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American Airlines Bargaining Update: April 2023

The CWA-IBT Bargaining Committee reports:

Our CWA-IBT Association Bargaining Committee met with American Airlines management last week in our seventh round of bargaining for a new contract.

The two sides exchanged proposals on the following articles:

Article 6: Overtime-Customer Service

Article 7: Overtime-Reservations

Article 9: Filling of Vacancies

Article 18: Sick Leave

Article 19: Holiday Vacation

Article 20: Vacations

The two sides reached tentative agreement on the language in Article 7: Overtime-Reservations and Article 19: Holiday Vacation, but not on the economic portions of those articles. Therefore, these two articles will now be held for the economics portion of bargaining.

The following articles are still open:

Article 3: Recognition and Scope

Article 4: Groups/Classifications

Article 5: Hours of Service

Article 6: Overtime-Customer Service

Article 9: Filling of Vacancies

Article 17: Leaves of Absence

Article 18: Sick Leave

Article 20: Vacations

Article 24: Shift Definitions and Premiums

Article 25: Grievance Procedure

Article 26: System Boards of Adjustment

Article 27: Insurance, Retirement, and Other Benefits

Article 28: Retirement Plan

Article 29: Training, Travel Pay, and Meal Per Diem

Article 31: Part-Time Employees

Article 32: Call Monitoring

Article 34: General and Miscellaneous

Article 36: Compensation

Article 37: Duration

As you can see, we have a long way to go, but our Bargaining Teams are committed to fighting for gains in every one of these articles. They need members' visible support to demonstrate to the company that we are all in this fight together. Recently, thousands of members signed the petition about the unilateral door closing policy and hundreds of members have sent us their solidarity selfies, all of which has been noticed by management. Actions like these show the company that members are aware of what's happening in bargaining and are willing to take action to win a fair deal.

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Our next round of bargaining will take place May 16-18.