United Pilots Ratify New Contract Worth $10 Billion

United Pilots Ratify New Contract Worth $10 Billion

United Pilots Ratify New Contract Worth $10 Billion

United Pilots Ratify New Contract Worth $10 Billion

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CHICAGO — United Airlines’ pilots have approved a new four-year agreement valued at over $10 billion, as stated by their union.

Previously, the union mentioned that this agreement would lead to a pay increase of up to 40% throughout the four years.

On Friday, the Air Line Pilots Association disclosed that 82% of participating pilots voted in favor of the new terms.

Garth Thompson, the head of the union’s United faction, described it as a pioneering contract that “delivers considerable advantages to our pilots.”

United follows Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in securing new pilot contracts, mitigating tensions with a crucial labor faction, and ensuring the airline can attract critical staff in a tight labor market. Pilots at Southwest Airlines, represented by a different union, and flight attendants at various airlines are still in the negotiation phase.

The union representing the pilots stated that the contract with United encompasses unprecedented raises and enhancements in employment terms, sick leave, holiday duration, and retirement perks. United employs approximately 16,000 pilots.

This contract is set to be in effect until September 30, 2027.

 

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United Pilots Ratify New Contract Worth $10 Billion

September 29, 2023

CHICAGO — United Airlines’ pilots have approved a new four-year agreement valued at over $10 billion, as stated by their union.

Previously, the union mentioned that this agreement would lead to a pay increase of up to 40% throughout the four years.

On Friday, the Air Line Pilots Association disclosed that 82% of participating pilots voted in favor of the new terms.

Garth Thompson, the head of the union’s United faction, described it as a pioneering contract that “delivers considerable advantages to our pilots.”

United follows Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in securing new pilot contracts, mitigating tensions with a crucial labor faction, and ensuring the airline can attract critical staff in a tight labor market. Pilots at Southwest Airlines, represented by a different union, and flight attendants at various airlines are still in the negotiation phase.

The union representing the pilots stated that the contract with United encompasses unprecedented raises and enhancements in employment terms, sick leave, holiday duration, and retirement perks. United employs approximately 16,000 pilots.

This contract is set to be in effect until September 30, 2027.

 

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2023 IAMAW District 141 Committee Conference Information and Timeline

Machinists Union, District 141

2023 Committee Conference

Timeline

Monday, 9 October

Registration
2:30 – 5:30 PM
Columbus Foyer

Welcome Reception
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Columbus Ballroom

Tuesday, 10 October

Breakfast and Registration 7:30 – 8:45 AM
Columbus Ballroom

Working Lunch 12:00 – 1:30
Columbus Ballroom

Conference Call to Order

Safety Brief – Dennis Spencer
Welcome Message and Pledge – Larry Reeves, President of Local 1776
Invocation – Derrick Monk

Opening Remarks – Mike Klemm, President and Directing General Chair, IAMAW District 141

Richard Johnsen – General Vice President, IAMAW Airline Territory
Coffee Break
Tom Regan –
IAMAW Airline Coordinator
Eric Price – IAMAW District 141 Media Director
David Roderick – IAMAW District 141 Legislative Director
Mike Klemm – PDGC, IAMAW District 141

Breakout Sessions

American Fleet
Discovery A&B
Hawaiian Airlines
Owners Ballroom
Spirit Airlines
USS New Jersey
All United Airlines
Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, 11 October

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:45 AM
Columbus Ballroom

Working Lunch 12:00 – 1:30
Columbus Ballroom

Dinner
6:30 – 9:30

Conference Call to Order Grand Ballroom

Mike Klemm  PDGC, IAMAW District 141
Alex Gerulis Secretary Treasurer, IAMAW District 141
Hasan Solomon  IAMAW Legislative Director
Coffee Break
John Gregorio and Gregory Hose’ Attorneys at Law
Mike “Mac” McGovern  Education Director
Bryan Hutchinson  EAP Director
Mike Klemm  PDGC, IAMAW District 141

Breakout Sessions

American Fleet
Discovery A&B
Spirit Airlines
USS New Jersey
Hawaiian Airlines
Owners Ballroom
All United Airlines
Grand Ballroom

