September 2, 2010 - The ALPA Executive Board assembled for the second day of
its 107th regular meeting to take action on a variety of Association agenda
items, and heard reports from the Executive Board’s four committees, which reviewed
and discussed strategic planning materials for the upcoming Board of Directors
Included among the agenda items was a resolution to approve a Memorandum of
Understanding with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to assist in the
creation and maintenance of a student professional development program. With
this agreement ALPA is directly engaged with the next generation of airline
In a special presentation, Alaska MEC chairman Capt. Sean Cassidy announced
that the Alaska pilots and management have reached an agreement on the
implementation of the Crew Personnel Advanced Screening System, or CrewPASS.
Cassidy said he is hopeful that CrewPASS will be installed and fully functioning
at his airline’s four pilot domiciles by the end of the year.
ALPA worked with the Transportation Security Administration to develop
CrewPASS, an alternative screening process that will expedite pilot access to
secured airport terminal areas and enhance security.
In another special presentation, Cassidy and ALPA president Capt. John Prater
recognized Capt. Paul Emmert for his efforts during the last four years, working
with the Association’s Board of Directors Steering Committee. Emmert, who has
previously served as the Alaska MEC vice chairman and secretary-treasurer,
received a plaque.
Prater in his closing comments spoke about the upcoming Labor Day weekend and
its significance to all workers. He also talked about the approaching
anniversary of 9/11.
“Unions like countries are built upon traditions,” said Prater, who called on
ALPA first vice-president Capt. Paul Rice to read into the record the names of
the United pilots of Flights 175 and 93 who died on that tragic day. Prater
reminded the audience that we must never forget, adding, “Our resolve has not
Read about Day 1 of the Executive Board.