What's New Video Weekly Updates
November 25, 2023
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
We hope everyone had a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving with their families. Let’s extend our thoughts and prayers to members of our 512 Union family who couldn’t be with us and to all our injured sisters and brothers. They remain in our thoughts.
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we had only one meeting this week. In our weekly meeting with management, we continue to have an issue at Cargo with Hub truck arrivals. If you have a safety issue with a hub truck, please get in touch with an officer or your steward. Please report any hub truck that does not have a roller bed to remove a cargo pallet safely.
During our meeting, we asked the company to clear up some confusion with deice-qualified shift swaps. We agreed that swapping with a non-qualified is acceptable if an FSA shift is pool/deice, pool, pool/deice-CC, pool-CC. But it must be CC-qualified to swap with a Crew Chief. The company has adjusted Workbrain so swaps can be accepted.
A few reminders: always wear your seatbelt when driving on the ramp, including around the gate. Cell phone and AirPods usage is strictly prohibited on the field. Other items the company has brought to the Union’s attention: No Facebook or TikTok videos on the field, especially during a working shift, are strictly prohibited. Contact us at the field office or hall if you have any questions or concerns. Situational Awareness is the primary concern for everyone’s safety.
As we move to the colder season, and especially for our newer members, always have extra warm clothing in your locker. Wearing layers helps to keep warm and can easily be removed if the weather gets warmer—additional pair of warm socks and boots.
In mid-December, Aires will be replaced by ABM Company. During the transition, they will redeploy buses from JFK to ORD. New buses are to be planned for the new contract with American Airlines. ABM will also pick up the gap with the transition of the two companies. Please continue to report any missed stops or any disruption of service.
We are passing out 512 Union winter knit caps at the TWU Local 512 field office.
Sincerely and fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
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