Flight Safety Spring 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

-By John Hall, Flight Safety Director 

The FAA made a few changes in the past year that we should all be aware of. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta introduced a new Compliance Philosophy that is founded on risk-based decision making.

As stated in FAA Order 8000.373: “The FAA recognizes that some deviations arise from factors such as flawed procedures, simple mistakes, lack of understanding, or diminished skills. The Agency believes that deviations of this nature can most effectively be corrected through root cause analysis and training, education or other appropriate improvements to procedures or training programs for regulated entities, which are … Read More...

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Legislative Committee Report – May 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

IAM Legislative Conference a Success in Washington, DC

During our most recent trip on May 9th to the Legislative Conference held in Washington DC, myself and Greg Lance from the 1725 Legislative Committee had the opportunity to spend numerous hours on Capitol Hill lobbying on issues that directly affect our members.

We visited several members in the US House and Senate taking on issues like Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Glass Stegal Act Repeal, Assaults on Customer Service Agents and many other issues. We also got the opportunity to thank Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolinas 12th District for her support … Read More...

Education Committee – 2016 Shop Steward Class

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The 2016 Shop Steward Class completed their two day training at the Local Lodge. The classes were taught by John Bidoglio and Rick Russo with assistance from Ian Anderman (DL 142 Treasurer) and Sean Ryan (DL 142 General Chair).

Graduating from the class were the following new shop stewards:

Linda Poindexter, Andrew Howard, Dorothea Lewis, Pat Cain, Phillip Glenn, Fred Weber, Mike Cicconi, Craig Vanderhoof, Richard Manzano, Christian Good, Jim Hendershot, Dana Birch and Vic Fesperman.

Congratulations to all our new stewards as they go forth to serve our membership. Let’s give them all the support they need!… Read More...

DL 142 Ground Safety Report – Spring 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

-By Ron Miller, Ground Safety Committee Director

Registration is open for the 2016 annual Ground Safety Training Conference, June 1-3 in Hollywood, Md.

Last year’s conference was full with a wait list, so this year we have reserved all of the rooms at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.

The conference is hosted by the Joint Air Transport Safety Committee and includes three full days of instruction, networking and information-sharing focused on the theme, “Skills for Life: Pathways to Health and Safety.”

Joining District 142 at this event will be Districts 140 and 141, along with representatives from … Read More...