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OPEIU Educational Conferences
OPEIU will be holding a virtual 2022 OPEIU All-Regions Educational Conference Sept. 30–Oct. 2 with the theme, "A New Model to Meet New Challenges." We’ve scheduled the three-day session over a weekend to ensure maximum participation. The times of the conference will vary each day (subject to slight change):
Friday, Sept. 30: 3-6 p.m. EDT
Saturday, Oct. 1: 12-4:30 p.m. EDT
Sunday, Oct. 2: 1-3 p.m. EDT
Some of the topics we'll be covering include:
Challenging Trends in Bargaining, from management rights clauses to reproductive health care and losing ground to inflation
Exploring Four Criteria for Successful Organizing Campaigns, including ways to engage an apathetic workplace
Building Escalation Pressure Campaigns, including a discussion of how to prepare and build a credible strike threat
Steward Training, to strengthen commitment and understanding
Workshops will include:
Utilizing Digital Organizing Strategies, highlighting best practices for building a digital organizing campaign, including managing social media and utilizing websites, email and text blasts
Media Training, exploring how to leverage the media to support campaigns and preparing to handle interviews like a pro.
Mobilizing Around Grievances, to prepare for and win the CBA
Identifying and Mentoring Leaders
And much more!
Please email 108President@gmail.com to be registered.
The Local 108 is currently at 116 total PHI members (55 in Americas and 61 in Health). We are at 21% membership and growing. A large majority of the Executive Boards time is taken up with representing pilots during disciplinary meetings and filing grievances. In a large union this would be done by stewards, freeing up time for focusing on growth. We need more stewards and becoming one would help us reach our growth goals quicker. Please reach out if you are interested is discussing what a steward does.
We just completed a postcard about joining the Local and mailed it to 441 pilots. The postcard will be sent out by the last week of November from the printer. As we cannot use company email for communication, we have to use our own data base of contacts. We recently ran over 400 FAA airmen registry addresses searches and came up with over 300 additional addresses. If you receive this postcard please share it with one of your coworkers or post it at work for others to see.
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We need help from ever pilot to grow the Local 108. I ran for President because I see the value in having a union and that is why I accepted a voluntary position. Simply joining the union and paying dues will not make the Local 108 succeed. We need everyone’s help and participation.
Here are some of the items and classes the Board is working on. GrievancesPostcard mailerCreating a contact list of all pilotsOpeiu International educational conferences Local 108 credit card policy and expense voucherLocal 108 Membership application in AdobeSteward handbook New hire letterWebsite updating and management Quarterly newslettersCreating an online database for records relating to discipline, discharge, grievances and their outcome
Lucas WinslowPresident, Local 108