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FAA; Fine, 1987

 File — Box: 15, Folder: 23

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Part I: Part 1 of this collection focuses mainly on Eastern Air Lines (EAL) and its Master Executive Council (MEC) and involve correspondence, resolutions and reports. Continental Airlines (CAL) and the Texas Air Corporation, which was an airline holding company, also contain large amounts of material in the form of correspondence and general information as well. Major general subjects throughout the collection consist of safety, strikes, mergers and pilots.

Important subjects: Air Safety Bankruptcy Continental Airlines (CAL) Contracts Day Files Department of Transportation (DOT) Eastern Air Lines (EAL) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Family Awareness Master Executive Council (MEC) Media Mergers Orion Air Pierrs Pilots Resignations Safety Strikes Texas Air Corporation (TAC)

Important correspondents: Bavis, Jack; Brock, William; Duffy, Henry; Jackson, Jerry
From the Collection: Part II: Part 2 of the EAL MEC Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, general files, committee files, and alphabetical files for the office. Most of the material spans the tenures of the last two chairmen to serve Eastern, Jack Bavis (1986-1989) and Skip Copeland (1989-1991). MEC meetings are documented through agendas, minutes, and resolutions from 1976-1991. Projects the MEC focused on can be seen in the committee and alphabetical files. The 1989 sympathy strike is covered through correspondence, faxes, articles, subject files, and bankruptcy litigation.

Important subjects: Air safety Airline pilots Airlines Collective bargaining Airlines—Employees—Labor unions Airlines—Mergers Airlines—Safety measures Airlines—Safety regulations Airlines—Strikes and lockouts Airlines—United States—Management Airplanes—Piloting—Safety measures Continental Airlines Eastern Airlines Federal Aviation Administration Flight attendants—Labor unions—United States International Association of Machinists National Mediation Board (U. S.) Pilots and pilotage Sympathy strike Texas Air Corporation Union busting Important correspondents: Anderson, Lloyd; Baldwin, Lew; Bakes, Phillip; Bavis, Jack; Borman, Frank; Breen, E.J.; Copeland, Skip; Gallo, Al; Gorse, Augie; Leob, Jerry; Lorenzo, Frank; McClure, Don; McMullen, R. L.; Moldenhauer, Buster; Petachenko, Greg; Schulte, Larry; Stickeney, Ron; Vician, Dan; Wells, Larry; Wright, Buzz

Series Description: Series 1: Master Executive Council (includes Minutes, Resolutions and Agendas, General Files, and Correspondence), 1976-1991 Series 2: Committees, 1971-1990 Series 3: Alphabetical Files, 1962-1991 Series 4: Audio Visual, 1986-1990


  • 1960 - 1991
  • Majority of material found within 1985 - 1990

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 77.5 Linear Feet (76 SB, 3 MB)


Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA