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AA Bargaining Update, Dec. 9
Posted On: Dec 10, 2016
The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas. Updates from both committees are below.
The next bargaining session will take place in Las Vegas next week.
The committee exchanged proposals with the company this week on Vacations and Hours of Work. Although we didn’t reach a tentative agreement on these articles, we narrowed down the outstanding issues. The company committed to working on these proposals over the weekend and will present their counter proposals to your committee on Monday.
We also engaged in extensive discussions in preparation of our counter proposals for the Overtime and Reduction in Force articles. These two articles are vastly different in the current collective bargaining agreements.
During the week the company met with both negotiating committees over the true-up payments to the membership. There was a question and answer period along with examples of calculations given by the company’s finance department.
Our next negotiating session is scheduled for the week of December 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Future sessions are scheduled for the weeks of January 16 in Dallas and January 23 in Orlando.
Mechanic and Related/Stores Update
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. We still need to incorporate the accreted groups into sections of this article, where applicable, before we reach a tentative agreement in its entirety.
Limited Duty–M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT: We presented a counter proposal on this article to the company during this session.
Overtime–M&R,MLS and MCT: We did not exchange or discuss this Article in this session. We remain steadfast in our positions on NO mandatory overtime, limiting job continuation and pay for overtime bypass.
Vacation–M&R, MLS & MCT: We are waiting for the company to respond to our proposal.
Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We did not receive a proposal from the company this week.
M&R=Mechanic & Related
MLS=Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS=Maintenance Training Specialists
MCT=Maintenance Control Technicians
The company presented your committee a briefing on the process for the True Up payment provided in the Interim Letter of Agreement.
We have established subcommittees for the accreted groups, (Quality Assurance, Planners and Technical Documentation Specialists). Those sub committees, as well as the MTS subcommittee, will advise the Negotiating Committee on issues specific to those groups during the session in PHX the week of January 9, 2017.
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
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)
Reduction in Force (HOS)
One Station Agreements
M&R & MLS
*HOS = Hours of Service
Upcoming negotiating sessions:
The week of Dec. 12 LAS
The week of Jan. 9-PHX The week of Jan 24-MCO