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Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of September 26th in DFW.  During this session, your committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

Hours of Service M&R & MLS – We continue to work on this article and are moving closer to an agreement.

  1. Rebids- M&R & MLS- We reached a tentative agreement on this section of the Hours of Service article. The tentatively agreed to language includes three specific calendar rebids, which will provide stability for our membership.
  1. Ten hour shifts- We passed a proposal to the company about implementation and removal of ten hour shifts and are down to a single issue.

Overtime – M&R – We exchanged proposals again on this article. We have narrowed it down to a few issues. In this session we had contentious debate on the outstanding issues, and 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, i.e., how the overtime will be called.

Vacation – M&R & MLS – We are still waiting on the company to respond to our proposal.

Vacation – MCT – We have not received a counter proposal from the company on this article.

Holidays – M&R, MLS, and MTS & MCT – We have narrowed this article down to how much we will be paid on a holiday. We did not receive a proposal from the company this week.

Limited Duty- M&R, MLS, MCT & MTS – We received a counter proposal from the company this week in response to our original pass and are preparing our response.


Current TAs:

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

As an Association, the M&R/MLS negotiating committees will continue to stand with our Fleet Service brothers and sisters as they work through their differences with the company concerning the implementation of cross utilization.

Upcoming negotiating sessions:

The week of Oct. 17-ORD The week of Oct. 24-DFW   The week of Nov. 7-LAS

The week of Nov. 14-DFW   The week of Dec. 5-DCA    The week of Dec. 12 LAS

We have also reached agreement on the outstanding issues arising from the interim agreement concerning, MOC rates of pay, Stores rates of pay and TWU Flex Rates. In addition, those members who would have reached top of scale (TOS) on or before November 4th 2016 will also be adjusted to TOS in the near future.

Resolving these issues would not have been possible without the solidarity of the Membership and the Association’s Negotiating Committee. Thank you for your continued solidarity and support as we move forward in securing an industry leading contract.




Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:                                        

Jason Best              Mike Bush            Ken Coley            John Coveny

Dale Danker        Mark Human      Bennie Martino      Gary Peterson

Rollie Reaves       Sean Ryan        Jay Sleeman         Mark Strength


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