Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report for Local 3645  January 2020

Quarterly Report for Local 3645

Greetings Members: Our number one goal is to make sure all members in our 22 stations know what is happening in the Local through total transparency.  Official Union information can be accessed on our Website, Union Boards and our Stewards.

• Contract 

Please make sure that you become familiar and read Your Contract!  It is Your Contract and you are responsible for knowing it. Keep in mind that the Union is 100% behind you and fighting any issues or violations that may come up as a result of you discovering something in the contract is not being followed.  A copy of the contract is on the Piedmont employee website and also the Union Website CWALOCAL3645.ORG.

•  CWA and Piedmont Station Leader meetings

The Leadership Team of Local 3645 have continued its Biannual meeting with the Piedmont Leadership team in the 22 stations in our locals. The Leadership team of Local 3645 felt that regular meeting with the Station management team has resulted in open lines of communications. This has led to an increase in agent morale, station Productivity and Positive working environment for all work groups including management. These Biannual meeting are an additional way to address, solve and come up with creative ways to resolve issues and conflicts that come up in the workplace. These meetings are in addition to the regular station visits conducted by the Area Representatives and Officers.  Ultimately the goal is to ensure our stations are meeting or exceeding their goals and continuing to be a valuable part of the American Airlines Group and that we all have jobs. 

• Shop Stewards

Local 3645 would like to say a special thank you to all of the Stewards in our 22 stations for volunteering to stand up for their fellow coworkers and ensuring the work place is safe, free of contract violations and an overall healthy productive working environment for all of us #UNIONSTRONG.

• Station Visits

Our Area Representatives and officers have been visiting our Field stations to ensure all our members are receiving the support and help that they need from the local.  The station visits along with the Bi -annual management meetings ensure all of our members in every station have regular interaction and contact with local 3645 leadership team.  Serving all of our 22 stations require many hours of volunteering and sacrifices but the leadership team is committed to 24 hour a day 7 days a week.  We all as union member are strong together. Working together works. #UNIONSTRONG.

• CWA National Leadership Training

Our Locals President and Executive Vice President attended their 3rd and final year of leadership Training which consisted of a full week of training intensive leadership traing and activities.  The Vice President and Sec- Treasuer attended their first year of leadership Training.

• Local 3645 3rd Annual Shop Steward Leadership Training

 The officers invited and hosted all of our stewards from the 22 stations in our local. The leadership training consisted of two days of intense hands on training with every aspect of stewardship. There were multiple exercises that required participation and engagement from all stewards.

• PIEDMONT QUARTERLY SAFETY MEETING    

Several of Local 3645 Shop Stewards attended the Piedmont Quarterly Safety meeting in PHL in Dec. Going forward Our stewards have volunteered to be a regular part of  these Piedmont quarterly  safety meetings.

 

• PIEDMONT STATE OF THE UNION MEETING WITH CWA

The officers for local 3645  along with other leaders from CWA locals across the system met with the Senior executive leadership Team for Piedmont including Eric Morgan, Michelle Foose,  Jeff Garver, Aylin Alberak, John Keaton, and other regional directors, regional managers from the  Piedmont operations for the first Biannual meeting of 2020.

One of the core messages of the meeting from Piedmont was growing and developing Piedmont largest partnerships which are American Airlines and CWA. This was a theme that has been presented before but not in such a formal and focus platform.

Also the other core components of the meeting was Highlights and Struggles that Piedmont had for 2019.  Piedmont highlighted the best performing stations pointing out TRI 11 consecutive "A's". Piedmont presented the financials for all the equipment that was purchased and distributed to all the Piedmont stations with CLT, PHL and DCA receiving the most Equipment.   The newest Piedmont stations were mentioned. There was also a presentation of all the Piedmont stations that will be or are currently undergoing a "Station Refresh" with major renovations going on in HHH.  Piedmont also presented their goal for 2020 which included a motto of Compassion, commitment to safety and Communication. There was a great emphasis on improving employee relations as it relates to senior leadership.

