Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lee Seham's Managment/Union CV

This list is from Lee Seham's CV

See if you can spot how many of his 'independent' unions that still exist.

Airline Union Representation

Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) (1988-present)
- Alaska Airlines
- Atlantic Coast Airlines
- American Trans Air
- Horizon Air
- Mesaba Airlines
- Northwest Airlines
- United Airlines
- US Airway Shuttle (Trump Shuttle)

Airline Professionals Association - IBT Local 1224 (2001-2007)

Allied Pilots Association (APA) (1988-1992)

Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) (1994-1999)

FedEx Pilots Association (FPA) (1992-2002)

Independent Association of Continental Pilots (IACP) (1993-2001)

National Pilots Association (NPA)

Professional Flight Attendants Association (PFAA) (2003-2006)

US Airlines Pilots Association (USAPA) (2008)


These are the airline managements he has represented...

Airline Represntation

Varig Brazilian Airlines (1988-present)

The Union contends, and the Company vehemently denies, that on November 16, 1993, Martin Seham, Varig's attorney ("Seham"), and William O'Driscoll, President and General Chairman of IAM District Lodge 142 ("O'Driscoll"), reached an oral agreement on new terms to amend the collective bargaining agreement...This agreement in principle was absolutely clear...Mr. O'Driscoll informed me that he and Mr. Seham had arrived at a basis for a contract that would not require granting the right to the Company to subcontract bargaining unit work, based on the cost saving proposals that we had previously discussed. Mr. Seham confirmed that afternoon that 'we have the basis for an agreement.'" Describing this alleged agreement as "The O'Driscoll Hoax," Seham contends that he and O'Driscoll only discussed certain proposals, never reached an agreement, and concludes that "the Agreement ascribed to by Mr. O'Driscoll to me in Paragraph 22 of the Complaint never happened, was never even articulated and is absurd on its face."


SAS Scandinavian Airlines

El Al Airlines

Martin Seham was legal counsel for El Al Israel Airlines when it was hit by a strike by the International Association of Machinists in the mid-1980s. El Al hired strikebreakers.


Aer Lingus

The Irish carrier is providing Airbus A330 aircraft for the trans-Atlantic route, which United is marketing to its customers. It will be flown by Aer Lingus pilots who agreed to a new, discounted wage scale, as well as flight attendants hired by a third-party contractor and trained at United's operation center in Elk Grove Township.

Union leaders fear the unusual code-share arrangement, the first of its kind involving a U.S. carrier, could open the door to franchising on overseas flights. Airlines would lend their marketing clout and brands to promote flights operated by outsourced, nonunion crews hired by an international partner.