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August 01, 2012

American Eagle
Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related T/A

As you know by now, on July 20, 2012, TWU Negotiators and the Company reached Tentative Agreements for Maintenance and Related and Fleet Service work groups at American Eagle.

You will soon have the opportunity to vote on the July 20th T/A. Voting will begin on 12:01 a.m. CT on Monday, August 13, 2012, and continue until Noon CT (12:00 p.m.) on Friday, August 24, 2012. Voting instructions will be available both electronically and by mail.

Our goal is for you to have all of the facts before you vote. To reach that goal, TWU Negotiators, staff, advisors, and attorneys have spent the past two weeks working to finalize full text language and prepare accurate and complete materials for your review. We expect to have all full text language, term sheets, comparisons, and other materials available on the web this Friday, August 3, 2012.

In addition to the web postings, you will be receiving ratification materials via mail in the coming weeks. Also, TWU Local Presidents will be conducting meetings on these T/As to educate you and answer any questions you may have prior to voting.

When we first began this process in March 2012, the Company proposed significant changes to almost every article of the contract, including both financial and non-financial terms. Both Fleet Service and M&R Negotiators were able to preserve critical language and reach the Company’s financial ask with minimal impact on the terms of our current agreements.

Both tentative agreements contain concessions regarding eliminating double-time, agreeing to reductions in vacation allowances, modifying holiday pay, and reducing the Company’s 401k match by 2 percent overall. We recognize that the concessions we are giving are painful and the resulting realities of bankruptcy. But we were indeed able to lessen the concessions by preserving critical contractual provisions in the Fleet Service and M&R tentative agreements, including:

  • Scope / Outsourcing Language
  • Daily Overtime
  • Shift Differentials
  • Sick Leave
  • All Seven (7) Holidays (including the Floating Holiday)
  • Longstanding Letters of Agreement and Local Policy Letters

If the Court were to grant an eventual 1113 motion to abrogate, these preserved items are all at risk.

The T/As also include some enhancements for TWU members, including 1.5 percent increases in 2015 and 2016 and a new profit sharing plan, if the agreements are ratified.

Full details will be available in the near future.