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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).

Association Joint Committee JCBA Bulletin

Update-ImageSisters and Brothers,

Both the Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related/Stores negotiating committees met this week in Washington, DC.  The week began with each committee meeting with company representatives to discuss outstanding articles and continue to exchange proposals.

The M&R/Stores committee exchanged proposals on Overtime and Rebids and have further narrowed our position for each article.  The company has yet to respond to our proposals regarding Vacations, Holidays and Limited Duty.

The Fleet committee received the company’s counter proposals on Part Time, Temporary Assignments and Vacations.  The Temporary Assignments article has been narrowed down to two issues.  Some issues regarding Part Time and Vacation provisions were resolved, but fell short of meeting the memberships’ needs. We also finalized our counter proposals regarding Overtime and Vacations.

On Wednesday, the company presented the Association with a Power Point presentation for Fleet Service cross-utilization that they previously shared with their leadership team. The company's presentation exceeded the cross-utilization of L-US and L-AA employees that is permitted in our recent pay adjustment agreement. Their plan, as presented, undermines our existing seniority system and contracts, and attempts to prematurely achieve the efficiencies that can only come from joint collective bargaining agreements.

Your representatives made it clear to the company that this is unacceptable. The company has requested to meet with the Association committees early next week to continue dialogue in an effort to resolve these issues.

The Association committees stand shoulder to shoulder and will not tolerate the company unilaterally making changes to existing agreements.

Fraternally,

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