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      U.S. airlines score their first $5 billion quarter

      UPDATED with Hawaiian Holdings results: We still have several smaller airlines yet to report, but our spreadsheet confirms that U.S. passenger airlines have indeed reported their first-ever $5 billion quarter.
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      Transit Reauthorization Bill Update

      Published 24 Jul, 2015 Following several days of procedural voting on the surface transportation reauthorization bill, the U.S. Senate voted this week to move forward with their sweeping transportation package. Unfortunately the bill included transit public private partnership language that would make it easier to privatize transit work.
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      29d Update

      Earlier this month the company and the International resolved a 29(d) grievance in regard to the start up of the 401(k) plan started by the company to replace the pension plan lost in bankruptcy as outlined in Article 40(1) in both contracts.. Some members are seeing this payout on this week's paychecks and the attached letter explains this payout.
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      Download: Virella 29(d).pdf

      Weekly Update for July 25, 2015

      Here's your weekly update, 1. Airline earnings week: After Delta announced their second quarter earnings last week, Southwest, United and AA announced their second quarter earnings this week. AA  posted a record profit in the second quarter, reaping a profit of 1.7 billion dollars. That's the highest quarterly profit ever reported by the company. United reported a 1.
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      Download: TWU-IAM Association Meeting Bulletin 7-16.pdf

      No-hedging policy saves American Airlines big bucks on fuel

      American Airlines Group has a policy not to invest in hedges to protect itself against rises in jet fuel prices. Its theory is that the protection isn’t worth the cost. In the second quarter, American did quite well with the no-hedge policy. American paid an average of $1.90 per gallon, well under the price paid by its three largest U.S. competitors.
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      Congress faces a looming deadline on July 30 that is putting thousands of transit and transportation jobs at risk. Take action today by emailing your U.S. Representative and telling them to cosponsor H.R. 1846, the “Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Act.”

      Investment in our national infrastructure fell 40% in the last 20 years. Our buses and subways are frequently old and overcrowded. American roads and bridges are often unsafe or congested with traffic. This isn’t just inconvenient, it’s expensive and dangerous. We need to tell Congress to fund transportation now.

      The best way to fix our infrastructure is for Congress to pass a long-term transit and highway bill that invests in safe and reliable buses, subways, bridges and roads. The “Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Act” (H.R.1846) is part of the solution. This bill would mandate that user fees or gas taxes are adjusted to inflation and force Congress to provide stable funding to transportation programs. TWU supports this bill because it would save thousands of jobs and invest in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

      Take action today by emailing your U.S. Representative and telling them to cosponsor H.R.1846, the “Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Act.”



      Dear Brothers and Sisters:
      Guidelines and application forms for the 2015 Local 512 Members’ Scholarship Fund are available at the Union Hall and on our website at twulocal512.org in the DOWNLOADS Section on your left under FORMS.

      Please fill out the application forms and submit them back to the hall no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 24, 2015.

      Drawings will be held on July 30th at the 3:00 p.m. Membership Meeting at our location.  Members need not be present to win.  Observers are welcome.

      If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

      Sincerely and fraternally,
      Local 512 Executive Board



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