Quarterly Reports

Quartery 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.

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 Update

The Tentative agreement between Piedmont and CWA was signed and went into effect on November 5th 2018. All the newly negotiated wage increases, and bonuses should have been reflected in our members paychecks at this point. All of the conditions of the contract are in place now with the exception of those things that were addressed in the contract as to the start date of those items. 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.

• Piedmont management  meeting

The President and Executive Vice President for Local 3645 attended the Bi annual meeting with Piedmont Executive Leadership team. A few topics covered were:  Union and Piedmont building a stronger relationship in 2019, Improving the numbers system wide for 2019, Management listening to team members, Flight and stations changes for 2019.

• Website                                                                                                                              The new website has been up and running for over a year now.  It is the Primary source of information and updates that is totally funded by our member dues. The website is updated weekly 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 Class                                                                                                          Welcome New Stewards! The Local had a total of 4 steward training classes that have been taught by our CWA Staff Rep, Vonda Hardy this quarter. Taking out total number of stewards to over 70 system wide. If you are interested in becoming a steward please send an email with your full Name, Station and Contact information to [email protected]        to be sent the information on the next steward training class. Were are looking at the first date for 2019 now and will post them as soon as it is confirmed with Vonda Hardy.

• Shop Steward Annual Leadership Training. CWA Local 3645 host our 3rd annual leadership training January 4 through 7th 2019.  Our steward went over  How to fill out a grievance form, How to prepare for system board,  How our system board has changed under the new contract,  How to create relationships with management, What is arbitration,The Company Handbook & the Policy and Procedures and roles in the local to name a few.

• 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 one 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]

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!

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 - Area Representative Douglas Christian - Area Representative

Kasaundra Moody Area Representative Oscar McDonald Area Representative