Thursday, 12 October

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:45 AM
Grand Ballroom

Conference Call to Order Grand Ballroom

Mike Klemm  PDGC, IAMAW District 141
William Salo IAMAW District 141 Safety Director (UA)
Dennis Spencer IAMAW District 141 Safety Director (AA)
Ku’ulei McGuire IAMAW District 141 Safety Director (HA)
Closing Remarks Mike Klemm, PDGC

Conference Adjourns

Here’s What Could Happen if UAW Wins a 4-Day Workweek for Automakers

Here’s What Could Happen if UAW Wins a 4-Day Workweek for Automakers

Here’s What Could Happen if UAW Wins a 4-Day Workweek for Automakers

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+ Show solidarity with UAW

The United Auto Workers (UAW) are currently engaged in a historic, nationwide strike action in pursuit of fair wages and ending the chronic exploitation of American manufacturing workers. Among the workplace improvements the union is seeking may seem far-fetched: a four-day, 32-hour work week. 

However, the idea may not be as radical as it might seem. In fact, more than half of employers in the U.S. have already taken a look at implementing the 4-day work week as part of their policies. Moreover, experts say that giving employees a better work/life balance can improve productivity and increase profits. 

According to a June survey from ResumeBuilder.com, many employers are adopting or considering a four-day workweek. The poll of 976 business leaders found that 20 percent already provide a four-day week for employees. Another 41 percent of respondents said they intend to pilot a four-day schedule soon. In total, a majority of companies surveyed are either implementing or planning a switch to a condensed 32-hour workweek within the coming months and years.

It’s also significant that the United Auto Workers champion the four-day workweek. The five-day workweek itself was born in the same automotive factories that are today marching for a 32-hour week. In other words, it’s not an impossible goal for the UAW to achieve. 

Here are a few ways a UAW win could affect you.

Your Employer Will be More Likely to Give You a 3-day Weekend.

With nearly 150,000 active members, the UAW represents one of the largest groups of workers in the country. If the union succeeds in securing a 32-hour workweek, it would mark the most significant adoption of the shortened schedule to date in the United States. Employers across industries and sectors would be keen to observe the impacts on productivity, worker satisfaction, and company bottom lines. 

The potential effect of the UAW’s innovative proposal means all eyes will be on the outcome – paving the way for other organizations to implement and benefit from 4-day schedules once the 32-hour week is proven effective at such a scale.

Based on the positive outcomes other employers have seen after transitioning to a 4-day week, there are strong indications that the shortened schedule could also work well for automotive companies. Across industries, organizations that have adopted 32-hour weeks report boosted productivity, improved morale, and lower absenteeism alongside unchanged or even increased revenues and profits. With similarly promising results observed across disparate sectors, the auto industry stands to benefit from the 4-day schedule in the same ways. 

If the 4-day week succeeds for automakers, employers everywhere will take notice, meaning your employer will see the benefits such a policy could bring to your workplace. 

Your Employer Could Make More Money, Attract Talent, and Increase Productivity

Most employers that have transitioned to a 4-day workweek report positive impacts. In a survey, 84% of business leaders said the shortened schedule helped their company attract and retain top talent. Additionally, 88% stated the 4-day week positively affected profitability.

Here is one way to rephrase and cite that quote from Max Shek:

According to the survey by ResumeBuilder.com, compressed workweeks lead to higher employee morale, engagement, and efficiency. 

Max Shek, founder of nerDigital, echoes those findings in his company’s experience: “Firstly, employee morale and engagement have significantly improved. Our team members are more motivated, energized, and happier in both their personal and professional lives,” he said. 

“This positive mindset has translated into increased productivity and higher-quality work. Additionally, we have observed that employees are more focused and efficient during their working hours. The compressed work week has encouraged them to streamline processes, eliminate time-wasting activities, and optimize their workflows.” 

Shek’s first-hand account mirrors the broader data – 4-day weeks create happier, more productive teams. 

You Will Not Pay More for Your Next Car. 

