TO: SPEEA Council
FROM: David Whitacre (CR Pilots), NW VP Mike Hochberg & SPEEA Treasurer Jimmie Mathis
SUBJECT: PRESUBMITTED NEW BUSINESS: Representation of Safety, Technical and Standards Pilots
The Safety, Technical and Standards pilots (ADPX) met at SPEEA Nov. 21 to discuss next steps in joining the Airplane Manufacturing Pilots Association (AMPA)-SPEEA bargaining unit.
The ADPX Pilots know that the benefits and protections that being represented by a union and joining AMPA will give them back the stability, security and open communications that is necessary for a successful work environment.
REQUIREMENTS SPEEA Policy II-D
a. Preliminary discussions that indicate the existence of an organizing opportunity shall be reported to the SPEEA Organizational Planning Committee.
b. Each distinct organizing effort will be approved by the SPEEA Council prior to filing with the appropriate agency.
c. The Organizational Planning Committee will receive timely and continuing updates on each distinct organizing effort and shall report to the SPEEA Council on these activities.
a. Community of interest between the proposed new members and the existing SPEEA membership;
b. Ability of the proposed new members to enhance bargaining power and/or strategic leverage of the existing SPEEA membership;
c. A cost/benefit analysis of the new bargaining unit’s additional dues revenue versus cost of providing services to the proposed new members.
· November 15, 2011 – SPEEA Organization Planning Committee approved taking action towards representing the Safety, Technical and Standard pilots (ADPX) in the AMPA bargaining unit as an “Amour-Globe” election.
· November 18, 2011 - Airplane Manufacturing Pilots Association (AMPA) unanimously approved non-represented Safety, Technical and Standard pilots (ADPX) to join their bargaining unit.
· November 21, 2011 - Safety, Technical and Standard pilots (ADPX) began signing union-authorization cards.
It is moved that: THE SPEEA COUNCIL APPROVES ORGANIZING THE SAFETY, TECHNICAL AND STANDARD PILOTS (ADPX) INTO THE AIRPLANE MANUFACTURING PILOTS ASSOCIATION (AMPA) BARGAINING UNIT.