The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max in March sent carriers scrambling to figure how to operate their scheduled flights with an entire fleet of aircraft suddenly unavailable.
The disruption caused by the grounding can be felt across the US aviation system.
For American Airlines, it means canceling 115 flights every day until August 19.
American Airlines flight attendants could have airplane cabin cleaning chores added to their responsibilities at some point in the future — perhaps as early as May.
Sources within the ranks of more than 25,000 American Airlines flight attendants say they could be required to commence cabin cleaning chores next month.
Cleaning cabins is currently done by third-party vendors.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Everyone wants to fly these days.
There's business to be had. Opportunities abound. Why, I hear the economy is in a fine state.
Yet if you have to fly to secure that business, there's an atmosphere of minor trepidation.
A close call for American Airlines Flight 300 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport now appears far worse than first reported. Sources tell CBS News the Airbus with 102 passengers and eight crew on board "nearly crashed" last week when the wing scraped the ground and hit a sign and light pole during takeoff.
The APFA Union has informed it's flight attendants that the Company is weighing in on the benefits of "De-risking" their pension plan. The Company's motive may be to reduce the risk posed by unfunded pension liabilities, which must be carried on the books as debt.
Our negotiation mediation sessions continue this coming week at Fort Lauderdale. It is the time for American Airlines to reverse its course on seeking to decimate our Scope language. The definition of our "Core Work', is everything we do now and have been doing since this airline has existed. It is not a hard concept to understand, but the Company finds many ways to ignore it.
Many would question if the Company is willing to reverse its course? The answer is they can't afford not in this situation. How can they justify the need if they are making billions in revenue? It's time for the Company to step up and do right by its employees.
We understand the frustration is growing, but those in social media calling to vote something that's not finished is not the way to go — calling to see a proposal where many items that the company has not responded and is waiting to be discussed is not the way to go. Our members deserve more than bullet points from the Company; they deserve a contract with actual language that specifies precisely everything they are offering, and as of now, it has not been placed on the table.
Social Media is an excellent tool to communicate with our members, but please be careful with the misinformation on several topics with regards to negotiations from people who are not involved. They can afford to be careless with the information and have no responsibly if they are wrong. Your Union holds that responsibly on the information they provide.
The AA Should Care Campaign continue to move in the right direction; please continue to support and share it. The TWU International Air Division Locals fully support the campaign, with more material to be released soon to make the public aware of our situation.
We held training this week at Local 512 for newly appointed stewards. All topics covered to regards to their duties and responsibilities. We like to thank them for stepping up and getting involved. We also want to thank everyone who continues to support their local.
Earlier this week, our EAP representatives Louie Trevino, Drew Catania and all other representatives from across the entire system attended the EAP Meeting at TWU Local 513 in DFW. Our entire 512 EAP team are readily available if anyone is in need of assistance.
On April 30th and May 09, 2019, we will distribute TWU Local 512 water bottles. The distribution will be at the new bid room at K7, AA Cargo and Midnight soon TBA. In our membership meetings, the TWU Local 512 Picnic to be held on July 24, 2019, at Centennial Park in Addison Illinois from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. All information will be posted soon, all members and retirees welcome.
Our TWU Local 512 Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success, forty-three kids signed up, and along with their families, we had about ninety people at the hall. We provided baskets for all kids, coloring station, face painting, drink, snacks and a special visit from Peter Rabbit. A special thanks to everyone who donated items and our officers who gave their time to make this event very special. We will continue with our internal organizing on getting more of our members involved with their local.
Airline mechanics feel pressured to overlook potential safety problems: "Can't we skip a few steps?"
January 08, 2019
TO:ALL LOCAL 512 MEMBERS
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Recently there have been modifications to the Ramp Operations Manual. In Section 08.06.5 Powerstow Extendable Beltloader has one item added, Paragraph (I) States: "The Powerstow is designed to be safely used with one person in the bin of the aircraft."
The language in paragraph (I) is not in any other section with regards to Beltloaders. It is not in Operating Guidelines, and not in offloading or loading operation procedures. It is TWU Local 512's contention that the language specifies its design but does not mandate it.
TWU Local 512 continues stand firm on its safety concerns with regards to this addition to the Ramp Operations Manual. There is no clear procedure or guidelines how it can be safely used when there is no visual contact with an FSC in the belly that is at the end of the Powerstow.
There must always be two FSC’s in the belly to resolve this concern. The main focus should always be to provide every member with the safest work environment. We should never take shortcuts when it comes to safety.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION – Local 512
First Annual William G. Lindner Awards
TWU Local 512 New Steward Training
Wishing TWU Local 512 Member Tom Wickham a Happy and Healthy Retirement after 42 years of service
Congratulations John Davies on his Retirement and 50th years of service
512 Strong H9 Crew May 28, 2018
512 Strong ROC May 28, 2018
Mike Neville's Retirement Congratulations
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
New Officers of TWU local 512 Sworn in
TWU Local 512 is proud to announce the Local 512 app for your smart phone is available for download in the Apple store and the Google play store.
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