What's New Video Weekly Updates
Air Local 512
July 30, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are not moving in the right direction concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary seven-day Illinois statewide test positivity from July 23, 2021, is at 4.7% compared to last month, at 1.2%. In addition, we have seen a spike of new vaccinations in Illinois, with a 72.1% who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Those 12 and older who are fully vaccinated are at 56.3%.
On the ramp this week, we have three members who tested positive, all areas were deep clean, and contact tracing was implemented. Please continue to follow all safety protocols at work.
In our efficiency Meeting with AA ORD VP Rich Ashlin, the Company will extend the terminal three (3) front C-lot parking until August 6, 2021. They have also requested a full extension until August 31, 2021. The Aires Bus Company is having a difficult time holding on to staff. Once we get additional information about the full extension, we will message it out to you.
Union Benefits Planners will be sending out a notification to those members who might have fallen off their TWU Voluntary benefits premium payments. They will have till August 15, 2021, to make payments, or their Union-sponsored benefits will be canceled. If you need any additional information, you can email email@example.com.
Independence Day Holiday Day Update, Company has said that it has been processed and will be paid out on July 30, 2021, today. They go on to say it will show on a separate pay statement. If it doesn’t, please see admin at H9 and have them drop it in Work brain.
On July 12, 2021, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) appealed to NMB Investigator’s ruling on challenges and objections. They also requested to file a rebuttal to the TWU/IAM Association’s response to their appeal. AMFA request was granted, and they have till Monday, August 2, 2021, to file.
We have no update on the Crew Chief Control positions arbitration case. The arbitrator is still reviewing, and hopefully, we will see a decision soon. Our GSAP Reports for the last month have done very well. So far, there have been 76 reports generated. Our leaders on the GSAP Reporting are DFW, MIA, and ORD. Please see our safety team if you need any information about GSAP Reporting.
I would like to thank our very own 512 Vice President Mike Szwed for taking over the Weekly update while I was on vacation last week; he did a tremendous job.
Sincerely and fraternally,
President – TWU
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.