After working at another major US airline, Jack emerged as a leader among our ranks even as early as his initial
training at United in 1995. In less than a year he was elected by his peers to serve as Local Council President
in Hong Kong, where he is currently based. Jack took a break from serving as President of the Local Council
after two terms but continued to volunteer on the AFA Grievance, Safety and Occupational Benefits Committees
along with acting as Strike Coordinator.
With encouragement from his flying partners, Jack again ran for Local President in Hong Kong last year and inspired
the highest voter turnout for Local Elections across the system even though he was running unopposed. We often
hear from Members throughout the system who have flown with Jack and were impressed with his ability to tackle
domestic legalities, reserve assignment issues or explain a wide range of our benefits.
In addition to all of his volunteer work for our Union he was an officer in the United States Army Reserves.
He also has international Flight Attendant negotiations experience and is schooled as an economist. Jack is
well respected by his peers in Hong Kong for his demands for justice and commitment to resolving every issue
for the benefit of Flight Attendants. Jack was recently the Chairperson of our Negotiating Committee for our
Jack stated to the United Master Executive Council "to me there is no difference between junior/senior, lineholder/reserve
or domestic/international issues – there are only issues important to Flight Attendants. I look forward
to working with all of my colleagues to achieve the best Contract in the industry."