April 20, 2021
The Association presented its first arbitration case. At issue is the Control Crew Chief work that American Airlines transitioned from Crew Chiefs to management. Testimony was given by representatives of the TWU and the IAM far-reaching from across the country, from Charlotte to Dallas and Los Angeles to Phoenix.
The Association strongly defended the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement and our membership. We anticipate receiving the arbitrator’s decision sometime in mid to late summer.
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who was involved in the preparation and presentation of the case, including the Local Presidents, Assistant General Chairs, Crew Chiefs, Fleet Service Agents, and the law firm of Phillips, Richard and Rind, P.A. The firm put on an aggressive, comprehensive, and hard-fought case, as our members deserve.
While this was an Association Fleet dispute, it was fully supported by all elements of our Association.