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 LOCAL501
 
 
***TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION***
***LOCAL 501***
153-33 Rockaway Blvd Jamaica NY 11434
TEL#718 978 1929 FAX# 718 525 0282
 
 

Hello all,

I’ve been advised that American Airlines will be declaring a Transportation Emergency starting at 21:00 this evening (MONDAY) 1/26/15 and ending 23:59 tomorrow (TUESDAY) 1/27/15.

All of those affected by the storm at the following stations will be paid for regular lost hours of work. Those stations are JFK, LGA, and BOS.

 

              Fraternally,

            David J. Virella

     AA System Coordinator

  International  Representative

Transport Workers Union of America

                 AFL-CIO

         TWU_logo_Green (3)

     Office- 817-282-2544

    1791 Hurstview Drive 

     Hurst, Texas 76054 

 
 
 
 
TWU_header
 
 
 
 
 
ONE UNION - ONE FIGHT!
 
 
http://www.local591.com/docs/TWU  IAM Joint Agreement for the formation of the Airlines Mechanic and Related -Stores and Fleet Service.pdf TWU IAM Joint Agreement for the formation of the Airlines Mechanic and Related -Stores and Fleet Service.pdf 
 
 
 2015 Winter Express
 
  • TWU Express
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    Local 501 Officer, Anthony Jordan Recording Secretary and Executive Board member Russel Spero attend International Officers Training in BWI.
     

    Training Workshops Empower Locals, Sharpen Union Representation

     

     

     TWU-Intl-Black

    Statement by President Lombardo on American Airlines' Push to Cut Pension Contributions
    CORPORATE GREED — WHEN DOES IT STOP? AAL Making Record Profits and Asking for Pension ReliefRead more>>
                     
    December 17, 2014
     
                                             
     
     
     2014 Fall Express  
     
    International Constitution
     
    www.twu.org
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2014_December_3 Prefunding 29d Status.pdf
     

     

      
     
     
     
     
     
    ARE YOU A VETERAN? Click here to register with our TWU Veterans Committee and sign up for news/action alerts.
     
    Learn more about the TWU Veterans Committee: Click here to visit the Committee website. 
     
    Contact the Committee: Click here to email TWU International Representative and Vets Committee Liaison Jose Galarza.
     
     
     

    EXECUTIVE BOARD

    PRESIDENT

    VICTORJ.GONZALEZ

     

     1ST VICE PRESIDENT

       ANGELO CUCUZZA

     

    2ND VICE PRESIDENT

    JOHN FRUCCI 

    3RD V.P.(SJU)

    LUIS VALCOURT

    SECRETARY TREASURER

    RD WILLIAMS

    Recording Secretary

    ANTHONY JORDAN 

     

     

                  RUSSELL SPERO      EDWARD TROISE
     
    SECTION CHAIRMAN

    JFK- Title2

    Chris Kiernan

    JFK-Title 3

    SAL GULOTTA

    LGA-Title 3

    JOSE MIRABAL

    LGA -Title 2

    JAMES DIGNAN 

    SJU

    Luis (PINKY)Rosa

     


     
     

    LOCAL 501 REPRESENTATIVES CONTACT LIST

     153-33 ROCKAWAY BLVD, JAMAICA, NY 11434

    OFFICE# 718 978 1929 * FAX# 718 526 0282

     

     

     

                                        PRESIDENT                                           

                            VICTOR J. GONZALEZ                           

      EMAIL: VDAGURUMAN@AOL.COM         

                      OFFICE # 718 978 1929                          

     

                    1ST VICE PRESIDENT                          

                          ANGELO CUCUZZA                                  

    EMAIL: ACUZZ11228@AOL.COM    

                      CELL # 347 661 3527                             

     

    2ND VICE PRESIDENT

                                            JOHN FRUCCI                                          

      EMAIL: FRUC31@YAHOO.COM          

                   CELL # 516 524 5667   

     

                   3rd VICE PRESIDENT                 

              LUIS VALCOURT                  

                         EMAIL: LVALCOURT@GMAIL.COM

    CELL# 787 603 8153

             

     

    FINANCIAL SECRETARY TREASURER

    RD WILLIAMS

    EMAIL: RONLOVEV2@AOL.COM

    CELL# 516 643 4555

     

    RECORDING SECRETARY

    ANTHONY JORDAN

    EMAIL: amjordan62@verizon.net

    Cell #   631 767 6163

     

     

    EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

     

     

