Compensation Discussion with Management
Council 35 President Melissa Osborne and AFA Alaska MEC President Jeffrey Peterson will be meeting management later this week to discuss wage increases. More information will be sent out after the meeting via AFA email and will also be available on the Council 35 page of the AFA Alaska website.
Last Week’s Village Visits
For several days last week, many of the AFA Alaska leaders visited the Villages in SFO and LAX to share information about AFA, answer questions, and provide AFA membership applications. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Additional Village Visits will be scheduled over the next few weeks and will be announced through AFA email and on the Council 35 Facebook page.
JFK, We’re Headed Your Way!
For those of you based at JFK, AFA leaders will be out in your base this weekend. Local Council President Melissa Osborne, Local Council Secretary James Ikehara, and MEC Vice President Brian Palmer will be at JFK this coming Friday evening and Saturday morning. Melissa, James, and Brian will be on the concourse meeting with departing and arriving crews and will have AFA pins and information with them.
Become A Member, Have Your Voice Heard!
Completing an application ensures that you have the right to vote in officer elections and on tentative agreements. If you haven’t already had the chance to complete an AFA membership application, you can download and print one by clicking here. The AFA membership application is not a form that can be completed online; it must be filled out, signed in ink, and returned to an AFA representative or mailed to AFA. Signing up to receive AFA email communications is not the same as completing a membership application.
Joint Negotiating Committee and Seniority Representative Positions
We’ll soon be looking for candidates who are interested in serving on the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and serving as Seniority Representatives. The JNC Member will work with the Alaska members of the JNC to negotiate a joint contract with management. Seniority Representatives will help to reconcile the Virgin America seniority list and work with the Alaska Seniority Representative to integrate the two lists.
More information about these positions, including information on how to express interest, will be sent out by AFA email within the next several days and will also be posted on the Council 35 page of the AFA Alaska website.
Don’t Forget to Wear Your AFA Pin
The AFA pin is an approved uniform piece and should be worn on the left collar. If wearing both your AFA pin and anniversary pin, the anniversary pin should be placed closest to the tip of the collar.
Your AFA pin represents our combined strength and unity as we work toward achieving improvements for all of us and should always be worn with your uniform. If you don’t already have an AFA pin, you can pick one up from an AFA representative during an upcoming Village Visit.
Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Council 35 Officers – Melissa & James