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Negotiations Update July 21, 2014: Seeking Financial Assistance Information

July 21st, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants,   As we continue negotiations, the Negotiating Committee is interested in gathering important data from our workgroup. The negotiations survey was a huge success and provided us with clear objectives. Now, we are looking to collect information of a more personal nature. Please know we would never ask for this if we didn’t believe it was vital information to assist us in fighting for fair compensation in our contract.   Many of our Flight Attendants have voiced their concern about the growing number of those who qualify for or are receiving financial assistance. For statistical purposes, we are collecting data on Flight Attendants who require a second job; and/or are currently receiving, or in the past five […]

Mobilization Update July 17, 2014: Turn the Airport RED on Tuesday, July 22nd

July 17th, 2014 by

Turn the Airport RED – Solidarity Activity on Tuesday, July 22nd The Negotiating Committee went back to the table with management last week and needs your support as they continue negotiating for the contractual improvements we deserve! Let’s show management we’re serious about our contract negotiations! Join us on Tuesday, July 22nd for our next airport solidarity event.  Volunteers are needed to demonstrate our strong presence at each of the five bases.  We’ll also be distributing new RED solidarity items to Flight Attendants! Can the Negotiating Committee count on you? We still need volunteers in all five bases during the following time slots: ANC - 1 to 4 PM SEA - 5 to 9 AM, 11 AM to 4 PM, 5 to […]

Council 19 July and August RED HOT Information

July 15th, 2014 by

Hello Seattle Flight Attendants, We want to remind you of the upcoming July 22 RED HOT MOBILIZATION event at SEA-TAC airport! We will be handing out the new RED HOT BLING! When: July 22, 2014 Where: Meet in the Central Annex Room, Mezzanine Level of the airport Time:  5 to 9 am; 11 am to 4 pm; and 5 pm to 10 pm. Parking is paid if you park on levels 3, 5, 6, 7 and stop by the Central Annex Room for a parking ticket from 5am-5pm. We will also have refreshments available! This is a system wide Mobilization event and if you cannot attend in Seattle try to attend in any of the bases: Portland:  5:30 to 8:00 […]

Negotiations Update July 8-9, 2014: AFA Presents TA-2 Opening Proposal

July 10th, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants,   AFA resumed mediation this week with Alaska Airlines management at the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington, DC. Management was represented by Shane Tackett, vice president of Labor Relations; Andy Schneider, vice president of Inflight Services; Elizabeth Ryan, managing director of Labor Relations-Air; Mike Link, manager of Inflight Labor & Work Performance; and Patrick Sundaresan, division controller for Air, Maintenance & Engineering. Ben Minicucci, chief operating officer (COO), also joined us on the first day. Victoria Gray returned as our federal mediator from the NMB.   AFA presented our opening proposal (AFA Alaska 2014 TA-2 Opening Proposal) and engaged in productive discussions.  Management was receptive to some aspects of our proposal and the parties reached an […]

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