November Helping Hands: Well-Being

November Helping Hands: Well-Being

November Helping Hands: Well-Being

EAP Peer Coordinators:

 
     This month we cover well-being. Many companies are stepping up and realizing that retaining high-caliber employees means offering benefits that are attractive and help retain people. The focus is on the different aspects of well-being – emotional, physical, social and work are a few examples. Please share this with your groups and feel free to put your contact information on the placard on page 2 so they know who to contact. I included both the PDF and .docx versions – so you can customize the issue with your contact information. 
 
       The holidays look to be a roller coaster ride this year – please be sure to do the things you need to to take good care of yourselves. Our co-workers may be experiencing difficult circumstances, and we can be a good source of information and referrals to “ease” the way. As always, your EAP leadership team is here to support your efforts. Please don’t hesitate to call Chris Davis, Tony Rodriguez, myself, or any of the EAP Regional team with any questions or situations. 
 

       Thank you for the time you are dedicating to EAP and helping others. I believe helping others is core to all of our purpose! 

 

Bryan,

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.

 

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October Helping Hands: Mental Health Awareness Month

October Helping Hands: Mental Health Awareness Month

October Helping Hands: Mental Health Awareness Month

EAP Peer Coordinators:

 
     October is Mental Health awareness month – Helping Hands addresses what a mental health condition is, where you can get good information (heavy emphasis on good), what therapy is about and how to find a counselor. We cover a lot of ground this month, it should be good information to share with your folks. 
 

      The pandemic has made it easier to talk about mental health. Mental health concerns are more prevalent than ever. Please help your folks talk about their issues and encourage them to seek help. As always all of us are available to support you in whatever way you may need. 

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director
bhutchinson@iam141.org
Cell: 303-229-5117

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September Helping Hands: Healthy Budgeting

September Helping Hands: Healthy Budgeting

September Helping Hands: Healthy Budgeting

EAP Peer Volunteers:
 
      This month we focus on financial issues – specifically budgeting. While mental health issues are very prominent because of covid, financial issues are much more common than they were before 2019. The resources listed can help with many different financial concerns – the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is a terrific resource for all of our members. They cover a lot of ground and a lot of financial topics. 
 

      Thank you for taking good care of our members. Being there for them in a time of need is important work and I am appreciative of all you are doing. 

 
 

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director

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Hurricane Ian: Emergency Toolkit

Hurricane Ian: Emergency Toolkit

Hurricane Ian: Emergency Toolkit

IAM141 EAP
28 September 2022

Florida’s airports are being hammered with sustained winds of over 150 mph from Ian, which is on the cusp of becoming a Category 5 Hurricane. A hurricane of this magnitude passing over an area as heavily-populated as Ian represents a catastrophic event for the United States.

The monstrous storm is expected to cut a swathe towards Orlando tonight. The system has already wrought devastation on Florida’s southwest coast over Sanibel Island and Captiva Islands, where it made landfall this afternoon. It will significantly impact every airport in the region, including FLL, MCO, MIA, and TPA, among many others.

If you have loved ones in any part of the state, they may find themselves without power or reliable internet access over the next few days. We have compiled a list of emergency contact information that could be helpful to those affected by this storm. This information should be kept on hand, even by those outside the state, in case friends and family inside Florida reach out for contact.

We stand in Solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Florida.

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • 1-800-985-5990

Call 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Florida Emergency Information

  • 1-800-342-3557

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) provides additional resources for Floridians to get current information about Hurricane Ian.

FEMA Registration

  • 800-621-3362
  • TTY 800-462-7585

Price Gouging

Florida State law forbids excessive price hikes for items such as food, water, lodging, gasoline, and construction materials, among other things, during declared emergencies.

Elder Affairs

  • 800-963-5337

Mobile Apps

County Information

Citrus County

  • 352-249-2775 (open during emergencies or disasters)

DeSoto County

  • 863-993-4831

Hardee County

  • 863-773-6373

Hernando County

  • 352-754-4083
  • Recorded message line: 352-754-4111

Highlands County

  • 863-402-6800

Hillsborough County

  • 813-272-6600

Manatee County

  • 941-749-3500

Orange County

  • 407-836-3111

Pasco County

  • 727-847-8137

Pinellas County

  • 727-464-3800

Polk County

  • 863-298-7000

Sarasota County

  • 941-861-5000

 

 

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Hurricane Ian: Emergency Toolkit

IAM141 EAP
28 September 2022

 

Florida’s airports are being hammered with sustained winds of over 150 mph from Ian, which is on the cusp of becoming a Category 5 Hurricane. A hurricane of this magnitude passing over an area as heavily-populated as Ian represents a catastrophic event for the United States. 

 

The monstrous storm is expected to cut a swathe towards Orlando tonight. The system has already wrought devastation on Florida’s southwest coast over Sanibel Island and Captiva Islands, where it made landfall this afternoon. It will significantly impact every airport in the region, including FLL, MCO, MIA, and TPA, among many others.

 

If you have loved ones in any part of the state, they may find themselves without power or reliable internet access over the next few days. We have compiled a list of emergency contact information that could be helpful to those affected by this storm. This information should be kept on hand, even by those outside the state, in case friends and family inside Florida reach out for contact.

 

We stand in Solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Florida.

