Sisters and Brothers:
The Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of April 18th in DFW. During this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following Articles:
- Sick Leave: After several exchanges with the company on this article, the parties have reached a tentative agreement.
- Meal Period: We have exchanged this proposal with the company and plan for it to coincide with the Hours of Service article.
- Hours of Service: We have exchanged multiple proposals on this article; the parties have narrowed the gap in our positions.
- Shift Swaps: We exchanged additional proposals with the company on this article, which is currently found in the IAM contract under “General and Miscellaneous Article”. The parties have made progress toward a tentative agreement.
- MCT Hours of Service: We exchanged additional proposals with the company on this article.
- MTS Hours of Service: After receiving the company’s first proposal on this article last week, the MTS subcommittee was brought in to assist your committee in crafting specific language for this group and have responded to the Company’s proposal.
- Grievance Procedure: After many exchanges on this Article, which is the basis for enforcing the contract, we are down to one item and will continue to work to achieve a tentative agreement.
At the request of the membership, here is the list of Articles we have reach tentative agreements on to date.
|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|
The parties have agreed to the negotiations schedule below for the next three months:
- The week of April 25- DCA • The week of May 9- DCA • The week of May 16- DFW
- The week of May 23- DFW • The week of June 13- DFW • The week of June 20- DFW
- The week of June 27- DFW
Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny
Dale Danker Mark Huﬀman Bennie Martino Gary Peterson
Larry Pike Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength