NY/NJ STATE CONFERENCE

This meeting was held at Local 1400 in New Jersey.

We Went over the status of the Bills we lobbied for In Albany. It was great to hear that “the Death Gamble “ pension Reform act was voted in!  We had zoom calls with 3 district 100 candidates from Sullivan County.

  • Paula Kay
  • Camille OBrien
  • Louis Ingrassia

All looking for Endorsement from the TWU.  2 Of the candidates really Stuck out to us …  Each Local Had 1 Vote. The Majority Voted to wait until after the primary’s to Endorse Any one. I Voted To wait until the primary’s for Local 501 ….  Patrick Flannery Said His Goodbyes as Chair of the state conference due to health issues, He will be taking a smaller role.

JoAnn Rota

Working Women’s Committee Report

I Had the honor of attending the Working Women’s Committee Meeting this month in Los Angeles California from June 11-14.  The meetings were held at Dockweiler Beach . We Had 3 full days with a packed agenda.  Some of the highlights I took away from these meetings were  “A Grievance Training Course given by Pete Caruso & Eric Albuquerque Of Local 591 … They Educated Us On Proper Grievance Procedure. We were also given A course on Arbitration By Russ Dittmer of Local 591.. It was very Interesting…

The President Of Local 591 Gary Schaible Gave a presentation called “Fanning The Flames “ it Was about dealing with management & how to protect our members.  We also Heard From Evie Garcia She the V.P. Of Tech Ops For AA.  Hearing her journey From worker to Mechanic to Mom  than her crossover to management was very interesting.  On the last day we had a tour of LAX maintenance Base …

This Meeting Was Educational & Empowering…

Joann Rota

TWU Local 501 Veterans Committee

Our TWU International President John Samuelsen along with our TWU Local 501 Veterans Executive Board Member Brother Chris Kiernan and our TWU Local 501 Veterans Committee Coordinator/International Veterans Committee Chair person Brother Brian Galarza.