Good morning brother’s and sister’s. Some notes from the Bus meeting with AA yesterday. AA is installing GPS on all buses and will be completed on March 11 2019. On this day the new app Ride Systems will go live and allow us to see in real time where the buses are at. You can download the app in the Google play store and Apple store. The app will allow you to sign up for notifications and allow feedback to be sent directly from the app to the administration team to address. When you open the app select American Airlines and it will send you to the home screen. Envoy is blue and American is red. Click on the blue Envoy to see the current buses that are fitted with the GPS. Take some time to get accustomed to the settings and the layout. There is new leadership taking over the buses and we were promised a better experience with the new team in charge and the roll out of the Ride Systems app. We voiced other concerns that were taking note of. We will be meeting with the new leadership to make the current bus schedule more suitable for our needs. If you continue to have issues with the buses and need to speak directly to the dispatcher this is the new number to Aries dispatch 630-660-0090. Please continue to inform us about any issues with the buses. The next meeting will be held on March 28 2019 3pm East conference room on the mezzanine level. Come join us and show your support. Thank you again to everyone who came out yesterday. #WeAreWorthIt
Brothers and sisters,
As you know the bus service for Envoy is atrocious. As my email that was posted yesterday stated I’m done with emails with local management. Today I began calling Pedro Fabregas CEO and President of Envoy in an attempt to bring our concerns to the highest level. There was no answer today, I sent an email requesting a meeting with Mr. Fabregas immediately.
Now it’s time I need all of your help. We all have voices but are you ready to use them? So many times I hear big talk in the break rooms but when management is brought in and the opportunity for your voice to be heard is given everyone is silent. This can not be the case this time.
On February 28th Thursday at 3pm in the East conference room on the mezzanine level we will have the people in charge of the buses along with AA management in the same room at the same time. I am requesting as many people to show up to this meeting so we can all be heard. In our previous meeting Ricky Dean told us that we could have only 1 member present to represent us, but Local 512 from AA had 11 people. It’s obvious he wanted to keep us out and keep our voices silent. This can not happen again. Come and show your support.
If you have tired to call the Aries dispatch lately you will notice that no one picks up. They changed the number and no one is giving out the new one. I need everyone that is affected by the bus being late, leaving you behind, or just not showing up to start calling these numbers listed below or send and email. We need to cause enough inconvenience that we force change to happen. The traditional ways of doing business have not worked. It’s time to be a disruptive force and stand together on this ongoing issue.