News Alert: Face Masks and the VLOA/VEOP Process

American will start providing face masks for those front line team members who choose to wear them at work. Masks will be sent to stations throughout next week with more added as supplies increase. Please look out for communications from your local leadership team for updates.

What to expect if you have volunteered for a VLOA or VEOP

Once the window closes on April 6, 2020, at 11:59 pm CST, the Company will begin the process of awarding both VLOAs and VEOPs by location. These will be determined by location based on operational need. All front line VLOAs and VEOPs will be awarded by seniority order within a location. American’s goal is to grant as many VLOAs and VEOPs as possible.

Once awarded, location station leadership teams will meet individually with team members to advise them of the award and provide letters. Team members will be required to sign their letters in the presence of a member of station leadership. Team members will also be provided general information related to their VLOAs or VEOPs.

VEOPs will not be implemented until April 14, 2020. Once VEOPs are implemented, team members will also be provided a legal document, which they will need to review, sign, and return to the company. Each team member will be given seven calendar days to return the fully executed document to the Company.

If you have any questions about the VLOA or VEOP process or other COVID-19 issues, please complete this form and submit. We will answer your questions as soon as possible.