Quarterly Report

 

                             Quarterly  Report for Local 3645

 

Greetings Members, The Leadership team for Local 3645 want to thank you all for supporting each other and all of us. The Union is not one or two people. The Union is all of us working as a team.  Our number one goal is to make sure all members in the 24 stations in our local know what is happening through total transparency. The primary place to find all union information and updates is on our Union website. The Union website is CWALOCAL3645.ORG.  All Relevant Union information will be posted on Union Boards at each station. The Union boards have limited space so of course everything CAN NOT be posted.

Our local has grown to 24 stations

ECP  joined our local in December 2021  SRQ joined our local in September 2021

CWA National

No conferences last quarter

• SAFETY  and Covid 19

Covid 19 and its spread is a major concern for the leadership in all of the 24 airports in our local. The Union officers participate in meetings with Piedmont leadership to ensure the company is adhering to the CDC guidelines.  We ask that our members follow the CDC guidelines as well. The Unions safety committee members are also in constant contact with Piedmonts Safety personnel to address any specific concerns that our members bring to the union’s attention. The Union officers and Union safety committee members are also ensuring that the company is providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts. As an employee it is your responsibility to report all safety concerns/hazards to your management team as well as to the safety department for piedmont. The number is on the back of your safety card which should be on your lanyard and you can find the link to file a safety report on the Piedmont Employee website.  Also please become familiar with Piedmonts Covid 19 procedures as it relates to you being out or exposed to Covid 19. The comprehensive guidelines are on the Piedmont Employee website. It is your responsibility to know and adhere to these guidelines.

• Shop Steward Training Class

If you are interest in steward training and have not done so already, please email the Local at [email protected] with your name, station and date of hire to have your name added to the list. Please only use your personal email. All training classes will be conducted via zoom while the social distancing restrictions are in place.  Once we meet the minimum number or agents required to conduct a training class the local will reach out to our CWA National Staff Representative and requested dates for steward training

• Contract

Please make sure that you become familiar and read Your Contract!  It is Your Contract, and you are responsible for knowing it. The Union is 100% behind you if you want to grieve any contractual violations that come up because of you discovering something in the contract is not being followed. In addition to any  forms of discipline that you have received.  A copy of the contract is on the Piedmont employee website and the Union Website CWALOCAL3645.ORG.

•  CWA and Piedmont Station Leader meetings

The Leadership Team of Local 3645 have regular Biannual meeting with the Piedmont Leadership team in the now 24 stations in our locals. The Leadership team of Local 3645 feel that these regular meetings with the station management teams in the various stations has resulted in open lines of communications. This has led to an increase in agent morale, station productivity and a 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 Officers and area Representatives.  Ultimately the Union leaderships priority is ensuring our stations are meeting or exceeding their goals and continuing to be a valuable part of the American Airlines Group which ensures that we all have jobs.

 

• Shop Stewards

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

We have welcome trained 4 new stewards in January of 2022.

We will be having our 4th Annual Steward leadership Training in February 

• Station Visits

Our Area Representatives and officers conduct on going station visits to the stations within our Local.  All members are receiving the support and help that they need from the Union leadership. The station visits along with the Bi -annual management meetings ensure that all of our members in every station have regular interaction and contact with the union leadership team.  Serving all of our 23 stations require many hours of volunteering and sacrifices but the leadership team is committed 24 hour a day 7 days a week 375 days a year.  We all as union member are stronger together. Working together works. #UNIONSTRONG.

 

• PIEDMONT SAFETY MEETINGS

The Unions Safety committee members who are Shop Stewards as well attended the Piedmont System wide Quarterly Safety meeting. Also, in CLT the Union safety committee members, stewards as well as the Union officers attends the monthly safety meetings.  Our local is committed to being regular part of all the safety meetings.  

• CLT Safety Walks

The officers have been conducting weekly safety walks on the Ramp and on the Gate with both the Ramp and Gate department heads, Senior managers and duty managers. These safety walks have allowed the union to address all safety concerns in real time.  In the three months that they have been going on most safety concerns have been addressed. It is another way the Union and the Company are ensuring a safe working environment for all.

 

• Arbitration The Local has requested 2 Arbitrations in the last quarter. CWA National is currently reviewing these arbitration request for approval.

• Quarterly Contract System Board update

The last contract system board was held in September 2021. There were two cases held and both of those deadlocked. Those cases will be presented to an Arbitrator for Arbitration.

• Website         

Check out the Union website for regular updates CWALOCAL3645.ORG.                              

• Area Representatives

The officers of Local 3645 would like to take this time to thank all our Area Representatives for volunteering their time to ensure that our the stewards and members in our 22 stations are receiving the support and help that they need.  We hope that the information, knowledge and expertise that you have been receiving from the union officers have allowed you to be successful in servicing all our members. We know that volunteering to service all our members require 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. Also, the size of the Union Boards limits the amount of information that can be displayed. Our Union boards will continue to have basic union information and steward contact information. All Union information and updates will be on the union website. CWALOCAL3645.ORG. There are multiple signs on the Union boards directing the members to the Website. Please continue to look out for the latest information and updates on the union’s website.

• Union Cards

If you have not done so already and you have been a dues paying union member for two years or more and would like your Union Card then please contact the local at [email protected] to arrange to get your Union card. This card gets you discounts, deals and more.

 

• New Hire Orientation

We have been having 1 new hire orientations every week now in CLT. New Hire orientation is especially 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 union Orientation by the stewards in their prospective stations.

• One Plane one Task 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 private member created union Facebook pages: CWALOCAL 3645MEMBERS and PIEDMONTAGENT send a request. There will be information that will be requested in order to join. Remember these are private member created and maintained pages so please read the groups rules before sending a request. Our union dues do not go towards maintaining these social media pages.

In Solidarity, CWA Local 3645 Leadership Team

Donielle Prophete  – PresidentDarryle Williams PhD- Executive Vice President

Douglas Christian - Vice President, Shaquelle Baker - Secretary Treasurer

Eula Davis, Kassaundra Moody, Juan Robinson, Janet’ Anderson, Kenwyanna Oliver Area Representative.