Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/08/2017

December 8, 2017 Admin 0

12/08/2017

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 12/01/2017

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

12/01/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. This session was focused on Maintenance Training Specialists (MTS) and was very productive. Non-economic articles were discussed. Constructive dialog in a productive environment helped the parties significantly narrow their positions in numerous articles that produced an agreement on most outstanding language issues.
Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on:

Purpose of Agreement
Preamble
Safety & Health
Uniforms
Qualifications

When the parties reconvene both sides will be prepared to begin discussions on the Scope Article and remaining language issues for MTS.

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AA DFW Mechanic Update

December 4, 2017 Admin 0

11/27/2017

Sisters and Brothers:

I have recently received a number of calls regarding the Preferential Hiring Agreement and the Vacation Bid process.  In order to eliminate the rumors and misinformation I would like to address these issues here.

Preferential Hiring Agreement signed 8/6/2014

    • This agreement provided a pathway for an employee that was furloughed from a specific station to return to that station if the opposite carrier (LAA or LUS) had vacancies that were not filled through the respective CBA and would be going to the street.
    • DFW was not available as a preferential Hiring Station as the LAA recall
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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 11/11/2017

November 11, 2017 Admin 0

11/11/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.

The Letters of Agreement that were reviewed and designated by the Association subcommittee, were presented to the company. An agreement was reached by the parties on what letters will still need to be discussed and incorporated into the JCBA, what letters will be retained, and what letters will be eliminated that are no longer relevant.

Discussions continued for MLS and MCT on Qualifications, Filling of Vacancies and Overtime procedures. Progress was made.

Agreement was reached to continue the Aviation Safety … Read More...

CLT Flight Safety Committee Survey

November 11, 2017 Admin 0

11/11/2017

The CLT Flight Safety Committee is conducting a survey of our membership. We are asking you to take a couple of minutes to answer 2 quick questions that will help us serve our members better.

Please go here: http://vl1725.org/clt-flight-safety-survey/ and take the survey. It will literally take about 2 minutes of your time.

Your answers will be tabulated and we’ll let you know the results at a future date.

Thank You for your continued support!

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Flight Safety Update: SAFO 17011, Runway Status Lights (RWSL), is now published.

October 27, 2017 Admin 0

10/27/2017

All personnel who taxi aircraft are affected by this new FAA release.

This SAFO serves to ensure that aircraft operators, pilots and airport personnel are aware of the installation, meaning, and use of Runway Status Lights (RWSLs).

The SAFO can be viewed by downloading the attached .pdf file or by clicking on the following linkhttp://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/

Thank You and keep Safety First!

Flight Safety Committee

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 10/20/2017

October 20, 2017 Admin 0

10/20/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in New York City.

As was previously reported, an Association subcommittee met last week in Dallas to review and designate what Letters of Agreement would be retained in the JCBA, should be discussed during negotiations to incorporate into articles of the JCBA, or removed. All TWU and IAM Letters of Agreement inside and outside of the current CBA’s were reviewed for all groups.

Discussion this week centered around ASAP (Aviation Safety Action Program), GSAP (Ground Safety Action Program), Grandfathering Limited Duty, Overtime procedures … Read More...

The Association: Interim Wage Increase Agreement Update

October 18, 2017 Admin 0

10/18/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association and  American Airlines agreed that, as part of the interim wage increase agreement negotiated in August 2016, any members that were disadvantaged would be corrected and made whole. The first correction in 2016 affected 33 members.

The parties are pleased to announce that this year, 27 LUS Stock Clerks will receive lump sum payments for incorrect placement on the pay scale as a result of the August 2016 interim wage agreement.

In addition, 163 LAA Title 1 and Title 2 members will receive lump sum payments as result of the negative impact on … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

October 8, 2017 Admin 0

10/06/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations for M&R were focused on the Filling of Vacancies Articles. Tentative Agreements were reached for these classifications the IAM is responsible for:

Filling of Vacancies for Quality Assurance Auditors, Technical Documentation Specialists & Planners in the M&R group.

Filling of Vacancies for AOG & Material Planers in the MLS/Stores group.

Discussions continued in Filling of Vacancies for the rest of the MLS/Stores group and the M&R group, progress has been made.

Negotiations for Fleet Service were centered on continued … Read More...

IAM and AA Sign New ASAP Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2017 Admin 0

09/27/2017

Today, the IAM and American Airlines signed a new MOU on the LUS ASAP program.  This new MOU fixes many of the problems we have had with the original ASAP program – most importantly, disciplinary action taken by the company against members who submit an ASAP report.

In August, General Chair Sean Ryan advised the company of our intention to shut down the ASAP program after 2 members were suspended and 1 was terminated over an ASAP submission.  Immediately following General Chair Ryan’s announcement, I was contacted by David Seymour, Senior Vice President, Tech Ops to discuss what can … Read More...