The Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) is publishing a comprehensive summary of agreements that make up the overall AFA Alaska Airlines-Virgin America Merger Agreement. The summaries contain a listing of the provisions agreed to during merger negotiations. The full text Merger Agreement and related agreements will be posted by the end of the week.
This summary denotes the negotiated changes made to the current 2014-2019 AFA Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). If the overall Merger Agreement is ratified, these changes would become immediately in force and incorporated into the contract. The new document would become the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA).
This summary denotes the changes that would occur to transition the pre-merger (“Legacy”) Alaska Flight Attendants into the JCBA. These are temporary provisions that are variations on current contract provisions or are one-time happenings.
This summary denotes the changes to pay, work rules and benefits that would occur to transition the pre-merger (“Legacy”) Virgin America Flight Attendants into the JCBA. Because of technology, training and software constraints, management cannot combine the Inflight operations until approximately first quarter 2019.
Please take the time to read all the summaries. The JNC will answer questions through a negotiations blog on afaalaska.org once the full text Merger Agreement and related agreements have been posted by end of week.
Your JNC – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Jennifer Wise MacColl, Jamie Cogen, Lindsey Steele and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
The roadshow schedule may be found in the February 3, 2018 ”Save the Date: Tentative Merger Agreement Roadshows” membership release. AFA anticipates voting will open shortly after the completion of roadshows in mid-March and will end in early April. Any pre-merger Alaska Airlines (pmAS) or pre-merger Virgin America (pmVX) FAs are welcome to attend any and all sessions. Please be aware that only AFA members in good standing may vote on the TA, so it is extremely important that pmAS FAs are current on their dues and pmVX FAs have completed an AFA membership application prior to the vote.