Region X Telecon Notes & Monthly Update | September 2020
A Message from Our Region X RVP Region X Updates from Brad Davidson
Congratulations on a successful 2020 fiscal year with the FAA. We are ending September and with that one of the most stressful, unpredictable, and challenging fiscal years we have faced. Unfortunately, I am estimating that FY 2021 will be much more of a challenge so prepare yourself for a number of challenges.
As of September 23, the house has passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 11th and there appears to be no real opposition to passage in the senate and eventual signing by the white house. NATCA has worked with our legislative allies to ensure that the FAA funding was addressed for the CR out of general funds recognizing the financial stress on the aviation trust fund.
We will be facing the national election season in full swing for the next six weeks. A friendly reminder to keep politics out of the office.
Our legislative activists will be all-hands on deck for the next six weeks encouraging people to get out and vote, vote by mail, support our NATCA friends in congress, and influence our friends and family. If you would like to join me for some text or phone banking I will be doing so at least once each week and notices will be sent out by our Region X Legislative lead – Jason Holland. All members are welcome and encouraged. We truly make a difference and in an odd way, both text and phone banking is actually enjoyable.
For our seasoned members and our new hires (probationary employees) be mindful of helping our new peers through the new job learning experience. We find ourselves in a different setting with mentoring, coaching, and assisting the new employees remotely. Remember back when you started with the agency and those who assisted you with your successful transition to a journeyperson with the agency. Pay that forward. And if you see someone struggling consider utilizing NATCA’s tools like professional standards and get your local representative involved. We need to look out for one another as we are stronger together.
I will be taking annual leave for the next week and look forward to some down time. I encourage each of you to do the same. There is no expectation that use or lose leave will be extended due to COVID so please plan accordingly and request leave as far in advance as you can to avoid conflict with the managers.
Thank you for your continued professionalism and continued efforts to complete your work remotely. For good or bad, what we are experiencing now are going to be our working conditions for the foreseeable future with maximum telework and limited/phased field work until COVID-19 levels improve.
Region X VP
Region X National Leadership
Brad Davidson Regional VP firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Aitken ARVP email@example.com
Curt Howe ARVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Reeves Airports email@example.com
Patrick Massie Aircraft Certification firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Rusk Information Technology email@example.com
Stacie Wooten Drug Abatement firstname.lastname@example.org
Region X National Committee Representatives
Don Schmeichel – Safety Committee email@example.com
Della Swartz – Safety Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Martin – Constitution Committee email@example.com
Don Smith – Organizing Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson MacDonald – Organizing Committee
Vacant – OSHA Committee
Quang Nguyen – Benefits Committee email@example.com
Jason Holland – Legislative Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey Glaze – National Pay Team email@example.com
Ed Szczuka – On-boarding Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Rusk – Regional Communications email@example.com
Molly Fierro – Finance Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom Twitchell – OWCP Committee email@example.com
Vacant – Reloaded Committee