Corporate media and the Big Three Automakers are working overtime to scare American consumers by claiming a UAW victory will increase car prices. However, as UAW President Shawn Fain points out, automakers have increased car prices to record levels already without waiting for any increases in labor costs. In fact, sticker prices have reached record highs – while at the same time, wages for factory workers have been suppressed. 

Lower wages do not lead to lower prices for consumers. Instead, they lead to higher profits for companies. According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the big three American automakers – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis – saw their profits nearly double over the past decade, totaling $250 billion between 2013 and 2022. Over the most recent UAW contract period, which expired last week, these companies experienced substantial gains, with vehicle prices rising 30% and CEO compensation increasing 40%. However, worker pay only grew 6% over the same 4-year period. The data reveals a grotesque growth in profitability for automotive companies in recent years, while workers have not shared equitably in these gains.

Higher wages and a 32-hour week can easily come from these titanic profits without raising consumer prices. Market competition will also deter any attempt to push higher prices. 

Currently, the UAW is limiting the strikes to factories that produce only a handful of vehicles with good inventories at dealerships. These include Ford Broncos, Rangers, Jeep Wranglers, and GMC Vans production lines.

You Will Not Make Less Money With a Shorter Week

The UAW is asking for three-day weekends to improve work/life balance for factory workers, not because they want to bring home smaller paychecks. Unified workers are calling for a shorter workweek – and pay raises that will replace the money lost with an extra day off. 

Extending family time for UAW members would also require automakers to keep the same 40-hour pay rates and start overtime pay for time at work over 32 hours a week. For the 4-day week to catch on, frontline workers must become advocates for the change. That won’t happen if it includes pay cuts. Workers are more likely to support and advocate for shorter weeks if they don’t face negative financial consequences. Maintaining pay makes a 4-day week more appealing.

More information about how a 4-day week has worked in real-world examples can be found at 4dayweek.com

 

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Here’s What Could Happen if UAW Wins a 4-Day Workweek for Automakers

September 20, 2023

+ Show solidarity with UAW

The United Auto Workers (UAW) are currently engaged in a historic, nationwide strike action in pursuit of fair wages and ending the chronic exploitation of American manufacturing workers. Among the workplace improvements the union is seeking may seem far-fetched: a four-day, 32-hour work week. 

However, the idea may not be as radical as it might seem. In fact, more than half of employers in the U.S. have already taken a look at implementing the 4-day work week as part of their policies. Moreover, experts say that giving employees a better work/life balance can improve productivity and increase profits. 

According to a June survey from ResumeBuilder.com, many employers are adopting or considering a four-day workweek. The poll of 976 business leaders found that 20 percent already provide a four-day week for employees. Another 41 percent of respondents said they intend to pilot a four-day schedule soon. In total, a majority of companies surveyed are either implementing or planning a switch to a condensed 32-hour workweek within the coming months and years.

It’s also significant that the United Auto Workers champion the four-day workweek. The five-day workweek itself was born in the same automotive factories that are today marching for a 32-hour week. In other words, it’s not an impossible goal for the UAW to achieve. 

Here are a few ways a UAW win could affect you.

Your Employer Will be More Likely to Give You a 3-day Weekend.

With nearly 150,000 active members, the UAW represents one of the largest groups of workers in the country. If the union succeeds in securing a 32-hour workweek, it would mark the most significant adoption of the shortened schedule to date in the United States. Employers across industries and sectors would be keen to observe the impacts on productivity, worker satisfaction, and company bottom lines. 

The potential effect of the UAW’s innovative proposal means all eyes will be on the outcome – paving the way for other organizations to implement and benefit from 4-day schedules once the 32-hour week is proven effective at such a scale.

Based on the positive outcomes other employers have seen after transitioning to a 4-day week, there are strong indications that the shortened schedule could also work well for automotive companies. Across industries, organizations that have adopted 32-hour weeks report boosted productivity, improved morale, and lower absenteeism alongside unchanged or even increased revenues and profits. With similarly promising results observed across disparate sectors, the auto industry stands to benefit from the 4-day schedule in the same ways. 

If the 4-day week succeeds for automakers, employers everywhere will take notice, meaning your employer will see the benefits such a policy could bring to your workplace. 

