Category: Safety

Ebola Guidance for Airlines

Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel SOURCE:  CDC  Purpose: To give information to airlines on stopping ill travelers from boarding, managing and reporting onboard sick travelers, protecting crew and passengers from infection, and cleaning the plane and disinfecting contaminated areas. Key Points A U.S. Department of Transportation rule…

TWU Files Fed. Comments Opposing Norwegian Air

President Lombardo recently submitted two sets of federal comments in opposition to the Norwegian Air application at US DOT.  Copies are attached. The US Department of Transportation is considering an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air.  This application clearly threatens to undercut labor standards both in the U.S. and in…

TTD Supports FAA Effort to Raise the Bar on Outsourced Aircraft Maintenance

Washington DC – The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today urging the swift implementation of a statute requiring foreign-based aircraft repair facilities working on U.S. aircraft to be held to the same alcohol and drug testing standards as those based in the United States. “The time is…

Death on the Job Report

Workplaces are much safer today than when the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed in 1970, which promised workers in this country the right to a safe job. The job fatality rate has been cut by 81 percent; more than 492,000 workers lives have been saved. But too many workers remain at serious…

514 – What’s on the plate

  Prefunding, Company Portion (1114) I called Judge Lanes office on Thursday, No decision has been made on the 1114. Judge Lane’s Opinion Site is where it will be posted as soon as it is made LINK HERE What Unions Do Respect on the job? Check. Fairness. Check. Training opportunities? Check. A voice at work? Check. Read MORE Shop…

American Airlines / Aircraft Maintenance Prescription Safety Glasses Policy Guidelines

    Aircraft Line Maintenance, TULE and DWH Base Operating Units have selected 3M as the supplier of prescription safety glasses for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Stores personnel, and Supervisory personnel. Program Scope: The Company will provide prescription Safety Glasses to Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Stores personnel, and those management and support staff exposed to…

Transport Workers Union of America, Local514 Letter of Support for the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

The Transport Workers Union of America, Local 514, supports the principles of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) with OSHA and does not object to American Airlines, Inc. participation in the program. However, let it be understood that we (TWU, Local 514) reserve the right to change this position and withdraw from the program at a future date should conditions…

7 Things You Must Carry in Your Car This Winter

If you already have an emergency kit, well done. Essentials such as first-aid supplies, jumper cables, gloves, a flashlight, duct tape, a tow strap, and some simple tools should already be in your trunk—if not for daily driving, then at least when you set out on a road trip. Here are some winter-specific items to…

Safety Committee, November 2013

Our Goal is to work towards keeping our working environment safe so that you can  be there for your families. Below is the current list of TWU514 members that will help you be successful in achieving that goal. Please feel free to contact them with any and all safety related issues. Tony Bunch, Chair    Dale…