« The negotiating team had the opportunity to quickly accept a substandard contract or to do the hard and laborious work to get the best possible contract, » said Sito Pantoja, president of the association, and alex Garcia, vice president. « Together, the terms of these agreements after more than four years are proof that we have followed the right path and that we have obtained the best contracts in the aviation sector. We thank the members of the TWU-IAM association for their solidarity and patience. Please read the following preliminary agreements: Fleet Service Mechanics – Related Maintenance Control Technicians Material Logistics Specialists – Planners Maintenance Specialists CHICAGO (Reuters) – American Airlines Holdings Inc AAL. O and his union announced on Thursday, after more than four years of often bitter negotiations, interim collective agreements for five fleet maintenance and service groups. One of the main stumbling blocks was the U.S. initiative to outsource future maintenance work, which the union says will be protected by the new agreements. FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association this week reached preliminary agreements on new joint collective agreements that cover more than 31,000 team members. The agreements are worth $4.2 billion and provide more than 30,000 employees with salaries, benefits, work rules, job security and pension plans, as the union, the TWU-IAM Association, said on its website. They are still subject to ratification by union members. « Preliminary agreements respect all of that – and more, » Parker said.
WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020 – The TWU-IAM Association announced today that it has entered into tentative agreements with American Airlines for five new collective agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion for more than 30,000 members of Mechanic – Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist. Interim agreements provide the industry with peak wages, benefits and working conditions. The impact of the severe COVID 19 pandemic on the operation of the company has created uncertainty about the ability to predict specific implementation dates for certain contractual elements that the company must undertake. That is why the parties have agreed to meet within 60 days of ratification and ongoing, in order to reach agreement on all outstanding agreements after the ratification date and not in the implementation agreement reached today. After almost five months of intense negotiations, in the midst of a national crisis and protests, Local 252 reached a preliminary agreement with Transdev on 3 June, which guarantees large profits to its transit members. « It was a long struggle, with 13 sessions during a pandemic, New York State and Nassau County in poverty with little […] The interim agreements are subject to ratification by members of the Maintenance And Fleet Service, who are represented by the Association. Details of the agreements will be given by the association to its members in the coming weeks. For more details on the agreements, click here. Additional information, including the full language of the contract, will be made available to all members prior to the scheduled vote. « Our Maintenance and Fleet Service team members are the best in the business and work incredibly hard to care for our customers, » said Doug Parker, President and CEO of American Chairman and Fleet Service. « They deserve contracts that have significant improvements in wages, quality of life and job protection.