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • 1-800-985-5990

Call 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

 

Florida Emergency Information

  • 1-800-342-3557

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) provides additional resources for Floridians to get current information about Hurricane Ian.

 

FEMA Registration

  • 800-621-3362
  • TTY 800-462-7585

 

Price Gouging

Florida State law forbids excessive price hikes for items such as food, water, lodging, gasoline, and construction materials, among other things, during declared emergencies.

 

Elder Affairs

  • 800-963-5337

Mobile Apps

County Information

Citrus County

  • 352-249-2775 (open during emergencies or disasters)

DeSoto County

  • 863-993-4831

Hardee County

 

  • 863-773-6373

Hernando County

  • 352-754-4083
  • Recorded message line: 352-754-4111

Highlands County

  • 863-402-6800

Hillsborough County

  • 813-272-6600

Manatee County

  • 941-749-3500

Orange County

  • 407-836-3111

Pasco County

  • 727-847-8137

Pinellas County

 

  • 727-464-3800

Polk County

  • 863-298-7000

Sarasota County

  • 941-861-5000

 

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August Helping Hands: Wellness

August Helping Hands: Wellness

August Helping Hands: Wellness

IAM EAP Peer Volunteers:

     I hope everyone is surviving the crippling heat of the past few weeks! The weather does drive a lot of behavior! Hot weather usually leads to more conflict between people – including while at work. Thank you for being there to help your co-workers when they need your help! 
 
     This month we address wellness – there are many types of wellness. Physical, emotional (which we address directly on page 2), social, financial, environmental and spiritual wellness are all important areas of focus. Wellness is defined and emotional wellness is addressed this month. 
 

     Please remember to take good care of yourselves – to be able to take good care of others. Thank you for all you are doing! 

Bryan,

 

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director
bhutchinson@iam141.org
Cell: 303-229-5117

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District 141 EAP Expands American Airlines Services With Two New Appointments

District 141 EAP Expands American Airlines Services With Two New Appointments

District 141 EAP Expands American Airlines Services With Two New Appointments

District 141 of the Machinists Union is expanding its Employee Assistance Program with two new regional appointments. Effective August 1, Kendall Tuckett and Maria Davis have accepted positions as Regional EAP Coordinators for Union Members at American Airlines.

“These are two of the most talented and experienced advocates in our system,” said American-side EAP Chairman Chris Davis. “They both have long standing reputations as patient listeners and have provided a strong voice for those around them who might need someone in their corner,” he said. “Nobody is perfect all the time,” he continued, “and sometimes things aren’t ok. Kendall and Maria have proven to me that they can be there when it counts.”

“The EAP isn’t just there to help people deal with drug and alcohol issues,” he explained, pointing out that the EAP is set up to help connect union members to a wide range of professional services. The experience Kendall Tuckett and Maria Davis have developed over the years in dealing with the full range of challenges members may face helped guide his decision to recommend them for regional coordinators for the East and West Coast Employee Assistance Program. “We’re here to try and change lives,” he said. 

Maria Davis is no stranger to advocacy work. Before being named East Coast Regional EAP Coordinator, she served as EAP Representative at American Airlines for her home Local, Liberty Lodge 1776 in Philadelphia. There, she honed her skills as a kind and patient advocate, helping her fellow union members as they dealt with mental health issues, substance dependency, and other personal crises that affected their ability to earn a living for their families. 

Her commitment to service has driven her from the start, leading her to become a Union Steward in her first year as a ramp worker at US Airways (later American Airlines), a position she took up in 2005.



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By 2007, she had begun working as an educator, able to patiently guide coworkers through FAA-mandated online trainings. That same year, she expanded her work to include safety activism. By 2017, she had been elected to the position of Recording Secretary and served on the Grievance Committee of Liberty Lodge.

“There is no greater feeling than knowing that you can be relied on and make a difference in someone else’s life,” Davis said. “Not everyone knows what or which direction to turn, and that’s ok. All of us can need a little help, and I’m honored to be trusted with this responsibility.”

 

Kendall Tuckett has used her skills as a “people person” to offer friendly, supportive assistance to those who come to her for help, dating back to the late nineties when she worked at Southwest Airlines. In 2005, she carried these skills to America West Airlines (later American Airlines) when she was hired as a fleet service worker.

Naturally fearless, Tuckett did not hesitate to step up when she determined there was a need for more EAP assets at her Local Lodge. Well known as an energetic and professional Local, Sky Harbor Lodge 2559 in Phoenix, Arizona, immediately found a way for her to get involved; by becoming an EAP Representative herself. “When I first heard about the EAP program, we did not have an active Volunteer,” Tuckett said. “I decided to get involved and help the members.” 

She began helping connect members of Sky Harbor Lodge with referrals, explaining how to obtain treatment options, and quickly built a reputation as a compassionate listener and a reliable advocate. “A lot of people just needed someone to hear them,” she said. “I enjoy being helpful,” she said, “and cheering people on as they return to work and recovery.”


Davis and Tuckett were recommended for the Regional positions by American-side EAP Chairman Chris Davis. The Programs District Director, Bryan Hutchinson, forwarded the recommendation to District 141 President Mike Klemm, who made the appointments official as of August 1. 

“These new Regional Coordinators have been a powerful voice for those in need for years,” Klemm said. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to appoint them to these positions, where I know they will add incredible value to Bryan’s team of EAP Representatives.” 

 

 

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