Starting this week, you may catch a bright new addition to your facility as your NATCA FacRep helps launch this year's NATCAvism poster campaign. As NATCA members, we have a voice, responsibility, and role in the success of our Union. NATCA members have a plethora of tools and resources available to take ownership of our profession, our Union, and our collective future.
The poster campaign will launch in four parts emphasizing the importance of being active in your Union. First, NATCA members have a voice and must create a dialogue. Ask questions of your local leadership. Learn more about the leading issues for NATCA. These are the issues that affect you, your profession, your benefits, your brothers and sisters, and your family.
Don't hesitate to share what you learn. Share with your NATCA brothers and sisters, with the public through educational and outreach events, and with your legislative representatives. Your career and the National Airspace System depend on it!
Please give to the NATCA Disaster Relief Fund: Including all three recent hurricanes, the NATCA Disaster Relief Fund has assisted nearly 150 members with funds totaling just over $100,000. More than 20 of those members lost their homes. Approximately $30,000 was used for supplies. Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to the Fund.
The need remains great, however, especially in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. In this video, shot and produced by San Juan Tower Facility Representative Kyrandgel Rios, you can get a sense of the scale of the disaster as experienced by our members in Puerto Rico before, during, and after Hurricane Maria hit. We ask for your continued support.
NATCA established a disaster relief fund in 1992 in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. It provides assistance to our members who have experienced catastrophic losses of property and helps provide a lifeline during those most desperate times. Due to the generosity of our membership, our fund has continued to grow after that horrific storm, and has allowed NATCA members to help those affected after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005), Ike (2008), and Matthew (2016).
Please consider a donation to assist our brothers and sisters who have been ravaged by these recent terrible storms. You can also send a check to: NATCA National Office; ATTN: Disaster Relief Fund, 1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 2005.
To our members in the affected areas: We are with you in solidarity and are here to help in any way we can.
If you or someone you know are in need of assistance, please submit a request to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/37372DK
NATCA Great Lakes Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Aired on April 25, 2017.
Archie League Award-winning save story and interview, with A80 NATCA member Mason Braddock and pilot Cathy Lewan (3/24/17).