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December 21, 2012

American Eagle - Court Approves Four Agreements

At a hearing held on the afternoon of December 21, 2012, Judge Lane heard and granted four motions filed by the debtors to authorize American Eagle Airlines, Inc. and Executive Airlines, Inc. (together, “Eagle”), both subsidiaries of AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, to enter into new collective bargaining agreements (the “New CBAs”) with the following four groups:

December 20, 2012

American Eagle - Dispatcher’s Ratify Agreement

Dispatchers at American Eagle ratified their agreement on December 17th with a vote of 37 in favor and 24 against.  American Eagle is expected to ask Judge Lane to approve all four TWU agreements on Friday, December 21. When approved, they would become effective January 1, 2013.

All TWU represented work groups at American and American Eagle have ratified their agreements with the Company.  AMR expects to exit bankruptcy sometime in early 2013.

December 07, 2012

As you know, this week the TWU Dispatcher group reached a tentative agreement with American Eagle, which is now going out to the members for a vote. TWU Local 542 President John Plowman will be conducting membership meetings this morning and afternoon to discuss the tentative agreement.

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Dispatcher Profit Sharring Letter

This afternoon, ballots will be mailed to all members who do not attend today’s meetings. The ballots will contain instructions for voting. Voting will continue through December 17, 2012 at 1430 CT, when ballots will be counted.

November 30, 2012

In a filing made on Friday, American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., asked for more time to submit a restructuring plan.
The request was made jointly with the unsecured creditors committee and if granted, would give American the exclusive right to submit a restructuring plan to the court until March 11. Currently, American's exclusivity period ends on January 28.
"The relief requested will allow American to continue focusing on preserving and enhancing going concern values and restructuring American’s financial condition and operations to achieve a competitive and sustainable cost structure and, thus, achieve the objectives of chapter 11 – a successful rehabilitation.

November 06, 2012

It has come to our attention that there are some questions about the bidding for vacation and Personal Days Off (PDOs) that is now taking place.
To be clear, the new vacation and PDO systems are expected to begin on or around January 1, 2013. At that time, we expect Dispatch will have completed the 1113 court process and the ratified contracts for all other Eagle groups will go into effect. Although the new contracts are not yet in effect, the bidding for vacations and PDOs must be done now for administrative purposes.

October 26, 2012

American Eagle

T/A Vote Results Announced – AMT and Related Ratify Agreement; Dispatchers Reject

Today, BallotPoint confirmed the voting results with International Representative Jose Galarza and ATD Director Garry Drummond. AMT & Related members voted 82 percent in favor of the proposed agreement, while Dispatchers rejected their proposed agreement by 90 percent.

The vote results were announced to Local Presidents via a conference call this afternoon. Details and further updates for the Dispatcher group will be posted here when they become available.

October 25, 2012

REMINDER: YOU HAVE JUST ONE MORE DAY TO VOTE. Polls will close tomorrow, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. CT for the Maintenance & Related and Dispatcher proposed contracts.

Voting information and full-text language are available here. Please exercise your right as a TWU member and cast an informed vote. .

October 23, 2012

Voting on the Maintenance & Related and Dispatcher proposed contracts continues through this week. The polls will be open until 2:00 p.m. CT this Friday, October 26th.

October 19, 2012

American Eagle - GSI Members Ratify Agreement

TWU represented Ground School Instructors overwhelmingly agree to a new 6-year agreement with American Eagle.

The contract includes implementation of a 10-year pay scale with longevity increases ranging from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent. Employees will receive 1.5 percent pay increases in January 2015 and 2016, as well as an enhanced profit sharing plan.

Ground School Instructors will have opportunities to teach additional aircraft systems. This adds value to our members, while providing Eagle with continued yearly cost savings.

The new agreement will be implemented after approval by Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane

Christina Gornail: American Eagle Vote
October 18, 2012

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