December 24, 2018
To the Membership of Local 591:
On behalf of the entire Local 591 Executive Board, we would like to thank you for your continued support, and also wish each of you and your families a Merry Christmas, a safe and prosperous Happy New Year, and a Joyous Holiday Season. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and family during this Holiday Season.
The Holiday Season also marks the end of another year and the time nears to reflect back on 2018 and the challenges the past year has presented. It has yet been another year when American Airlines has not fulfilled the often-stated promise of the industry’s best contract, and also a year when this management team, and many of whom they have promoted, continue to erode, the high-standard safety-oriented culture of the old American Airlines. As this message is about the season of good-will, I will address these topics along with the goals of your Local for the New Year in a follow-up letter in the coming days.
For now, I hope that you enjoy the Holiday Season, and please be safe at all times, both at home as well as at work. There’s a lot of evidence that workplace accidents happen more often around the Holidays, mostly due to the increase in personal distractions. These distractions are above any management demands or flight schedules; as always, please remember that your safety must remain paramount. Therefore, I remind you to take a conscious moment to reflect, and make sure that you are in a safe place at all times, at work and at home, especially during this Holiday Season.
Fraternally and wishing you and yours the very best,
TWU Local 591 President
December 24 2018 Letter .pdf