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Bargaining Update #6

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

Our union committees proposed changes to the following articles:

Article 14, Reduction in Force (furlough)
Article 18, Sick Leave
Article 19, Holiday Vacation
Article 20, Vacations
Article 25, Grievance Procedure

In addition, we responded to a company proposal to make changes to Article 32, Call Monitoring. Our proposal preserves the current practice.

The company proposed changes to the following articles:

Article 7, Overtime-Reservations
Article 14, Reductions in Force
Article 25, Grievance Procedure

The two sides reached agreement on parts of some of the articles, so overall progress was made. Our next round of bargaining will take place March 7-9

Last week, members shared some great Valentines-themed solidarity photos to show support for the Bargaining Committees, and the company has taken notice of all the member mobilization.

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating. We need more members at every station and center to show unity and solidarity with the Bargaining Teams to help us achieve our goals at the bargaining table. Check in with your stewards or local officers to find out about mobilization actions at your station or center. And share your Solidarity Selfies and group pictures with us at We'll post them on

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