    RUSSELL SPERO -

    EMAIL: RUSS.SPERO@ICLOUD.COM

     

     

       EDWARD TROISE 

    TEL# 516 790 6538

    email: islesrdabest@aol.com

     

     

    EAP/BENEFITS COORDINATOR

    GEORGE CROZIER

    EMAIL: GEORGECROZIER@YAHOO.COM

    CELL#      516 557 6564

    OFFICE # 718 487 6709 

     

     

    JFK REPRESENTATIVES

    RAMP UNION OFFICE # 718 487 7507         

                                                                             

    TITLE 3 SECTION CHAIRMAN

     

    SAL GULOTTA

     

    STEWARDS 

     

    GREG MONTOVANI

    RICHARD PEARCE

    CARL ESPOSITO

    ELVIS MERA

    PAUL MOZEAK

     

     

     

    JFK FREIGHT STEWARDS 

    KURT APPELL

    ANTHONY PATRIZIO

     

    JFK TITLE 2 SECTION CHAIRMAN

     

     CHRIS KIERNAN

    EMAIL: JARHEAD8589@MSN.COM

    CELL# 516 749 3880

     

    TERRY NICOLLELIS

    FRAN   CELONA

    CHARLES SARDONE  

    VARAN SREEPATHI 

     

     

    LGA REPRESENTATIVES

    UNION OFFICE# 718 476 4079

     

    TITLE 3 SECTION CHAIRMAN

     

    JOSE MIRABAL

     

    LGA STEWARDS 

    NICK COMO

    GALVIN THOMAS

    VICTOR GAUDELLI

    MARK BAQUERO

    JOHN BUCKLEY JR

     

    TITLE 2 SECTION CHAIRMAN

     

    JAMES DIGNAN

     

    STEWARDS 

    SEAN NAFIS

    GEORGE MILLER

    RAY ROSA

     

    AUTO SHOP # 718 476 4014

     

    SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

     

    RAY RUIZ

    KEVIN KING

     

     

    SJU REPRESENTATIVES 

     

    SECTION CHAIRMAN

     

    LUIS (pinky) ROSA

     

    MARIO ORTIZ

    LUIS OTERO

    MANUEL NATER

     

     Download:
    AmendedComplaint_EarlyOut_10.22.14.pdf

     
    http://www.local591.com/docs/TWU  IAM Joint Agreement for the formation of the Airlines Mechanic and Related -Stores and Fleet Service.pdf TWU IAM Joint Agreement for the formation of the Airlines Mechanic and Related -Stores and Fleet Service.pdf  
     
     
     
    2014 8 6 AA US SCS PetitionJT2.pdf                                    
     
    Here is the letter from the NMB to the TWU/IAM Association:
     
     
     
     
     
     
    And Here is the letter from Garry Drummond ATD Director,
     to Mr. Sito Pantoja IAM General Vice President:
     
     
    pertaining to several issues in the TWU/IAM Association Agreement.
    The TWU/IAM were scheduled to meet with each other November 16-20th, 2014 to begin the process planning for future joint contract negotiations.
    The letter above from TWU ATD Director explains why the TWU will not be attending the above mentioned scheduled negotiations preparation sessions.
     
     
     
     
    Victor J. Gonzalez
    President-Local 501
     
     
     
     
    EQUITY DISTRIBUTION LAWSUIT UPDATE 1/15/2015
    Updated On: Jan 15, 2015
    AS WE KNOW, THE TWU RETIREES HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO AMEND THEIR COMPLAINT TO THE FEDERAL COURT IN CALIFORNIA REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF AA EQUITY STOCK SHARES. THE TWU FOLLOWED THEIR AMENDED COMPLAINT BY FILING A MOTION TO DISMISS. ARGUEMENTS WERE HEARD TODAY, JANUARY 15, 2015,  IN FEDERAL COURT. A DECISION BY THE JUDGE IS EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE WILL PUBLISH THE JUDGE'S DECISION AS SOON AS IT IS KNOWN TO US.  
     
