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


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...

EAP: Drug Testing Info

December 19, 2017 Paul Shultz 0


EAP has received questions lately about drug testing. Use the link below to access the US Department of Transportation website’s section pertaining to drug and alcohol testing.


You can also view/print/download a PDF of the DOT’s Employee Handbook below.

Please contact Paul Shultz, DL 142 EAP if you have questions. (cell) 704-907-3563. email pm.shultz@att.net or pshultz@iamdl142.org

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Kidney Donation Letter & Pennsylvania Donation Form

August 24, 2017 Paul Shultz 0

Ron Mason
AA Mechanic Philadelphia International Ronmason53@gmail.com

Dear Friends,

Some of you may know that I have kidney disease. Over time, my kidney disease has gotten worse causing my kidneys not to work well enough to keep me alive. This is what I am facing now, and my treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant.

Many of my family members and friends have been tested and unfortunately, to date, none have been a match.
Getting regular dialysis treatments, usually three times a week for four hours at a time, will help my kidneys do their job


DL 142 EAP – June 2016

June 22, 2016 Admin 0

IAM Part of Healing Process in Orlando

Atlanta Nightclub Shooting Florida
IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) representatives last week mobilized in Orlando, FL to aid IAM members, their families and the community following the worst mass shooting in American history. IAM member and Southwest Airlines Customer Service Representative (CSR) Angelique Caro was shot and wounded and IAM member and United Airlines CSR Angel Mendez lost his son, Jean Carlos Mendez.IAM District 141 and 142 EAP Chairpersons, Kathy Ferguson and Paul Shultz, District 141 East Coast Region EAP Representative Victor Acosta, CIRT Coordinator Stephanie Starks and