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    American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union Reach Tentative Agreement in Principle for Material Logistics Specialists Group

    Missy Latham, American Airlines labor spokesperson, issued the following statement:

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union have reached a tentative agreement in principle for the Material Logistics Specialist workgroup, formerly known as the Stores workgroup.

    "Similar to the tentative agreement reached with the Mechanic & Related workgroup earlier this week, this tentative agreement provides our Material Logistics Specialists with market-based compensation, including structural increases, and enhancements to other contract items such as vacation, holidays and sick leave. It also provides American additional flexibility in its maintenance operation.

    "Both parties worked collaboratively during this negotiating process to reach a tentative agreement that addresses the interests of our TWU-represented employees and the company.

    "It is our understanding the TWU is recommending the ratification of the tentative agreement and will provide details regarding its terms and the ratification process to its members in the coming days.

    "American Airlines has more than 50,000 employees represented by unions, including approximately 1,200 under this tentative agreement."

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