     
     

      2014_September_Equity_Distribution_Communication.pdf

       2014_September_22 Equity Lawsuit Status.pdf

     
     
     
     2014 Benefits Conference Power Points 
     
    Download:
     
     
     
    2014_August_18 AA Dividend.pdf                                  

     

      2014_June_24 Ltr to AA re Prefunding-1.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Please see the attached ruling by Judge Lane denying the company’s motion for summary judgment on their right to terminate the retiree medical plan. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                              
     
                       http://www.twulocal512.org/docs/2013_November_26 Memo Re IAM Meeting.pdf 2013_November_26 Memo Re IAM Meeting.pdf 
     
       

    Handling Complaints 

     

            

    FLEET SERVICE *NEW CONTRACT LANGUAGE*

    MAINTENANCE & RELATED 

  • US Airways -IAM-Fleet Service 2008 Contract  
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    Part-Time Utilization & Part-Time Review Panel

    The Part Time Panel was established in 1995 to ensure compliance with the contract regarding the use of part time employees.   In connection with part-time utilization, the TWU and the Company agreed that full-time employees would not be arbitrarily replaced with part-time employees.  The intent of this agreement is to insure that flight schedules, volumes, and good business practice dictate the optimal split between full-time and part-time employees at a location.

    The Committee has access to the information necessary for making determinations as to whether the part-time/full-time mix is and continues to be in accordance with the principles outlined above as well as those specific scheduling and staffing provisions outlined in the Agreement.  This Committee will review part-time issues brought to its attention, and will take the necessary and appropriate action to resolve those issues.

    Part-Time Utilization and Part-Time Review Committee is composed of two (2) representatives from each party to review utilization of part-time staffing. The Review Committee meets in DFW on an as needed basis.

    Seniorty Protest Panel

    The Seniority Protest Panel was originally used in the early 1990’s due to the number of employees having problems with capturing occupational, classification and company seniority accurately while upgrading to different title groups, along with the impact of reductions in force and recalls.

    The language was incorporated into the agreement in the 2001 contract. The panel consists of one representative from American Airlines Employee Relations department and a International Representative (or his designee) from the Transport Workers Union, ATD. The two parties review the protests to determine if the protest has merit. The parties review the employee’s payroll histories, the seniority lists in which the employees entered the company or classification, along with the proper application of the Kasher Award for the former TWA employees.

    The panel can grant the protest and adjust the employee’s seniority and correct the placement on the seniority list or reinstate their protection status.

    The panel can grant the protest in part.

    The panel can deny the protest.

    When the decision is rendered the protest is sent back to the TWU International ATD and logged on the protest log. It is also scanned and sent to the local president where the protest originated.

    The Seniority Protest is outline in Article 13 (d) and (e) of the CBA.

    Reduction In Force (RIF) & Recall Panel

    The RIF/Recall panel came into effect in the 2001 agreement. The panel was created because the Union believed that after a RIF/Recall a grievance processed through the System Board, it would take too long to get a settlement.

    The RIF panel is outlined in Article 15

    ARTICLE 15 – REDUCTION IN FORCE

    (m) Upon request of the Local Union President, an employee may, within seven  calendar days, appeal to a review panel composed of a representative of the TWU International and the Vice President, – Employee Relations, any disputes regarding Reduction In Force application or administration.

    The Recall Panel is comprised of an International Representative (or his designee) and a member of AA Employee Relations.  The panel was added when the company started reducing employees at stations or recalling employees back and with all the complexities that are involved in both reductions and recalls there are times when mistakes were made. Again, the Union and the Company believed it would be better to have a Panel to be able to settle the disputes more expeditiously than through the arbitration process and to ensure other employees are not further harmed.

    The RIF Recall Panel meets once a month to discuss and investigate and render a decision. If the panel members cannot come to agreement on the disposition of a dispute the case will then be scheduled on the System Board of Arbitration for disposition.

    Sick Leave Harassment Panel

    The Sick Leave Harassment Panel was established on May 11, 1971 due to claims raised by members that they were required provide information from their Doctor’s without just cause and without being advised that they were suspected of abusing the sick leave benefit.

    A supervisor can issue a ’90-day Doctor’s Slip Requirement Letter if sick leave abuse is suspected.  The letter notifies the member if you are off sick during this 90 day period, a doctor’s note stating that you were treated for an illness or injury is required for you to be eligible for sick leave pay.  (Reference Article 34 Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores Agreement)

    If a member feels that the issuance of the 90 day letter was not justified, he has a contractual right to appeal it by requesting a hearing before the Sick Leave Harassment Review Panel.  For the member to request a sick leave harassment hearing he must notify his Local President in writing as soon as possible after the issuance of the 90 day letter, so his hearing can be scheduled.   He should request assistance from the local union representatives in obtaining all the necessary attendance records for reference at the hearing.

