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March 10, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of March 6th, 2017 in DFW. During this week’s session, the Committee discussed the following Articles:

Classifications – We presented the company a complete proposal for the M&R group on this complex article, including QA, Planners & Tech Docs, whose subcommittee was present in negotiations this week. We continued to work on this proposal for MLS, and MCT for a response to the company.

Hours of Service- With input from the Sub-Committee members from QA, Planners, and Tech Document Specialists we gave the company a proposal on this article, which we had previously reached an agreement in principal, with the exceptions that pertain to those groups.

Qualifications (M&R) – We continued to prepare our response to the Company proposal.

The subcommittees for QA, Tech Doc, and Planners were brought in to assist the Negotiating committee in the Articles pertinent to their specific language.

The MTS group was also brought in to continue working through their proposals.

Another session has passed without receiving closure from the Company regarding the following Articles: Overtime, Vacation, and Holidays.

M&R= Mechanic & Related
MLS= Material Logistics Specialists (Stores)
MTS= Maintenance Training Specialists
MCT= Maintenance Control Technicians
QA= Quality Assurance Auditors
HOS= Hours of Service


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
Limited Duty


Upcoming negotiating sessions:

DCA- The week of March 27 to include the Executive Committee from the Association Internationals



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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