Brothers and Sisters,
The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC.
The Letters of Agreement that were reviewed and designated by the Association subcommittee, were presented to the company. An agreement was reached by the parties on what letters will still need to be discussed and incorporated into the JCBA, what letters will be retained, and what letters will be eliminated that are no longer relevant.
Discussions continued for MLS and MCT on Qualifications, Filling of Vacancies and Overtime procedures. Progress was made.
Agreement was reached to continue the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and to establish a Ground Safety Action Program (GSAP) that will apply to Association represented ground personnel. These valuable programs help to promote a safer workplace while creating greater protections for our members.
In depth discussions began on the Scope Article for Fleet Service.
Discussions on Union Security/Dues Check Off for all groups were also held, we are close to a tentative agreement for that article.
In keeping with being productive between negotiation sessions, an Association subcommittee will meet in DFW next week to finalize the Leave of Absence Matrix chart (to be put in the JCBA) that will reflect the previously tentative agreement of the Leave of Absence Article.
Negotiations are scheduled to resume December 11 in Dallas.
Fleet Negotiating Committee:
Mark Baskett William Fa Mike Fairbanks Tim Hughes
Steve Miller Tim Murphy Pat Rezler Art Risley
Andre Sutton Rodney Walker Bill Wilson
Mechanic and Related/Stores Committee:
Jason Best Mike Bush Ken Coley John Coveny Dale Danker Mark Huﬀman
Bennie Martino Gary Peterson Rollie Reaves Sean Ryan Jay Sleeman Mark Strength