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

Salt Lake City MEC Regular Meeting
The Delta MEC met in Salt Lake City for the August Regular MEC Meeting. In attendance at the meeting were all of your LEC reps as well as MEC committee chairs. These Regular Meetings give the MEC committees an opportunity to update the MEC reps (and all pilots) on their works-in-progress and upcoming efforts. Notable topics covered included: preparations for upcoming Section 6 negotiations, scope challenges and opportunities, scheduling issues and much more. The MEC also works to review resolutions, give direction (as needed) and discuss current issues. The meeting summary, committee reports, resolutions and presentations can be found on the MEC Secretary’s page at alpa.org/dal. All pilots are invited to the attend these meetings.

Contract 2019 Website is live!
Contract2019.org provides you with information, resources and ways to stay engaged during the preparations and negotiations for Contract 2019. Follow along the timeline to know when to look for new information, take action and expect results. Sign up for PilotBlast to receive updates when new content is posted.

Contract Survey Part I: Retirement & Insurance Survey Open Now Through Oct. 10
All Delta pilots are encouraged to participate in the Contract Surveys (Part I & Part II) to establish your goals for the next Delta pilots’ contract. Part I: Retirement & Insurance is open now through Oct. 10 (use your ALPA number and four digit birth year to login). Survey data is used in conjunction with polling results to establish the desires of the Delta pilots. While only randomly selected pilots are able to participate in telephone polling, all pilots have the opportunity to provide input via web-based surveys. Preparing for the Survey Part I of the Contract Survey is focused on retirement and insurance. The survey asks for feedback on the retirement enhancement opportunities outlined in the Contract Preparedness series. To prepare for the survey, we encourage pilots to review these documents, and watch the Retirement Enhancement webinar. Upcoming R&I Enhancement Roadshows will be going on throughout the survey open dates; take a look at the Save the Date to find out when a roadshow is scheduled for your base.

PFMC Pregnancy Resources
The Pilot Family Matters Committee (PFMC) webpage on the Delta MEC website offers several pregnancy resources for pilots including links to the Company-required forms that must be submitted to verify pregnancy and at various stages of the pregnancy regarding fitness to fly. Always remember to continually assess your own personal fitness to fly. Visit alpa.org/dal > Committees > Pilot Family Matters or contact dalpfmc@alpa.org to find valuable resources for all pilots on family issues.

CBP Airline/Crew Badges Guidance
According to Customs and Border Protection and Federal regulations, only uniformed crew members who are performing the duties of a working crew member are permitted to display their airline/crew IDs when transiting through customs entry points. Note: Deadheading pilots are not “working crew members” for CBP purposes. Please do not display your airline/crew ID if you are traveling for leisure or deadheading when passing through customs areas. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines or other action.

Dots on a Map Episode 4
The popular MEC-produced podcast Dots on a Map, focused on Section 1 of our PWA, has another episode available. This episode, “Let’s Talk About RJs” focuses on the history of regional jet flying and features an interview with a former regional airline pilot. Listen today on the DALScope website, as well as iTunes, Google Play Music, and Overcast. This episode features online show notes, that allow you to follow along as you listen.

DPCF Donates $150,000 to CJC
The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund donated $150,000 to Community for Children’s Justice to aid the construction of a new facility where child victims can obtain the immediate and long-term services and resources necessary to assist families and empower them with the ability to recover. To learn more about DPCF or submit a charity for consideration, visit deltapilotscharitablefund.org. Here’s how you can make a tax-deductible donation to the fund: 1. Sign up for payroll deduction 2. If you’re a member of the Delta Community Credit Union, you can set up a one-time or recurring donation by filling out a Scheduled Share Transfers form and delivering to the DCCU 3. Make a donation by check, payable to Delta Pilots Charitable Fund, and mail to: a. Delta MEC ALPA Attn: DPCF 100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA 30354 4. When you make a purchase on Amazon, visit Smile.Amazon.com instead to donate 0.5% of your purchase to DPCF; simply register with “Delta Pilots Charitable Fund” on Amazon Smile and use the website every time you shop on Amazon