American Airlines Announces TWU Fleet Service Tentative Agreement

Oct 26, 2011, 13:32 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have reached a tentative agreement in principle for the Fleet Service and Ground Service employees. This tentative agreement provides American's Fleet Service and Ground Service employees with increased compensation and other enhancements such as additional holidays, sick time and vacation.

The tentative agreement also gives American additional productivity and better aligns American's work rules with all other airlines through outsourcing the dayline cabin cleaning and fueling work. The employees currently performing these jobs will be reassigned to other duties. The productivity improvements and savings provided through the outsourcing helps fund the structural increases and other economic enhancements, while ensuring that American remains competitive.

Both parties put a significant amount of time and effort into the negotiating process to reach an agreement that recognizes the interests of American's TWU-represented employees and the company. This agreement is a significant step in our efforts to achieve the competitive costs that are critical to our future success.

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