Dear Flight Attendants,
Ballots for the Tentative Agreement (TA) ratification vote are currently being mailed out. Polls open 1/17/2014 (Friday) and close 2/14/2014. It is extremely important for all eligible Members to vote! For your information, a non-vote does not count one way or the other. Also, you may change your vote multiple times—the final vote on record is the one which will be counted.
Flight Attendants who do not receive their voting instructions with the 16 digit activation code must call the AFA Ballot Helpline 1-800-424-2401, press 1 then EXT 706 (after the polls open 1/17/2014). If you have not received your voting instructions by Monday 1/20/2014 or so then please call the AFA Ballot Helpline.
Flight Attendants who have dues or membership issues please call AFA Membership Services 1-800-424-2401, press 7.
AFA Membership Services is staffed Monday through Friday 930AM EST to 5PM EST.
Voting Instructions: As with the LEC officer elections, Flight Attendants will receive a ballot packet containing the voting instructions including a 16-digit activation code and the voting guide. These will be mailed from the mail house in Maryland on 1/13/2014. The activation code is specific to each Member therefore new instruction or voting guides will not and cannot be mailed. If a Flight Attendant does not receive her/his ballot packet, s/he must contact the AFA Ballot Helpline. A new activation code with instructions will be emailed from the voting system directly to the Member.
A Flight Attendant must be an active member in good standing to be eligible to vote.
Active: They must not be on an unpaid leave of absence; however if they are within the 3 month window then they are eligible.
EX: FA is on an unpaid leave as of 1/1/2014. Their 3 month dues obligation is JAN, FEB & MAR. This person is eligible to vote without any issues.
EX: FA is on an unpaid LOA as of 10/1/2013. Their 3 month dues obligation is OCT, NOV, DEC 2013. This person is not eligible to vote unless they contact Membership Services and pay their dues through and including February 2014 [AFA C&B Article II C.1.b(3)].
Probationary Flight Attendants: Flight Attendant not off probation as of 2/14/2014 are not eligible to vote and cannot make themselves eligible to vote, nor will they receive the voting instructions. However, if a probationary Flight Attendant is off probation on or before 2/14/2014 they are eligible to vote during the entire voting period.
Member: A Flight Attendant must be a member to cast a vote. Non-members or agency fee payers are not eligible to vote. However, they will receive the voting instructions with a 16-digit activation code. These non-members can make themselves active by completing a membership application and paying the $60 initiation fee (due immediately). These individual must contact AFA Membership Services.
Good Standing: If a Flight Attendant is delinquent in paying their dues they are not eligible to cast a vote. These F/As will receive the voting instructions with an activation code, however they will not be able to cast a vote until they settle their account. These individuals must contact AFA Membership Services
Address Update: AFA Membership Services will be uploading the roster into the ballot system on 1/19/2014. Until then a Member may submit an address update via the AFA Membership Services change of address web page: www.afacwa.org/coa.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow