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

1. Special MEC Meeting
On April 17-20, a Special MEC Meeting was held in Atlanta to discuss preparations for 2019 contract negotiations. While minutes are still being processed, a summary of the meeting has been made public to all pilots. In addition to briefs from the Negotiating Committee, topics covered included scope, virtual base/temporary duty, ARCOS and updates from Contract Administration.

2. Scope Resources
Section 1 of the PWA is the cornerstone of the Pilot Working Agreement and vital to a Delta pilot’s career. The Delta MEC continues to elevate scope issues as they pose a growing threat to Delta pilots’ career growth and earnings potential. We encourage all pilots to familiarize themselves with scope issues through the many resources available: DAL Scope Website, Scope Matters video, Chairman’s Letter 20180423, Dots on a Map podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play Music and Overcast) and the Scope for Pilots Educational Series.

3. New Delta MEC Private Facebook Group
The Delta MEC has established a new private (closed) group for Delta pilots where you can access behind-the-firewall documents and have subject matter experts answer your questions without having to remember your ALPA password. When joining, pilots will be asked for their full name and Delta employee number, allowing us to verify you even if your Facebook name is “Delta McPilot” or “JoeandJane Doe” — giving us the ability to share more relevant content and offering you easy access to Delta MEC publications, news and information. We encourage every pilot on Facebook to join.

4. PBS Bidding & the iPad
Pilots should have ordered their iPads by now via the link on DeltaNet. With the migration from the Surface 3 to the iPad, the PBS Committee has begun adding iPad-specific videos to the PBS Working Group YouTube Channel that address subjects associated with PBS Bidding and the NAVBLUE PBS WebApp. We encourage pilots to subscribe to this service and use the instructional videos in conjunction with the guides found on the PBS Help Website. For questions, contact pbscommittee@alpa.org.

5. Pilot Dashboard – Commuter Calculator
As smaller and more frequent AEs continue to be posted through retirements and growth, there is a new resource available to help you plan your upcoming bids. The Commuter Calculator, part of the Pilot Dashboard, is a new tool that will help commuting pilots better understand their options when deciding the domicile to which they commute. The Commuter Calculator gives pilots the ability to select the airport they commute from and the domicile they commute to, then displays the number of pilots within 150 miles of the commuter’s home airport that are based in the selected domicile.