Positive Rate Weekly - 3/20/18
Minimize
Positive Rate Weekly - 3/20/18

 

000001_orangeheader_withstory.png
PACKAGE BOUND FOR AUSTIN EXPLODES AT TEXAS FEDEX FACILITY
A s reported by several media outlets, a package exploded just after midnight at a FedEx facility just northeast of San Antonio. We are in contact with FedEx management and will keep you informed of any new details as we learn of them. As you know, this is an ongoing and open law enforcement investigation. As such, details are limited at this time. As always, we remind you to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. 
flyingaroundtheclock.png
FROM THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE 
We have received the arbitrator’s decision pertaining to Grievance 16-01 (Deadheading/Flat Bed Seat provision). Unfortunately, the arbitrator sided with the Company. The arbitrator based his ruling largely on the Company’s reading of language in the agreement despite the fact that extensive evidence of bargaining history, including the 2015 ALPA Negotiating Committee Chairman’s explanation of the overall function of the language, was provided during the proceeding. We assure you that this outcome will be given due consideration as we formulate plans for bargaining in the future. 
POP QUIZ FROM THE SAFETY COMMITTEE 
You’re operating to IAH today. 
You’re filed for the ZEEKK 2.
ATIS shows “ARRIVALS EXPECT RY 26L, ILS 27, ILS OR RNAV Y RY 26R. SIMUL APPROACHES IN USE.” 
You’re issued this clearance from Houston Center: “FedEx 123, Descend via the ZEEKK2. Houston Altimeter 29.94.”
You had planned to land on 26L (closest to the ramp) and put that in the FMC. Your final point on the STAR has you crossing BOZZZ at 210 and 8000. 
You also see that the 26R transition has you crossing HOOTI at 210 and 6000, and the RWY 27 transition has you crossing CLSIK at 210 and 4000. 
Center has not issued you a runway transition. You inquire with them as to which runway to expect so you can fly the proper transition, but they only tell you IAH Approach will assign that on initial contact. Wait? Isn’t that an illegal clearance? You NEED to know which transition to fly in order begin your descent and go to the appropriate waypoint and altitude—and Center offers no more assistance. What do you do?
Grab your EFB and look at the ZEEKK2 STAR and see if it comes to you when you’re not moving towards your descent point at 8 miles per minute!
Recently, there has been some confusion when flying some of the STARs into IAH. What initially seems to be an illegal clearance is in fact perfectly legal, but that fact is obscured by those pesky notes on the STAR. Specifically, the DRLLR, GESNR, LINKK, MSCOT, and ZEEKK arrivals have different altitudes, speeds, and waypoints depending on which runway you’re expecting to land. The ZEEKK2 Arrival Note 5 (Really? Buried all the way down in Note 5? Yep!) is: “5. Fly the Rwy 26R transition; Houston Approach Control may assign a different transition on initial contact.”
So, even if 26R is closed, you’re expected to fly the 26R transition until cleared otherwise by Approach.
We hope this prevents some of the confusion operating to IAH. 
sectreas.png
As members of ALPA, you can receive a 15% discount and 1 month free with LifeLock Identity Theft Protection. For more information, visit the Member Insurance section of ALPA's website.  
pr_propilot_oct_L.png
pr_propilot_oct_R.png
pr_commopening_sm.png
An opening for a newly created Foreign Domicile Committee Chairman position is now available. Our FDAs have unique issues that require collaboration/interaction with the company to resolve. Anyone interested in applying, please contact MEC Secretary Treasurer Captain Rich Zins at Rich.Zins@alpa.org. Past FDA experience is desired, but not required.
sectreas.png
For those of you that are interested in obtaining your total 2017 dues paid, here are your options:
  1. Go to ALPA.org, log in and click on the “my account” link on the home page. Select the account tab to view your 2017 payments. 
  2. If you were on an arrangement plan (payment plan) and/or on dues check off (have dues automatically pulled from your check) you can view your total dues paid on your end of December pay stub. The arrangement plan total will be an entry labeled “ARP” and your DCO total will be labeled “ALPA Dues."
  3. If you made a cash payment to ALPA to pay off a reconciliation balance, you can get your total 2017 dues paid from ALPA.org as described above or call 1-888-Fly-ALPA, option 3 and ALPA National Membership will provide you a statement of your total 2017 dues paid.
pr_fbad(1).png
pr_twad(1).png
pr_ytad(1).png
UPCOMING COUNCIL 100 (LAX) MEETING
Below you will find details regarding Council 100's upcoming meeting. All ALPA members are invited to attend.
FDX Council 100 Meeting Notice
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Aloft Hotel (475 North Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245)
Agenda: Guests will include MEC Chairman Chuck Dyer, MEC Vice Chairman John Cardaci, and Negotiating Chairman Pat May to discuss retirement and the contract and answer your questions. 
Retirement-PR-Artwork.png
pr_retirementrisks_third.png
rnigrid_website.png
timeline.png
rnigrid_video.png
pr_vbpv_third.png
pr_rpmv_third.png
INTERIM MEC OFFICER ELECTIONS
D uring the 2nd quarterly MEC meeting (April 16-20, 2018), an election will be held to fill the positions of MEC Chairman and MEC Secretary Treasurer for an interim term to begin on June 4, 2018 and end on March 31, 2019. Current MEC Chairman Captain Chuck Dyer will retire this year and current MEC Secretary Treasurer Captain Rich Zins has elected to return to the line.
Your 14 elected MEC representatives will elect the officers per the ALPA Constitution and By-Laws and the FDX MEC Policy Manual. The Policy Manual election procedures and MEC officer job descriptions can be found in the MEC Policy Manual
Currently, Captains Russ Sklenka, Jim Mumby, John Cardaci and Wes Reed have submitted position letters and résumés to the MEC for the MEC Chairman position. To date, we have not received applicants for the MEC Secretary-Treasurer position.
Your elected MEC representative will vote in this election. Please feel free to contact them to make an input on this election; their email addresses can be found on the FDX MEC website.
If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a résumé and/or position letter to MEC Secretary Treasurer Captain Rich Zins at Rich.Zins@alpa.org.
Air Facts
LMS ON THE IPAD
032018IPAD.png?r=1521563968579
032018IPAD1.png
It is our goal in Flight Ops iPad Support, to continue to provide you with helpful information. Please feel free to let us know what you think by writing to iPad Support at FDCMS@fedex.com.
JANUARY RETIREES
T he FDX MEC and R&I Committee would like to congratulate the following ALPA members who retired in January and thank them for their years of participation in the Association.
 
Captain Keith Webb, First Officer Mark Klauss, Captain Larry Traynor, Captain Dominic Salerno, Captain Dennis McCarthy and Captain Bruce Yarbro
Total Retirements for January, were 7, of whom, 6 were ALPA members.  
textcastertest.png
pr_iw_third.png
PRJCM.png
pr_newhire_gouge(2).png
pr_alpano_full.png
pr_rnisem_left.png
pr_rnisem_right_top.png
pr_rnisem_right_b1.png
pr_rnisem_right_b2.png
INDUSTRY NEWS
pr_schwabtop.png
pr_schwabbottom_1.png
drag a new section here
pr_ft_fb.png
pr_ft_yt.png
pr_ft_tw.png
pr_ft_web.png
pr_ft_fdxbck.png
111516_pr_subfooter.png


print




Print