Published 10 Oct, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 10, 2016
CONTACT: Ori Korin
Flight Crew Training Ground Instructors & Simulator Instructor Pilots
Reach Tentative Agreement with American Airlines
Dallas, Texas — Late last week, another workgroup represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO reached a tentative agreement with American Airlines. The flight crew training ground instructors and simulator instructor pilots are members of TWU Local 548 and part of the Joint TWU-IAM Association, which represents over 30,000 workers at the country’s largest airline.
“This agreement recognizes the critical skills, experience and dedication Local 548’s members bring to the new American Airlines,” said Local 548 President Chris Turner. “These jobs require serious training, and our members deserve a top-notch contract to protect them on the job.”
“We would like to thank both negotiations teams for their tireless work and commitment to reaching the agreement,” said TWU International Vice President Gary Shults, who assisted with the negotiations. “Local 548’s hard work at the bargaining table has certainly paid off, and we thank American Airlines for working with us.”
A ratification vote has not yet been scheduled, but members can contact their local representatives for additional information.