February 18, 2016

The Beginning of a New Era

Today your collective voices have spoken. Let this mandate for change mark the beginning of a new era of unionism at APFA. My platform has been one of Hope and Unity among us, one of demanding acknowledgment and respect from our employer and your union, one of bridging the divides and apathy that holds us back. Your voices have been …

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February 15, 2016

To the Membership


To the Membership: We are now within days of setting a new direction for the APFA and starting a new relationship between union leadership and its members. This empowerment of our members will also set a new understanding between management and union. I’m hopeful this week will mark the beginning of a new Bottom Up and Membership driven APFA. With …

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January 30, 2016

We deserve profit sharing


Profit Sharing! We deserved it back when it was negotiated away and replaced with an extremely undervalued $50 Million in addition to wages that barely reached or slightly surpassed “Market Rate”. Every analyst predicted we would reach current or historic profits in 2015 and beyond, which is just one of the reasons I, and nearly 8200 FAs, voted No on …

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January 29, 2016

What we deserve to know


Last weekend, our co-workers discovered how much they are valued by management and by our union. When operations broke down due to winter storm Jonas, countless flight crews found themselves an afterthought, abandoned by the company and hearing very little, aside from election rhetoric from APFA. Stranded crews were offered more assistance from Facebook followers. There seemed to be no …

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January 10, 2016

I am overwhelmed and humbled


I am overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support and encouragement from all factions of the membership. For those that I have been unable to reach out to yet, I will do my best to do it soon. I can feel the energy of a hopeful and empowered membership emerging. We need to continue to build on that. With …

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January 9, 2016

Thank You For Your Support!


I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that took the time to educated yourself on the issues at hand, ask questions of all candidates and then exercise your most precious right as a union member, the right to VOTE. No matter how you voted you became a part of the process. No matter the outcome of …

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January 4, 2016

Why did I withhold my union dues at one time as a member?


A question was asked “Why did I withhold my union dues at one time as a member and why did I feel it was necessary. Also how do I feel about it as the Union President?” It’s a good and fair question and in the name of transparency, it deserves an answer. It’s long but I hope you’ll read it …

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December 15, 2015

New Hires


Prior to announcing my candidacy for National President I heard suggestions from others with aspirations, that by supporting them this year, I would be a shoo-in for President in the next term four years from now. I was dumbfounded by that idea because I, with the membership’s voice and unity, can lead this union now. But what struck me, and …

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