What's New Video Weekly Updates?
Air Local 512
March 5, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the (CDPH) Chicago Department of Public Health provided American Airlines at (ORD) a limited supply of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for distribution. Our very own Premise Health will administer it in the K19 Flagship Lounge. Please take the opportunity to sign up for an appointment by calling the Vaccine Reservations Center at (773) 686-3234. The Call Center will operate seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Please be patient as they expect a large volume of calls and appointments are limited. If they can show the CDPH a large amount of interest among its employees, they may receive more of the vaccine for distribution.
The whole process takes about thirty to forty minutes. To make the process a little quicker, please stop by the TWU Local 512 field office in room 100 for the vaccine forms and have them filled out before your appointment. The vaccine is for active ORD members only. Premise Health expects to vaccinate about 200 a day, and as of yesterday, they have booked 590 appointments. They do take stand-by if there are some no-shows.
Premise Health Clinic will be closed until March 28, 2021, due to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. All taxi-tow requirements should be taken immediately after March 28, 2021, and will have till April 16, 2021, to complete. AA administration should be aware of the situation; if you have any further questions, please reach out to us at the hall or field office.
We had three members who tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. All necessary precautions were taken, and those involved should have been contacted. As we move through the vaccination process, please continue to wear your mandated facemask, wash your hands after every task, or use hand sanitizer. If you have any other safety concerns, please reach out to our safety stewards.
In our weekly meeting with management, we were informed that they were not granting any (VLOA) Voluntary Leave of Absences and recalling those on a VLOA and giving a thirty-day notice to return. As they work the process of those returning from a Voluntary Leave of Absence, they would start granting those who signed up for the (VEOP) Voluntary Early Out Program. It would be done in waves, and it should begin in late May and end before the June Bid. The Company will be posting eight Crew Chief positions at ORD in the system. You would need to be on the qualifying list to bid on them. If you like to take the Crew Chief test, please call or visit Tim Krause in the training department for the test to be dropped in your lessons.
Lastly, the massive 1.9 Trillion COVID-19 aid bill heads to the Senate today and most likely be signed by the President sometime next week. The bill includes 15 billion to support the Payroll Protection Program's extension until the end of September.
If you have any additional concerns or questions, please reach out to us at the hall or TWU Local 512 field office, 773-894-0077. Once again, thank you for all of your support as we move into our second term.
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.