According to American’s management, the union has tried to “illegally gain leverage in contract negotiations by directing a coordinated and deliberate illegal slowdown focused on the maintenance operation.
American Airlines has delayed plans to redesign its cabins and add more capacity to the U.S. market, due to issues with unionized workers.
The cabin upgrade, known internally as Project Oasis, will bring the number of seats on its narrow-body aircraft up to 172 from 160 in order to improve unit costs.
On May 21, American Airlines filed for an injunction against the TWU/IAM Association accusing the unions of encouraging its members to engage in illegal slowdowns. The Company went on to say that this encouragement is to apply pressure on American in negotiations.
The Company cited several association bulletin communications, a few locals, lodges, podcasts and social media postings in their filing. They pointed out phrases such as "Contract Now, do your Job, It will be a long hot summer, and so on."
What is not so surprising is that the Company has been trolling social media for their information. Please take caution when you post issues regarding work, new court dates set for early June. We will provide more information as it develops throughout its course.
The Association responded that "It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and instead go straight to federal court." The Company's allegation is yet to be proven in a court of law, and it is pure speculation on their part. They should stay focus on returning to the bargaining table and negotiating a fair contract.
The Company decided to implement partially concerning Memorial Day, as a holiday. For members who work, have the day off or on vacation will be provided with (8) hours of straight pay and those who work the holiday 1 1/2 times for all hour’s work. Anyone who is on IOD for less than thirty days will be HO, and more than thirty days will be unpaid, anyone who calls in sick will changed to HO.
In our monthly Accident Prevention Committee meeting, we were provided with an overview of this month's safety stand down and also supplied with April's injury report along with a discussion on up and coming fire drills. Our conversation continued with all OSHA complaints, and company responses are to be handed directly to TWU officers. Summer is approaching, and we will be concentrating on distracted driving. Please do not drive and try to view your Rover handheld devices, take the time to pull over your tractor and view. Please follow all rules of the road, Company policy, and procedures. Your safety is the up-most important, and we want you to enjoy your summer without any incidents.
This weekend, AirCheck will start with their power washing schedule in the bagroom and continue through mid-July. The Company will review the Local's request of providing access to the web-based lightning detection system to our members so they can view coming storms in the surrounding area at the airport.
We like to thank everyone who attended this month's membership meetings. It was amazing to see so many members who take time from their busy schedule to attend.
The Executive Board at TWU Local 512, wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day,
TWU Local 525 members of Engine 1 Firehouse at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL make an unforgettable journey to escort a World Trade Center beam from NYC to Philadelphia to Miami and back home for installation at their 9/11 firehouse memorial.
January 08, 2019
TO:ALL LOCAL 512 MEMBERS
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Recently there have been modifications to the Ramp Operations Manual. In Section 08.06.5 Powerstow Extendable Beltloader has one item added, Paragraph (I) States: "The Powerstow is designed to be safely used with one person in the bin of the aircraft."
The language in paragraph (I) is not in any other section with regards to Beltloaders. It is not in Operating Guidelines, and not in offloading or loading operation procedures. It is TWU Local 512's contention that the language specifies its design but does not mandate it.
TWU Local 512 continues stand firm on its safety concerns with regards to this addition to the Ramp Operations Manual. There is no clear procedure or guidelines how it can be safely used when there is no visual contact with an FSC in the belly that is at the end of the Powerstow.
There must always be two FSC’s in the belly to resolve this concern. The main focus should always be to provide every member with the safest work environment. We should never take shortcuts when it comes to safety.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION – Local 512
First Annual William G. Lindner Awards
TWU Local 512 New Steward Training
Wishing TWU Local 512 Member Tom Wickham a Happy and Healthy Retirement after 42 years of service
Congratulations John Davies on his Retirement and 50th years of service
512 Strong H9 Crew May 28, 2018
512 Strong ROC May 28, 2018
Mike Neville's Retirement Congratulations
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
New Officers of TWU local 512 Sworn in
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