Your Employer Could Make More Money, Attract Talent, and Increase Productivity

Most employers that have transitioned to a 4-day workweek report positive impacts. In a survey, 84% of business leaders said the shortened schedule helped their company attract and retain top talent. Additionally, 88% stated the 4-day week positively affected profitability.

Here is one way to rephrase and cite that quote from Max Shek:

According to the survey by ResumeBuilder.com, compressed workweeks lead to higher employee morale, engagement, and efficiency. 

Max Shek, founder of nerDigital, echoes those findings in his company’s experience: “Firstly, employee morale and engagement have significantly improved. Our team members are more motivated, energized, and happier in both their personal and professional lives,” he said. 

“This positive mindset has translated into increased productivity and higher-quality work. Additionally, we have observed that employees are more focused and efficient during their working hours. The compressed work week has encouraged them to streamline processes, eliminate time-wasting activities, and optimize their workflows.” 

Shek’s first-hand account mirrors the broader data – 4-day weeks create happier, more productive teams. 

You Will Not Pay More for Your Next Car. 

Corporate media and the Big Three Automakers are working overtime to scare American consumers by claiming a UAW victory will increase car prices. However, as UAW President Shawn Fain points out, automakers have increased car prices to record levels already without waiting for any increases in labor costs. In fact, sticker prices have reached record highs – while at the same time, wages for factory workers have been suppressed. 

Lower wages do not lead to lower prices for consumers. Instead, they lead to higher profits for companies. According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the big three American automakers – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis – saw their profits nearly double over the past decade, totaling $250 billion between 2013 and 2022. Over the most recent UAW contract period, which expired last week, these companies experienced substantial gains, with vehicle prices rising 30% and CEO compensation increasing 40%. However, worker pay only grew 6% over the same 4-year period. The data reveals a grotesque growth in profitability for automotive companies in recent years, while workers have not shared equitably in these gains.

Higher wages and a 32-hour week can easily come from these titanic profits without raising consumer prices. Market competition will also deter any attempt to push higher prices. 

Currently, the UAW is limiting the strikes to factories that produce only a handful of vehicles with good inventories at dealerships. These include Ford Broncos, Rangers, Jeep Wranglers, and GMC Vans production lines.

You Will Not Make Less Money With a Shorter Week

The UAW is asking for three-day weekends to improve work/life balance for factory workers, not because they want to bring home smaller paychecks. Unified workers are calling for a shorter workweek – and pay raises that will replace the money lost with an extra day off. 

Extending family time for UAW members would also require automakers to keep the same 40-hour pay rates and start overtime pay for time at work over 32 hours a week. For the 4-day week to catch on, frontline workers must become advocates for the change. That won’t happen if it includes pay cuts. Workers are more likely to support and advocate for shorter weeks if they don’t face negative financial consequences. Maintaining pay makes a 4-day week more appealing.

More information about how a 4-day week has worked in real-world examples can be found at 4dayweek.com

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United CEO Scott Kirby Makes 226 Years of Wages in a Single Year

United CEO Scott Kirby Makes 226 Years of Wages in a Single Year

United CEO Scott Kirby Makes 226 Years of Wages in a Single Year

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According to an April report by a leading Investment Adviser firm, United CEO Scott Kirby has a net worth of at least $44.1 million and collects an annual salary of $16,779,500 as Chief Executive Officer and President of United Airlines at United Airlines Inc. 

By comparison, a ramp or gate agent at the airline at the top of the payscale working full-time would need to work 226 years to make the same amount of money as the CEO of their company. 

Kirby’s yearly salary is only $1 million, meaning most of his income comes from other sources. It is common for executives at larger companies to collect modest-sized wages. In 2020, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and one of the world’s wealthiest men, took in a yearly take of only $81,840. Yet, his actual income has been estimated to be as high as $64 Billion. 

In 2022, there was a change in how CEO compensation was reported for major public companies. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented a new rule requiring these companies to disclose “compensation actually paid” to top executives rather than just the total compensation awarded. This newly reported figure clarifies how much the CEO received in cash and stock last year versus pay that is still pending or tied to performance goals. This new SEC rule aims to give investors a clearer picture of how much money CEOs take home each year.

