I wouldn't do that, but I would try and make all AAs OH mechs the highest paid MRO mechs. Top at $32 area, but no more OSMs or anything like that, go back to days weekends off holidays off and bring all work back in house.
What I see happening now is, hangars being built and AA mechs being hired in SAmerica, and American jobs moving overseas, I can tell you now that line has the majority, less pay for Tulsa jobs isn't an option any longer. I know the guys that are laidoff from AA and are working at AAR now would much rather work at Tulsa for $32 for AA, rather then LGA commuting home or working at AAR for maybe $25 an hour, if they have a plane to work on that night. No plane no pay.
Just a thought, doubt a separate contract would ever be considered. Too many senior Tulsa guys already have theirs. How many think we are going back to the 80s and 90s where there was non stop hiring and ALL airlines did all their own OH? The airline industry has changed and won't go back to the days of old.
I thought this would be an inovated way of AA being to control their own planes and the association having set the bar for MRO wages, rather then just sending the work overseas. Counting on a political party to bring those jobs home is like saying you're counting on winning the lotto to cover your retirement.
Advice for all, take new pay raise and max out your 401k, just some more security for your
Did not mean to ruffle any feathers, I do think it's a waste to see the talent out on the street and an American airline job sent overseas. I also believe the afl CIO should set a new standard of innovations with American company's to keep work of skilled labor in the USA. Demanding restore and more has been a loser of a campaign.