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October 03, 2012

American defers some of its pilot contract changes as negotiations resume

American Airlines said it will defer some of the contract changes it was planning to make for the pilots in October now that the two sides are back at the bargaining table.

"To help foster a constructive environment for us all, the Company has decided to defer the implementation of certain changes that impact pilot pay that were scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, 2012," American vice president of employee relations Laura Einspanier wrote in a letter to pilots last night.

The company will wait to eliminate night pay and to make changes to international flying pay rates.

Keep reading for the full letter from Einspanier.

-Andrea Ahles

As I am sure you have already heard from APA, both the Company and APA have agreed to immediately resume negotiations in an effort to promptly find a solution that works for the pilots and allows for a successful restructuring of the airline. To help foster a constructive environment for us all, the Company has decided to defer the implementation of certain changes that impact pilot pay that were scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, 2012.

Implementation of the following items will be deferred for the month of October:

  • Elimination of Night Pay
  • International Premium Changes:
  •     Limited pay to actual flying
  •     Reduced number of International destinations
  •     Elimination of International Officer Override
  • Elimination of two hour pay for RAPs in excess of seven per month

Pilot employment terms and conditions set forth in the Green Book associated with these items (Night Pay, International Premium and Reserve RAPs) will remain in place for the month. We have given the APA formal notice of these deferred changes. The implementation schedule posted to the Pilot Employment Terms & Conditions tab on AAPilots has also been updated to reflect that these items are being deferred.

Sincerely,

Laura Einspanier

Vice President - Employee Relations

 

 



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airlinerealist

This is a goodwill gesture by American's management. Although personally I don't think the pilots union deserves much goodwill at the moment. I found myself on one of the "sickout" planes recently...

Thanks for wasting my time.

frontline

I doubt the spoiled brat pilots even appreciate this. I'm so tired of them holding things up for the rest of us!

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