Please read the following preliminary agreements: Fleet Service Mechanics – Related Maintenance Control Technicians Material Logistics Specialists – Planners Maintenance Training Specialists We recommend that all our members carefully consider these offers. Each person must balance the costs and benefits that acceptance of one of the offers would have on their unique situation. The company will communicate the offers and provide information about them. Questions about leaves and morning breakfast should be directed to management. Contract questions should be directed to your union representatives. March 27, 2020 The Association and American Airlines reached an agreement on the implementation of certain elements of the JCBA until the successful ratification of these contracts yesterday. The following positions include salary, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership: 1) All JCBA pay rates apply on the first Monday after […] If the MTA can achieve savings comparable to the TWU agreement, it could save $31.2 million per year, for a total of $124.9 million in savings between 2020 and 2023. This would result in an additional cost of $11.7 million over the financial programming period. However, if the savings are similar to those negotiated with the TWU, they may suffer the same risk of being neglected if employee behaviour is not sufficiently altered. The MTA has taken a step in the right direction by incorporating productivity committees into the new TWU treaty. The MTA should set productivity targets and report public quarterly savings to ensure accountability, and similar committees should be established with other unions if labour reduction changes are not negotiated directly in other collective agreements. While these agreements do not have a significant negative effect if all the savings are realized, the MTA did not recognize the possibility of “net zero” wage increases, where productivity would have offset the cost of all increases. If this had been the case, the MTA could have significantly reduced its budget deficits during the year.
It should not miss the opportunity to introduce changes to labour rules in other collective agreements. 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.