What's New Video Weekly Updates
Air Local 512
June 2, 2023
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
In recent news, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing 15000 pilots at American Airlines, voted against proceeding with merger negotiations with the Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA), which would have made it the largest pilot union in the world. The ALPA represents, to name a few, United, Air Canada, JetBlue, Alaska, Piedmont, Delta, Envoy Air, and other regional airline pilots.
As we move into the summer, you must know a few things to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses. Stay hydrated, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. The company is providing bottled water and packets of Sqwincher hydration power. TWU Local 512 also provides Sqwincher Electrolyte freeze pops at the field office. We recommend bringing a bottle to refill during the day.
Follow these guidelines, Dress appropriately, use sun protection, take breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas to cool down, and above all, monitor your health. Remember, your well-being is essential, and if you have any concerns or questions, you can contact us at the hall or field office at 773-894-0077.
If you recall, we received a notification of an overpayment of our yearly raise last month. The Company dropped in our yearly raise a week early, which caused an overpayment. We would be responsible for paying the overpayment recovery amount within 30 days of receiving the invoice. AA Labor informed us that failure to remit payment would result in the member losing travel privileges. They go on to say that the last resort would be a collection agency.
In ORD Cargo, members were provided CPR classes this week, and other classes are being scheduled. We have a downward trend of injuries at Cargo with a rate of 29%. The overall year-over-year is down 40%. An earlier issue has been resolved at Cargo with easy access to PPE equipment. A PPE machine has been ordered and should be installed in August. As of now, continue to get your PPE from management.
A quick reminder: seatbelts are required when driving the AOA and stopping at all stop signs. The DOA has been giving out tickets for these violations.
The TWU Local 512 Golf Outing sign-up opens Tuesday, June 6, 2023, and you can sign up at the field office. The event is on July 31st at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. All members and retirees are welcome; you can call 773-894-0077 for more information. We also have scheduled our TWU 512 retiree luncheon on Thursday, October 12, 2023. As well as our Local 512 picnic at Casa Italia festival grounds in Stone Park on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
Sincerely and fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
Covid-19 Crisis Update Video with TWU International President John Samuelsen
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.