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AA Bargaining Update, Dec. 16
Posted On: Dec 17, 2016
The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Las Vegas. Updates from both committees are below.
The company presented the following proposals to the union this week:
Vacations - No tentative agreement was reached as the remaining issues include the number of vacation weeks and accrual formula.
Hours of Work - No tentative agreement was reached as the remaining issues include the scheduling of part-timers and adverse weather conditions.
The union presented the following proposals to the company this week:
Reduction in Force
One Station Complex Agreement (TWU)
While recognizing the similarities of intent, the differences in application are vastly different in the two contracts. The company’s proposals didn’t provide the protections needed for our members.
The company did not respond to the following articles in this week’s negotiating session.
Recognition of Rights and Compliance
Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem
Leaves of Absence
System Board of Adjustment
Absence from Duty
No Strike No Lockout
Fitness for Duty
Safety and Health
Purpose of Agreement
Termination of Employment
Mechanic & Related Stores Update
During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:
Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have reached an agreement in principle on this Article which provides enhanced protections for our members.
Hours of Service – M&R, MLS & MCT – We will meet with the accredited subcommittee in our next session in PHX to try to bring this Article to a close. Reminder; we have reached an agreement in principle on this article.
General and Miscellaneous – We continued to prepare our response on this Article for a pass to the company. This Article encompasses many facets of the CBA and continues to evolve as we progress through the negotiations process. We are trying to close out as many parts of this Article as practical, leaving it open until the end of the negotiations to ensure complete coverage in the new JCBA.
Overtime – M&R,MLS and MCT – We exchanged dialog on this Article during 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 exchanged dialog on this Article during this session on the outstanding issues in an attempt to close out this Article.
Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We discussed outstanding issues on this Article during this session in an attempt to close out this Article.
We spent time reviewing all the Articles that we have tentatively agreed to with the Company to map out our plan over the next session.
M&R= Mechanic & Related
MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS– Maintenance Training Specialists
MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians
The company gave your committee an update on the previous briefing on the process for the True Up payment provided in the Interim Letter of Agreement. An updated communication will be forth coming from the Company