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VICE CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE - ST. JUDE CAR BUILD COMPLETE
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Last week, I had the distinct privilege of meeting the team of FedEx pilot volunteers responsible for building the replica 1964 Shelby Cobra to benefit the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The only thing I can say is, what an experience! To watch these guys work together, each with a huge smile on their face, as onlookers watched, was just plain special. It was special because of why they were doing it. The idea behind the car build is to raise enough money to pay for one day of operation at St. Jude. Captain Bob McKee and his team of volunteers did their part, and now it’s time to do our part. I’d like all the FedEx pilots to adopt this event as our own, and support it by giving generously using the link below. And please, if you run into the pilots whose names appear below, thank them for making this build such a big success.

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Please join me in thanking our fellow pilots who volunteered their time for such a great cause!

Bob McKee, Amy Allen, Dave Hultman, John Beach, Norm Maxim, Eric Armstrong, Eric Stevens, Shon Driscoll, Tim Nell, Todd Lessig, Brow Miller, Steve Irvin, Patrick Paumier, Josh Knight – PSA Pilot, Mike Podakiltz, Steve Hazelfeldt, John Fleming, Todd Manning, James Greathouse, Dan Rooney, Mike Wartes, Andrew Paszklewicz, John Morrison, Mike Bray, Lloyd East Jr.

Fly safe,
John
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After reviewing the events surrounding our October 2016 accident in Ft. Lauderdale, we are compelled to offer a simple solution to one issue that cropped up—our flight crew’s emergency egress left them without their cell phones, and all the important phone numbers contained within, until late the following day. We hope you never have this experience, but if you do, we hope you perform as well as this crew did.

Your Communications Committee developed a creative solution, resulting in a new FedEx ALPA commemorative lanyard which depicts the history of aircraft flown by our FedEx crew force. Printed on each lanyard you will notice not only all the aircraft of our fleet, but on the reverse side are quick-reference phone numbers, should you ever need them. 

We encourage you to wear this unique lanyard as a sign of support, not only for your union, but more importantly for all your fellow pilots who serve as volunteers on more than 35 committees which are the cornerstone of every effort put for on our behalf. 

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Join the 717 Club This Summer—Help Us Help Pilots in Need

ALPA Pilots for Pilots (P4P)—our emergency relief fund—is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity created solely for ALPA members and their dependents to cover the immediate, extraordinary expenses that follow widespread, catastrophic events and help expedite the recovery process, allowing ALPA families to return their lives to some semblance of normalcy. But for ALPA to help, we need your help.

This summer we're asking you to join the "717 Club" by donating $7 in 2017—or $77 or even $777—to help your colleagues in need.

pr_717club.png?r=1496688334809We've set a campaign goal to raise $40,000 for P4P by August 31, so please donate and encourage your ALPA colleagues to do the same over the next three months! Remember, we're all just a disaster away from needing Pilots for Pilots.

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We are currently posting the positions of chairman for our MEC Scope and Training Committees.

As you know, Captain Ross Armstrong has served as our Scope Committee Chariman and he is ready to step down as the chairman of this committee. Additionally, Captain Matt Morley has decided to step down as the Training Committee Chairman. Please be sure to thank Ross and Matt when you see them for their years of service on our behalf! 

In accordance with the FDX MEC Policy Manual, those pilots who desire to be considered for these positions should submit their resumes to MEC Vice Chairman Captain John Cardaci at John.Cardaci@alpa.org.

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FROM CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
Did you know a reassignment trip (RAT) is triggered if the assigned/awarded trip is revised to:
  • show at least 4 hours earlier then the original scheduled trip. (Section 25.H.2.b.)
  • release at least 4 hours later than the original scheduled trip. (Section 25.H.2.b.)
  • Once offered a RAT, the pilot can request 30 minutes from CRS to decide to accept or decline the offer. The 30 minutes may be granted if time allows. If the showtime is within 1:30 hours, the pilot must accept or reject the offer upon notification. (1999 CBA Appendix C, Reassignment Trip Offer)
  • If a RAT is declined, the pilot is placed into Substitution for the original trip. (25.H.10.b.ii.)
  • If a RAT is accepted, the pilot will be paid the higher of the trip guarantee of the original assigned trip at straight pay or the trip guarantee of the RAT at 125% pay. (4.M.1.)
  • RAT assignments are not eligible for disruptions as described in Section 25.S.2. or extra duty periods as described in 25.V
  • A pilot may trade a RAT, but will only receive the trip guarantee for the trip(s) assumed from the trade. (25.H.10.b.iii.)
  • If, after accepting a RAT, a pilot calls sick for the RAT, the pilot is compensated the trip guarantee for the RAT at straight pay.  The Company will deduct the same value from pilot’s sick bank. (4.M.3.)

Please contact fedex-enforcement@alpa.org if you have any contract concerns.

Please contact  fedex-enforcement@alpa.org if you have any contract concerns.
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FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - NEW HIRE CLASS

Three volunteers from the FDX Membership Committee had the pleasure of giving a "Welcome Aboard" presentation on behalf of FDX ALPA to our newest pilots and many of their spouses on June 6th, 2017. The new hires were assigned as MEM based First Officers in the MD-11, A-300, B-757 as well as CDG 757. Our newest pilots have a diverse background, hailing from Professional Instructor here at FedEx, Southwest, U.S. Navy and Air Force, PSA, Landmark, SkyWest, Endeavor, Pinnacle Express Jet and Corporate.

Please join us in welcoming our newest pilots to the FedEx pilot seniority list! The famous caboose seniority number is 4763.

Justin Heitman, Nick Green, Jennifer Murillo, Mark Weisgerber, Nicholas DuBois, Paul Perkins, Jim Owen, Domenic Vitro, Cameron Levering, Michael Minello, Justin Dahan, Kjell Wander, Parick Loyer, Scott Smith, Garrett Hackett **

**Caboose

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