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