The new reporting requirements give investors a better view of executive pay, but executives are still trying to mask their monstrous net worth and incomes. 

Using the old way of reporting executive pay, United CEO Kirby’s total compensation for last year was said to be $9.8 million. This included $8.7 million in stock awards, a $1 million base salary, and a small amount of other pay.

But with the new SEC reporting method, his “actual compensation” was a bit higher at $10.06 million for last year. Kirby is the only airline executive whose income increased using the new reporting methods.

Kirby’s wealth is not typical for airline CEOs. Average pay for the top

14 U.S.-based carriers is “only” $4.05 million.

Kirby’s haul was about $2.4 million more than the second-highest-paid airline executive, Delta Air Lines’ Ed Bastian, who brought home $7.61 million using the new reporting standards. The CEO with the most ethical income reported is Peter Ingram of Hawaiian Airlines, who earned $3 million.

Much of Kirby’s wealth comes from stock trades. On average, Kirby trades about 32,500 United Airlines stock units every couple of months. He has been actively trading the airline’s stock since 2013. 

On February 2023, he exercised 124,846 UAL stock worth $6,762,908 on 28 February 2023. 

As of late February 2023, Kirby still owns at least 467,000 units of United Airlines stock, and he has maintained a significant ownership stake in the company for many years. 

His net income largely depends on how well UAL stock is valued. Companies can artificially create spikes in stock value by using schemes such as stock buybacks, which reduce the number of available shares, driving up the price of the remaining stocks. 

United is the 4th-largest airline by market share. However, at 15%, it is only a few points behind American, the largest airline by market share at 17.5%.

Kirby’s tenure at United began in 2016 and has been riddled with controversies. In July of 2023, he opted to take a private jet to his vacation destination after his United flight was canceled. In June, he tried to place blame for weather-related mass cancellations that impacted the travel plans of 150,000 United passengers. Pointing to staffing issues at the agency, Kirby said in an interview with CNBC, “the biggest issue with us is Air Traffic Control. Every day, we wake up with Air Traffic Control delays.”

However, travelers were quick to blame short staffing at United, not the FAA. Passengers flooded social media with posts showing hours-long waits at customer service, which is staffed by United and not the FAA. Many complained that the airline did not have enough employees at the airport to help stranded passengers. 

The Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg fired back at Kirby, saying, “Look, United Airlines has some internal issues they need to work through. They’ve really been struggling this week, even relative to other US airlines.” He went on to defend his agency, saying, “I want to be very clear, air traffic control issues are not the number one issue causing cancellations and delays. They’re not even the number two issue. All the data, including industry’s own data is very clear on that.”

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) agreed. Captain Garth Thompson issued a June 28 statement, saying, “United’s travel disruptions this week stem from one source; company senior management’s inadequate planning and insufficient investment in the airline infrastructure.”

“Our pilots agree with our passengers that this lack of foresight and disregard of warning signs is unacceptable. It’s time for United leadership to change their thinking and invest in its labor, staff support, and facilities with updated contracts instead of ensuring our CEO has the highest salary,” he continued.

Most recently, Kirby claimed that the airline industry is overstaffed by 10% despite paying thousands in incentives to attract new workers to major hubs such as Denver. His comments also came amidst a well-documented shortage of qualified pilots. The idea that airlines are overstaffed was quickly rebuked by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), who informed Kirby, “Not in the severely understaffed UA inflight crew scheduling department — which exacerbates delays and cancellations for passengers and crew.” 

 

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United CEO Scott Kirby Makes 226 Years of Wages in a Single Year

September 19, 2023

According to an April report by a leading Investment Adviser firm, United CEO Scott Kirby has a net worth of at least $44.1 million and collects an annual salary of $16,779,500 as Chief Executive Officer and President of United Airlines at United Airlines Inc. 

By comparison, a ramp or gate agent at the airline at the top of the payscale working full-time would need to work 226 years to make the same amount of money as the CEO of their company. 

Kirby’s yearly salary is only $1 million, meaning most of his income comes from other sources. It is common for executives at larger companies to collect modest-sized wages. In 2020, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and one of the world’s wealthiest men, took in a yearly take of only $81,840. Yet, his actual income has been estimated to be as high as $64 Billion. 

