What's New Video Weekly Updates
Air Local 512
April 9, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On April 12, 2021, Illinois will open the eligibility to everyone 16 years and older to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine shot. The City of Chicago will also have the eligibility expanded but on April 19, 2021. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to provide the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine shot at its Point of Distribution (POD) in the O'Hare Hilton Hotel. To register, visit getvaxchi.chicago.gov and use the invitation code ORD1963. The (POD) is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other stations in the system that are Vaccinating; DFW POD is now opened, LAX began on April 6, 2021, and PHL will start the week of April 25, 2021.
An ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 concerns public health officials, and we may not see phase 5 implemented just yet. Please continue to wear your mandated facemask and wash your hands after every task or use hand sanitizer when possible. We had one member who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and no contact tracing was implemented due to this member being home and away from work.
In a recent communication from the Company, they will temporarily remove seventeen 737 max aircraft from service to complete necessary inspections and make any changes required by Boeing or FAA. It will not affect ORD as we don't service them at this moment in our schedule. We were also informed that we would start hiring sometime in June due to increased summer flights and fall deicing.
The Crew Chief Control arbitration will finally be heard on April 19 and 20, 2021. We were in contact with the new law firm taking over the case this week as they prepare. The arbitration will occur in Dallas, and we may not have a decision until sometime in July or August.
Any member who does a transfer, ramp to cargo, cargo to the ramp will have their interdepartmental shift trading disabled in Work Brain. You will need to maintain qualifications in the ramp and cargo to retain the ability to shift trade in both areas. To reactivate shift trading in Work Brain, contact management. It only affects those looking to shift trade in both duty assignments.
The Incentive program to launch next week, any member who gets the COVID-19 Vaccine will receive an extra vacation day in 2022 and $50 in points—more details to follow. The Company is working on a notification system for those who place their name on the system transfer list. It would notify you of a pending closure so you would have the opportunity to remove your name from the transfer list. There have been several reports of members not understanding the transfer process of withdrawing one's name if they chose not to transfer.
The deadline for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship applications is April 26, 2021. No applications postmarked after this date will be accepted. The Quill Scholarship is only available to current high school seniors. Please Apply for Michael J. Quill Scholarship – TWU.
If you have any safety concerns, please reach out to our safety stewards or TWU 512 Field Office in room 100 at K19. Please be aware that there have been reports of members not stopping at the H9/H5 tunnel. The Company will ask the DOA to be stationed and give out tickets to violators.
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.