Clarification on Motion

Brothers & Sisters,

Below are 3 attachments pertaining to the USPS issue we are dealing with and a message from Air Division Systems Coordinator Gary Peterson below:

In NY at Local 501 pertaining to LGA/JFK FSC we have been informed that there would be no attempts to drug test our members in December 2018. Starting January 1st, 2019 unless we resolve this issue with the company, their intent will be to notify a small group of our members that they will have 30 days to comply with a drug test or finger print process.

Your Local 501 Executive Board and International are diligently working to resolve this issue and anyone from Local 501 that the company plans to move forward with starting January 1st, 2019 will be informed by one of our Officers who will discuss the matter with you.

At this time from what we do know, at 501 the targeted list is less than 2% of our FSC NY membership.  Also, to be clear Local 501 is in no way on board with the company’s intended plans at this time and as always we will communicate with our members as accurate and timely as possible pertaining to Union information.

Victor J. Gonzalez
President, TWU Local 501
International Executive Board

Please see the below message from International Vice President & Air Division Systems Coordinator Gary Peterson:

Just a point of clarification to correct what was posted on social media about the Fleet Service lawsuit.

We are simply withdrawing the motion for appearance this week, not the complaint. We can always re-file the motion to get on the calendar. This is part of the idiosyncratic part of Chicago federal court procedures. The only way to get it off the calendar is to withdraw the motion.  We still have the complaint and we won’t dismiss the complaint until we have resolution.

Gary Peterson
International Vice President
Air Division Systems Coordinator 

File Stamped Memorandum in Support of Motion

Motion to Withdraw Preliminary Injuction (1)

Motion to Withdraw Preliminary Injuction


Cowtown Creative and Transport Workers Union Announce Partnership

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Air Division Locals, representing more than 17,000 airline ground workers, welcomed a new partner for strategic planning, Cowtown Creative of Fort Worth, TX. Directly engaged in this campaign are TWU Locals 501, 502, 505, 507, 510, 512, 513, 514, 529, 567 and 591.

TWU International Vice President Gary Peterson said the partnership will focus on creating connections and bringing to light the challenges Local members are facing with American Airlines, which they are dedicated to support. “The current offshoring plan demands that TWU members agree to losing thousands of U.S.-based jobs in favor of cheaper foreign labor,” he said. “Our members are vested in the safety and security of airline passengers and flight crews; contract workers are not. This campaign is designed to directly connect with families, friends and neighbors, and that’s the story we want Cowtown Creative to tell.”

The partnership is designed to connect the stories of union members and the airline passengers they serve, according to Brian Parker, Strategic Action Coordinator for TWU Local 513.

“The Transport Workers Union and these respective Locals are dedicated to working collectively to find solutions that serve the greater good,” he explained. “Cowtown Creative has built a reputation on years of honest and engaging campaigns that work to influence positive outcomes. That element is essential to our mission of securing the best future for our members and air travelers nationwide.”

Cowtown Creative CEO Amy Day said it’s not unfamiliar territory for the agile marketing consulting firm. “It’s an exciting time to be working with TWU and supporting its members,” Day said. “We believe in telling the stories that connect us with each other. That’s what we’ll be doing for the TWU members these Locals represent.”

For more information, contact Becky Dolgener with Cowtown Creative, or 682.224.5701, or Brian Parker, TWU Strategic Action Coordinator of Local 513, or 817.991.2001.

SOURCE Cowtown Creative