In 2022, there was a change in how CEO compensation was reported for major public companies. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented a new rule requiring these companies to disclose “compensation actually paid” to top executives rather than just the total compensation awarded. This newly reported figure clarifies how much the CEO received in cash and stock last year versus pay that is still pending or tied to performance goals. This new SEC rule aims to give investors a clearer picture of how much money CEOs take home each year.

The new reporting requirements give investors a better view of executive pay, but executives are still trying to mask their monstrous net worth and incomes. 

Using the old way of reporting executive pay, United CEO Kirby’s total compensation for last year was said to be $9.8 million. This included $8.7 million in stock awards, a $1 million base salary, and a small amount of other pay.

But with the new SEC reporting method, his “actual compensation” was a bit higher at $10.06 million for last year. Kirby is the only airline executive whose income increased using the new reporting methods.

Kirby’s wealth is not typical for airline CEOs. Average pay for the top 14 U.S.-based carriers is “only” $4.05 million.

Kirby’s haul was about $2.4 million more than the second-highest-paid airline executive, Delta Air Lines’ Ed Bastian, who brought home $7.61 million using the new reporting standards. The CEO with the most ethical income reported is Peter Ingram of Hawaiian Airlines, who earned $3 million.

Much of Kirby’s wealth comes from stock trades. On average, Kirby trades about 32,500 United Airlines stock units every couple of months. He has been actively trading the airline’s stock since 2013. 

On February 2023, he exercised 124,846 UAL stock worth $6,762,908 on 28 February 2023. 

As of late February 2023, Kirby still owns at least 467,000 units of United Airlines stock, and he has maintained a significant ownership stake in the company for many years. 

His net income largely depends on how well UAL stock is valued. Companies can artificially create spikes in stock value by using schemes such as stock buybacks, which reduce the number of available shares, driving up the price of the remaining stocks. 

United is the 4th-largest airline by market share. However, at 15%, it is only a few points behind American, the largest airline by market share at 17.5%.

Kirby’s tenure at United began in 2016 and has been riddled with controversies. In July of 2023, he opted to take a private jet to his vacation destination after his United flight was canceled. In June, he tried to place blame for weather-related mass cancellations that impacted the travel plans of 150,000 United passengers. Pointing to staffing issues at the agency, Kirby said in an interview with CNBC, “the biggest issue with us is Air Traffic Control. Every day, we wake up with Air Traffic Control delays.”

However, travelers were quick to blame short staffing at United, not the FAA. Passengers flooded social media with posts showing hours-long waits at customer service, which is staffed by United and not the FAA. Many complained that the airline did not have enough employees at the airport to help stranded passengers. 

The Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg fired back at Kirby, saying, “Look, United Airlines has some internal issues they need to work through. They’ve really been struggling this week, even relative to other US airlines.” He went on to defend his agency, saying, “I want to be very clear, air traffic control issues are not the number one issue causing cancellations and delays. They’re not even the number two issue. All the data, including industry’s own data is very clear on that.”

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) agreed. Captain Garth Thompson issued a June 28 statement, saying, “United’s travel disruptions this week stem from one source; company senior management’s inadequate planning and insufficient investment in the airline infrastructure.”

“Our pilots agree with our passengers that this lack of foresight and disregard of warning signs is unacceptable. It’s time for United leadership to change their thinking and invest in its labor, staff support, and facilities with updated contracts instead of ensuring our CEO has the highest salary,” he continued.

Most recently, Kirby claimed that the airline industry is overstaffed by 10% despite paying thousands in incentives to attract new workers to major hubs such as Denver. His comments also came amidst a well-documented shortage of qualified pilots. The idea that airlines are overstaffed was quickly rebuked by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), who informed Kirby, “Not in the severely understaffed UA inflight crew scheduling department — which exacerbates delays and cancellations for passengers and crew.” 

 

 

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Hurricane Idalia: Emergency Resources

Hurricane Idalia: Emergency Resources

Hurricane Idalia Emergency Resources

Union Resources

Contact your Assistant General Chair or Local Grievance Committee for help accessing the IAM Disaster Relief Fund.

