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July 20, 2012

American Eagle

URGENT NEWS—Maintenance and Related and Fleet Service Reach T/A

This afternoon TWU Negotiators and the Company reached a Tentative Agreement for Maintenance and Related and Fleet Service work groups at American Eagle.

TWU Local Union representatives on the M&R and Fleet negotiating committees have been in 1113 negotiations since March 21, 2012 attempting to reach a tentative agreement, working aggressively to lessen the impact of the Company’s concessionary asks on our members. The deals reached reflect considerable differences from the Company’s March 21st term sheets, saving many critical contractual benefits like daily overtime and holidays. Highlights of these differences, as well as full text language will be available in the coming weeks.

The tentative agreements announced today will be put to TWU membership for a vote in the near future. If ratified, these deals provide for 1.5 percent increases in 2015 and 2016 for our members. We will continue to keep you updated as information develops.

July 13, 2012

American Eagle

This week, TWU negotiators have been meeting with American Eagle in continued efforts to reach a consensual agreement under 1113 bankruptcy process. Negotiations have been progressing since the July 4th holiday break. There remain several intricate details that need to be addressed for several work groups.

TWU economist John Donnelly and labor attorney Christina Gornail continue assisting TWU negotiators when called upon. The Company and TWU negotiators will resume talks next week on July 17 at FSU. We will keep you updated as things progress.

American Airlines – Maintenance and Related and Stores Voting Instructions Posted Online

Voting on tentative agreements reached for M&R and Stores work groups will begin at 12:01 AM CT, Monday July 23, 2012 and voting polls will close at 11:59 PM CT, Tuesday August 07, 2012. A full list of voting instructions and the details of each T/A are posted here.

July 10, 2012

American Airlines

URGENT NEWS-- M&R and Stores Reach Tentative Agreements.

This afternoon TWU Negotiators and the Company reached a Tentative Agreement for Maintenance and Related and Stores work groups at American Airlines. TWU’s press release has additional information on this important development in negotiations. Read the press release here.


Court Updates

August 08, 2012


The parties hereto, by their undersigned attorneys, hereby stipulate and agree as follows as to the filing of the motion for partial summary judgment in the adversary proceeding and the hearing of same:

1. AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. (together, the "Plaintiffs-Debtors") shall file and serve their motion for Partial Summary Judgment as requested in their letter dated July 6, 2012 (the "Motion"), on or before August 15, 2012.

Press Releases

August 08, 2012

Dallas -- Members of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) at two American Airlines bargaining units have voted to ratify new contract agreements which reduce the concessions demanded by AMR, the airline’s parent company. AMR has been in bankruptcy reorganization since November of 2011.

TWU members at American Airlines who work in Mechanics and Related classifications (M&R) voted in favor of the agreement by a vote of 50.25 percent to 49.75 percent. Stores workers, who work closely with mechanics handling inventory and materials for aircraft maintenance, voted in favor of the new agreement by 79 percent to 21 percent.