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American Airlines Group earns $1.1 billion

American Airlines Group said Tuesday that it earned $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter and $4.2 billion for all of 2014, excluding special charges and items, and its top executive said 2015 profits should exceed 2014′s. Including those charges and items, the parent of American Airlines and US Airways said it earned $597 million for the fourth quarter and $2.9 billion for the year.

Mechanics sue American Airlines

A union local representing American Airlines mechanics is alleging in a lawsuit that American Airlines managers are pressuring them to send out airplanes that need repairs and are unsafe. Transport Workers Union Local 591 filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of the Dallas and Chicago mechanics seeking to stop the carrier from its allegedly improper practices.

Weekly Update for January 24, 2015

Here's your weekly update. 1. Airlines earnings: This week Delta reported it's fourth quarter earnings and Southwest reported it's annual earnings. Delta posted a fourth quarter loss of $712 million dollars while Southwest reported it's first annual profit above one billion dollars.
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Envoy move to AA bagroom update

In the weekly update, I mentioned the proposed movement of all of Envoy's baggage operation into the AA outbound bagroom that was to take effect tomorrow. As of now that move has been postponed. I don't have any more details on this update other than to say it was difficult enough to get this much information. As more information becomes available I will let you know.

The voicemail for the phone system at the Union office is not working properly. Currently, the phone system will not let the caller leave a message. We are working to correct this issue as promptly as we can. For now, if you need to contact an Officer after hours for an emergency situation you should call their cell phones directly. To do that, see a Shop Steward, Chief Steward or other representative for their assistance.


Apply for the 2015 Michael J. Quill Scholarship


TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. Union Benefit Planners has again gladly agreed to sponsor an additional eight (8) scholarships worth $2500.00 each.

In addition, we have two new sponsors, who have requested to give to this cause. M3 Technology will sponsor five (5) scholarships worth $2000.00 each and Vincent Pitta from Pitta & Giblin LLP will sponsor two (2) scholarships worth $2500.00 each. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship. Please visit for an application; you can also find additional information, including eligibility requirements there.

The deadline for all applications will be April 17, 2015; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted – there will be no exceptions. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5-7 days thereafter.


To download a copy of the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Official Rules, click here.

Important to Note:

  • You must have the TWU local of the relative, if alive, on whose membership or former membership in TWU your eligibility depends. Complete Section C of the application.
  • You must have your high school fill out Section D of the application.
  • When all sections are completed, the whole application should be returned to:Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund
    Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
    501 3rd St. NW, 9th Floor
    Washington, DC 20001

Read below for more information and FAQs on the scholarship.

Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period.
Quill Scholarship awards have benefitted hundreds of families throughout the TWU. Sons and daughters of our members in city passenger transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship, bearing the name of our founder.

The Quill Scholarship Program is supervised by International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen with the able assistance of Executive Secretary Tinisha Thompson.

FAQs on TWU’s Quill Scholarship

How does an applicant qualify?

The applicant must be certified twice. First, a TWU Local must certify the facts that make the applicant eligible. Secondly, the principal of the high school must attest to the fact that the applicant is capable of doing college work. The applicant must comply with the Rules of the Scholarship Fund, available upon request.

Who is eligible?

Sons and daughters and dependent brothers and sisters (claimed with IRS) of present, retired, or deceased TWU members who are High School Seniors and who will enter an accredited college of their own choice beginning with the Fall term are eligible. Sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters of full-time, paid officers of the Union are not eligible.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for all applications will be April 17, 2015; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted – there will be no exceptions.

How is the scholarship paid?

The scholarship money is paid directly to the college or university that the successful applicant attends.

How does a person apply?

Fill out and send in the application. Please find the application at this

How are the winners decided?

Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5-7 days thereafter.

Local 512's Winter 2014 Newsletter is available to view or download from the "Downloads" or "Newsletter" links on your left.

The available amount of vacation slots and the weeks that they are available are in the DOWNLOADS section on your left. Please print a copy for your convenience.

A.A. bus schedule's are now available in the DOWNLOADS section. 

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Chicago workers' compensation lawyers

The Law Offices of Corti & Aleksy, PC,  Call (312) 782-8372

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