Disaster Relief Information

Employee Assistance Program

IAM141 Community Service

Airports are likely to have suffered damage as a result of the storm. If you see any safety-related issues when returning to work, please complete a safety report (GSAP, GSIP, etc.)
Safety Page

All IAM members can obtain confidential help through the IAM Employee/Member Assistance Program. Services include but are not limited to addictions, mental health, stress, depression, and financial hardship.

You can reach the confidential IAM Assistance Helpline by calling 301-335-0735 or emailing iameap@iamaw.org.

As an IAM member, you could also be eligible for a $500 disaster relief grant through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.

 

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Florida Highway Patrol – Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits also may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.

Florida Traffic – Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

Evacuation Information

All Florida coastal counties and counties are susceptible to storm surges, and most have designated evacuation zones. 

Mapping tool: Allows those in the storm’s path to search by address and determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone. 

Evacuation Zones – to determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone

Evacuation Orders: View Florida County evacuation orders.

Read More About Evacuation Zones – learn more about designated evacuation zones, which counties have them and which don’t, how flood zones are factored into evacuations, and evacuation orders.

Shelter Status and Openings

Please go to Summary Shelter Information for currently open general and special needs shelters within the State of Florida. 

For information from your county Emergency Management program regarding shelter preparedness and lists of potential shelters that may be opened, please visit the Shelter Information Index and choose your county.

View Open Shelters on a map.

Special Needs Assistance

If you know or care for an individual with access or functional needs, such as a medical condition that requires assistance but not hospitalization, it is important that you pre-register with the Florida Special Needs Shelter Registry.

For more Special Needs Sheltering Information, here

 

State Assistance Information Hotline
Florida’s State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is active.

This toll-free hotline is activated to provide additional resources to help Floridians receive accurate & up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Idalia.

State Assistance Information Line: 1-800-342-3557

Report Fraud or Price Gouging
FEMA will never ask you for money to provide disaster assistance. Recognize fraud:  
  • FEMA employees will always have an official ID  
  • Don’t trust anyone who offers financial help & asks for money or personal info.  
  • Always talk with someone you trust.

Ways to Report Fraud to FEMA

For more information, visit fema.gov/disaster-fraud

Report Price Gouging in Florida

  • Call: 1-866-966-7226
Emergency Planning

While living in and visiting Florida offers many benefits and advantages, it is important to keep in mind severe weather hazards and potential threats. Every family and business should have predefined emergency plans and always keep an emergency supply kit ready and stocked.

Each Florida county has a designated emergency management program, and residents, businesses, and visitors should also visit their county’s emergency management for the most up-to-date and locally significant information.

 

Over 1,500 Flights Canceled Due to Hurricane Idalia

IAMAW141 | 30 August, 2023

By Wednesday morning, Hurricane Idalia had severely impacted the Gulf Coast Big Bend region, resulting in the cancellation of over 1,500 flights and the delay of at least 1,000 more.

The storm was the worst to hit the region in more than 120 years.

The Federal Aviation Authority has announced that multiple airports, such as Tampa, St. Pete-Clearwater, Sarasota, and Tallahassee, are shut down. They might reopen on Thursday, based on the amount of damage the storm caused.

Aviation tracking website FlightAware data shows Southwest Airlines being the hardest hit, with 200 canceled flights. American, Delta and United Airlines saw 200 additional delays and 300 cancellations at 9:00 a.m.

Passengers flying to airports in the path of Hurricane Idalia have been notified by major airlines, including Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. These airlines offer free booking changes within a specific time frame to accommodate the hurricane’s impact on travel plans.

The National Hurricane Center reported that just before 8 a.m. ET, Idalia arrived at Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend region as a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and even higher gusts.

In preparation for potential impacts from Invest 93L, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has declared a state of emergency for 33 counties. This order enables state officials to provide necessary resources to any affected areas.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 33 counties in the hours leading up to Idalia’s landfall. The order allows state officials to make critical resources available to areas that the storm may impact.

Florida is home to thousands of Machinists Union Members centered around the state’s airports. 

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