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JCBA Negotiations Update August 26, 2016
The Association Fleet Service Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in New York to continue joint contract negotiations.
First, we welcomed our new Fleet Service Association Negotiating Committee member, Tim Murphy, from TWU Local 512 located in Chicago. Tim was brought on to the team to replace Mike Mayes, who was promoted to TWU interim Air Division Director.
We began this week’s negotiations by reviewing the company’s counter proposal for vacations. While their proposal did address some of our concerns, it did not meet our expectations. After a lengthy discussion, we drafted our counter proposal and passed it back to the company.
Later in the week, both parties discussed overtime and we answered some questions the company had related to this important article. We await their counter proposal. We also received the company’s counter proposal on temporary assignments. The committee is currently evaluating it and will draft a counter proposal during our next negotiations session.
The following are our upcoming negotiations sessions:
--Week of August 29th – Washington, DC
--Week of September 19th – Washington, DC
--Week of September 26th – Dallas/Fort Worth
Mark Baskett, Mike Fairbanks, Pete Hogan, Tim Hughes, Mike Mayes, Steve Miller, Brian Oyer, Pat Rezler, Art Risley, Andre Sutton, Rodney Walker, Bill Wilson
TWU International Equity Update
We continue to receive questions concerning the American Airlines equity lawsuit. The latest update is below:
The appeal by plaintiffs in the Demetrius lawsuit is still pending: the U.S. District Court ordered the dismissal of this case, in which plaintiffs challenge TWU’s Equity Distribution Plan; and plaintiffs have appealed the Court’s order to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case has not yet been scheduled for argument, nor have judges been assigned to the case.
TWU will communicate with you as soon as there is any further development in the appeal. Please be sure to download the TWU App and sign up for notifications to get the latest updates on this and all things TWU-related.