Voluntary Furlough – the remaining outstanding issues were resolved.

Limited Duty – we realize the importance of this article and are committed to enhancing the language to protect the membership.

One Station Complex (TWU) – this article is contingent upon other articles being negotiated and those talks continue.

The Association passed the following counter proposals to the company and are awaiting their response:

  • Hours of Work
  • Vacations
  • Limited Duty

Following productive dialogue, we reached a TA on Voluntary Furlough.

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  

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for next week of in Orlando.

 

Fraternally,

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

Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues

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The TWU-IAM Association today announced that top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.

“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work. We have more work to do and we are committed to directing all the Association’s resources, including our direct involvement, to bring these negotiations to conclusion.”

The TWU-IAM Association began joint contract negotiations with American Airlines in November, 2015. In August of last year, Association Negotiating Committees reached agreement on an interim wage agreement, which provided wage hikes of approximately 25 percent.

Negotiations will follow the previously announced January schedule. Specific dates for the leadership to enter the discussions have not yet been determined.

Neutral Javits Issues Initial Integrated Seniority Lists at American Airlines

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December 27, 2016

Neutral Javits Issues Initial Integrated Seniority Lists at American Airlines

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

In June, the Association retained the services of Neutral Javits, former Chairman of the National Mediation Board and member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Association’s Seniority Integration Committee’s  work and to resolve identified issues and differences that required expert attention to reach a fair and equitable integration of seniority lists. Neutral Javits’ Report and Recommendations and initial integrated seniority lists—created in accordance with earlier seniority integration agreements—reflect this comprehensive analysis and explain how the seniority lists are integrated.

During the fact-finding stage of Neutral Javits’ comprehensive analysis, TWU-IAM Association members submitted 836 detailed comments. Additionally, Neutral Javits met with and received remarks from the TWU-IAM negotiators and the Seniority Integration Committee. All of these comments were carefully deliberated by Neutral Javits and guided how he grappled with the more intricate and highly complex aspects of the seniority integration process.

Integrating seniority lists is the most important issue that affects our membership in an airline merger. The TWU-IAM Association and Neutral Javits have undertaken this seniority integration process with great care and deliberation so that all Association members at American Airlines are treated fairly and equitably.

All Association members will have until February 10, 2017 to protest in writing his or her placement on the initial integrated seniority lists in accordance with the process and requirements set forth in the accompanying communication from Neutral Javits. All protests must be received on or before February 10th. Final integrated seniority lists will be issued after all protests are considered.

ACCESS ALL SENIORITY INTEGRATION DOCUMENTS BELOW:

Click here to view the Javits Report and Recommendations.
Click here to view the Report Summary Memo and Chart with instructions how to file a protest.
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%.

 

American Airlines Workers Industry Best Pay Rates Go into Effect

american-airlines1This month, approximately 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines will see their industry-leading wage rates reflected in their paychecks. The wage increases for the TWU/IAM Association represented workers will average approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will surpass by three percent similarly classified workers at Delta Airlines. Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase one percent ahead of their peers at United Airlines.

“These industry-setting increases are the result of the Association Negotiating Committees’ hard work,” said Association Chairman Sito Pantoja and Vice Chairman Harry Lombardo. “These gains are only the beginning for our members as we continue to negotiate for improvements in all areas of our contracts.”

In addition to the industry-best wage hikes, Association members will see improvements to their defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans.

While these gains are the industry benchmark, they are only the first step in negotiations. The TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees are in ongoing talks with American Airlines to procure improvements in all areas of Association members’ contracts.

The TWU-IAM Association is an affiliation between the Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

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