The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of November 7th in LAS. During this week’s session, the committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:
Reduction in Force- MCT – We reached a tentative agreement on this portion of the Hours of Service article.
One Station Agreements- M&R & MLS – We reached a tentative agreement on the elimination of this article.
Hours of Service M&R, MLS & MCT – We exchanged a proposal on this article. A few items remain and we are moving closer to an agreement on this article in its entirety.
Classification– We began preparing our proposal on this article in preparation to pass to the company. This is a very complex Article due the variances in the different agreements and some of this will have to wait on the decision by Arbitrator Javits.
Overtime – M&R – 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.
We are also working through the overtime distribution procedures; particularly how the overtime will be called.
Vacation – M&R & MLS – We are awaiting the company to respond to our proposal.
Vacation – MCT – We have not yet received a counter proposal from the company on this article.
Holidays – M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We have narrowed this article down to holiday payment. We did not receive a proposal from the company this week.
Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MTS and MCT – We gave the company a counter proposal on this article
|Purpose||Preamble||Safety & Health|
|Bulletin Boards||Uniforms||MCT-Dress Attire|
|Sick Leave||Leaves of Absence||Part Time Employees/Eliminated|
|Absence from Duty||Representation||Probationary Period|
|Management Rights||No Strike / No Lockout||Fitness for Duty|
|Recognition of Rights and Compliance||System Board of Adjustment/Arbitration||Temporary Employees/Eliminated|
|Furlough/Severance||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)||Realignment (HOS)|
|Reduction in Force (HOS) M&R, MLS & MCT||Recall (HOS)|| One Station Agreements
M&R & MLS
We spent a portion of this week continuing discussions with the company regarding their plan on implementing Cross Utilization in Line Maintenance. The company has served notice to the Association of their plans to implement Cross Utilization in ATL beginning on November 14, 2016. The implementation in ATL will be a learning process for future cities in which Cross Utilization will be implemented. The discussions were productive and the Association welcomes the company’s open approach in an effort to make implementation a success.
Upcoming negotiating sessions:
The week of Nov. 14-DFW The week of Dec. 5-DCA The week of Dec. 12 LAS
The week of Jan. 9-PHX The week of Jan 24-MCO
Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:
Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huﬀman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Rollie Reaves Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength