May 24, 2021
To the TWU Local 591 Membership:
On behalf of the Local 591 Executive Board, I would like to wish a Happy AMT Day to the AMTs in our Local. May 24th is a day set aside to celebrate the proud profession of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Thankfully, this AMT Day, when compared to last year, the airline industry has a much better outlook.
National Aviation Technician's Day
Today we celebrate AMT Day . Our profession is a unique one . With pride we put millions of people safely up in the air all over the Globe 24/7 . Millions of Nurses , policemen, firefighters worldwide but only 286 000 AMT's World wide taking care of millions of lives up in the air that trust our knowledge when they fly .
Local 591 EAP / Member Assistance
Credit IAM EAP, LAP
Resources for Families Coping with Mental and
Substance Use Disorders
(excerpts from SAMhSA.gov)
Every family is unique, but all families share a bond that can be used to support one another during trying
Workers' Memorial Day, also known as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.
Not to be confused with Memorial Day.
Due to worsening circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus crisis in the United States, the TWU/IAM Association leadership has been working on an alternate method, in the voting procedures, for the ratification of the tentative Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines. This exception to the normal voting process will convert the process from paper, in-person ballots, to allow for individual electronic voting by internet. This change will allow all eligible voters to cast a ballot in an environment they feel is safe and free from the threat of spreading the virus or becoming infected by it. Your safety is our top priority in this process.
The Association will utilize the same vendor for the process that is used by the National Mediation Board in their electronic representation elections, BALLOTPOINT.
BALLOTPOINT will issue each voter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by USPS to their address on file with American Airlines. This mailing will include instructions of how each voter will use the BALLOTPOINT portal to vote.
BALLOTPOINT is also going to send an email to each voter’s American Airlines email account. Within that email will be a link with the same Access Code sent by mail, along with voting instructions. A voter may sign on to their American Airlines email through JetNet on the day of the vote, open the BALLOTPOINT email, click on the link and be logged in to the secure portal to cast their ballot.
The email is being sent in case the PIN and voting instructions do not arrive by regular mail in time for to vote.
Voting will be conducted beginning at 6:00 am Eastern Wednesday March 25th and will conclude at 8:00 pm Eastern on Thursday March 26th.
This voting method is private and secure. Results of the vote will be provided to Association leadership promptly after the polls close and results will then be provided to our membership.
If you have any questions, please address them to your local union representatives.