Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It is very important.....

that, in order for this new shift schedule to be successful, everyone has to remember their new start times and days off. If your old schedule had your RDO's as Thursday, Friday and Saturday your last day off is Friday. Your new RDO schedule starts this Saturday!

So, if your new RDO schedule has you off Sunday, Monday and Tuesday management hopes that you not use Kincare and take this coming Saturday off. Everyone has to do their part to help the brain trust in scheduling far exceed their capabilities.

Show your team spirit!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Your Six Minute Window of Opportunity.....

...will be here before you know it. All those who have enough PTO accumulated will be bidding this Wednesday for a week at a time vacation slot. The onus is on you to find out your time slot and to not be late.

We still think that not allowing any advanced bidding is a bit too much, even though we are accustomed to shabby treatment. This is just another example of the company's version of how to display "Employee Appreciation."

And, as usual, our wonderful union has done what they do best: Nothing!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Let's take the time to remember, and give thanks to, that special woman in our lives that means so much to us.

We know that at times it seems like a thankless job, but it's not. We sons and daughters do appreciate your contribution in ways that, in time, will become more obvious and pronounced.

So, Mom's, enjoy this very fine day, you deserve it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Case of the Missing Water Cooler!

Mysteriously, a water cooler from the International "A" break room has appeared in Terminal Two. Upon see this during his rounds, an upset Donnie said, "This should not be here." Aren't there more important things to worry about?

Hats off to those who were responsible enough to make the needs of the work force a priority.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Is CAS planning on eliminating LTSO's ?

There has been talk that CAS plans to increase the responsibilities of Supervisors in order to reduce the number of Leads. We have heard that CAS will not announce any new promotions to LTSO. If any of this is true it would be a violation of TSA staffing policy.

Is this an attempt by CAS management to impress TSA? Is this what Rep. John Mica is referring to when he said that the private sector has been a leader in security innovations? Or, is the head of corporate greed rearing up again?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Will They have it done....

Before the start of the new six month schedule? Of course, we are referring to the Supervisor and Lead promotions. These new positions, ideally, should be announced and in place before May 14th. Just why is CAS so far behind? Can it be poor planning? How about just making a little bit more of an effort in attempting to look like a professional organization.

With all the staffing movement that will take place on the 14th why not strive for consistency? Why not have everyone just move once, at the start of the new schedule, instead of changing Supervisors and Leads afterward? We should be able to get it right after 8 plus years!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Your Thoughts on SEIU!

We would like to hear from you what you think about SEIU. Do you think that they have been stellar? Less than stellar? Or, just so-so?

Do you feel that they have earned the money that we pay in dues? What do you feel they have done for us? And, what would you like to see them do?

It's time to evaluate SEIU for better or for worse. We would use your input to explore our possible alternative options if it comes to that.

Every comment submitted to us will be kept confidential and no names will be used.

We are here to help deal with the issues that affect us all.

What's going on?

Bidding for Week-At-a-Time PTO will be starting very soon. The six minute bidding window and no advanced bidding restrictions are a bit too much. Just how many people are we talking about? There are not too many people who will have at least 40 hours of PTO, so why the restrictions?

Is it too much for the company to deal with? Shouldn't a company that touts "Team Work" make it easier for the workforce to apply for PTO? CAS has yet to show us that they value the contribution and dedication of the workforce.

How about showing the workforce some "Employee Appreciation" not just with hot-dogs, chips and soda one day a year. How about making it an everyday occurrence?