The National Mediation Board (NMB) issued its determination today that AFA is the collective bargaining representative for Virgin America Flight Attendants! As mentioned in a previous communication, Virgin America Flight Attendants will be part of AFA Transitional Local Council 35, which will represent Flight Attendants from JFK, LAX, and SFO. Council 35 will be part of the Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council.
Now that AFA is the representative for Virgin America Flight Attendants, it’s time to take the next steps and get connected, stay informed, and become an AFA member!
Stay connected with the latest news and information by signing up for AFA Alaska email communications at afanewsletters.org/subscribe. On the sign up page, enter your personal email address (no work email, please) and choose Alaska Air C35 (VX).
You can always find the most up-to-date information on the AFA Alaska website at http://afaalaska.org. Add a bookmark or add it to your favorites for easy access.
If you’re an iOS device user, you can save our mobile website as a shortcut on your home screen and access it just like you would an app. Just open Safari and type afaalask.org into the address bar. Once there, follow the instructions on the pop-up to save the web app to your home screen.
If you’re not an iOS user, you can still access our mobile website using your favorite browser on the device of your choice.
Become a Member
One of the most important things to do now that Virgin America Flight Attendants are represented by AFA is so complete, sign, and submit an AFA membership application. By submitting your membership application, you’ll be guaranteed the right to participate in AFA elections, vote on a tentative agreement, and hold committee positions and elected office.
As an AFA member, you won’t be required to pay dues until you vote on and approve a contract.
AFA Representatives Will Be Visiting Soon
Over the next several weeks, AFA Alaska representatives will be spending time in the Villages in SFO and LAX with information about AFA and to answer questions that you may have. We’ll also be scheduling AFA representatives to visit JFK. They’ll also have membership applications and AFA pins available. More information will be available on the Council 35 Facebook page and the Council 35 page of the AFA Alaska website.
If you have any questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your AFA Alaska MEC Officers – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer and Linda Christou