Today American Airlines has formally requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) assign a Federal Mediator to our Negotiations. This request is part of Section 6; there is no time limit on the mediation procedures. The NMB controls the schedule of the talks and only the NMB may release the parties from mediation.
As the information is received, we will forward it to you as soon as possible. The company has released a letter to members as to what they have offered to you, but they have not provided the reasoning to why they refuse to offer job security for the future and only stay focus on the ability of out-sourcing jobs in the future.