What's New Video Weekly Updates
Air Local 512
May 22, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Illinois will be entering Phase 3: Recovery; because the rate of infection has gotten stable or declining. Face covering in public continues to be required as well at work. Retail stores reopen with limited capacity, personal care businesses can also resume and must observe social distancing guidelines with personal protection equipment. The TSA is finalizing plans to check passenger temperatures at several airports nationwide. Most likely, they will check all airport employees as well.
We had another great week with no reported positive cases of COVID-19. Please continue with the routine of washing your hands after every task, using hand sanitizer when it is not possible to wash your hands with soap and water—the use of a facemask when working and out in public. If you need a facemask or hand sanitizer, please see a safety steward. Our vendor observations continue, please contact a safety steward with all necessary information if your area needs more attention.
On last week's weekly update, we informed you that the Company would move to take over all work related to Control and replace our Crew Chiefs with management. Due to a new implementation of a Time Management program called Ground Star Real-Time. The Union sees it as a clear violation of our JCBA and a slap in the face of our hard-working Crew Chiefs. We will move on to the offense accordingly.
This week's meeting with Franco was non-productive. We proposed a variety of options on keeping our Crew Chiefs in place until we find some resolution on the issue. They refused to move from their position. We also had a conference call with the heads of Labor, including Legal from American HDQ, and they confirm the repositioning of our Crew Chiefs. They went on to say that the new implementation will be system-wide and will affect other hubs, including MIA and DFW, in October. It has become clear that they want to mirror their operations in CLT system-wide. A Dynamic Manning operation with three-person scripted crews, run by the Ground Star program.
Seniority Protest Update: you have till Monday, June 15, 2020, to submit a seniority protest to your Local President for signature. Keep in mind that all seniority dates before September 16, 2016, were subject to an earlier final and binding protest process. Make sure you complete the steps found on the protest form before submission, otherwise it will be emailed back to you for the additional information.
The Executive Board and staff of TWU Local 512 will take a moment to honor our members who served in the military and the sacrifices they made in protecting our Country and our way of life. Thank you for your service.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
City by city, industry by industry, TWU members are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight nationwide.
Please watch today's video message from TWU International President John Samuelsen on our union's tireless efforts to support our members in this global crisis.
Please continue to communicate with the TWU International staff by emailing Health@twu.org with any concerns, requests, or updates from your local. We are here to support you in this crisis as you continue to keep America moving.