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Attention Life Save Team Pilots:

Welcome to the OPEIU Local No. 109 and Air Methods!


We look forward to getting everyone on board and to a smooth transition to operate on the Air Methods certificate. Having become a Pilot with AMC by way of an acquisition myself (Omni Flight), I understand there are a lot of unknowns and questions during this transition period, as well as some misinformation. Our goal is to ensure that we answer those questions and make sure that every former Life Save Team Pilot brought onto the certificate and becomes a member of the Union is well informed and welcomed properly.


Two of the operating principles of the Local No. 109 are transparency and membership empowerment. This means that we are open and communicate with the Membership and conduct business based on the direction of the MEMBERSHIP. We are not your typical union.


We are in actively bargaining with the Company and working towards an interim Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) until a final agreement can be reached on the integration.


In an effort to have a proper introduction to the former Life Save Team Pilots and to provide a platform for open face-to-face communication (which we value highly) the Local No. 109 will be hosting an open forum Q&A and Union INDOC session in Kansas City, MO on March 30th, 2021starting at 10:00amlocal time. For those that would need to commute, the Union will pay for your hotel stay at the event and the associated travel costs, as appropriate.


The details for the event are as follows:


Date: March 30th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Hilton Garden Inn 10920 N Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153 (located just off-site from Kansas City International Airport (MCI))


I also refer you to the Local No. 109 website where you will have access to many resources and also access to our official forum and union hall.


If you will be attending the event, please contact the Local No. 109 Office at opeiulocal109@gmail.comas soon as possible, and provide your name, base assignment, and your contact information.


The Company has provided us no contact information to former Life Save Team Pilots, as of now, so please pass this along to as many as you can in order to maximize the participation at the event and to ensure that YOU all have your voices heard.


I look forward to meeting everyone.




Bobby Kramer


OPEIU, Local No. 109

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Event List
  • January  5-6, 2021 - Bargaining meeting / Executive Board meeting, Orlando Florida

  • March 2, 2021 - Steward Training, Fort Worth Texas

  • July 6-7, 2021 - Executive Board meeting/Steward Training, Nashville Tennessee

  • August 16-17, 2021 - Bargaining Meeting/Steward Training, Buffalo NY

  • October 8-9, 2021 - Steward traing/Bargaining/ Membership Meeting, Las Vegas Nevada.              

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