American Airlines And Transport Workers Union Reach Tentative Agreement On Remaining Contracts

Company’s third tentative agreement in less than two months puts covered employees at the top of the industry

FORT WORTH, Texas—American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) today announced tentative agreements that would put fleet service clerks, dispatchers, stock clerks, meteorologists, instructors, simulator technicians and technical specialists at the top of the industry.

The proposed three-year contracts, which are effective March 1, 2001, cover approximately 15,000 employees, and cover pay, benefits, retirement and competitive work rule changes. The ratification vote by the union members is expected to take about one month after members receive the details.

“This proposal provides employees with an exceptional package of pay, benefits, and work rules,” said Don Carty, American’s chairman and CEO. “This obviously comes at a difficult time given the downturn in the economy; however, we are glad to put this contract negotiation behind us so that we can focus more attention on weathering the economic storm and coming out on top.”

This progress follows a recent tentative agreement with the TWU on the contract that covers aviation maintenance technicians and related employees. The tentative agreement is now in the ratification process and the union will count the votes on Oct. 5.


The Association of Professional Flight Attendants recently announced that its members were overwhelmingly in support of their tentative agreement, which was reached just last month. The union will conclude the ratification voting process on Sept. 13.