November 16, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier.
Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.
Brothers and Sisters ,
Attached are the updated TWU Local 591 Shop Steward Candidate List by Region. The Online Election started this morning November 14, 2019 at 07:00 am CDT. Election will close November 28, 2019 at 07:00 am CDT.
TWU Local 591
Vote Here: https://www.local591.com/index.cfm.
November 1, 2019
Negotiations continued in Washington, D.C. this week, with little movement from the company being made towards completed tentative agreements. In light of the unfortunate lack of progress, the Executive Committee is considering next steps and an appropriate response.
October 25, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
Since the resumption of mediated negotiations between the Association and American Airlines on September 16, the parties have met multiple days over five weekly sessions. Although progress has been slow, it has been positive and productive.
TWU Local 591 Shop Steward
Election Schedule 2019
October 18, 2019
Attention: An election will be conducted for the position of TWU Local 591 Shop Stewards at the following TWU Local 591 Stations: ATL, AUS, BOS, DCA, DEN, DFW/GSW, EWR, IAH, JFK, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCO, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, RDU, SAN, SAT, SEA, SFO, SJU, STL, TPA.
Below is an opinion for those members in Local 591 who are not AMT's:
The law applies to all airline employees (and employees of airline contractors) in terms of PEOPLE covered. In terms of PROTECTED ACTIVITY it applies to federal standards applicable to air carrier safety.
For certain that would apply to stores clerks who are told to issue the wrong part or otherwise make do with something that does not conform to an applicable maintenance manual.
Automotive and facilities I guess gives me a bit of pause in terms of air carrier safety. But, for example, if the FAA requires that the carrier adopt procedures for the maintenance of facilities or baggage-related vehicles, then they would certainly be covered with respect to resisting violations of such FAA-required standards.
Moreover, I imagine anyone -- automotive and facilities included -- might get involved with airport/aircraft security issues if they are in a SIDA area.
(a) Discrimination against airline employees. No air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an air carrier may discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the employee (or any person acting pursuant to a request of the employee)--
(1) provided, caused to be provided, or is about to provide (with any knowledge of the employer) or cause to be provided to the employer or Federal Government information relating to any violation or alleged violation of any order, regulation, or standard of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other provision of Federal law relating to air carrier safety under this subtitle [49 USCS §§ 40101 et seq.] or any other law of the United States;