Coronaviruses can cause mild to moderate upper respiratory illnesses like the common cold. Occasionally, they can cause lower respiratory tract illnesses like pneumonia or bronchitis –but this is more common with people who have underlying health conditions that have weakened their immune system.
Sisters and Brothers,
Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.
To: All TWU Local Officers and Members
From: Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President
Re: 2020 Michael J. Quill Scholarship Program
Date: January 14, 2020
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund.
Local 591 EAP / Member Assistance
STD (MetLife) Evidence of Insurability
To The Membership,
If you signed up for company STD (MetLife) during open enrollment and you did not get EOI paperwork (evidence of insurability) please contact me as soon as possible, there was specific technical issues related to this.
TWU VOL BENEFITS DIRECT DEPOSITE TRANSITION UPDATE
To the membership:
As we navigate through the tedious process of direct deposit due to the company removal of the TWU VOL BENEFIT line, we would ask for your patience as we try to find the best solutions going forward.
December 13, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve.
Technical Difficulties with the Direct Deposit Transition
Due to technical difficulties, the direct deposit transition is on hold. Please check back periodically for updates. We will send out an email when the site has been restored. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.
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;