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Air Local 512
October 23, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Company announced its third-quarter financial results this week with a net loss of 2.8 billion and attributed it to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They saw some improvements vs. the second quarter but still see a slow recovery. The daily cash burn has been dropped to about 30 million dollars and with fourth-quarter system capacity down more than fifty percent. In the State of the Airline CEO, Doug Parker continued optimistic that legislators would pass the Payroll Support Program (PSP).
We continue to see a surge of the COVID-19; please don't be complacent; take all safety precautions on protecting yourself from this virus. Continue to wash your hands after every task, wear your mask, and keep your distance. Also, please refrain from sharing food with your fellow crew members. Most importantly, if you are sick, stay home. If you get tested, stay home until you get your results back. You will be covered by the 14-day pandemic leave from the day you get tested to the day you get your results back.
Recently we have seen more positive secondary infections due to close contact. Eight-members tested positive for COVID-19 this week. All of their work areas have been deep clean and have more members being tested. Local 512 started another awareness campaign on identifying COVID-19 Symptoms and keeping your distance. The most common symptoms include: fever, dry cough, tiredness, and less common symptoms are aches, pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headaches, loss of taste or smell, and a rash on the skin or discoloration of fingers or toes.
The Company has announced that beginning October 26, 2020, the biometric reader's functionality on the time clocks will be reactivated for all stations. The reactivation was caused by misuse at a few stations in the system. The rollout will take some time for all stations, but it is coming.
Benefit enrollment continues until November 6, 2020; Local 512 help desk will be at Cargo on October 26, 2020, from 11 pm to 7 pm. and on October 29 and 30, 2020, at the training room from 6 am to 2 pm. During open enrollment, you will have the option to switch your LTD to MetLife in your enrollment selection or stay with your TWU LTD with Hartford. If you choose to stay with TWU LTD, you have to decline MetLife LTD in your choice in Jetnet. For anyone who stays with TWU Hartford LTD, your switch to direct deposit will happen in December.
If anyone has any issues with taking your taxi-tow or getting your SIDA Badge, please contact our Chief Steward Amy Locke at K16. You can find her from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm or call her at 773-875-5574.
Effective January 1, 2021, American Airlines is changing Health & Life Plan for the Retirees currently provided to age 65 and over who retired before November 1, 2012. They will transition from a self-insured to a fully insured Medicare Advantage Plan administered by UnitedHealthcare. Anyone who is affected will be receiving a letter.
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.