As the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives and the future of the transportation sector, it is critically important that the relief packages that are being debated in Congress right now include strong healthcare and economic protections for workers in our industry.
As you all know, workers in the transportation sector have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic. Right now, transport workers across the country are among the first to stand up to help keep the public safe while risking our lives on the job, yet we are also the first to suffer the economic effects of the virus.
Unfortunately, the stimulus proposal under consideration in the Senate completely fails to address the crisis that TWU members in the air division are facing. Our demands are simple: any stimulus proposal must focus first and foremost on protecting workers’ paychecks, prohibiting the destruction of our contracts through bankruptcy, and ensuring that this money does not undermine collective bargaining.
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, each year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.
All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship.
Please click HERE or go to www.twu.org for an application and for additional information and rules, including eligibility requirements.
The deadline for all applications will be April 24, 2020; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted. No applications will be accepted by fax or email – there will be no exceptions. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing, to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5 – 7 days thereafter.
Brothers & Sisters
The company has determined an employee’s value, this determination in notably not an employee’s geographic value.
Apparently having determined their bankruptcy imposed concessionary contract along with the imposed amendment concessions, employees have not yet given enough or been through enough.
Now the company selectively gives some employees a geographic premium but most of their employee’s receive nothing.
In this regard, these insulting actions by the company, have a great number of employees really considering if this is who they want to work for. By these actions a clear message has been sent to each of us. The company has displayed for us all to see. Do the rally respect each of us or is it as it appears, a false sense of value and respect, just smile for the camera. Continue reading
Brothers and Sisters
The company has received the results of their survey they asked all employees to participate in earlier this year. Well the results for Aircraft Maintenance and Related did not favor the results they were expecting; instead they were unfavorable for many departments within our work groups. It’s hard for the upper management of envoy to understand why your performance for them is still superior of all other regional airlines flying the American Eagle brand or even American Airlines performance. Envoy get more planes, employees get more PIZZA/CUPCAKES.
Now Senior Leaders question themselves as to why your performance is so good but why do they feel they way they do? It’s simple; you have secured Envoy future with little to no respect from them. We feel that the Envoy motto is “IF THEIR NOT HAPPY, JUST BUY THEM PIZZA”. Pizza don’t pay the bills and we’re all tired of PIZZA! Continue reading