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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

association-bulletin-graphic-fleetMarch 10, 2017

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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JCBA Negotiations Update

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Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of March 6th, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee discussed the following Articles:

Classifications – We presented the company a complete proposal for the M&R group on this complex article, including QA, Planners & Tech Docs, whose subcommittee was present in negotiations this week. We continued to work on this proposal for MLS, and MCT for a response to the company.

Hours of Service- With input from the Sub-Committee members from QA, Planners, and Tech Document Specialists we gave the company a proposal on this article, which we had previously reached an agreement in principal, with the exceptions that pertain to those groups.

Qualifications (M&R) – We continued to prepare our response to the Company proposal.

The subcommittees for QA, Tech Doc, and Planners were brought in to assist the Negotiating committee in the Articles pertinent to their specific language.

The MTS group was also brought in to continue working through their proposals.

Another session has passed without receiving closure from the Company regarding the following Articles: Overtime, Vacation, and Holidays.

M&R= Mechanic & Related
MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS= Maintenance Training Specialists
MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians
QA= Quality Assurance Auditors
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:

DCA- The week of March 27 to include the Executive Committee from the Association Internationals

 

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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JCBA Negotiations Update

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February 24, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 20th, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee discussed the following Articles:

Classifications - We continued to work on this proposal for M&R, MLS, and MCT for a response to the company.

Sub-Committee members from the QA, Planners, and Tech Document Specialists met the week of February 13th, and they prepared a document for their sections in Classification, which was given to the Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee.

Qualifications (M&R) – We received a pass from the Company, and are working on a response.

Another session has passed without receiving closure from the Company regarding the following Articles: Overtime, Vacation, and Holidays.

M&R= Mechanic & Related

MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)

MTS= Maintenance Training Specialists

MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians

QA= Quality Assurance Auditors

*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

Next negotiating session:

DFW- The week of March 6th

 

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

 

 

JCBA Negotiations Update

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February 24, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

 The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 20th in Dallas/Fort Worth.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

  • Hours of Work – upon receipt we studied the company’s proposal at length and formulated our detailed response

The Association worked on the following proposals to the company to pass in the upcoming session:

  • Hours of Work
  • Reduction in Force
  • Overtime

Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of March 6th in Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

Fraternally,

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

JCBA Negotiations Update

 

association-bulletin-graphic-fleetFebruary 17, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

Vacations – Substantial progress was made and the article has been tabled for the Association Executive Council.

Reductions In Force – This proposed article captured the majority of the union’s concerns and has also been tabled for the Association Executive Council.

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

  • Hours of Work

This article has prompted additional discussion for the manner of application, which we have narrowed to three outstanding items.

The committee further worked on part time meal periods.

 

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 two negotiating sessions are scheduled for the weeks of 20 February and 6 March in Dallas / Ft. Worth.

 

Fraternally,

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

JCBA Negotiations Update


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February 10, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 6, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following Articles:

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 presented our proposal 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; at this point we will set this Article aside and will leave the Article open until the end of the negotiations to ensure complete coverage in the new JCBA.

Classifications– We received a lengthy proposal for M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT on this complex Article and are working through our counter proposal to the company.

We have not received any response regarding the Articles outlined below, it has become clear that the company is taking the position that these Article are of significant economic value to them.

We remain steadfast in our position that we achieve an industry leading contract in these and other Articles and welcome the leadership and presence of the Union Executive committee to join the negations in the not too distant future.

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:

DFW-Week of Feb. 13 QA, Planner & Tech Doc subcommittee only

DFW-Week of Feb. 20         DFW- Week of March 6

 

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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