Positive Rate Weekly - 7/2/19
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Positive Rate Weekly - 7/2/19

 

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Please join your MEC officers, representatives and select committee chairmen for one of the upcoming MEM hubturn meetings. The first one will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at 1200 and the second one will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 0000
AVIATION SAFETY CULTURE SURVEY
We recently published a message regarding the Aviation Safety Culture Survey (SCS) set to occur this month. This year's SCS is your opportunity to give your frank assessment of safety in our operation. You will be able to express your viewpoints on ANY subject you believe impacts the safety of our operations. If you haven't had a chance to read the message from your MEC and Safety Committee regarding this survey, we encourage you to take a few moments and read it now
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NEW PHARMACY MANAGER
New Pharmacy Benefit Manager: What do you need to know
On July 1, 2019 Express Scripts, Inc. will be the new pharmacy benefit manager for the Buy Up and CDHP Purple and Orange medical options. You will receive communication from both the Company and Express Scripts. You can also access information and communications regarding the transition on your Company issued iPad under the Secure Content Locker and on FedEx Benefits Online at fedex.ehr.com.
This change is due to external circumstances beyond the control of the Company and ALPA. In 2018,
Express Scripts was purchased by Cigna. The Company was notified that Express Scripts would no longer remain part of the contract with Anthem effective January 2020. Anthem also announced the launch of a new pharmacy benefits manager, IngenioRx.
In accordance with Section 27.A.3.c of the CBA, the Company notified ALPA and conducted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new pharmacy benefit manager. The RFP concluded with Express Scripts being selected to be the new pharmacy benefits manager effective January 1, 2020.
Please click here for more detailed information regarding this change. 
FEDEX PILOTS CAR BUILD TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE 
It's time once again for our annual FedEx Pilots Car Build to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year's replica 1965 Shelby Cobra will mark our fourth car build. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. Approximately 75 percent of the funds necessary to sustain and grow St. Jude must be raised each year from donors. This is where we need your help—please consider making a donation on behalf of our pilot group and please share our fundraising website with your friends and family! Because of our fundraising efforts in the past three car builds, the FedEx Pilots have raised over $265,000. Click here to read more. 
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MAY RETIREES
The FDX MEC and R&I Committee would like to congratulate the following ALPA members who retired in May and thank them for their years of participation in the Association.
Captain William Thompson
Captain Craig Covic 
Total Retirements for January through May were 27, of whom, 27 were ALPA members.
pr_pilotmentor.pngThe Membership Committee is currently seeking dedicated ALPA volunteers for their pilot mentoring program. The program's focus is to provide information, procedures and resources related to a career as a FedEx pilot, specifically during the first 12-15 months of employment. The intent is to assist new hires and to help them successfully navigate through their probation period. We are sure you would agree that having a mentor available would be a great resource to them as they learn the FedEx system form. As FedEx continues to hire, we will continue to need more mentors. We are seeking dedicated ALPA 
To read more and sign up to be a part of this great program, please click here
ANC SCHWAB INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS
We have several dates available for individual retirement and financial counseling sessions with Schwab in Anchorage. Please see below for the dates, times and information on where to sign up. 
Wednesday, July 10th  
12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 11th      
12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17th  
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, July 18th      
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Schwab Executive Services Financial Consultant, Randy Maes, will be available in July to conduct individual Retirement & Financial planning sessions with FedEx ALPA member pilots and their spouses. See the link below for available times. The sessions are free and scheduled for one hour in length. The slots fill up fast so reserve yours now by clicking here.
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COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITIONS OPEN
We currently have several committee chairman positions open and we are actively seeking to fill these positions. 
Current openings exist for the following:
  • Training Committee chairman
  • Accident Investigation Committee chairman (Captain Ian Carrero has been appointed as the interim chairman) 
  • Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee chairman (Captain Bill Hubbell has been appointed as the interim chairman) 
Any pilot interested in filling these positions should contact MEC Secretary Treasurer First Officer Don Loepke at Donald.Loepke@alpa.org.
UNION DUES AFTER PROBATION ENDS
We often get asked by our new hire pilots why there is a balance of dues owed when ALPA completes their dues reconciliation each year. As a reminder, if your probation end date is after the 15th of the month, your dues will start being deducted the following month. ALPA will attempt to reach out to each individual pilot regarding the amount owed or it will come out in dues reconciliation. 
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