May 17, 2013 Dear Flight Attendants, This is the fourth installment in a series of negotiations updates this week. AFA has been working on a summary of negotiated contract changes for some time now. Management was kind enough to provide a summary last week, but we thought it was important to publish our version as well. You will find the document here: Negotiated TA Changes AFA. Informational leafleting and picketing at the Alaska Air Group (AAG) Shareholders meeting will begin at 1pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121 (http://www.bellharbor.com/). AFA will be providing free AFA t-shirts to all participants, supplies permitting. Do Read More >>
May 15, 2013 Dear Flight Attendants, This is the third installment in a series of negotiations updates this week. We are going to take the opportunity at the Alaska Air Group (AAG) Shareholders meeting next week to participate in informational leafleting. What exactly does this entail? First of all, we know there are Flight Attendants around the system who are interested in participating in the event. We are extremely thankful for the show of support but please be advised that System Regulations 6.100, General Provisions prohibits an employee from the “use [of] on-line or offline non-revenue and reduced rate tickets for…travel that is contrary to the best interests of Alaska Airlines. This includes, but is Read More >>
May 14, 2013 [Correction to yesterdays' communication: We incorrectly reported that ALPA has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with management. In fact it is still an “agreement in concept” (AIC) and will not be an actual TA until the ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) receives a full-text proposal and votes to convert the AIC to a TA. Once that happens, there will be roadshows and the TA will be sent out for membership ratification. The fact of the matter is that ALPA very nearly has a TA, which does not substantially change our message. However, we have corrected the original negotiations update to reflect all the facts as we know them. You may read the revised version here: Read More >>
May 13, 2013 (revised May 14, 2013 – New text underlined and deletions struck.) [Note from MEC President Jeffrey Peterson: This is the first installment of several negotiations updates pending, because it has become clear there is way too much information to put into one communication. Also, I personally apologize for the tardiness of this update. In yesterday's Mother's Day communication, we indicated that something would be out by “close of business” today. As it turned out, it was a particularly busy Monday in the AFA Alaska office. Consequently, I'm still in the office past 9pm PT finishing this part. The airlines business runs a 24 hour operation and union work within the airline business is often no Read More >>
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