November 21, 2017
The Executive Negotiating Committee will be meeting with American Airlines over the weeks of November 27 & December 4; in an attempt to close out open, non-economic, items specific to the groups within M&R. The expectation out of these sessions is to move into Scope & Economics for M&R and Stores, as well as continue Fleet Service, the week of December 11.
If American Airlines is serious about their promise of giving the members the “best contract” in the industry, then the week of December 11 should prove to be instrumental in bringing these negotiations closer to closure; if not bring them to a closure.
While this letter provides a perspective of what sounds like positive movement, I caution all members to remember that no agreement can be reached, until every article is closed. Historically, Scope and Economics are the most contentious areas of any airline negotiation and if I were to leave you with any other thought I would be doing you a disservice. The only way to reach the conclusion of these negotiations, with a Tentative Agreement that our members will ratify, is if American’s leaders come to the bargaining table ready and willing to negotiate the contract they promised their employees and one our members deserve.
Cc: TWU Local Presidents
Negotiations Letter Nov 21 2017.pdf