Positive Rate Weekly - 1/29/19
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Positive Rate Weekly - 1/29/19

 

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Your MEC has contacted the University of New Hampshire Survey Center (UNH) to conduct a phone survey of our membership to assess your views of FedEx, your Union and communications as it relates to preparation for Contract 2021. 
  • Calling times will be between 9am and 9pm (timezone appropriate) 
  • Interviewing 600 pilots (randomly selected) 
  • UNH will make several attempts to call back if your sampling quota is not yet completed
For HKG, calling will open at 8am local time.
AVA SUBMISSION INFORMATIOn

During the time specified in the Hotel Standby Agreement, 22NOV18-31DEC18, Contract Enforcement heard from some pilots that were denied AVA submissions due to “Sufficient Reserves” which is in violation of the Agreement. We were able to get remedies for those pilots that contacted us, but ALPA wants to be sure that there are not other pilots similarly situated. Please reach out to Contract Enforcement if you were denied an AVA submission from 22NOV18-31DEC18 for “Sufficient Reserves” if you have not already done so at your convenience at FedEx-Enforcement@alpa.org
 
Hotel Standby Agreement:
Advance Volunteer Assignment (AVA) Submission Approvals and Compensation
        Section 25.N.4.a. (p. 347) provides that “AVA shall be available and assigned to all eligible pilots beginning 7 days prior to showtime for that assignment, based on the reserve forecast.”

  • The parties agree that during the period referenced in Paragraph 1.a. above, all AVA submissions shall be deemed to be within the acceptable limits of the reserve forecast model (and thereby approved); and
  • During other times of the year (below), AVA submissions for Base Hotel Standbys (BHS-RS or otherwise) shall be deemed to be within the acceptable limits of the reserve forecast model (and thereby approved).
    • between Thanksgiving day and December 31; or
    • during a bid period in which the Company has requested voluntary vacation cancellations in the pilot’s crew position; or
    • during a bid period in which the Company has involuntarily canceled a vacation in the pilot’s crew position. 
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Choosing a Licensed Counselor or Therapist

Seeking support, encouragement, and information through professional counseling can help you to be your best, personally and professionally. You can partner with a trusted counselor to improve yourself, your relationships, or get help with common issues like depression or anxiety. 
Several types of professionals provide counseling: licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Every state has specific laws, regulations, and requirements for obtaining a professional license. A master’s degree from an accredited university, supervised experience, and agreement to ethical codes, along with passing a licensing exam, are minimal requirements. Please click here to continue reading. 
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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE WELCOMES NEW HIRES
On Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 6 members of the ALPA Membership Committee and 2 MEC Officers had the pleasure of meeting and greeting our latest class of new hires.
This class had 20 new hires. All were assigned MEM First Officers, 5 to the 777, 4 to the MD-11, 3 to the Airbus and the rest to the 757. Pilots came from American, Allegiant, Atlas, Exec Jet, JetBlue, Mesa, PSA, Net Jets, SkyWest, Skyward Air, Southern Air, UPS, USAF, and USMC. Our seniority list tipped 5,000 for the first time! The famous caboose is Scott Beyer** with seniority number 5010!
Please join me in welcoming our newest FedEx pilots. Welcome aboard!
Captain Vic Tansey
FDX Membership Chairman
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The Class:
Dave Hatala, Ed Callahan, Luke Simons, Jason Couisine, Cal Morris, Manny Pinto, Paul Ouellette, Jeremy DeLange, Steve Rainey, Liban Argudo, Greg Chase, Todd Yeats, Dietrich Stefanelli, Dave Stuart, Nikki Wilson, Wes Sheffield, Mike Chornack, Rob Bradeen, Ed Harvey, Scott Beyer**
JULY THROUGH NOVEMBER RETIREE DATA

The FDX MEC and R&I Committee would like to congratulate the following ALPA members who retired July through November and thank them for their years of participation in the Association.
 
Captain Tim Quinn, Captain Guy Bower, First Officer Mark Risi, Captain Hugh Gordon, Captain Rick Odegard, Captain David Swanson, Captain Chris Budinsky, Captain Richard Hill, Captain Bob Ridder, Captain Christopher Pena, Captain Bill Miles, First Officer Phil Livingston, Captain Clay McFarland, Captain Frank Dubuisson, Captain Tom McKee, Captain Steve Martin, Captain Bryan Gordon, Captain Jeanene Urban, Captain Dennis Pickett, Captain Mike Barna, Captain Marc Scheumann, Captain Rick Sowers, First Officer Daniel Chapman, First Officer Rex Hoey, Captain Kurt McCulloch, Captain William Martin, Captain Mike Healey, Captain Craig Brubaker, Captain Jim Bangma, Captain Chuck Dyer, Captain Willie Palms, Captain Spence Roberts, Captain Gregory Corliss Jr., Captain David Wright, Captain Jaime Pacheco, First Officer Larry Eickhoff, Captain Richard Brunson, Captain Maheas -Smith, Captain James Neal, Captain Gordon Fogle, Captain Joe Carcioppolo, Captain Charles Cliatt, Captain Steve Zeigler, Captain Brad Phillips, Captain Craig Lyne, Captain Mike Andrews, Captain Bradley Sharpe
Captain Tom Paine, Captain Matt Wukasch, Captain Mike Pusch, Captain Tim Williamson, Captain Randy Horner, Captain Darrell Cooke

Total Retirements for January through November were 96, of whom, 93 were ALPA members.

Our condolences to the families of First Officer Quentin K. Chandler, who passed away on September 13, 2018, and Captain Dennis Brian Austein , who passed away on October 4, 2018.

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COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OPENINGS
We are currently seeking volunteers to fill several upcoming committee chairman openings.
Our Fatigue Risk Management Committee Captain Pat Hagerty is stepping down, but will remain a member of the committee. Captain Lance Glidden will be stepping down from the Pilot Assistance Chairman position on January 31st. We are also seeking a volunteer to take First Officer Amy Allen's position at the chairman of the Community Outreach Committee. Please join us in thanking Pat, Lance, and Amy for all of their work on our behalf. 
Any pilot interested in filling these positions should contact MEC Secretary Treasurer Captain Don Ray at Don.Ray@alpa.org.
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FEDEX ALPA MENTOR PROGRAM
T he Membership Committee recently launched a new program aimed at pilot mentoring for new hires. Our first group of pilot mentors were trained last September and assigned to new hires in October. This initiative was designed by and is run by ALPA pilot volunteers. 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. I am sure that you all 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
volunteers to become mentors. We will host our next in-person mentor training seminar in Memphis February 12-13, 2019.
For those in ANC, CGN and HKG, we will have online training sessions that will be scheduled in the near future. To read more and sign up to be a part of this great program, please click here
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