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Air Local 512
Weekly UpdateMay 20, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Let’s start with a negotiations update, American has reached out to the TWU\IAM
Association negotiations committee and has agreed to meet in New York on June
11thand 12th.These are the only dates set and no other dates set beyond that.Equity update, everything seems to be on course for a Mid-June distribution.
Once again, a snapshot of your pay of rate and status on 2012 distribution will not
deviate. All TWU class and craft are in involved in the equity distribution, the fleet
percentage is about 37.66%, and Mechanics & Related is about 54.63%. Still
waiting for the refund of 6.1 million from the IRS that was a deposit for tax
This week’s discussion with the company, we had two high priority items. The
new lightning detection system even though it’s working as it should be. There
were a few flaws that were detected in last weeks storms.
The K15 DGS did not display the ramp closure sign that would be visible to the
crew working outside. Many printers did not print out or late to print out ramp
closures verbiage. The local demanded immediate resolutions to these flaws and
will have safety stewards monitor.
T5 drivers with not having radios and being stuck between terminals during ramp
closures. Radios will be put back into these trackers, we also ask our members to
immediately report any issues to a steward, chief steward or officers.The other priority discussion was about Aries Bus Company and it's failure to provideadequate service. We pointed out not enough buses for the 14: 30 and 21:45 quitters.During ramp mandatory overtime buse service is mostly non-existent for 21:45 quitters.We will continue to see solutions to all these issues with the company.
T.W.U. Local 512
(847) 956 6996
President Elvira and I attended the Joint Safety Committee Meeting on March 5th and made it known that the officers of Local 512 will take an active role in the safety of our members. Included in the weekly update will be a first ever Safety Minute published by the local. The Safety Minute is intended to educate the members of this local on safety. The Safety Minute will be enforced by our stewards and safety stewards.
SM-01: The (AOA) Aircraft Operations Area is a very busy and dangerous work environment and extra precautions must be adhered to on the movement of aircraft. We are telling our members not to deviate from the gate push back diagrams, even if requested by the flight deck or at the direction of the tower traffic planner. A safe aircraft push is one that strictly follows the push diagram. NOT following the push diagram could lead to disciplinary action by the company.
Safety on the ground leads to safety in the air…………………….
Vice President, Szwed
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