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Negotiation Update for May 20, 2016
Posted On: May 21, 2016
Sisters and Brothers,
The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 16 in Dallas.
During this week’s sessions, your negotiating committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:
Hours of Service: We exchanged this proposal with the company and engaged in discussions on this article specific to Rebids (Bids).
Hours of Service—MTS: We passed a counter proposal to American on this article.
Training—M&R-MTS-MCT-MLS: We issued a proposal on this article to the company.
Severance—M&R-MLS-MTS-MCT: We submitted our initial proposal on this article to American.
Field Trips—M&R-MLS-MTS: We developed language to propose to the company on this article.
Safety & Health
Leaves of Absence
Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty
No strike / No Lockout
Fitness for Duty
Recognition of Rights
System Board of
Fleet Service Update
While your negotiating committee began the week optimistically, the company continues to fall very short of the expectations it set and relayed to Association members when negotiations began.
Your committee remains dedicated to the negotiations process, but is disappointed by the lack of progress, due almost entirely to company management’s work-rule proposals that would adversely impact the membership’s quality of life.
Although we did not achieve any TAs this week, the committee was able to narrow down the issues on a number of the remaining open articles. We exchanged multiple proposals regarding Shift Trades, Work Schedules, and Hours of Work.
We have not received any new proposals from the company, but did propose language regarding Severance Allowance and are awaiting American’s response.
Future Fleet negotiations dates and locations are as follows: