This Week's Notebook: NATCA/UNUM Long-Term Disability Open Enrollment Period – Enroll Now!
Friday, March 29, 2013

NATCA has negotiated a shorter elimination period for its group long-term disability policy. The 120-day elimination period (the number of days you are disabled before benefits begin) will be lowered to 90 days at no additional cost.  Enroll online at now through April 30.

You work hard day in and day out to earn a good income, doesn’t it make sense to protect that income?

- The NATCA/UNUM LTD plan provides participants up to 50 percent of their income for up to 5 years.

- This plan has paid over $7.5 million to NATCA members when they needed it most.

- The strict physical requirements of our profession make it difficult to find quality disability income protection. NATCA has solved this problem.



Did you know that Disney Parks are unionized?

With many union families headed to Disney World for spring break and summer vacations, we thought you’d like to know which of your fellow union members your Disney dollars help support.

Planning a Disney World trip for spring break or summer vacation?  In addition to the fun you’ll have, the dollars you spend will support over 27,000 hard working Disney employees that belong to these unions:

  • UNITEHERE! 362: Attractions, custodial, vacation planners, auto plaza

  • INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 385: Bus operations, character department, laundry, ranch, parking attendants

  • UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS 1625: Florists, merchandise, tipped banquet employees

  • UNITEHERE! 737: Food & beverage, servers, housekeepers

  • TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION INTERNATIONAL UNION 1908: Front desk, concierges, child care, bell services, valet, lifeguards, golf operations, house persons, arcades, watercraft operations and monorails

  • INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL & STAGE EMPLOYEES 631: Costuming, cosmetology, stage techs

  • ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION: Actors, singers, dancers, stunt performers, stage managers



Rediscover the magic of Disney with Union Plus Disneyland & Disney World discounts at | 1-800-565-3712

To see more about this benefit and other great benefits available to NATCA members visit the Benefits section of the NATCA members Only website at

NATCA in Washington (NiW) Registration Now Open!

NATCA in Washington (NIW) 2013 is just around the corner and it's shaping up to be one of the most important and timely NIW events in the history of NATCA. The event will be held May 20-22, and registration is now open. To register online, go to Registration closes Friday, April 12.

Participants will be selected based on the Congressional districts in which they reside. It's ideal to have as many Congressional districts represented as possible. If you are unsure of your leave time, please register anyway, as it's easier to cancel a hotel reservation than add registrants last minute. Attendance confirmations will be sent out Monday, April 15.

"NATCA in Washington is our Union's premier legislative event," said NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert in her weekly update. "If you haven’t attended before, you will find it very enlightening to learn about our legislative process from the grassroots perspective. Nobody can explain our jobs and our issues to Congress better than us. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and make a difference. I look forward to seeing everyone in DC."  


Brushed and high polished, two-tone brass, case and adjustable stainless steel bracelet.  Faceted bezel, date window, genuine diamond (.006 ct.) with NATCA logo blue dial. Water resistant to 100 feet.  Available in men and women's size. Available for immediate shipment. Price: $75.00.  Made in USA.

Click here to see the item and order it on the NATCA Store website.

To view our other products log on to  For assistance call 800.266.0895 or email



April 12 - Los Angeles

April 17 - Gainesville, Va.

May 2 - Minneapolis

May 6 - Oklahoma City

May 10 - Pembroke Pines, Fla.

May 16 -Portland, Ore.

May 20 - Daytona Beach, Fla.

June 7 - Columbus, Ohio

June 22 - San Antonio

June 28 - Hamilton, N.J.

September 23 - Charlotte

September 27 - Fairbanks, Alaska

October 1 - Grand Rapids, Mich.

October 3 - St Charles, Mo.


If you wish to register for one of the above referenced seminars, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal:

Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the "My Profile" tab.

To register for a seminar, click the "Events" tab. Then click "2013 Retirement Seminars-Membership Registration." Complete the requested information and hit "next." When you come to the screen listing the seminars, click on the box next to the one you wish to attend, hit "next," verify your requested seminar information and then click on the "done" key. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.

For your guide to “Understanding your NATCA Federal Benefits Package,” please visit this Web site: If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal.

If you have any questions regarding these events, registration process – or would like to have a retirement seminar take place in your area - please contact Sallie Sullivan at NATCA’s National Office by either emailing her at or calling 202-220-9803.