11/23/2016 Letter to Membership

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The executive board of TWU Local 576 wants to wish each member and their families a safe and happy holidays. During these holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years please travel safely also spend as much quality time with your family and friends as possible.

Operation Free PX is taking place in San Antonio Texas on December 3rd through the 5th for our Veterans that have served our country. This event allows Veterans to receive gifts at this special time of the year and Local 576 donated $500 to this event.

Local 576 Executive Board will be meeting Dec 6th and each station will have their meeting in December also. Meeting dates and times will be posted on the website along with postings on union boards at each station. Nominations and Elections of Shop Stewarts will happen in the December meetings.

On November 15th Joseph Cruz and Tim Jackson went to Envoy HDQ to visit with the new hires for LIT and welcomed them to TWU Local 576. We want to thank our members in XNA and DFW for the TDY support to LIT. This ensures the new hires will get the proper training along with helping out the operation to guarantee LIT will be a successful operation.

I want to thank Layne Rasmussen our VP of the Local for all the time and effort Layne has dedicated to the ASAP program for all Aircraft Maintenance Technician’s for Local 570, 572, 574 and 576.

The Local President's are currently working on a letter of agreement with the Envoy for the TDY Go Team to ensure all policy's under our agreement are meet and all qualified employee's can support this TDY.

The Arbitration Panel has requested that the Envoy lawyer and TWU lawyer have the case briefs turned in by December 16th. All locals shall be given the award of the arbitrator’s decision not later than 60 days from December 16th.

Once again HAPPY HOLIDAYS and as always keep on doing what we do best. The performance and dependability of our members speak clearly that each member of Local 576 is of great value to Envoy Airlines.

Regards,
The Executive Board of Local 576
Tim, Layne, Alan, Joseph, Todd and Sellie

11/11/2016 Interest Arbitration Update

November 11th, 2016

Brothers and Sisters,

The Envoy AMT & Related amendment round interest arbitration took place the week of October 3rd, 2016. Both parties had to wait for the transcripts which were received on October 20th, 2016. Attorneys from each side are currently preparing their post hearing briefs. The Arbitrator panel has requested that the briefs be submitted to them by December 16th, 2016. Once the briefs are submitted the Arbitrator panel has 60 days to render an award.

Thank you for your support and patience.

Dan Rivera
President
Local 570
Council Creech
President
Local 572
Scott Olinske
President
Local 574
Tim Jackson
President
Local 576

2016 Executive Board Election Results

The results of the 2016 Executive Board Election are in with the completion of the Board Member at Large runoff election. Sellie Narmah received 59.82% and Rodney Hawpe received 40.18% of the votes cast during the Board Member at Large Runoff Election. You can download the certified results of the 2016 Executive Board and Board Member at Large runoff elections here.

AMT & Related Topics for Interest Arbitration

September 22, 2016

Brothers and Sisters,

The Transport Workers Union of America and Envoy Air Inc. have exchanged the topics under Letter “Y” of the AMT & Related collective bargaining agreement for interest arbitration which is scheduled for October 3-7, 2016.

The TWU has submitted the following topics:

  1. Hourly rate increase
  2. Additional PDO Hours
  3. Restoration of Pre-Bankruptcy Holiday pay
  4. Restoration of daily overtime
  5. Longevity pay

Envoy Air Inc. has submitted the following topics:

  1. Language for a geographical premium
  2. Additional special days for PDO (Weekends before Memorial and Labor Day)
  3. Additional special days for PDO (6 current Holidays)
  4. Overtime distribution process

Thank you for your support and patience during this process.

Dan Rivera
President
Local 570
Council Creech
President
Local 572
Scott Olinske
President
Local 574
Tim Jackson
President
Local 576

09/15/2016 Letter to Membership

Brothers and Sisters,

On September 9th the Tentative Agreement for the AMT & Related work groups of TWU Locals 576, 574, 572 and 570 was rejected by the membership. Your participation and voice was heard by 97% of us voting NO! Arbitration is the next step of this Amendment process.

A meeting with the Presidents of Locals 576, 574, 572 and 570 was productive and 5 items have been selected to take forward to arbitration. Those 5 items will be exchanged with the company soon and once they have been they will be posted.

Our Arbitration hearing dates are set for October 3rd through October 7th of 2016 with the company.

I shall be meeting with the company on September 19th for the Envoy/TWU/CWA Quarterly Report meeting discussing Envoy's operation and future. Also September 26th I will be attending the Envoy Health Benefit review meeting discussing the changes to our health care in 2017.

As per Article III of TWU Local 576 By-Laws we have chosen to move the Local’s quarterly station meetings to the month of October. We believe it would be in our best interest for us to gather all the information on the arbitration hearing, health care changes and Envoy's operation and future then update you with the facts of those meetings.

The Run-off election for Board Member at Large is ending September 22nd at noon central time. We have 2 candidates with good qualities and look forward to completing our Executive Board with the winner of your choice. So please vote, YOUR VOTE MATTER'S.

As always keep on doing what we do best. The performance and dependability of our members speak clearly that each member of Local 576 is of great value to Envoy Air.

Again thanks from,
TWU Local 576 Executive Board
Tim, Layne, Alan, Joseph, Todd