March 22, 2019
Brothers and Sisters,
This week, American Airlines not only continued to slow roll negotiations, THEY ACTUALLY JUST STOPPED.
American’s arrogance and obstinance at the table is a tell-tale sign of their mistaken belief that this membership is okay
with them forcing massive concessions on us in Scope and several other Articles. Without Scope, all else in the CBA is of
little consolation because our quality of life is further and forever diminished. Their reluctance to move beyond their current
table position that eliminates thousands of more jobs, by obliterating our members’ ranks, is directly correlated to this flawed
belief that each of us is okay with letting American’s Leadership Team stuff hundreds of millions of dollars into their
pockets at our expense.
This week it was made clear that American’s Negotiating Committee has been neutered and powerless in their ability to
negotiate anything that is open. In fact, they had to take the entire Wednesday morning to go to headquarters and ask the
top executives for permission to negotiate. It was clear they were denied permission since the only answer to any discussion
was “NO.” Neutered might even be to weak a word to describe their lethargic and disrespectful demeanor.
The Association and American’s positions on the big issues that remain open are below:
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