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Air Local 512
March 27, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The TWU/IAM Association overwhelmingly ratified its new contracts with over ninety percent of yes votes. The new agreements cover Fleet Service and Maintenance and Related. It was a long road and a bittersweet victory for everyone. Hopefully, the crisis that has engulfed our country will subside, and we can start to rebuild.
U.S Senate and the House passed the Coronavirus air, relief, and economic security (Cares) Act this week. It will move to the White House for the President's signature. A few stipulations on the loans and grants are as follows; no grant money may be spent on outsourcing maintenance—all money spent on the frontline workforce. Along with no involuntary furloughs or reductions in pay rates or benefits through September 30, 2020, are few of the items that airlines who accept money from the government must follow if they are to obtain funds.
The pay raises will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020, and the Local will work on moving forward with the implementation schedule for our new contract. The impact of the COVID-19 severe pandemic on the operation of the Company has created uncertainty in the ability to predict exact implementation dates for some contractual items the Company is obligated to institute. Therefore, the parties have agreed to meet within 60 days after ratification and on an ongoing basis to reach agreement on any issues that are outstanding after the date of ratification and are not addressed in the Implementation Agreement reached
An agreement was reached with the Company and Chicago Department of Aviation to allow members to park at the daily parking lot C. This will be available for a brief time and may not be used for vacation or personal use. Please follow signs directing you to the daily outside C lot. You can scan your SIDA badge to proceed in and out. Also, you need to scan your SIDA badge to exit the lot. If you experience any difficulties with accessing the lot, please call the hall.
Just a quick reminder, Lessons are due March 31, 2020, please take the time to get them done to avoid any disciplinary action. The window for signing up for a voluntary leave of absence or the voluntary early-out program closes on March 30, 2020.
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.