Brian V. McGovern
February 23, 2019 -
Today we will say good-bye to a very special person with a very kind heart at a Memorial Luncheon. Brian (based in MIA and ORD) was an AFA Union Activist doing Government Affairs for American Eagle/Envoy for over 15 years. He was involved in gaining FMLA for Flight Attendants, obtaining KCM and getting 10 hours of rest and FRMP for Flight Attendants in the latest FAA Reauthorization Bill. He also helped organize Silver Airways Flight Attendants along with American and Envoy Gate Agents for CWA.
Fort Lauderdale, FL - On February 4, 2019 of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Audubon, NJ. Age 59. Beloved son of the late Vincent X. and Margaret. Also predeceased by his loving Aunt Catherine Jelonek who affectionately nicknamed him "Bunny" when he was a young child.
Beloved brother of Mary Margaret "Micki" McCormack (Bernard), Michael McGovern, Timothy McGovern (Rosanne), and Andrea Kempton (Mark).
Loving uncle of Bernard Jr. "BJ", Colleen, Sean, Joshua, Matthew, Caitlin, Jessica, Laura, Eric, Michael, Karolyn, and Kevin.
He will be sorely missed by dear friends Tory Anderson, Debbie Mitchell, Ray Neil, Yvonne Fontanes, and Jason Fernandes. Brian is also survived by many cousins.
The majority of Brian's work career was in the airline industry. First with Mexicana out of Philadelphia, and the last 20 years with American Airlines mostly out of southern Florida. He was very proud of his work in the American Ambassador program where he accompanied sick children from Mexico and Latin America to the United States for medical treatment. As a union representative, he was often in Washington DC lobbying Congress on behalf of his co-workers in the airline industry.
It was no coincidence that Brian found himself working for the airlines. He was an avid world traveler and brought along friends and a niece or nephew to share in the adventures.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial luncheon for Brian to be held at the Kove restaurant, 20 West Atlantic Avenue, Audubon on February 23rd. From 11:30 to 2:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or any animal shelter of your choice in honor of Brian's beloved dog, Bella. Interment will be private.
If you have any photos you would like to share of Brian, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org We will make sure we get copies of them to his family.
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Today, the FAA and the DOT have no operating requirements for cabin temperatures. As a result, in the summer, cabins can get too hot; in the winter, they can get too cold.
If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from the mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).
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On June 21, 2017, American Airlines announced it will seek a new uniform vendor due to the many illnesses reported by AFA members and others exposed to the current uniforms provided by TwinHill.
AFA has communicated with management about our experience and research on uniform garment issues and this process of selecting a new uniform vendor. It is critical that the new uniforms will be safe and healthy, as well as durable and comfortable, for our members.
DO visit AFA’s uniform reactions reporting site and report any uniform reactions to AFA, in confidence.
Uniform Dos and Don'ts
To all AFA members who have experienced averse reactions to the new uniforms there is a website that AFA-CWA has designed to give you all the information you need to know about the Twin-Hill uniforms and your reactions. Even if you haven't had a reaction, you are still encouraged to go on the website to educate yourself on this topic.
On the website you are given detail instructions if you experience any reactions. Also we have Information on how AFA is presently advocating for you. There is even detail information on the chemicals that may be found in different uniform pieces that may cause skin irritants.
Please take the time and log onto http://www.afacwa.org/uniforms.