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A.A. Bargaining Update Jan. 13
Posted On: Jan 14, 2017
Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues
Top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.
“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work.” Read more
January 13 Mechanic and Related Bargaining Update
Sisters and Brothers,
The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of January 9, 2017. [The Fleet Service Committees did not meet this week.] During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:
The subcommittee made up of LUS & LAA Quality Assurance Auditors, Planners and Technical Documentation Specialists met with the negotiating committee and prepared proposals in Hours of Service and Classifications that pertain to those work groups, the discussions were meaningful and productive. In addition, the MTS subcommittee met and received a proposal on Hours of Service, and prepared multiple proposals for the next session.
Scott Orloff, LUS
Mike Loffer, LAA
Doug Cratty, LUS
Michele Branum, LAA
Jim Gaggiano, LUS
Tonja Pellerin, LUS
Jason Wade, LAA
Warren Hobbs, LAA
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 have reached an agreement in principle on this article and will reach a T/A once the QA, Planner & Technical Documentations Specialists group reach an agreement with the company on the section of this article that pertains to them.
General and Miscellaneous – We exchanged proposals on this article with the company in this session. 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.
Classifications – We worked on a proposal to pass to the company during the next session.
Overtime: M&R, MLS and MCT – We did not discuss 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 did not discuss this article during this session.
Holidays: M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We did not discuss this article during this session.
M&R= Mechanic & Related MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS– Maintenance Training Specialists MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians
*HOS = Hours of Service
Safety & Health
Leaves of Absence
Part Time Employees/Eliminated
Absence from Duty
No Strike / No Lockout
Fitness for Duty
Recognition of Rights and Compliance
System Board of Adjustment/Arbitration
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) M&R, MLS & MCT
One Station Agreements
M&R & MLS
*HOS = Hours of Service
Upcoming negotiating sessions: The week of January 23 – MCO