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In This Issue

ACARS 7.6 Update

ARW MEC Meeting Recap; Election Results

Capt. Swindell Honored

ARW Pilots Back the PAC

PART 117 Interpretations

Hotel Committee Survey

ALPA Legislative Grassroots Efforts

Stache Contest Closes

ALPA Board of Directors Meeting – Submission of Agenda Items

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ACARS 7.6 Update

By ARW Grievance Committee

 

Following up from last Friday’s MEC Chairman’s podcast on IPadio (see link on left-hand side of PDH), we have received an initial sample set of data from the company as a part of the make whole remedy process.  As of this week we have agreed with the Company on the data set we believe will identify the instances where pilots were not credited with the proper times because of the Company’s July 2012 switch from using DBB times (Door-Beacon-Brake) to adjusted ACARS wheel roll times.

 

If any pilot has identified a particular flight(s) where you feel that you were harmed by this change, please send that identifying information to us as soon as possible to ARWGrievance@alpa.orgInclude all scheduling information in the body of the email and your last name along with ACARS 7.6 Data in the subject line of your email.  We will compare your data with that given to us by the Company so that we do not miss anyone’s events.  It is our hope that we will be successful in identifying every instance in which a pilot suffered harm for the period of July 2012 through February 2014 by the Company’s change to using ACARS times from the past practice of using DBB times.

 

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ARW MEC Meeting Recap; Election Results
By ARW MEC

The ARW MEC was in Montreal last week for an historic joint meeting of the ARW MEC and the Jazz MEC in a demonstration of cross-border communication, cooperation, mutual support and unity.

 

Elected Tuesday to serve two-year terms that begin August 25, 2014 are: Captain Chris Suhs, MEC Chairman; Captain Jeff Pruett, MEC Vice Chairman; and Captain Jared Armstrong, MEC Secretary/Treasurer. 

The MEC appreciates and is indebted to the work, efforts, and accomplishments of all our volunteers; past, present, and future.

 

Wednesday’s joint ARW/JAZ session kicked off with an overview of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots (IFALPA) by Capt. Chris Lynch (United) IFALPA Executive Vice President for North America, followed by a spirited discussion with Capt. Jay Heppner, United MEC Chairman.

 

The ARW MEC conducted their business at the (IFALPA) offices.  During the week ARW MEC members, volunteers and staff visited the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and received briefings from Mike Jackson, IFALPA rep to ICAO, and Dan Adamus, Canada Board President.

 

Wednesday’s ARW meeting also included a Negotiating Committee Update by Capt. Mark Lockwood and a Grievance Committee Update by Capt. Maggie Eickhoff.

 

Elected to serve two-year terms as committee chairmen under newly elected MEC officers Chris Suhs, chairman; Jeff Pruett, vice chairman; and Jared Armstrong, secretary/treasurer and starting August 25 are:

 

COMMITTEE

CHAIR ELECTED

Aeromedical

Jack Roback

Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

Dan Lehenbauer

Central Air Safety Committee (CASC)

Kristen Brown

Communications

Ken Reinert

Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP)

Aric Newsted

Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA)

Ron Stocki

Grievance

Maggie Eickhoff

Hotel

Ken Honneffer

Jumpseat / Security

Nicholas Chichester

Legislative Affairs

Brendan Cantwell

Membership

Matt Dugan

Merger

Rick Zaiman

Negotiating

Exempt*

Pilot Assistance

Aaron Fry

Professional Standards

BG Garner

Retirement and Insurance – Member

Jay Jackson**

Retirement and Insurance – Chair

Rich Clarke***

Scheduling

Tyson Howard

Strategic Planning and Strike Preparedness

Vacant – Tabled for later meeting

Training and Testing

Charlie Mader****

Uniform

Danill Shtarker****

Veterans Assistance

Dave Wilcox

 

* The Negotiating Committee members are elected by the MEC and remain in their positions until and unless a member resigns from the committee or a majority of the MEC resolves to make a change to all or part of the committee.

** Will serve a three-year term beginning July 29, 2014.

*** One-year term.

**** Mader and Shtarker were elected to fill vacant positions and will begin serving immediately.  They will then begin their two-year term August 25.

 

Thursday’s joint meeting agenda included an economic briefing from Kay Yancy, ALPA Economic and Financial Analysis senior economic analyst, and guest speaker Brett Engelsman who provided a prolific history of the labor movement.

