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Sisters and Brothers,

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


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
Rebids, Hours of Service (HOS)  Ten Hour Shifts (HOS)  Realignment (HOS)
Reduction in Force (HOS) M&R, MLS & MCT Recall (HOS)  One Station Agreements

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 Human      Bennie Martino      Gary Peterson

Rollie Reaves       Sean Ryan        Jay Sleeman         Mark Strength


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