MEC News

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August MEC Recap

Every month we update you on the highlights of what’s happening in your union.

Understanding Your Union

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Understanding Your Union: The ALPA Board of Directors (BOD)

This is the eleventh installment in a series of posts designed to explain the structure and function of your union. Knowing how your union works and who to contact when you have questions or issues you want addressed will help you make the most of your career. Today we’re looking at The ALPA Board of Directors (BOD).

Pilot Life

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When We Flew Again: Memories from Sept. 14, 2001

For those of us in the aviation industry, today is a day of reverence. The 9/11 terrorist attacks forever changed the landscape of aviation, but the lasting mark is resilience. Just a few days after the attacks, the national aviation system stood up and took back to the skies, showing the backbone of the country. We witnessed firsthand the selflessness, comradery, kindness, pride and patriotism of our fellow crew members and all those we met along the way.

The Flight Deck

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Human Trafficking: What to Look For

Human trafficking has been identified as the world’s fastest-growing criminal activity, second only to the sale and transport of illegal drugs. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one that deserves our attention. As pilots, we may see victims of this crime out in the open on our aircraft and, with proper training, we may be able to help.

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