    The union does not present the case on your behalf, nor does employee relations represent the supervisor at the hearing.  You and the supervisor involved are both required to attend the hearing, with each of you testifying on your own behalf.  A decision on your appeal will be made based on your testimony and any submitted documentation.  
    If the Review Panel decides in your favor, an additional day will be added to your sick leave balance and the 90-day Doctor’s Slip Requirement will be rescinded.  Should the Review Panel determine the supervisor had adequate grounds for the issuance of the 90-day Doctor’s Slip Requirement Letter, it will remain in effect for the balance of the 90-day period and a sick day will be deducted from your sick leave balance.
     
    Contact your Local TWU representatives prior to submitting your request to appeal to ask for their assistance.  In general prior to submitting your request for a SLH hearing to your Local President, you should ask the supervisor who issued the 90-day letter to advise you in writing, the reason why you are suspected of sick leave abuse.  Following receipt of this information you should review your C-21 and C-23 Attendance Records (and get copies- for reference) this will help to determine if the supervisor has any grounds for ‘suspected abuse’, or if it is unwarranted harassment.  If you decide to go forward with your appeal any doctor’s notes you have concerning your absences or medical treatment would be important evidence on your behalf.

    The Sick Leave Harassment Review Panel meets bi-monthly (or as needed) in DFW.  The Review Panel is composed of a representative from the Air Transport Division and a representative from Employee Relations.

    Cross Utilization Panel

    The Cross Utilization Panel was established in the early 1990’s to ensure compliance with the provisions outlined in Article 11 (h).  This provision allows the company to cross utilize employees in different classifications.

    (h) Regardless of any provision in this Agreement, the Stores Agreement, or the Fleet Service Agreement, the Company may assign or schedule any employee to perform work of any classification under this Agreement, the Stores Agreement, or the Fleet Service Agreement.  Provided, however, the Company will not assign Aviation  Maintenance Technicians to do that work now performed by Building Cleaners.

    The only time when the Company can cross utilize a member from one classification to another is when a classification is fully encumbered and has no one available within that classification to perform work.

    The Cross Utilization Panel is comprised of a TWU ATD International Representative and a member from American Airlines Employee Relations.

    The Cross Utilization Panel meets once every other month (as needed) to review the facts of the cases submitted.

    Technical Crew Chief Panel

    The Technical Crew Chief Panel was established on October 28, 1985 due to the Technical Crew Chief being a new classification at that time. The purpose of the panel is to ensure compliance with the contract regarding the work being performed within the classification of Technical Crew Chief in Maintenance and Engineering.

    The purpose of the classification of a “Technical Crew Chief” is to provide technical assistance, guidance, training and administrative support to the Maintenance and Engineering Department. The scope of the “Technical Crew Chief” classification is, in addition to the Crew Chief classification, outlined in the Labor Agreement.

    A possible violation would be when a Technical Crew Chief performed duties outside of the established scope of work. Any disputes arising out of interpre¬tation or application of the Letter of Agreement dated October 28, 1985 shall be processed to a panel consisting of the International Vice Presi¬dent of the Transport Workers Union (or his designee) representing the workers,  and the Vice Presi¬dent of Maintenance & Engineering (or his designee) representing the Company, or their designees.

    If you feel that a Technical Crew Chief has been performing job tasks outside his job classification and scope, contact your Local TWU representatives to bring the issue to the Technical Crew Chief Panel.  Make sure you give your local all of the pertinent information regarding the alleged violation e.g. a narrative summary of the work performed, FMR, log book pages, etc.

    The Technical Crew Chief Panel meets as needed in DFW, reviews the facts and supporting information and renders a decision.

    Accommodation Review Board

    The Accommodation Review Board (ARB) was established in late 1992 to comply with American Airlines employees’ requests under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).  When a member has exhausted all other means under the Collective Bargaining Agreement and has permanent restrictions, the employee should contact their local manager in writing, along with a copy to the Local President, requesting a review by the ARB.

    The members of the board are as follows:

    •     Analyst Accommodation (Chairperson from AA)
    •     AA Attorney
    •     Senior Principal of Employee Relations
    •     Manager of Human Resource Operational Support
    •     AA area physician
    •     TWU International ATD
    •     TWU ATD Benefits Committee Chairman

    The board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  In the event that a dispute arises within the board and the member cannot be accommodated, there are times under the TWU group where field trips will be made to the specific city to address the issue.  After all remedies are exhausted, a job search is then exercised to try to place the affected member into a job that would accommodate his/her restrictions.

     

     

     

      





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