Local 591 American Airlines Benefits Enrollment Period Benefits Explained Videos
Brothers and Sisters,
TWU Local 591 EAP / Benefits Representatives Tony Lepore and Ken Morse Have spent some time doing videos that will hopefully make the benefit enrollment changes less confusing.
“AMFA is trying to raid us,” TWU President John Samuelsen said in an interview. “Their whole existence is predicated on raiding other unions.
“We fought our asses off to secure a really solid contract from American Airlines,” Samuelsen said. “We won a solid victory and corrected years of damage between bankruptcies and previous concessions. We actually fulfilled the promises we made as leadership.
To the Membership:
This letter will highlight some of the changes to our benefits options for 2021.
Lincoln Term Life:
No Action will be needed
Critical Illness, Accident, or Aflac insurance:
The current direct deposit will cover these insurance plans.
A new TWU podcast is posted, which was recorded in advance of Southwest announcing their ask for company-wide concessions.
The links to the podcast are below.
Download URL: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i94qk2/episode_00018-Payroll_Support_CARES_Act.mp3
Episode URL: http://podcast.twu.org/e/payroll-support-cares-act/
Share URL: https://www.podbean.
Subject: TWU/AA Benefits Meeting - Presentations & Follow Up
Attached are the presentations from the meeting, with the exception of Workers Comp. We will send that as soon as we receive it. Also attached is the information on the LTD plan. We are also working on getting the plan certificates in PDF form to me and I will send those upon receipt.
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;