Meet your New President – Sharolyn Stanley

Howdy!

As your new TWU Local 578 President, here is a bit of info about me and my goals for our Union. I originally ran for and won the position of Vice President. Due to the person elected President not being able to accept the position, I accepted the position of President as dictated by our Bylaws. In addition, the elected Financial Secretary Treasurer was not able to accept his position, so we will be holding election for both positions. Details for the elections will be coming soon.

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Assault Won’t Fly – Stop Flight Attendant Assaults Now!

Hi Fellow FSI Flight Attendant,

Today marks one year since a judge struck down the federal mask mandate on airplanes, and yet, flight crews report new attacks by unruly passengers every single day. While these are not problems we face on our military flights, in a recent TWU survey, over HALF of TWU Flight Attendants from Southwest, JetBlue, and Allegiant said they experienced or observed harassment or assault while working in the past year.  

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Coalition of TWU Flight Attendants Meet In Washington DC

TWU flight attendant leaders from Southwest Airlines, Allegiant, Flight Services International and JetBlue met at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC for the second Coalition of TWU Flight Attendants in April. The Presidents, Health and Safety Chairpersons, and Legislative Affairs Chairpersons from Locals 556, 577, 579, and our newest Local, 578 met for two days to discuss and collaborate on the priorities of our flight attendants. Continue reading

New Officers Election

TO: Local 578 Members

RE: Election Results

Congratulations to the Inaugural Officers of TWU Local 578, representing the FSI Flight Attendants as your new leadership team.

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TWU Local 578 Officer Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Ballots were mailed out on December 12 for the TWU Local 578 Election of Officers, Executive Board Members, and Convention Delegates. If you have not received yours already, it should arrive by U.S. Postal Mail with the address that was on file with TWU as of November 15, 2022 at 12:00 CST.

If you receive a ballot and have any issues or believe there may be an error, please contact TWU International Vice President and Election Liaison Thom McDaniel, at 578election@twuatd.org. Also, any eligible Member who has not received their ballot by December 22, 2022 should email TWU International Vice President and Election Liaison Thom McDaniel, at 578election@twuatd.org to request a replacement ballot.

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TWU Local 578 Election Notice

ELECTION NOTICE
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO
LOCAL 578

A secret Ballot Election is being conducted on behalf of Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO, by U.S. Mail, utilizing BallotPoint Election Services, for the following positions:

a. President
b. Vice President
c. Financial Secretary-Treasurer – Omar Castillo*
*This position was won by acclamation.

Candidates elected as Delegates to the International Convention will be the elected officers in the order above.

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Treasurer Nominations Extended

Dear FSI Flight Attendants,

Nominations for TWU Local 578 President and Vice President are now closed and nominees have been emailed their notification of nomination.  They will have until Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:00 noon CT to accept or decline their nominations.

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FSI Flight Attendant Election and Campaign Rules

This document sets out the rules for the election process for forming the inaugural election of Officers for you, Local 578. This is another key milestone, whereby each of you will have the opportunity to nominate or run for positions of leadership amongst your peers. This includes nominating yourself for an Officer position. Please review the notice on the website, and note that nominations will open in 10 days – on October 17, 2022 at 9 am Central.

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