2018 FAA InfoShare
TSAP Event Review Committee Member Tracy MacCorkell and SFO Line/Flight Safety Representative Paul Dodge, who also serves as Tracy’s Alternate on the ERC, attended the 2018 FAA InfoShare in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 20th thru the 23rd. Over one thousand people from all the major airlines, as well as the FAA and MRO's, attended the 3-day event. Pilot, Dispatch, and Tech Ops safety-related issues were discussed, and participants also heard presentations from the FAA and various airlines. In addition to our SFO contingent, the Teamsters also had members from DEN, ORD, and IAH at the event along with Airline Division representatives. Tracy MacCorkell and Paul Dodge also participated in the UAL TSAP Event Review Committee (ERC) presentation to the group which focused on how the ERC promotes our TSAP program at United Airlines. The presentation was well received, and many question were asked afterwards. Our thanks go out to Tracy and Paul for representing our members at SFO with honor and professionalism.
2018 Women in Aviation Conference
The 2018 Women in Aviation Conference was held in Reno, Nevada from March 21st thru March 24th. The event was held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and featured education sessions, lectures and exhibits from across the industry spectrum. The focus was on celebrating the accomplishments of the many women in Aviation and fostering encouragement and support to young women interested in aviation-related careers. United’s contingent included technicians, maintenance planning analysts, pilots, flight attendants, management, storekeepers, customer service reps and other work groups. We would like to send out a special appreciation to our SFO members who participated in the event. We recognize what a vital part you play in the success of our group! Thank you for representing us here at SFO with honor and distinction.
Also attending from our group, but not pictured were Machinist Loretta Percell and Technician Audrey Wright.
Again, thank you all!
The communication process is an extremely important part of what we do to represent our folks here at SFO and as we have been outlining for quite some time, we have been blasting out the Business Agents Report along with any other communications we get from the Airline Division or the International to anyone who registers at TeamstersSFO.com. We feel that it is essential for all of our members to be engaged and informed at all times. Therefore, we encourage all of you to spread the word to your fellow technicians to go to the TeamstersSFO.com and click on the ‘email signup’ tab to get on the list.
Additionally, the Chief Stewards hold weekly meetings with the Shop Stewards to pass on any important informational items that may come up during the month. It is crucial to our process that every work area on every shift have Shop Steward representation and that the Shop Steward give, at a minimum, weekly briefings to his/her crew so that all the information gets to our members and members have the opportunity to ask questions.
Most importantly, we urge you to also consider getting more involved. Every month, on the last Thursday, we hold Craft Meetings at Local 856. At these meetings, the membership hears reports from the Business Agents and other members of the SFO Committee on Grievances, Safety, Member Assistance, and the TSAP program. Additionally, all members have an opportunity to ask questions and to bring up topics for discussion. Check your IBT Bulletin Board for dates and times and make it a point to stop by whenever you can.
As always, stay informed!
Mark DesAngles Javier Lectora
Business Agent Business Agent
Local 986 Local 856