American Airlines Announces Five Transport Workers Union Workgroups, Covering 11,000 Employees, Ratify Agreements
Workgroups Representing Fleet Service Clerks, Dispatchers, Maintenance Control Technicians, Simulator Technicians, and Ground School and Simulator Pilot Instructors Ratify Agreements; Other Workgroups to Continue 1113 Process
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines issued the following statement, attributed to spokesman Bruce Hicks:
"American Airlines is pleased to announce ratified agreements with five workgroups represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), including Fleet Service, Dispatch, Maintenance Control Technicians, Simulator Technicians, and Ground School and Simulator Pilot Instructors. These consensual agreements preserve approximately 1,300 jobs, and provide an Early-Out package, a profit sharing plan, future pay increases, a 401(k) company match and a potential company prefunding refund.
"Today's ratification announcement demonstrates American's willingness to address the TWU's interests and the union's willingness to negotiate new contracts that achieve the cost savings needed for our successful restructuring. We realize this was a very difficult decision for our TWU-represented employees.
"We are disappointed that the Mechanic & Related and Stores workgroups did not ratify the company's latest settlement proposals. For these groups, we will continue to pursue our 1113 Motion to Reject the current labor agreements. It's important to note that if the 1113 motion is approved, American will move forward with implementation of the March 22 term sheets, which do not offer the job savings and improvements offered in the settlement proposals. In addition, American will be prepared to continue to negotiate in good faith with the TWU with the goal of reaching consensual agreements."
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