Hurricane Maria has left devastation across the island of Puerto Rico and we know many of you have family, friends and properties on the island. Our thoughts are with all of you while you get through this difficult time.
From Sept. 22 until Sept. 29, American Airlines will allow Envoy employees to move supplies and generators to SJU using the employee Priority Parcel Service (PPS) program from all U.S. domestic stations (lower 48). They will waive size and weight restrictions and there will be no shipping costs so that you can get your families what they need.
As our brothers and sisters in several states — and now in Puerto Rico — attempt to rebuild from the devastating hurricanes of the last several weeks, TWU is committed to supporting them. Working with local leaders on the ground in all affected areas, we are monitoring members’ needs and creating an action plan to ensure everyone gets the help they need. At this time, those wishing to help can continue to make donations to the TWU of America Hurricane Relief Fund, which will be distributed directly to union members in affected areas as needed.
If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, please click here.
If you prefer to make an offline donation, please mail a check or money order to:
TWU of America Disaster Relief Fund
c/o Gary Maslanka, Secretary-Treasurer
501 3rd Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Dear Envoy Local Presidents:
As you likely know, in March of last year, TWU International filed a 20-D grievance with Envoy Air, citing the company’s violation of the Fleet Service, Operations Coordinators & Dispatchers and AMT & Related Agreements, including several specific letters and articles related to profit sharing. In the grievance, we argued that the company had told TWU International Repersentative Jose Galarza and several of you that post-American Airlines/U.S. Airways merger, they changed their accounting practices for reporting the profits and losses at their wholly owned carriers (Envoy, Piedmont and PSA), making Envoy a “cost center,” that would never show a profit. We also argued that as the official bargaining agent, we were never notified of this change, and that and Envoy underhandedly concocted these new accounting practices to avoid compliance with the terms of a negotiated provision in our collective bargaining agreements. We asked that the company make our members whole in every way, including profit sharing payouts, for the remaining years covered under each of these agreements. Continue reading
I have received confirmation that the Company will pay the other half (Double time) of New Year’s Day. I did not get a confirmation on the day they will pay it, but it should be the May 12th check.
Transport Workers Union Of America
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Per our CBA with Envoy Airlines reference to Article 17 we are required to support Road Trips accordingly to our Field Trip Policies that we have negotiated for each Station.
Per Article 17 "If the field work is outside of the United States and its territories, the company will either provide advanced payment or arrange for the payment of all expenses for required work permits, temporary visas, or any associated fees required to perform the work".
Please speak with your Supervisor on duty and make sure that Envoy Airlines provide one of the terms that have been agreed upon. It is not you responsibility for you and your family to bear these expenses while you are away from home fulfilling you job requirements.
This will provide a smooth timely manner at the other countries borders.
As always keep doing what we do best. The performance and dependability of our members speaks clearly that each member of Local 576 is of great value to Envoy Airlines.
TWU Local 576 Executive Board
Tim, Layne, Alan, Joseph, Todd, Sellie