Q: Why isn’t the Negotiating Committee publishing tentative agreements of each section?
Reaching a tentative agreement on each section means the Negotiating Committee and management have reviewed, proposed changes, and tentatively agreed to terms within that section. This is completed section by section, and once we have come to a mutual agreement on a complete contract we will have an Agreement in Concept. This agreement is presented to the Master Executive Council (MEC) for approval.
A single section tentative agreement could conceivably change later as negotiations continue. Because of the possibility for additional changes, we do not publish tentative agreements and only review them with the MEC. The Negotiating Committee will update Flight Attendants throughout the process with as much information as possible.
If the MEC approves the Agreement in Concept it will be presented to Flight Attendants as a full Tentative Agreement (TA) for a ratification vote. In addition to publishing the TA, the Negotiating Committee will host Tentative Agreement Roadshows, answer questions on the Negotiating Committee Blog, and ensure Flight Attendants understand the full TA prior to voting.