We are anticipating that the National Mediation Board (NMB) will rule this week that AFA is the collective bargaining representative for Virgin America ITMs. In anticipation of this ruling, the process of getting an AFA Local Council established and set up for Virgin America ITMs is already underway. AFA Council 35 will be made up of all Virgin America ITMs based at JFK, LAX, and SFO and will be a part of the Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council.
Transitional Local Council Officer Appointments
Transitional Local Council Officers for Council 35, both a President and a Secretary, will be appointed by the AFA International Officers soon after the NMB issues its determination that AFA is the collective bargaining representative. Transitional Officers will serve for a period of approximately four to six months until elections can be held to fill those positions.
If you haven’t already shared your feedback regarding who you would like to serve in these appointed positions, please do so by completing the online form (link provided by email). Just a reminder that the feedback period will close on Wednesday, April 11.
Sign Up to Get Involved!
Involvement is one of the key hallmarks of AFA. As a member-driven Union, the more people get involved, the better your Local Council and our Union will function. If you’re interested in getting involved in AFA and Council 35, we want to know! Please take a few moments to complete the volunteer interest form and let us know how you might be interested in getting involved.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your AFA Alaska MEC Executive Officers – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer and Linda Christou