August 26, 2016
Sisters and brothers,
The Association Fleet Service Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in New York to continue joint contract negotiations.
First, we welcomed our new Fleet Service Association Negotiating Committee member, Tim Murphy, from TWU Local 512 located in Chicago. Tim was brought on to the team to replace Mike Mayes, who was promoted to TWU interim Air Division Director.
We began this week’s negotiations by reviewing the company’s counter proposal for vacations. While their proposal did address some of our concerns, it did not meet our expectations. After a lengthy discussion, we drafted our counter proposal and passed it back to the company.
Later in the week, both parties discussed overtime and we answered some questions the company had related to this important article. We await their counter proposal. We also received the company’s counter proposal on temporary assignments. The committee is currently evaluating it and will draft a counter proposal during our next negotiations session.
The following are our upcoming negotiations sessions:
- Week of August 29th – Washington, DC
- Week of September 19th – Washington, DC
- Week of September 26th – Dallas/Fort Worth
Mark Baskett, Mike Fairbanks, Pete Hogan,
Tim Hughes, Steve Miller, Brian Oyer,
Pat Rezler, Art Risley, Andre Sutton,
Rodney Walker, Bill Wilson, Tim Murphy