Quarterly Report

Quartery Report April 4 2019

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.  This 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.

•  CWA and Piedmont Quarterly meetings

The Leadership Team of Local 3645 have begun meeting with the Leadership team in all 21 field stations on a quarterly basis. The Leadership team of Local 3645 felt that regular meeting with the Station management team has resulted in open lines of communications. Which has led to an increase in agent morale, station Productivity and Positive working environment for all. These quarterly meeting are an additional way to address, solve and come up with creative ways to address issues and conflicts that come up in the work place.  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.  

• Station Visits

Our Area Representatives and officers have been visiting our 21 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 Quarterly management meetings ensure each station has regular interaction and contact with the local 3645 leadership team.  Serving all of our 22 stations require many hours of volunteering and sacrifices but the leadership team is committed to building a strong union.

CWA District 3 Meeting

The officer of local 3545 meet with all of the CWA locals in district 3. Which included American Airlines mainline.

We the People Rally

Local 3645 sent a representative to the We the People Rally in Washington D.C.

The rally focused on workers rights across all areas of the work force.

• Website           

The Website is the Primary source of information and updates that is totally funded by 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 1 steward training class for the first quarter. The Steward class is taught by our CWA Staff Rep, Vonda Hardy. The total number of stewards to over 68 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 and Contact information to [email protected]. The next Shop Steward Training class is tentatively scheduled for Mid-April 2019 by Vonda Hardy.

• Area Representatives

Local 3645 would like to take this time to thank all our Area Representatives and Area Representatives at large 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 hands-on training that you have been receiving from our officers have allowed you to be successful in servicing all our members in our out 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

Please continue to look out for the latest information and updates on the union boards in your perspective station breakroom locations.

• Membership Cards

The executive Board and our stewards have worked diligently to make sure everyone in our local has filled out a member card. The Airline Industry is a closed shop covered under the National Railway Labor Act which means all airline employees must be union members the only exception are agency pay payers. Due to different training cities, trainings, and servicing our members in 22 stations some new hires have not yet gotten their cards filled out, if you know of anyone that has not please let us know.

• New Hire Orientation

We have been having an average of two 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.

• Committees

The Political legislative committee, Women’s Committee and the Human Rights Committee are actively seeking members. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected]

One Plane at a Time

Remember we need to be keep 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] Member created Facebook pages: CWALOCAL 3645MEMBERS and PIEDMONTAGENT

          

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

Kasaundra Moody Area Representative, Oscar McDonald Area Representative, Heather Hudson Area Representative at Large.