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Air Local 512
September 25, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We like to take a moment and honor all our members who Accepted the (VEOP) Voluntary Early Out Program and will be retiring and those who have retired. You have been an intricate part of this airline, and forever be part of the TWU Local 512 family. We spend most of our lives at work, and the people we work with tend to grow into our second family. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your lives. It won't be easy to see you go, but the memories we shared will be forever. From all the members of TWU Local 512, Thank you, Good Luck, and God Bless. If you would like to share a photo in a period of your time at American Airlines. Please send it to Jelvira@twulocal512.org.
As we brace for cooler weather at Chicago (ORD), we need to continue to focus on our cleaning habits. Please continue to wash your hands after every task, wear your mask, and when sick, please stay home. Our Safety team will continue with their safety walks in October; if you have any concerns with your area, please reach out to them or call the hall. We had two members who tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and work areas were deep cleaned/fogged, and those in contact were notified. Work areas in question were H17, H10, and Training department. We also had a late notification of a vendor at the NAPA counter at the GSE Building, who tested positive last Friday, and they closed down their operation to clean the area at NAPA.
Furlough Update: Around three of the displacement processes and those impacted will receive a (RIF) Reduction in Force notice on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The Options window will open on Thursday, October 1, 2020, and will have until Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Notification of their selection will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Please continue to check your Company AA email as this process moves forward, and changes can happen as we wait for progress on the passing of the Payroll Support Program (PSP).
Annual Benefits Enrollment opens on October 15, 2020, and closes on November 6, 2020. We will set-up once again the TWU Local 512 help desk for any assistance with your benefits. Also, there will be several changes in the new year with Union supplemental benefits. We will have a new insurance broker, National Group Protection, who will handle and offer Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Short-Term Disability, and Whole Life Insurances. We will also have a new (LTD) Long Term Disability Insurance, and every member will be added to this benefit, and it will be up to the individual member to drop out if they don't want to participate.
TWU 512 EAP can assist members dealing with personal situations that can affect our quality of life, as well as our job performance. Unresolved concerns may result in family disruptions, job loss, health problems, or perhaps even death. Please reach out to our EAP Coordinators, Luis Trevino, Latonya Herron, and Drew Catania, for assistance. You can also contact the EAP at 1-800-363-7190.
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.