My god am I tired of hearing this. "They're paying FOs at Delta what I'm making in the left seat!" "Yep. Have you applied?" "Well, I haven't kept up with my logbook since I upgraded...but I guarantee you if I was a female I'd have gotten called!"
I am at SkyWest, thus no ALPA. I would like to become involved with advocacy issues for ALPA national headquarted in D.C., especially safety and security matters. I just don't know how to reach out to them.
Good question. I contacted most of our committees and was told that they don't use volunteers or need any help. I haven't looked at CIRP yet, thanks for bringing that up. As for helping ALPA at other airlines...that isn't my wish at all. I was under the impression that ALPA national utilizes volunteers for a variety of purposes and that they don't favor one carrier over another...it's that feeling of pan-airline unity that I enjoy.