Brothers and Sisters,
The briefs for the attendance arbitration were submitted on February 17th, delayed by two weeks at the request of American Airlines. The decision should be coming out within the next couple of weeks and we look forward to a positive outcome. Members are being adversely affected by this policy and I hope it comes to an end with this decision.
Staffing continues to be an issue for American Airlines, with 50,000 flights being cut in June and July. Please reference the article posted above for additional information.
Fleet Service equipment also continues to be an issue due to aging equipment and insufficient maintenance. We find that contractors are putting a bandaid on the problem rather than fixing it properly. We continue to fight for newer equipment, but it's not easy, with hubs and gateways getting preferential treatment.
We should see our upcoming contractual raise on the 04/04/23 paycheck. We will get an idea of the profit-sharing money when the company posts the first quarter earnings, sometime in April.
It's going to be a very busy Spring Break and as we roll into summer, we can expect planes to be fully loaded due to the reduction in flights. Remember to work safely, follow American Airlines procedures and look out for one another.
We'll see you in your cities soon.
STAY TWU STRONG
President Local 510