Never Forget 9/11/2001
No matter the uniform we wear, the routes we fly, or the years we have worn our wings we will always remember the events of September 11th and cherish our heroes. Our union encourages Flight Attendants around the globe to wear a black ribbon under your AFA pin and join us for a moment of silence and quiet reflection at 8:46 AM Eastern Time on Monday, September 11th.
Open enrollment for 2018 benefits changes and additions is scheduled to take place October 23rd-November 13th. Look for information regarding base visits for assistance with the process as we get closer to the date.
TFP and Attendance
Make sure you occasionally check both your TFP and Attendance points for accuracy. If you find or suspect errors please reach out to your payroll supervisor or performance supervisor and copy in San@afaalska.org
Cornerstone Training and Crew Access
We are aware that there were significant difficulties for many flight attendants with the Cornerstone App and with completing the recent door training module. We have heard how frustrating many found this process. The ongoing issues with Crew Access are equally concerning. We are pleased that Jake Jones is returning to the MEC Scheduling Committee Chair position to assist the Scheduling Committee with gathering information and facilitating solutions.
Everyone has a copy of their contract on their IMD. After reading your contract, if you still do not understand a portion or have further questions and need immediate assistance please contact Scheduling Chair JR George at 619-889-5800.
If the problem is not time sensitive we ask that you send an email to: SAN.email@example.com. Someone from the scheduling committee will respond in a timely manner. Please send screenshots whenever possible to help them assist you.
Questions and/or suggestions about pairings should be sent to: SAN@afaalaska.org
After Hours Emergencies please call (206) 457-2010, extension 5 to reach one of your San Diego Officers
Keeping Track of Trends and Documenting Problems
Please use the AFA Alaska Online Support Center website (http://support.afaalaska.org) to file complaints, or to contact us for resolution of scheduling concerns. As our base grows it is more important than ever that we report, track and monitor all issues. If it is a scheduling related problem, please attach screenshots, and explain your situation thoroughly. This will ensure that we have sufficient information to research your concern. Your scheduling or reserve issues will automatically be forwarded to the appropriate committee for resolution.
We all know Facebook Is sometimes easier, however to track trends and not miss anything we ask that you use the proper resources.
AFA Council 15 San Diego Facebook Page
Since the base opened we have been using the SANFA Facebook page, this page is used both base information and AFA posts. Being as its easy for things to get lost with so many postings, Your AFA Officers started a new “Official” Facebook page called AFA Council 15 San Diego click on the link and like our page, there you can find all the latest news from AFA without having to search through numerous posts.
Text Notifications from AFA
To reach more of our base (including those who are not on social media or don’t check their email often), we are excited to announce that your LEC Officers started a new way of communicating with our members in San Diego through text message alerts. This program is completely optional. But we feel that it’s a great tool to get information out to everyone quickly. We will not overwhelm you with texts. And we do realize some people may have to pay for texts, so again this program is optional and the information will be available as always on the AFAalaska.org website, emails, and on our Facebook page.
The enrollment process is simple, all you need to do is send a text message from your personal phone.
Open your text messaging application. In the send to field enter 81010 and then enter @AFALEC15 in the body of the text and press send.
You will then receive a reply asking you to enter your full name. Once you send your name, your officers will receive notification and then you are all set to receive texts.
Please ignore the 3rd question where it asks if you are student or teacher we are borrowing this technology from school districts as to save costs from designing a system or paying a company to send mass texts and you do not need to download the app.
We hope you like our new service. And as always, we welcome your feedback / questions Please help us spread the word and get your fellow crew signed up.
In San Diego we are lucky to have a great team of Supervisors and Management staff. Please keep in mind that many personal conflicts should be taken to your Professional standards team and not taken immediately to Management. Often AFA EAP/ Professional Standards can resolve the problems or issues without Management becoming involved. Once management is aware of the situation that could lead to someone’s discipline and or possibly even termination.