Council 7 Message - 12/3/18

 

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Fellow Local Council 7 Pilots,
Peak
Peak is in full swing! Already this week we have seen revisions, trip delays, and weather events affecting the FedEx Operation and your schedule. For our new hires, welcome to Peak! For the rest of us we know to take things in stride. We know it goes without saying, but please don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. Use your training, resources, and instincts to perform your job safely!
Joint Council Meeting, January 9, 2019
The January bid opens this Thursday and we want you to bid accordingly. Please make every effort to attend. Our Council will be hosting this meeting, with the Local Council meeting to follow. While the agenda is being decided upon, we plan to highlight our accomplishments of 2018 and plans for 2019.
FAA Medical Form 8500
Recently, the FAA crosschecked Veterans Affairs (VA) records with pilots' inputs on their FAA Form 8500-8 in regards to disability benefits. The FAA discovered four pilots were receiving benefits from the VA and failing to disclose the information on their Application for Airman’s Medical Certificate ( Bay Area Pilots Indicted, DOT IG Announcement). If you feel you this may affect you, we advise you to contact one of the FDX ALPA attorneys and discuss your issue with Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS).
Quality of Life
FDX ALPA is continuing the fight on encroachments to your quality of life. Currently, Contract Enforcement is working on approximately 33 cases. Please advise CE of any potential CBA violations by contacting them at contract@alpa.org, or call the FDX ALPA office at 866-FDX-ALPA. In addition, please send the union a copy your Insite reports to insite@alpa.org or fatigue reports to fatiguereport@alpa.org. Remember, no reports, no problems!
FedEx Pilots' Charitable Fund
Tonight, we will collect toys for Hope House and FedEx Family House at the Memphis Zoo Lights. We hope you can attend. If you cannot, please consider a donation to assist these two charities. Thank you for your benevolence during this Christmas season.
Fraternally,
Chris Norman Dave Arrington Don Loepke
Block 1 Representative Block 4 Representative Block 8 Representative
Chris.Norman@alpa.org Dave.Arrington@alpa.org Don.Loepke@alpa.org
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