Title 2 Section Chairman Report – JFK
Brothers and Sisters,
Hope all is well. This month’s report comes with some very sad news. The passing of Anthony (Tony) Minichello will no doubt affect us all. Tony was an excellent mechanic, a mentor to most, a good friend and true union brother! R.l.P. Tony, you will be missed.
The facility maintenance bid went into effect on Feb. 24th. lt will run until June 22, 2018. The headcount remains the same. There are 12 crew chiefs, 10o mechanics, and 10 msp’s. The fire system at Building #79 (cargo) is being upgraded. Unfortunately, this is a CRE project. However, there is some concern on our end about who is performing the fire watch/fire board. Traditionally this is work we perform. This project is a prime example of the lack of communication that still exists between the company and the union.
The painting overhaul project at Hanger #10 is still on hold due to safety concerns to all. On a good note, we have secured a good amount of the work upcoming at the hanger. Thanks to all involved in making
that happen !!! lt’s important that we maintain quality and efficiency in all areas of work performed. The 16 grievances filed for the work performed by an outside contractor at the hanger, have been denied at the 2nd step. On to the next step we go. Stand by!!!
At the GSE shops, the current bid will remain in effect until March 23rd. The headcount remains the same.46 mechanics/crew chiefs and 6 msp’s. The Bike Shop take over is still being finalized. ln closing, I can’t say it enough. We all need to be proactive when it comes to securing our jobs. This administration has made sure we are all well represented. lt’s imperative that we communicate with each other regarding any and all issues that may violate our C.B.A. Please do not assume anything and don’t hesitate to contact any one of the union reps. Our jobs and our safety is paramount. Work safe and have a great month of March.
JFK Title 2 Section Chairman
Brothers & Sisters,
My name is Charlie Sardone and I am the Section Chairman representing JFK Title 2 members. In an attempt to keep us all better informed, I will be presenting you with a monthly Chairman’s report. Although, I am currently home with an injury, thanks to technology and communication I’m kept up to date with the issues in the shops.
As, of our last Eboard meeting, facilities maintenance has 12 crew chiefs, 100 mechanics, and 10 msp’s. 9 of us are either out on IOD or SKLOA. The current bid is still in effect but will be ending soon. The new bid has not been released as of yet, however the crew chiefs have their bid. There are currently 3 vacancies for mechanics posted at Fae/JFK.
There is a massive paint overhaul project going on at Hanger 10. Unfortunately, we were not able to take this one on. Due to safety concerns and health reasons for all that work, enter, and exit the hanger, this project is on HOLD as of the moment.
Also, we have filed 16 grievances for 4 fire rated doors with concrete encased frames at hanger 10 that were performed by an outside contractor. Once again lack of communication and our ability to perform this work is the issue at hand.
Retaining work and securing our jobs is of utmost importance!!!
In the automotive shops, we have 51 people in the department. 45 of those are c/c’s and mechanics. There are 6 msp’s. There is a posting for a mechanic that closes out on Feb.9th taking the total to 46. The auto shop will be taking over the “Bike Shop” from Tech Ops. This will include tending to all non- powered aircraft equipment.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. Work safe and remain united as one!
JFK Title 2 Section Chairman