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OF THE FUTURE
Industry Council Charter
Preamble: This Charter is intended to provide overall guidance and continuity for the Airline Industry Council, which operates under the auspices of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).
Title: The Airline Industry Council
Aim: We are committed to promoting constructive dialogue and action on issues of policy, practice, theory and research that lie at the intersection of the interests of labor, management, government, neutrals and scholars, in the airline industry. Our scope includes the global airline industry, with attention to traditional airlines, the new emerging low cost sector, and to a lesser extent, regional and charter airlines.
Structure and Operations: This Council will have a minimum of three co-chairs representing the management, labor and neutral, academic or policy-making communities. Each co-chair will serve for a two-year term, after which time new co-chairs will be selected by the Council membership. For the first two years of operation, we will have 4 co-chairs, including:
The Council membership will include a minimum of 12 members (inclusive of the leadership co-chairs). Each member will serve for a five-year term. For the first five years of operation, these members will include:
The Council will meet a minimum of once per year, concurrent with the annual Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) meetings held in early January in alternating cities and at another time if appropriate.
Decision making within the Council will be on a consensus basis, including modifications to this Charter.
Consistent with the LERA Constitution and tax laws which govern 501 (C) (3) non profit organizations, the Council may act as a forum for constructive dialogue on policy matters, but it will not act in a lobbying capacity on a partisan basis unless there is a consensus of the Council membership and written approval from the LERA executive board.
This Charter is granted to the Council by the LERA Executive Board for a period of five years and is renewable thereafter for additional five-year terms.
Scope of Activities: The Airline Industry Council will develop programming relevant to the airline industry for sessions during the pre or post-conference portions of the LERA National Meeting, as well as submit session proposals for consideration during the regular conference program and the National Policy Forum.
The Council will establish links with appropriate LERA Chapters, including the Work and Employment Relations Network. The Council will also establish links with professional associations relevant to the airline industry, including the MIT Global Airline Industry Program, the National Mediation Board, the Airline Industrial Relations Conference, the Airline Personnel Directors Conference, and the unions that represent airline employees. We will engage in other activities consistent with our aim (stated above) and with the broader mission of the LERA.
We hereby agree
to serve as members of the Airline Industry Council, as laid out in
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