June 17, 2014
American Airlines and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union have reached three tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents, and maintenance training specialists. The tentative agreements cover the work groups separately and amend premerger contracts. The three-year agreements are each subject to membership ratification.
The union leadership and negotiating committees unanimously endorsed the tentative agreements, which, if ratified, will lead to joint collective bargaining negotiations with their colleagues at the Transport Workers Union (TWU) to cover more than 30,000 employees at the new American Airlines.