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Capt. Swindell Honored by JAZ MEC
By ARW MEC

During the last day of the three-day joint meeting of the ARW and JAZ MECs in Montreal, Capt. Richard Swindell, ARW MEC chairman, received a crystal goose from Capt. Claude Buraglia, JAZ MEC chairman, for his work with the Jazz MEC and his advocacy of cross-border unity building. Capt. Swindell conducted research with the Jazz MEC on leadership and membership engagement with the union.

The crystal goose is symbolic of the former Canadian Air Line Pilots Association before it merged with ALPA, and the bedrock on which the goose is mounted comes from the Canadian Shield and is symbolic of Canada. Capt. Swindell is only the third recipient of a crystal goose who is not a Canadian pilot.

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ARW Pilots Back the PAC
By ARW MEC

One of the most effective ways ALPA pilots garner influence with the nation’s political community is through the ALPA Political Action Committee: ALPA-PAC. By pooling contributions from ALPA members, ALPA is able to help elect pro-pilot members of Congress who support the union’s legislative agenda—regardless of political affiliation. ALPA’s goal is to ensure a pro-pilot majority in the House and the Senate. ALPA-PAC also helps educate members of Congress about who we are, what issues are important to us, and how Congress’s decisions affect our lives.

ALPA-PAC is funded 100 percent by voluntary contributions from U.S. ALPA members. No dues money is used for political contributions. Every year, thousands of ALPA members demonstrate their commitment to the PAC and its goals through their contributions. Some give annual by personal check or credit card.

The following ARW pilots “Backed the PAC” in March and April 2014—for their future, for your future, and for the future of airline pilots. These pilots understand that the future of this industry and our careers will be won or lost on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.alpa.org/ALPAPAC.

 

March 2014

Bradley Ackmann

Jared Armstrong

Michael Borders

Kristen Brown

Brendan Cantwell

Clarke, Richard

Matthew Cumberland

Reed Donoghue

Margaret Eickhoff

Benjamin Grant

Daniela Hurley

Erik Johnson

Matt Johnson

Benjamin Keider

Jeremy Krieger

Anthony Lawhon

Mark Lockwood

Tejas Pandejee

Andrew Rabe

Kenneth Reinert

Thorne Saylor

Christopher Suhs

Richard Swindell

Blake Terry

Jeffrey Wirth

Jeffrey Woodham

 

April 2014

Jared Armstrong

Kristen Brown

Brendan Cantwell

Clarke, Richard

Reed Donoghue

Robert Fogelsanger

Daniela Hurley

Erik Johnson

Matt Johnson

Benjamin Keider

Jeremy Krieger

Mark Lockwood

Andrew Rabe

Kenneth Reinert

Richard Swindell

Brent Tuchler

Ralph Wainwright

Jeffrey Wirth

Jeffrey Woodham

 

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PART 117 Interpretations

By ARW ALPA

The FAA has issued four new legal interpretations in response to independent requests to clarify the application of Part 117 to specific situations.  These new interpretations, among other things, address:

 

·         Checking of schedules during rest

·         Fitness for Duty certification

·         Short call reserve duty limits

·         FDP extensions

·         Split duty assignments

 

Please see the attached ALPA National FASTread for more details.  Look for additional information soon.

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Hotel Committee Survey
By ARW Hotel Committee

The ARW Hotel Committee is conducting a crew hotel survey and would like your participation.  To take the survey, please click here.

The "ARW Hotel Committee Survey," will only take a couple of minutes to complete, does not require a login, and will provide valuable information that will guide the direction of the Hotel Committee when evaluating and selecting crew hotels.

Thank you for participating.

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ALPA Legislative Grassroots Efforts

By Brendan Cantwell, Legislative Affairs Committee

Call to Action: U.S. Airlines Must Benefit from CBP Preclearance Sites Abroad
Despite widespread opposition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has opened a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport and is considering expanding its Middle Eastern preclearance operations to Dubai, Doha, and beyond. This is a bad idea. Expansion of preclearance operations in the Persian Gulf will cost U.S. jobs. Congress must demand that DHS level the playing field and create new restrictions on establishing future facilities to ensure that more U.S. handouts to our foreign competitors will not occur. Your federal Representatives need to hear from you now. Click below to write Congress today.

Write Your Representative Write Your Senator

Call to Action: Support the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013
In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. Airlines are required to use procedures to protect the cockpit when the reinforced door is opened during flight for pilots’ meals, restroom use, and other reasons. To provide better security, secondary barriers were developed to block access to the cockpit whenever the cockpit door is open during flight. Voluntary airline industry movement toward adopting secondary barriers began in 2003, but commitment to deploying these devices has since waned. H.R. 1775/S. 1495, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 simply fulfills Congress’s intent from more than a decade ago to make cockpits more secure. Tell you representatives to cosponsor this bill today!

