From the Desk of the Secretary/Treasurer

From the Desk of the Secretary/Treasurer:

I would like to take a moment to paraphrase the late Mark Twain, “the reports of my leaving are greatly exaggerated,” for some clarification.  While I am in fact retiring from American Airlines, (see below) I am not abandoning my post with our Union.  I appreciate the faith instilled in me and intend to fulfill my term as Secretary/Treasurer to the best of my abilities.   Like many before me, the Early Out affords me a little time to enjoy and maintains my dues deductions for the next year.  My dues will be continuing as a retiree a year from now. 

In the meantime, there is much work to be done.  I will be working in the Union Office on a part-time basis, where I will be available to better assist with the needs at hand.   Please continue to join me in the efforts to secure our future, move forward as one group, united by brotherhood.  We will need to be a united front to get through our next round of negotiations and beyond.  Please see below for my letter to my BOS co-workers.

Sunrise/Sunset

I have reached the sunset of my career with American Airlines, and it is time to move on.  I have decided to take advantage of the Early Out package offered and will enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.   I was not able to reach everyone personally on Friday, my last official day and wanted to just spend another moment to say "Farewell, for now".  

It is impossible to fully express my emotions right now.  The lyrics from a Broadway song years ago, seem to sum it up best for me:  " Sunrise, Sunset.  Sunrise, Sunset. 'I don't remember growing older'... 'how swiftly fly the years' ... 'one season following another...laden with happiness and tears'.  "Sunrise, Sunset..."   

I am blessed in many ways, but I have recognized it most of all during the last 3 weeks, as I have been able to assist with ushering in 25 Customer Service Agents and CARS through the SUNRISE of their careers as I am entering the SUNSET of my own.  Everything has come full circle for me after 25+ years.   For every sunrise there is a sunset.  

 I will certainly miss our conversations, experiences shared and more importantly, I will never forget the kindness you have all shown to me.   I will continue my work within our Union, as I will be employed part-time with them in my retirement.  You may reach me via email at the union office:  [email protected] or at home [email protected].  

Thank you for your kindness and dedication through the years.  It has absolutely been my pleasure working with each one of you.   

Jane Crompton

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney