What's New Video Weekly Updates
Air Local 512
May 26, 2023
Dear Sister and Brothers,
As we move into the Memorial Day weekend, we must remind you of the Critical Operations Period in American Airlines Attendance Sick Policy. This weekend is part of that period; if you call in, you may occur (2) points unless acceptable documentation is provided to your lost time manager. So please be cautious if you need to call in anytime this weekend. On another note, we were informed this week that the arbitrator for the Sick Policy Arbitration is in the process of writing his decision. So hopefully, we will have that soon.
In a recent bus committee meeting, the main discussion was alleviating overcrowding at the K19 bus stop. There were many suggestions, and the committee will review and find solutions. The bus contract is also up for renewal, and ABM may submit a bid for it. Also, on June 15, 2023, there will be a small reroute of the bus due to some construction work. We were told it wouldn’t add more time to or from the terminal.
New video requirement for SIDA Badge holders, the CDA has added an annual requirement for new and renewal badge holders to complete a Disability Awareness and Assistance Program Training video. In addition, you will need to print and sign a certification of completion form and bring it along with the SIDA application and ID documents to be issued a SIDA badge starting June 18, 2023.
Vacation Bid Notification Delay, Bidding hub team is aware and is working on a fix. However, due to high volumes, the email notifications stay in a queue, while the dashboard and text notifications are sent on time. To alleviate confusion and until there is a fix, emails that get held up will not be sent.
In our monthly efficiency meeting with VP Rich Ashlin, we discussed the overall issues with the T5 IAB bag reader issues. Other items include Pristine training and not covering shifts for those who attend the training—Pier manning coverage, and adding PCA hose reels to gates K13, H12, and K9. In addition, the Company will look into the standard hose reel used in the system for the installation.
In our next weekly meeting, we will discuss the wearing of shorts in the Facility Maintenance department with management and hope to resolve the issue.
Our TWU Safety team attended CPR and AED training this week, and training will be held in Cargo next week. Please get in touch with us at the hall or field office if anyone has any questions or concerns.
The last day for fitting our TWU Local 512 Jackets will be June 1, 2023, for the ramp, then we will move to Cargo and other departments.
We wish you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Weekend and the beginning of the 2023 summer season.
Sincerely and fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
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