Introduction of Safety Committee

The Fight Attendant Safety Committee would like to introduce ourselves and make clear our intent and purpose.  The four of us are dedicated to finding resolution to safety concerns that affect all flight attendants.   Some areas of greatest concern for us are, but not limited to:

  • Duty and rest limitations (fatigue)
  • Exposure to unruly and threatening passengers
  • Unsafe hotels
  • Exposure to cigarette smoke and dangerous fumes
  • Clear-air turbulence (CAT)
  • Travel in dangerous weather conditions such as icy roads and thunderstorms

Did you know the Company has an obligation to inform flight attendants of exposure to job hazards and conditions identified by a recently passed law governed by OSHA? We will be following up on their directives and how they impact us.

We will be working closely with the FAEC, FANC, NJASAP (Pilots Group), IBT Leadership, and Labor Relations.

We now have an email distribution set up for the FA Safety Committee.  That email address is: FASC@netjetsflightattendants.com —- sending to this email address will effectively send the communication to all FASC members. 

All communications between a FA and the FASC will remain confidential to the distribution list and the FAEC.

Our efforts are for all of us, but we cannot work in a vacuum, and we, like all of our leadership, need your support and participation.  Please make sure you are registered to view the FA Message Board. This can be accessed via: http://netjetsflightattendants.com . You will need to register for access.  

We will we keep you informed of initiatives and progress and will look forward to your input and suggestions.

Your Flight Attendant Safety Committee:

Bill Brackney – Chair

Jerri Oler

Laurie Roberge

Wendi Walters

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COALITION TO HOST INFORMATIONAL PICKET

In light of senior management’s escalating attacks on organized labor and their unjustifiable bargaining positions, the NetJets Unions Coalition (NUC) will host its first event, focusing public attention on senior management’s assault on the wages, benefits and working conditions of unionized NetJets employees. An informational picket has been scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2014, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in front of the NetJets Corporate Offices. Additional details will be announced as event plans are finalized throughout the next 72 hours.

“The time to host a picket is right now,” NJASAP President John Malmborg said. “Senior managers have launched an attack on organized labor not only at the bargaining table, but also in its relationships – or profound lack thereof – with NJASAP and Local 284.” Added Teamsters Local 284 President Paul Suffoletto, “As an example, this management team has simply gone too far with their latest issue of ’Sink Rate,’ which tries but fails to divide our Coalition by spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt amid our ranks.”
The informational picket is the first of many events designed to advise the public of the rapidly deteriorating labor relations environment at NetJets. Every organized NetJets employee who can participate in the event is urged to do so. Those members who wear a uniform to work should do so for the picket. Although it is not required, we encourage you to RSVP for the event to assist us in making appropriate preparations.
Register here:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuc-informational-picket-tickets-10957804087
Feel free to send questions and/or comments to nuc@njasap.com.