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      Air Local 512

      Weekly Update

      April 21, 2018

      Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      We had our monthly Executive Board meeting this last Thursday, the business of the local continues to move at a good pace.

      We also had our weekly meeting with management and had several issues that were discussed and some have been resolved.

      New floor mats have been ordered and replacement of the old one will start once they arrive.

      T5 hardstand bathrooms have been remodeled and open and other will be slated to be remodeled as well.

      L10 safety lines have not been repainted for mainline. please use caution when working on this gate till the issue has been resolved.

      Frontier Airlines will be moving from L2 to T5 soon. their baggage claim will be behind our IAB piers and concerns were expressed about their exit from that claim belt. they will be exiting at pier 2 and the close proximity with our members working on that pier. Concerns with this issue will continue until there is some type of resolution to our safety concern.

      The company has started advancing LGA bags on all shuttle flights. Crew Chiefs need to be aware that at any given time they may have more bags then plan for their flights.

      Construction at K19 should be completed by the first week in May. L Stinger gates inauguration will be on May 11, 2018. Claim Tracker program will be extended to the L Stinger for all inbound baggage delivery. This program will soon be implemented in JFK and LAX.

      Work in the bagroom on the new Re-induction system has been approved and work will start sometime after summer. The ramp will be receiving 100 new bag carts within the next 60 days in two shipments.

      In Philadelphia airport's townhall meeting with Robert Isom. The IAM members expressed their displeasure about the proposal of getting rid of their cheaper insurance and Pension. It was made clear that we will not entertain or accept a concessionary contract.

      Safety on the Ground, Leads to Safety in the Air

      Fraternally,
      Juan Elvira
      President
      T.W.U. Local 512
      (847) 956 6996
      Jelvira@twulocal512.org

      Safety Minutes

      President Elvira and I attended the Joint Safety Committee Meeting on March 5th and made it known that the officers of Local 512 will take an active role in the safety of our members.  Included in the weekly update will be a first ever Safety Minute published by the local. The Safety Minute is intended to educate the members of this local on safety. The Safety Minute will be enforced by our stewards and safety stewards.

      SM-01: The (AOA) Aircraft Operations Area is a very busy and dangerous work environment and extra precautions must be adhered to on the movement of aircraft. We are telling our members not to deviate from the gate push back diagrams, even if requested by the flight deck or at the direction of the tower traffic planner. A safe aircraft push is one that strictly follows the push diagram. NOT following the push diagram could lead to disciplinary action by the company.

      Safety on the ground leads to safety in the air…………………….

      Be Safe

      Vice President, Szwed

      TWU Local 512

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      Apr 27, 2018
      TWU Local 512 650 East Devon Avenue, suite 170 Itasca,IL 60143

      TWU Local 512 is proud to announce the Local 512 app for your smart phone is available for download in the Apple store and the Google play store.
       click the iTunes or Google Play logos below to download the app today!

       

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