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Air Local 512
July 1, 2022
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
As we move into one of the busiest holiday weekends of the summer, we like to take a moment and wish you and your family a happy and safe Fourth of July. Our Union Sisters and Brothers, who will be working over the weekend holiday, remember to work safely, think, and stay hydrated. Your priority is going home safely to your family after your shift.
A reminder once again, today is the start of the Critical Operations Period until July 7, 2022. An absence will be assessed two (2) points unless documentation is provided. Such documentation will move to a (1) point for the occurrence. Any Illinois State Sick Leave used will not accrue an occurrence. Also, taking a steward with you when meeting with your lost time manager is recommended. The American Airlines Attendance Policy TWU/IAM Association Grievance arbitration case will be heard on September 20, 2022.
In our Veterans Committee report for June 2022, members assisted with transportation and honors for six separate fallen military member flights as they transitioned to their final resting place. Memorial Day military flag display, POW table, and Portraits of all Illinois military killed in action during the global war on terror were set up. Space Force plaques were added to our military gate and aircraft hangar displays. Two members volunteered to staff at the USO weekly at O’Hare due to the ongoing critical staffing shortages. Lastly, our long-time TWU Crew Chief and Vietnam Veteran, Tom Herden, lost his fight with cancer. A Go Fund Me page was created, and over $4,500 was raised to help fray medical costs. A thank you to George Volkl for supporting our TWU 512 Union military members as Veterans Coordinator.
Recently, the Company has been testing new headsets on the ramp. There have been several reported issues when pushing aircraft. If you occur any problem with the latest headsets, immediate replacement with wired headsets.
In our monthly Efficiency Meeting with ORD VP Rich Ashlin, the following were discussed; Rovr Messaging, allocators, should not message tasks through Rovr. Leading and directing is the responsibility of the Crew Chiefs. Additionally, we discussed the lack of gaps between assignments on the Rovr to walk or rehydrate. Breaks should be taken within your scheduled shift, and your last break should never be extended to any mandatory overtime—other items bagroom additional help, rotating Mandatory overtime, workforce shortage, and morale.
We are now distributing TWU Local 512 Drawstring backpacks at the field office.
Our TWU Local 512 Membership Picnic will take place at the Casa Italia Festival Center on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The entrance to the parking lot is 37th & Soffel Ave, Stone Park, IL 60165, 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Our Second Annual Golf Outing is on August 1, 2022, at Bloomingdale Golf Club, and you can call to sign-up at 847-956-6996 or 773-894-0077, a fee of $50 per member/retiree.
If you have any concerns or issues, please contact us at the hall or field office or reach out to one of our stewards.
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.