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Air Local 512
September 20, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We continue to comply with the Permanent Injunction issued on August 12, 2019, by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The directive is to instruct all Association, TWU, and IAM members of American Airlines to resume regular working schedules and practices. No Union member should engage in any concerted refusal to perform routine operations. Union members must cease all such activity and exhortations or communications encouraging the same upon pain of fine, suspension, or other sanction by the Unions.
There was minimal movement in Court this week, only an update regarding a Compliance declaration filed by the TWU/IAM Association on September 13, 2019. The next Court date is October 8, 2019. With the Association response to American's motion for contempt sanctions.
Negotiations between the TWU/IAM Association and American Airlines resumed this week in Washington, D.C. The NMB scheduled next week for more discussions. Both parties have agreed to keep details of the mediation confidential. While it is frustrating for our members on not getting every aspect of negotiations, it is necessary for the progression of the discussions.
The Bidding process has been canceled as of September 19, 2019. The new bid will still start on November 2, 2019, and continue till April. Adjustments were made to the bid, which triggered a suspension of the bidding. The revised bid is up and posted, pay close attention to the new bid dates. Crew Chiefs will restart bidding on Monday, September 23, 2019, with the full-time following on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. A pause on Thursday and Friday for VCR Training Relief bidding. Then full-time resume bidding on Monday, September 30, 2019, and with part-time bidding on Thursday, October 3, 2019, and Friday, October 4, 2019.
Starting September 25, the following changes will take place at the parking lots. Bus stop one will reopen on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and Bus stop two will close on Thursday, September 26, 2019. All overnight or long-term parking should take place at Bus stop four and five.
All information from the 2019 benefits conference is posted on the TWU Local 512 website, at the members' benefits tab. Please join us for our monthly Union meetings on September 24, 2019, at the hall.
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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