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      JCBA Update 05.26.17

      Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue  The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications.
      Download: Association JCBA Bulletin 05-26-17.pdf

      "Pack Your Bags for Paradise"

      On June 7, your ATW reward tickets will be loaded into the Travel Planner and available for you to book travel that starts as early as July 1. You have until Dec. 31, 2018 to use these tickets and you’ll go through the Travel Planner to view, book and edit your trip. Here’s what you need to know.

      TWU International Letter on Equity Decision

      Dear Members: Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of California that dismissed two class action complaints challenging TWU’s method of distributing shares of post-bankruptcy American Airlines stock.
      Download: AA Equity 5-23-17 FINAL.pdf

      Change to MDAD SIDA Badge Renewal Process

      Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has changed the customs application process for MDAD ID renewal. Employees can no longer be fingerprinted and complete their customs application during their birth month.

      Equity Decision

      "The panel affirmed the district court's dismissal of two consolidated actions brought under the Railway Labor Act, alleging a union's breach of the duty of fair representation in the decision to distribute the proceeds of a bankruptcy settlement to all of its members unevenly.
      Download: Equity Decision.pdf

      JCBA Negotiations Update May 26, 2017

      Executive Session Negotiations Continue

      The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications. For the Fleet Service group those Articles include: Vacations, Overtime, Reduction in Force and Recall. 

      The Committee reached Tentative Agreements on the following Articles:

      • Overtime – M&R, MLS and Fleet Service
      • Hours of Service – M&R, MLS and MCT
      • Recognition of Rights - Fleet Service

      The M&R Committee received a proposal from the Company on Classifications, and the Fleet Service Committee received a proposal from the Company on Transfers and Promotions that are currently under review.

      While the Executive Committee met face to face with the Company, the remaining members of the Negotiating Committees were engaged in reviewing and crafting counter proposals.

      Negotiations are scheduled to resume on the following weeks: June 5th, June 12th, July 17th & July 24th in Washington, DC.

      Your Negotiating Committees remain fully committed to achieving industry leading contracts to be voted on by our membership. Progress has been made, and will continue to be made, as long as American Airlines management remains committed to their promises of an industry-leading contract.

      Your support is both appreciated and necessary in order to achieve our goals. Knowing that we stand together in solidarity makes us stronger than ever.

      Remember, do not listen to rumors – your only official negotiations report is that issued by this Association.

      Fraternally, 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

      Current TA’s:
      Shift Differential - Preamble - Training, Travel Pay and Meal Per Diem - Grievance Procedures - Leaves of Absence - Meal Periods - Representation -  Field Work -  System Board of Adjustment  - Uniforms - Absence from Duty - No Strike No Lockout - Fitness for Duty - Bulletin Boards - Probation - Safety and Health - Purpose of Agreement - Termination of Employment - Shift Trades - Furlough Benefits - Work Schedules -Temporary Assignments - Voluntary Furlough - Limited Duty - Hours of Work - Overtime - Recognition of Work

      2017 Michael J Quill Scholarship

      Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.

      We have three additional scholarship contributors:

      1-Union Benefit Planners-eight (8) scholarships worth $2500.00 each.

      2-M3 Technology-five (5) scholarships worth $2000.00 each

      3-Vincent Pitta in Memory of J. Brian Dugan-two (2) scholarships worth $2500.00 each.

      All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship. Please visit www.twu.org for an application and for additional information and rules, including eligibility requirements.

      The deadline for all applications will be April 21, 2017; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted - there will be no exceptions. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5-7 days thereafter.

      The application can be downloaded from our "downloads" link under Member Resources.

      TWU International Equity Update

      We continue to receive questions concerning the American Airlines equity lawsuit. The latest update is below:

      The Cmpany and the lawyers representing the Early Out recepients made their arguments in front of Judge James R. Browning, on December 13, 2016. 

      According to the information available on the Appeals Court website a decision on these cases can take anywhere from 3 months to a year. Although, they also mention the fact there is no set timetable for a decision. 

      As information becomes available, we will share. 

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