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Negotiations Update April 19, 2014 – Introducing Your Second Round Negotiating Committee

April 19th, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants, The Master Executive Council (MEC) is pleased to pass along some additional information to help you get to know the second round Negotiating Committee a little better. Jeffrey Peterson, AFA-CWA Alaska MEC president Jeffrey Peterson hails from Anchorage, AK, and graduated from A.J. Dimond High in south Anchorage. Jeff was conferred a Presidential Scholar Award in 1991 and went on to achieve a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to being a Flight Attendant, he spent several years in hotel management working for Marriott International and a franchise company associated with Marriott Hotels. He started out his Flight Attendant career 15 years ago in Los Angeles. Jeff has also been based in […]

Negotiations Update April 19, 2014 – Second Round Negotiating Committee Appointments

April 19th, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants, Your Master Executive Council (MEC) interviewed for the second round Negotiating Committee on April 17th and 18th at the AFA Alaska office in Seattle, WA. The MEC was joined by Council 39 Vice President-elect Steven Maller in addition to Council 39 President Cathy Gwynn. Since the Council 39 Portland presidency is in a run-off election for the next term of office, Steven is the highest confirmed officer-elect at present. Although not required by the AFA Constitution and Bylaws (C&B), Cathy extended the invitation for Steven to attend and provide input for Council 39. Council 18 LAX Vice President Kelly Johnson sat in as Local Executive Council (LEC) President Sandra Morrow’s designee on behalf of Council 18. Sandra […]

From: Hart Research Associates To: AFA re: Background on our Firm and Survey Methodology

April 16th, 2014 by

  M E M O R A N D U M TO: AFA FROM: Hart Research Associates DATE: April 14, 2014 RE: Background on our Firm and Survey Methodology   About the Survey On behalf of AFA, Hart Research will conduct a survey among Alaska Airlines flight attendants to explore members’ preferences and priorities for the upcoming round of contract bargaining. The survey will mainly be conducted online, so that every Alaska Airlines flight attendant can participate if they so choose. We hope that all members will avail themselves of this opportunity and add their important perspective to the conversation. In addition, Hart Research will administer the same survey questionnaire by telephone to a representative sample of members (these responses […]

Negotiations Update April 16, 2014: Update Email/Phone Info, Upcoming Survey, Committee Interviews, etc….

April 16th, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants,   The current Negotiating Committee just finished reviewing the draft professional survey prepared by Hart Research Associates. We are very pleased with the results. The professional survey is expected to be live beginning next week. The survey will have two phases: initial interviews will be conducted by phone for a limited number of Flight Attendants and then followed by an online survey for the remainder of our group. An estimated timeline for negotiations-related events in April and May is below.   All Members in Good Standing (those who are dues current) for which we have an updated phone number will have the possibility of participating in the phone interview starting next week. It is critical that you […]

MEC Update April 15, 2014: Management Sustains Grievance #36-99-2-7-14 (“Violation of Section 3.D Scope of Agreement”)

April 15th, 2014 by

Dear Flight Attendants,   Most of you are likely aware by now that Managing Director Of Inflight Operations Ron Calvin responded to AFA’s “MEC Update April 9, 2014: ‘Inflight Shadows’ and Violation of Section 3.D Scope of Agreement.” Ron’s response was in a First Class message “Trip to LIH” dated April 11, 2014. In the communication Ron publicly acknowledged and apologized for the contractual violation.   What you probably do not know is that the Labor Relations department immediately sustained Grievance #36-99-2-7-14 (“Violation of Section 3.D Scope of Agreement”) on April 10th. Your Master Executive Council (MEC) is appreciative this contractual violation was passed along to us by vigilant Flight Attendants and subsequently sustained so quickly. Although the grievance is technically resolved, […]

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