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Call to Action: The Safe Skies Act of 2013
The Safe Skies Act has been reintroduced! Like its predecessor in the 112th Congress, the Safe Skies Act of 2013 will correct the oversight made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its final regulations (FAR 117) to address pilot fatigue for passenger airlines only. The rules excluded cargo airline operations from mandatory compliance. For decades, ALPA has advocated for “One Level of Safety” for the simple reason that all pilots and airline operations should be treated equally regardless of payload or flight mission. Contact your representative today to urge them to support the Safe Skies Act and achieve One Level of Safety.

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Stache Contest Closes
By ARW Communications

The official deadline for entries in the first annual ARW ‘Stache Contest has passed, but there is still time to submit the “after” photos of your masterpiece to ARWCommunications@alpa.org. Final submissions will be sent to the secret panel of judges Friday.

Remember, we have prizes for:

      Best in show

      Best representation of a prominent historical, political,

or popular culture figure

      Most creative/original

      Most disturbing

      Really?

      Best false ’stache

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ALPA Board of Directors Meeting – Submission of Agenda Items
By ARW MEC

“We are ALPA” is not just a saying; rather, it is a fundamental truth of the structure of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l—an idea can come from any ALPA member via a resolution passed at a local council meeting. If others agree, this idea can move through our structure to reach the Board of Directors to become ALPA policy, a goal of our strategic plan, a change to the Constitution and By-Laws, or a change in the way our union does business.

This October, the ARW MEC, along with the MECs of all other ALPA carriers, will meet at the biennial ALPA board of directors (BOD) meeting to establish the framework of ALPA policies for the next several years. The framework will be developed at the BOD by the Air Wisconsin pilots through their MEC, who will discuss the issues and resolutions in eight Delegate Committees.

 

This BOD meeting will provide both a challenge and an opportunity to find workable solution to our mutual problems and to develop sound policy and direction to guide the membership and the national officers. 

 

The agenda process for the BOD meeting emphasizes that the membership, through their input at Local Council meetings, establish ALPA policies and objectives. Please contact your LEC representatives for upcoming meeting dates and guidelines to submit a resolution. The following are the BOD agenda submission procedures from Article VII, Section 4 of the ALPA Constitution and By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4—AGENDA SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

 

A.    At all Regular meetings of the Board of Directors, the following procedure shall apply with respect to submission of Agenda Items:

1)    All Agenda Items must be in writing.

2)    Agenda Items may be submitted by a Local Council, a Master Executive Council, the Executive Board, the Executive Council, or the President of the Association.

3)    All Agenda Items submitted by a Local Council or a Master Executive Council shall be submitted to the Vice President-Administration/Secretary and be received by or bear a postmark date not later than fifty (50) days prior to the first day of the Board of Directors meeting.

4)    Not later than thirty (30) days prior to the Board of Directors meeting, the Vice President-Administration/Secretary shall transmit to the members of the Board of Directors the items which have been placed on the agenda, and shall furnish members of the Board of Directors their individual Committee assignments, and each Committee's known Agenda Items.

5)    Agenda Items shall be published as submitted. No additions, deletions or editing may be made without the permission of the sponsor.

6)    Late Agenda Items may be submitted by a delegate prior to the close of business on the first day of the Board of Directors meeting with approval of his Master Executive Council. Late Agenda Items may also be submitted by a Master Executive Council. Acceptance of late Agenda Items shall be approved by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors.

7)    The Executive Board or the Executive Council may submit an Agenda Item at any time up until the commencement of the meeting of the Board of Directors. Submissions by the Executive Council or the Executive Board thereafter shall be treated as a late Agenda Item and require approval of a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors.

8)    The President may submit an Agenda Item at any time.

B.    Any properly submitted Agenda Item may be cosponsored by any Master Executive Council. Such endorsement shall be prior to the end of the second day of the meeting and shall be in writing.

C.    An Agenda Item may be withdrawn from the agenda if all sponsors concur.

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2014 DATES

June 3-5

FFD Group Meeting in IAD

June 16

International Progress Toward a Just Culture – Proactive Use of Data, DCA

Aug. 4-7

ALPA Air Safety Week in DCA

Aug. 26

MEC Officers Begin New 2-Year Term

Sept. 10-11

ALPA Executive Board Meeting, IAD

Oct. 11-17

MEC Meeting, FLL

Oct. 20-23

ALPA Board of Directors Meeting, FLL

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