 

• Union New Office

Finally, after 4 months of searching the local has finally found a new office. The Lease will begin on January 2020.  The office should be up and running at full capacity by January 15th.  The New Union office address is 5715 Westpark Drive suite 100

• Quarterly Contract System Board update

The Local is still waiting to hear from National what the dates will be for the next Contract System Board.

• Union Support

Local 3645 Officers donated money out of their own pockets buy beverages and snacks for the UAW workers on strike in CLT.  These union workers are employees of work General Motors. Our officers also walked the Picket Line with our fellow union brothers and sisters to show solidarity and support. #UNIONSTRONG.

• Website          

The Website is the Primary source of information and updates that is totally funded by all of our dues. The website is updated regularly, and it is where you will find a wealth of information from everything that is going on with our union locally and Nationally as well. CWALOCAL3645.ORG. Please log in and check it out.                                                                                                      .

• New Steward Training Class                                                                                                          

Welcome New Stewards! The Local had two steward training class for the second quarter. The Steward class is taught by our CWA Staff Rep, Vonda Hardy.  The total number of stewards to over 75 system wide. If you are interested in being a steward and would like to be considered please send an email with your full Name, Station, Hire date and Contact information to [email protected]. So that you can be sent information on becoming a Stewart.

• Area Representatives

The officers of Local 3645 would like to take this time to thank all our Area Representatives for volunteering their time and sacrifices to ensure that our 21 Field stations are receiving the support and help that they need.  We hope that the information, knowledge and expertise that you have been receiving from our officers have allowed you to be successful in servicing all our members in our field stations. We know that volunteering to service all our members requires a lot of sacrifices and on behalf of all our members we want to say thank you!

• Union Boards

Local 3645 will be going green to ensure and preserve our environment and natural resources. Our Union boards will continue to have basic union and steward information. But all latest updates will be on the union website. CWALOCAL3645.ORG Please continue to look out for the latest information and updates on the union’s website.

• Membership Cards

Piedmont and CWA have finally completed a brand-new accounting system that has taken a few months to implement. As a result, the Local will be able to have an accurate account of all our members cards and dues status. If you are a new agent that is off of probation and do not see a CWA union dues deduction on your pay stub. Please get in touch with the Local at [email protected] to ensure your Union membership and Union protection.

• New Hire Orientation

We have been having an average of three new hire orientations a week now in CLT. This is very important because it is the first point of contact that our new hires have with the union. Providing them with the fundamentals of what the union does/ is and is doing is extremely important.  Those new hires that do not train in CLT get their Orientation in their stations by the stewards in their prospective stations.

• One Plane at a Time

Remember we need to be working safe and following ALL of the rules. Read the EGOM, P&P, & handbook and make sure you are following everything to a T! Do not take shortcuts because shortcuts can cost you your life. Work safe at all times and report all equipment that doesn't work no matter how MINOR you think it is. Windshield wipers don't work? Tag it out! Belt loader doesn't work correctly tag it out. Follow all lifting techniques. We have to be diligent in working safe and remember. Piedmont Works because We Work!

• Stay Informed

Any member who wishes to get official union email updates please send your request and information to:  [email protected]. Also if you wish to join Member created Facebook pages: CWALOCAL 3645MEMBERS and PIEDMONTAGENT send a request.

         

In Solidarity, CWA Local 3645 Leadership Team

Anthony Barden – President,  Darryle Williams PhD- Executive Vice President

Donielle Prophete - Vice President, Shaquelle Baker - Secretary Treasurer

Eula Davis, Douglas Christian. Kasaundra Moody. Heather Hudson Area Representative.

         

In Solidarity, CWA Local 3645 Leadership Team

Anthony Barden – President,   Darryle Williams Phd - Executive Vice President

Donielle Prophete - Vice President,  Shaquelle Baker - Secretary Treasurer

Eula Davis  - Area Representative, Douglas Christian - Area Representative