Local 514 Digest for the week of December 18, 2020

December – January Update Video

President Danker, Marla Johnson and Tracy Hardin Video a Local 514 update.

Covering vacation selection, TWU benefits, Base shutdown, Re-bid, Grievance process, furlough/recall, Happy Holidays

Sick Time:

Next year, 2021, you can use the below chart to see just how much time and at what month you should accrue for the year as per our current CBA.

Holidays, Happiness, and Headaches

As this Holiday Season is upon us, we know that the challenges of this year have been greater than most of us have ever seen. Mental health is one of our most important health issues we face daily. 

COVID-1, Social Distancing, Politics and just the general daily grind can bring anyone down. Please take time in this challenging environment to tell those you love how much they mean to you. Given the year of “2020” and all the challenges we have encountered along with the holidays, we encourage anyone that may need assistance to utilize the resources that are available to them. 

We have listed some numbers for your convenience.

    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield 1-877-235-9258
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Central Service Office 4936 E 49th St 918 627-2224 www.okna.org/easc
    • Al-anon Inter-Group Office 4867 S Sheridan Rd 918-627-9114 www.tulsaiso.org/
    • Narcotics Anonymous 918-747-0017 www.aaneok.org
    • 12&12, Inc. is the largest Comprehensive Community Addiction Recovery Center (CCARC) 1-866-771-7088 12and12.org
    • Copes Emergency Psychiatry Service (C.O.P.E.S) 918 744-4800
    • PacifiCare 800 524-4574
    • Community Care 918 594-5242 (24hr)
    • United HealthCare Mental Health Line:  1-888-444-8624  www.myuhc.com
    • Aetna 800-572-2908 859-455-8650 www.aetna.com
    • Tristesse Healing Hearts Grief Center 918-587-1200 www.thegriefcenter.org
    • Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc  (918) 743-5763

United Way supports 211

A free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 211

Every day thousands of people across North America turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.

You’ll find information about: 

    • supplemental food and nutrition programs
    • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
    • emergency information and disaster relief
    • employment and education opportunities
    • services for veterans
    • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
    • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
    • reentry help for ex-offenders
    • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
    • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 211 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help.

Call 211 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area from any cell phone or landline. All calls are private and confidential.

Optum EAP

The Optum EAP is here to provide the support when you and your family are faced with change, challenges, coping or crisis. All team members and members of their household have free and confidential access to the Optum EAP and all the available services, anytime you need them. When you call, a specialist will help you get connected to someone with the appropriate experience to help. You can also access help and information online anytime you need it.

    • Access Code for U.S. based team members: American
      • LiveAndWorkWell.com 800-363-7190
    • TUL Employee Assistance Program (EAP) manager, Kristin Mackey,
      • Office 1 (952) 246 4159
      • FAX 1 (844) 881 2852
      • kristin_mackey@optum.com
      • Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 0700-1530
      • If you need assistance outside of regular office hours or are in need of urgent assistance, please call our 24-hour support line at 800-363-7190 to speak to an off-site Optum EAP Specialist.    

Office Hours:

The Union Office will be closed from December 19th till January 4th.

If you have an urgent need for help, here is a list of the officers contacts:

Officers and Chairman:

Dale Danker – President 

• 918 636-6089 Cell 


Kendal Anderson – Vice President 

• 918 638-1043 Cell 


D’Ann Johnson – Financial Sec-Treas 

• 918 384-9760 Cell 


Terry Buck – Recording Secretary 

• 918 638-2652 Cell 


Pat Kinnamon- Chairman of Maintenance 

• 918 284-3877 Cell 


Linda Dill – Chairwoman of Material Logistic  Specialists 

• 817 296-0725 Cell 


Travis Scott – Chairman of Plant Maintenance 

• 918 638-1104 Cell 


Jason Best – Chairman of Maintenance Control  Technicians 

• 918 859-4802 Cell 



Executive Board Members at Large 

Joe Brown 

• 918 284-9666 Cell 


Gene Chapin 

• 918 640-2097 Cell 


Scott Chisum 

• 918 724-4727 Cell 


Tracy Hardin 

• 918 409-5962 Cell 


Marla Johnson 

• 918 282-7494 Cell 


Daron Morgan 

• 918 991-4950 Cell 




“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”



The Passing of Retired Brother Sampson Brisco

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sampson Lee Brisco (Tulsa, Oklahoma), who passed away on December 9, 2020, at the age of 77. “Brisco” retired from his position as Crew Chief, Blasting Machine Operator back in 1997.  Please keep the Brisco Family in your thoughts and prayers.   Due to…



The Passing of Retired Brother Johnny Melton

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Johnny David Melton (Owasso, Oklahoma), who passed away on December 12, 2020, at the age of 69. Johnny retired his position as Crew Chief, Machinist from American Airlines back in 2013. Please keep the Melton Family in your thoughts and prayers.   We do…



The Passing of Retired Brother Mark Martindale

It is with heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Brother Mark Martindale. Mark had been with us since June of 1997, He retired as an AMT in January of 2019. Please keep the Martindale family in your thoughts and prayers. Source: Rice Funeral Service & Cremation Care Obituary Mark E. Martindale,…


This will be the last Digest till the week of January 8th, 2021.

Happy Holidays to all of you.