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Continental Newsletter Feb2011

Continental Newsletter Feb2011

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Published by Michael Becerra
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N

FEBRUARY, 2011 CO

FLIGHT LINE
OSHA Regulation in the Aviation Industry
By IAM, International Staff Writter IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger today called on all U.S. Senators to reject a proposal by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul that would cripple a decade-long effort to extend important workplace health and safety protections to the nation’s professional Flight Attendants. “For more than 40 years, American wo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N

FEBRUARY, 2011 CO

FLIGHT LINE
OSHA Regulation in the Aviation Industry
By IAM, International Staff Writter IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger today called on all U.S. Senators to reject a proposal by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul that would cripple a decade-long effort to extend important workplace health and safety protections to the nation’s professional Flight Attendants. “For more than 40 years, American wo

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N
FEBRUARY, 2011
FLIGHT LINE
OSHA Regulation in theAviation Industry
By IAM, International Staff Writter 
 
Flight Line
 A Monthly Publication
President-Joey GuiderV.P. – Mike BecerraEditor-Michael Zirulnik
All Content
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of IAM LocalLodge 2339N2010, All Rights Reserved
www.LL23394u.org
 
IN THIS ISSUE
OSHA RegulationsPresident’s MessageNOH8 Campaign2 1 3 
As we all know with the mergers at CO &XJT , we are indeed in for the fight of ourlivelihood. This is the time to step forwardand stand up for the union who representsyou and your co-workers daily. Get outthere and let your voice be heard. If youwant to get involved, please contact anyunion rep and they will point you in theproper direction.
Involving YOU!
By Brandon Mabery
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger today calledon all U.S. Senators to reject a proposal by Kentucky Republican Sen.Rand Paul that would cripple a decade-long effort to extendimportant workplace health and safety protections to the nation’sprofessional Flight Attendants.“For more than 40 years, American workers have enjoyed thebenefits and protections afforded by the Occupational Safety andHealth Act,” said Buffenbarger in a letter to all Senators.“Unfortunately, these protections do not apply to Flight Attendants.”Since 1975, the FAA has held unilateral jurisdiction overworkplace safety for Flight Attendants, but without prescribing orenforcing safety and health standards or regulations. Sen. Paul isproposing an amendment to strike language from the pending FAAReauthorization Bill (S.223) that would create shared jurisdictionover air cabin workplace safety for both OSHA and the FederalAviation Administration (FAA).Buffenbarger is also calling on IAM local and district lodgemembers to urge their senators to vote “no” on Sen. Paul’s anti-flightattendant safety and health amendment and to any otheramendments that would weaken this long overdue legislation.To join us in our opposition of this blatant disregard of FlightAttendants go to GOIAM.ORG, proceed to the MNPL tab and thenclick Tell Senators to Oppose Anti-Flight Attendant Amendment.
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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N
FEBRUARY, 20112
President’s Message
Dear Members,This month we celebrate Black History. We are a lodge of great diversitythat can take a moment to look back on our heritage. We are in the fight of our lives in working to preserve what we enjoy everyday as IAM flight attendantswith higher than average wages, pension, flexibility and democracy. "The past isa ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now" (Bill Cosby). This is so truein what we represent today. We have to build on our strengths, so that we can build our group into true unity. We need to stand strong in achieving atransitional agreement at the new United that both groups can benefit from. Wewill call on you to stand up to this fight and volunteer in getting the message outon what true representation means by being IAM. You will see the organizingcampaign launched with the slogan "IAM United". We are the front line of thiscompany, and together we will be better. All of us will face times when we feeldiscouraged, but you are not alone. "I have learned over the years that when one'smind is made up, this diminishes fear" (Rosa Parks).The tentative agreement (TA) for Continental flight attendants has been mailed to every one's address onfile with our District Lodge. The ballot must be post marked no later than February 16, 2011. The TA is alsoavailable online atwww.go142.org. This agreement provides a higher standard when we go into transitionalnegotiations, providing stronger wages, job security, and quality of life enhancements. We encourage you toreview the facts of this TA prior to voting. If you have not received your packet at home please contact theDistrict Lodge at 816-452-6646. Since the announcement of CWA-AFA filing for single carrier status the IAMhas filed a challenge with the NMB (National Mediation Board) as to the criteria being met that determinessingle carrier status. As this ruling is made we will keep you informed throughout the entire process.Moreover, ExpressJet resumed contract negotiations in January. One of the main topics discussed was therapid deterioration in the pass travel policy. The negotiation committee will work hard to improve and secure benefits that you desire when working for an airline. As with any negotiation, we ask that you stay in the knowwith factual information and engage the committee as they move the process along. ExpressJet will be gearingup with its own organizing campaign, "One Union One Voice" as they will have a representational vote againstCWA-AFA with the ASA flight attendants. Make sure to visitwww.go142.orgfor up to date information. Please bookmark the site,http://www.FAmergerMATTERS.org. as a “favorite” in your Internet browser.Lastly, our local lodge will gain another true partner in our profession. We extend our hand to the professional cabin crew at Open Skies, a subsidiary of British Airways. They will begin their own fight tonegotiate a contract that secures them the benefits of being an IAM member. As they go through this new journey we ask that when you see them around, welcome them to the family of 2339N. Wishing everyone safeflying.Best Wishes,Joey Guider 
President
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but bythe moments that take our breath away."
— Maya Angelou —
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N
FEBRUARY, 20113
NOH8 Campaign
By Chris Boelens
The IAMAW LL2339-N recently participated in the NOH8 Campaign photo shoot in Hoboken, NewJersey at the W Hotel. The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest in direct response to the passageof Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices beingsilenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek. Thecampaign has evolved from its original cause into a new and innovative movement that promotes humanrights across the country.Our group was the largest at the event, with 13 flight attendants posing for the photo, oxygen masks,seat belt extenders and our own NOH8 airlines safety information cards in tow. We soon became the center of attention as we posed and made a photographic statement for equality. At the pre event we made a bigsplash with the host taking pictures with other attendees and discussing the flight attendant’s support and theglamorous idea that most people still have of us. I must agree, flight attendants are at an advantage whenaddressing a cause, as it still goes without saying that the outside public idealizes our position. An asset weused to promote this very important issue.The pictures taken by world-renowned photographer and creator of NOH8, Adam Bouska will beavailable to those who attended 4-6 weeks after the event. Newark Local will upload the pictures onto theFacebook page for the membership to see. To get involved and to join in on the conversation go towww.NOH8Campaign.com. Here you can find an event, read the blog or check out photos of celebrities andothers who have attended a photo shoot.Thanks to everyone who joined us! I am so proud to be a part of such a great group of flightattendants.

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