Brothers and Sisters,
This summer has been a real nightmare so far for our Members. Most of our cities are under staffed, mandatory overtime is being abused and weather issues are occurring regularly. With temperatures consistently in the nineties, we need to be aware of the stresses this causes on the body. Drink plenty of water and make sure you take time to cool down. Safety comes first without question.
The contract calls for two fifteen minute breaks, one in your first four hours and one in your last four hours,as well as a thirty minute uninterrupted lunch. Make sure this is being applied on a daily basis. Also remember Crew Chiefs are not to be assigned as agents. This is outside their classification and we must not allow the company to do this.
There are many operational changes coming down from the company which include, scripted turn, Rover application and dynamic manning. It's been a lot to take in and we'll see how it all plays out after a while. Just continue to do the outstanding job you do on a regular basis. Our passengers greatly appreciate it.
Covid is on the rise again with the Delta variant spreading quickly. Please take all safety precautions to keep yourself, your family and your co-workers safe. Airports are packed and the public's appetite to travel doesn't seem to be slowing down. We are in the danger zone everyday so be careful.
The Association has been working hard to implement the contract. It's a work in progress and I know it's frustrating but we will get there in time. We are in the process of establishing the grievance committees in each city. The Allocator arbitration decision should be out anytime now so hang in there. As soon as I hear something I'll let you know.
STAY TWU STRONG
President Local 510