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...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Canceled

September 10, 2017 Admin 0

09/09/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Due to the hurricane in Florida, the TWU/IAM Association and American Airlines have mutually decided to cancel contract negotiations next week. The safety of the Association’s members and representatives is of paramount importance and travel at this time is not advised. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: October 2nd in Washington DC and October 16th in New York City.

 

 

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

September 2, 2017 Admin 0

09/01/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

After the fallout from the Company’s letter on Friday August 24th,  the Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.  The ghost negotiators from the Company that were invited to join the talks did not show up.  The Association is taking the high road and looking to secure an industry leading contract for our members and did not stoop to the pathetic approach that the Company took last week in trying to negotiate on the shop floor.  Instead your Committee arrived ready to continue negotiations in an … Read More...

Association to American: “Comprehensive” Proposal is Garbage

August 25, 2017 Admin 0

08/25/2017

Dear Association member,

In an internal communication to TWU-IAM Association members at American Airlines, Kerry Philipovitch and David Seymour—American executives who have not attended one negotiating session—claim the Association is dragging its feet in responding to American’s “comprehensive” proposal. FALSE! Association executive level negotiators told American negotiators that their comprehensive proposal belongs in the garbage. It is an insult to the membership and doesn’t deserve any further response.

Accurate information is important. The company’s “comprehensive” proposal does the following:

  • Outsources work and eliminates jobs
  • Maintains legacy American’s high cost health care
  • Includes insulting wage rates that are not industry-leading
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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – Aug 18th, 2017

August 20, 2017 Admin 0

08/18/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. Negotiations centered around the Fleet Service group and good progress was made working through outstanding language issues.

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Committee met internally for important discussions regarding the seniority article and they are pleased to report that significant and positive progress was made working through those complicated remaining issues. Our attention in the next scheduled negotiation will be on the Mechanic & Related/Stores open issues to sync us up to the progress made with Fleet language.

The entire negotiating … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 28th, 2017

July 30, 2017 Admin 0

07/28/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the Members’ feeling of disgust towards American Airlines is growing. Your committees greatly appreciate your support this and every week. Your continued support is needed to bring you the industry leading contract you deserve!

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – July 21st, 2017

July 23, 2017 Admin 0

07/21/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of July 17th, in Washington D.C.  On the afternoon of July 19th, American Airlines presented their initial proposal covering the remaining articles to your Executive Committee. Upon initial review, the company’s proposal is inadequate and falls far short in providing the contract you deserve. After a year and a half of negotiations with the Company, we are extremely disappointed.

Your negotiating committees have begun the process of evaluating this proposal and remain fully committed to delivering the best contract in the industry on American … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – June 16th, 2017

June 16, 2017 Admin 0

06/16/2017

Brothers and Sisters,

The Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 12th, in Washington D.C. and continued negotiations on Classifications for M&R, and Promotions & Transfers, Recall, and Reduction in Force for Fleet Service among other contractual provisions. The Executive Committee was unable to reach full tentative agreements; however, progress was made in several areas, and language was agreed to in principle.

The Executive Committee, the M&R and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees continues to discuss open issues for the Articles, and why we are unable to reach tentative agreements on them. It is both … Read More...

Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Update – June 9th, 2017

June 9, 2017 Admin 0

06/09/2017

Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of June 5th,  in Washington D.C. and continued discussions of several of the open issues and Articles.

The M&R Committee reviewed and passed to the Company M&R Classifications, the complexity of this Article presented us with several challenges.  The Committee also prepared MLS Classifications to be passed to the Company.

The Fleet Service Committee continued to work on Transfers and Promotions, and had exchanges with the Company.

The Negotiating Committees, including the Executive Committee, reviewed the General and Miscellaneous Article.  While the Committees and … Read More...