The Allied Pilots Association released some of the details of its counter proposal to American Airlines on Friday morning.
The union proposal included 16.29 percent pay increase for two pilot classifcations and pay increases for the rest that would match various Delta Air Lines aircraft-specific pay rates. It also had an additional 10 percent pay increase on top of those pay rates for 2015 and 3.5 percent pay increases each year from 2016 through 2019.
The board said it will reconvene on Tuesday afternoon after negotiators both the company and the union meet.
"We are committed to securing a negotiated agreement commensurate with your sacrifices, your role in bringing the merger to fruition and your critical role in our revitalized airline's day-to-day success," APA president Keith Wilson said in a note to pilots on Friday evening. "As the pilots who fly for the world's largest airline — a company producing the highest profits in its entire history — nothing less will do."
American responded saying that there is no deal yet but will continue discussions next weeek.
Keep reading for the full message from APA.
APA HOTLINE MESSAGE
As reported earlier in a hotline message, the APA Negotiating Committee presented management with a comprehensive counter-proposal today designed to address the deficiencies in management's initial JCBA proposals.
Management's negotiators responded by indicating they would like to review our proposal during the next couple of days and prepare a response. Accordingly, our negotiating teams will meet again early next week. The APA board of directors recessed its meeting mid-afternoon and will reconvene Tuesday afternoon.
Key elements of our comprehensive counter-proposal include the following:
- Scope modifications (review details here with proposed changes shown in "track changes" form)
- In lieu of profit-sharing, a pay component of 10 percent above the following pay rates:
- Group I — A 16.29 percent increase over the Jan. 1, 2015, MTA rate, but not less than the applicable first-year pay rate
- Group II — An increase to match DL 737-800 2015 pay rate
- Group III — An increase to match DL 767-300 2015 pay rate
- Group IV — An increase to match DL 777 2015 pay rate
- Group V — A 16.29 percent increase over the Jan. 1, 2015, MTA rate
- 3.5 percent increase on Jan. 1, 2016
- 3.5 percent increase on Jan. 1, 2017
- 3.5 percent increase on Jan. 1, 2018
- 3.5 percent increase on Jan. 1, 2019
- Mid-contract compensation adjustment: On the earlier of:
- The effective date of a new Delta Air Lines Pilot Agreement, or
- The effective date of a new United Airlines Pilot Agreement
- But not earlier than Jan. 1, 2017, pay rates in Section 3 will be adjusted to the higher of the rates in the AA JCBA, the DL CBA or the UA CBA
- Make A321 pay equivalent to Group III pay
- Average day value of 5:20 applied to "calendar day"
- Length-of-service credit for pilots with furlough time
- Improvements to Long Term Disability (LTD) benefit to include increase to monthly cap and duration
Fellow pilots, we are committed to securing a negotiated agreement commensurate with your sacrifices, your role in bringing the merger to fruition and your critical role in our revitalized airline's day-to-day success. As the pilots who fly for the world's largest airline — a company producing the highest profits in its entire history — nothing less will do.