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Happy Holidays from APA Local 1224!


Fellow Local 1224 Pilots, Happy Holidays from APA Local 1224! To be more specific, Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Eid! Happy Diwali wishes! (Fill in your holiday greeting here)______________! or, of course, Festivus for the Rest of Us! Please forgive me if your personal holiday of giving greeting was belated or somewhat pre-seasonal, but I hope you understand my intent. Nearly every religion and every culture celebrates the importance of love, unity, and the joy of giving. This week we celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth who, according to tradition, said “love your neighbor as yourself” and “treat others as you want to be treated”. These ideas have been universally celebrated across the globe for centuries past and will continue to be for centuries into the future. This most basic guiding principle, often referred to as the Golden Rule, is the basis for social justice – which is why Christmas is the most WONDERFUL time of the year for YOUR union. Your union’s primary mission is the application of social justice and labor peace, through unity, fair representation, SECURITY for our FAMILIES, the TIME to enjoy life with them, and wages and work rules that reflect our great skills. A hallmark of Christmas, the spirit of GIVING, is alive and well within APA Local 1224 and can be seen year-round, as your union brothers, volunteers and staff tirelessly sacrifice for you. The GIFT of their time is spent negotiating and defending contracts, ensuring the application of and improvements to safety, and genuinely looking out for one other (and each of you) through our HIMS programs, pro-standards programs, CIRP programs and the many other intervention methods that we utilize to strengthen and maintain a HAPPY and HEALTHY membership. I am so proud of the good work that our union does enriching and protecting the lives and livelihoods of our members. Please take the time this holiday season to appreciate the essence of the many Holiday greetings, songs, toasts, and quotes that surround us this time of year. Remember the true spirit of Christmas: LOVE, UNITY, PEACE, MERRIMENT, COMFORT, JOY, Brotherhood, giving. Our careers have provided us a wonderful life, so have yourselves a merry little Christmas, and bring good tidings of comfort and joy! FA LA LA LA LA, Joe Muckle, President Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224