ExpressJet Weekly Update February 22, 2016




We are pleased to announce for the first time, we have organized a system-wide enrollment at our ExpressJet bases for National Group Protection (NGP) supplemental benefits that are available to you as an IAM member.

National Group Protection (NGP) will be in the crew rooms in February and March to conduct a supplemental benefits enrollment for IAMAW District 142 members at ExpressJet.  Please meet in person with a benefit counselor to enroll or make changes to your existing coverage.  Members can enroll in any of the crew rooms, not just your base location.

Accident Insurance    ·    Cancer Insurance    ·    Critical Illness Coverage

Short Term Disability    ·    Whole Life Insurance

There are some benefit enhancements/upgrades this year, so please take the time to sit down with a benefit counselor and review your options.  This is also an excellent time to make sure you have filed for your annual health screening benefits, which are part of the accident, cancer and critical illness benefit plans.

  • Supplemental – these plans supplement any existing coverage
  • Limited Underwriting – no medical or physical exams required
  • Family Coverage – available with all of the plans (except disability)
  • Portable – members can continue coverage if they leave the company (except disability)
  • Payroll Deduction – premiums are paid through payroll deduction

O’Hare                   Feb 22–24

Detroit                   Feb 29–March 2

Atlanta                   March 7—11

O’Hare                   March 8—10

Houston                 March 8—11

DFW                       March 14—16

Cleveland              March 22–24

Detroit                   March 29–31

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming enrollment, please contact National Group Protection (NGP) at 800-344-9016.


Jumpseat Tracking

fa-jump-seatWe need your help to show what a huge issue the discrimatory jumpseat agreement with United flight attendants is and how it is not only negatively impacting your daily lives but also the operation.

We need you to fill out the Jumpseat Tracking form on the IAM District Lodge 142 App, if you miss flights due to lack of a fair and reciprocal jumpseat agreement with United flight attendants.

Just click the “Jumpseat Tracking” tab in the app and fill in the required info.  Thank you for helping us fight for jumpseat equality.

To download the app follow the links below:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

Meetings with Management


If called into meetings with management always ask, “Could this discussion lead to discipline, termination or affect my personal working condition?” If the answer is anything but no, please make this statement, “I request that my Union Representative be present at this meeting and until my Union Representative is available I choose to not participate in this discussion.” Immediately contact a Grievance Representative and set up a meeting.


submitted by Marche’ Johnson-Cooper Special Representative


2 grievances were submitted to Grievance Mediation.



submitted by Sara Gonzales

 Step 2 Grievances

Six grievances were resolved prior to the hearing on February 17th and six were heard on February 17th.  There is still one grievance pending and no others have been received for appeal.  The pending Step 2 grievance base breakdown is as follows:


Our next Step 2 hearings are scheduled to take place March 23rd in Houston, Texas.


Grievance Mediation

Several issues and grievances were resolved at Grievance Mediation this past week.  Our next CRJ/ERJ Grievance Mediation session will be held May 9 – May 11, 2016.


Upcoming Local Lodge Meetings

2339N (EWR)

EWR Embassy Suites

95 Glimcher Realty Way, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3pm

transportation provided from EWR P-4


2339O (CLE & ORD)

ORD Best Western

10300 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1pm

transportation provided from ORD bus/shuttle center


2339H (ERJ-DFW & IAH)

Ramada Houston Intercontinental East

6115 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1pm

transportation available from IAH


2339A (CRJ-DFW, DTW & ATL)

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1255 Walker Ave. East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2pm

transportation available from ATL


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