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Air Local 512
August 23, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Association filed a notice of Appeal in Court last week and waiting for notification for that hearing. A panel of three judges will decide on the Appeal, and the Court does not receive additional evidence or hear witnesses. But instead, the judges make their decision based on the written record of the case in trial, the briefs submitted and both parties would have 20 or so minutes of oral argument.
A Compliance Declaration was file by the TWU/IAM Association, on August 22, 2019. It notified the Court of all activities of both Unions doing to stay compliant with the Permanent Injunction. It would include meetings, videos, and written acknowledgment forms, and so on.
There has been no update from the National Mediation Board on whether they will move forward on scheduling any more negotiations dates. The TWU/IAM Association has made it very clear that they are willing to get back to the table and finish negotiations.
In other news, 26 congressional legislators penned a letter to American Airlines CEO and TWU/IAM labor leaders. They voiced their concern about the ongoing negotiations. In their letter, " Congress has mandated that all maintenance work be held to the high standard set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, there have been several instances in which foreign repair facilities have failed to meet this standard in critical areas of safety and security, particularly as pertains to drug and alcohol testing and security background checks. We hope any current, overseas employees who have an impact on the safe operation of flights are held to the same high standards as those here at home." The letter concludes with it is vital that these jobs remain in the communities that they serve.
PHL Re-Staffing Update, TWU local 501, is working feverishly on the re-staffing of Philadelphia station. The transition plan of all persons who accept the re-call will receive or be contacted by the Company that they may report to Philadelphia on September 2, 2019. The re-staffing would also include Title II members that were displaced because of the closing of the station.
In the latest look-back report received this month, Newark (5678), Denver (5164), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul ((5235) annual scheduled departures fall short of the 7300 needed for re-staffing.
In Local News, the CDA will continue to patrol the K3/K4 tunnel way and issue tickets for all violations. The Company has made a change in accessing the fuel pumps. Please read postings regarding this change. New Vendor has been named with replacing Swissport on the transporting of the U.S. Mail. AGI will take over on October 14, 2019, with no changes to the overall procedures. There was a complete meltdown of the new re-induction belt this past weekend. The Company is working with the Local on all issues that arose from this situation.
President – TWU Local 512
TWU Local 525 Memorial Beam
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,
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