Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report for Local 3645  October 2020

 

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.

• COVID 19

 As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, Our leadership team are engaging with Piedmont to make sure they are adhering to the CDC guidelines. Also ensuring that they are 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 on pay or continued employment. Please check out the Locals website for additional information and update. CWALOCAL3645.ORG

• Shop Steward Training Class

In the last few months, the Steward Training class has been postponed due to the C0VID 19 restrictions. The Local already has a list of members that have signed up for Steward Training that is organized by date. Since the restrictions have  been modified our CWA National Staff Representative will give the local a list of dates for the next Steward Class. Once the date is chosen those interested members will be contacted by Email in order of their names on the list to attend class. If you are interest in steward training and have not done so already, please email the Local at [email protected] to have your name added to the list.

 

• 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 has resumed its Biannual meeting with the Piedmont Leadership team in the 22 stations in our locals. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions. 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 some of our Area Representatives and some of officers have resumed station visits to our Field stations. However due to Covid 19 restrictions some board members have continued to operate remotely. All members are receiving the support and help that they need from the local.  Also all biannual meeting have resumed. 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.

 

• PIEDMONT QUARTERLY SAFETY MEETING   

The Unions Safety meeting chairperson and other Local 3645 Shop Stewards attended the Piedmont Quarterly Safety meeting in CLT. Also the Union safety meeting Chairperson and other 3645 Shop Stewards attended the CLT safety meeting. The last one was in August 2020. Our stewards have volunteered to be a regular part of these  quarterly safety meetings as part of Local 3645 Safety committee responsibilities.

 

• Union New Office

The New Union is up and running and  is continuing to service our members in 22 stations . The office address is 5715 Westpark Drive suite 100 CLT, 28217

 

• Quarterly Contract System Board update

The next Contract System Board dates will be October 6 or 13th. The local is waiting on confirmation from The Director of the CWA Airlines Director

• 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 all Union updates and information. Also members can get a wealth of information from everything that is going on with our union nationally as well. CWALOCAL3645.ORG. Please log in and check it out.                                                                                                 .

 

 

 

• Area Representatives

The officers of Local 3645 would like to take this time to thank all our active 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.

 

• Union Cards

If you are a dues paying union member 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 an average of one new hire orientations every other week now in CLT due to the impact of Covid 19 on the airline industry.  However, 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. Remember these are member-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

Anthony Barden – PresidentDarryle Williams PhD- Executive Vice President

Donielle Prophete - Vice President, Shaquelle Baker - Secretary Treasurer

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