IAM EAP and Addiction Services Program Available to Membership

August 10, 2020 Admin 0

The IAM recognizes this is a stressful time for many IAM members, staff and family members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The IAM Employee Assistance and Addiction Services Program stands ready to assist members, staff and their families during this tough period.

As with any large scale event such as this we face many challenges. In conjunction with this occurrence we face the familiar list of continuing problems associated with, but not limited to; substance abuse and addictions, mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, financial hardship and socioeconomic issues. All of these are serious matters that can cause problems by worsening … Read More...

EAP – Helping Hands Special Edition VI – Facing Coronavirus

April 29, 2020 Admin 0

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.

Find additional information for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19….

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COVID-19 Info/Resources for NC & SC Residents

April 16, 2020 Admin 0

EAP is recommending residents of North Carolina and South Carolina visit these websites for help with resources and information related to the ongoing Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.

Remember there is a lot of information out there and your EAP department is working hard to find the best resources for our members.

North Carolina:

https://www.nc.gov/covid19

South Carolina:

https://scdmh.net/welcome/covid-19-resources/Read More...

COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety, Depression

April 7, 2020 Admin 0

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust all of us into an unprecedented new reality. We would like to assure the membership that the IAM is here for them and their families with every resource we have available.

Our circumstances seem to change daily if not hourly, creating uncertainty and high levels of stress and anxiety.

This may adversely affect your immune system at the very time you may need it the most.

In a perfect world, our preference would be to deliver this message in person; group by group, crew by crew, shift by shift. However, given the situation we are … Read More...

DL 141 EAP – Helping Hands Newsletter – March 2020

March 20, 2020 Admin 0

EAP Peer Coordinators: Coronavirus has changed everything. All Airlines have experienced a severe drop off of load factors associated with reduced flying due to governmental flying restrictions. This special edition addresses the situation by looking at how to cope with stress in this specific situation. I ask you to distribute the issue everywhere you believe it would benefit from the content. We are facing unprecedented events – you are on the front lines and getting the brunt of this most difficult situation. Know that all of us – the regional representative, the airline coordinators and me are all available to … Read More...

COVID-19 Bulletin

March 16, 2020 Admin 0

March 16, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,


With the overwhelming flood of information, cancellations, and new policies due to the Coronavirus: COVID-19; we would like to talk to you about stress and anxiety.


There is a constant bombardment of news and changes to our personal lives, and work environment, which can increase our stress and anxiety levels.


Ways to deal with and reduce stress:

  • Practice self-care, eat a balanced healthy diet, get enough sleep, stay hydrated, exercise. Remember to use caffeine and alcohol in moderation. Self-medication only dulls the stress and anxiety and does not get rid of it.
  • Get your
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DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE

February 20, 2020 Paul Shultz 0

February 20, 2020

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.  Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing a concentration of up to 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are not controlled substances.  THC is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.  Any product, including “Cannabidiol” (CBD) products, with a concentration of more than 0.3% THC remains classified as marijuana, a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. 

We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safety-sensitive employees can use CBD products.  Safety-sensitive employees who are … Read More...

EAP Ready to Assist Members Impacted by UNC-Charlotte Campus Shooting

May 1, 2019 Admin 0

The recent tragedy that occurred on campus at the University of North Carolina Charlotte has affected many people in our city and local communities. Some of our members may have been impacted by the shooting and need someone to reach out to for assistance and/or resources.

There is also a considerable amount of stress in the workplace right now due to our contract negotiations.

Please be aware that your EAP Committee is here to help. Contact information for our two local EAP chairs is below. Feel free to reach out to either of them for any reason. They are here … Read More...