June 30, 2016
Sisters and Brothers,
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Dallas/Fort Worth to continue joint contract negotiations.
During this week’s talks, we made progress on issues which have previously bogged us down. A TA was reached on Work Schedules and significant progress has been made on Overtime. To date, we have not received a response from the company to our counter-proposal on Holidays. That TA’s are not coming out every week is not reflective of the hard work of the committee. We remain committed to be expeditious but take the time necessary to achieve the best contract language possible.
Regarding seniority list integration, earlier this week Joshua Javits issued a letter introducing himself to Association members and outlined his role in the seniority integration process. It is important to note that having an integrated seniority list is not necessary for a joint agreement to be reached and ratified prior to the posting of that final list.
During the negotiations process, we have reached the following 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 Schedule|
We understand your frustrations and we want a contract as fast and as much as you do. However, we also must preserve our work rules and other contractual provisions that make our work lives better. We must stand together as we work through this process!
Mark Baskett, Mike Fairbanks, Pete Hogan,
Tim Hughes, Mike Mayes, Steve Miller,
Brian Oyer, Pat Rezler, Art Risley,
Andre Sutton, Rodney Walker, Bill Wilson