Dear Seattle Flight Attendants,
We hope that the New Year is starting off great for you! Your LEC Officers have been very busy this month with the day to day events plus the busy Negotiation Road Show Schedule. LEC President Laura Masserant accompanied the Negotiation Committee during the first week of the January road show schedule. It was a great experience to visit with Portland and Anchorage and work with the committee!
We have a few announcements that we want to share with you, so please take some time to fully read the following information:
Your Council 19 LEC Officers want to remind you that nominations are currently underway for the upcoming 3-year term of office beginning July 1, 2014.
- Mail date: 1-07-2014 (Voting Instructions and Activation Code are mailed)
- Polls open: 1-13-2014 (Voting begin online only)
- Polls close: 2-12-2014 2:00 PM EST 11:00 AM PST(Nomination ballots are tallied).
- Mail date: 3-06-2014 (Voting Instructions and Activation Code mailed)
- Polls open: 3-11-2014 (Voting begins online and by telephone)
- Polls close: 4-11-2014 (Election ballots are tallied)
If you have not received your Nomination Instructions, please contact the AFA Ballot Helpline at 1-800-424-2401 EXT 706 (press 1 then EXT 706). If the call is not answered immediately, please leave a message. All calls received by 5 pm ET will be returned the same day.
The AFA Ballot Helpline can provide you with a new 16-digit activation code. This will allow you to enter the voting system and cast your vote. The 16-digit code will be sent via email.
When calling to obtain a new 16-digit activation code, please verify your address and current status with AFA. If you must leave a message, please make sure you leave your name, airline, employee ID & telephone number along with your email address. The email should be in your inbox however be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case.
Only Active Members in Good Standing are eligible to cast a vote.
For nomination step-by-step instructions on how to cast your vote please visit www.afacwa-elections.org/step-by-step-nomination-guide
If you did receive your voting packet containing your 16-digit number, you may go directly to the website www.afacwa-elections.org to cast your vote.
If you are interested in learning more about the Officer positions you can reach out to LEC President Laura Masserant. Also, you can find job descriptions and duties of each position located in the AFA-CWA Constitution and By Laws: http://www.afacwa.org/constitution_bylaws, Article III, pages 12-15.
Upcoming Negotiation Road Shows:
The next round of Negotiation Road Shows hit Seattle February 6, 7, and 8. The 6th and 7th dates will take place in the Central Auditorium, Mezzanine Level, of the airport. The sessions are from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm both days. Free parking on levels, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
The show on the 8th will be held at the Sea Tac Hilton (across from the airport). The first session is from 9:00am to 12:00pm and the second session is from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Parking in the structure behind the hotel is paid.
Are you interested in AFA work? Seattle has openings on local committees and we could use your help!
Benefits Committee- You will assist FAs with Leaves of Absence Worker’s Compensation Leaves. Training will be provided. Contact LEC Chair Kathy O’Malley for more information.
Safety, Health, and Security Committee- This committee advocates on behalf of the FA group to secure a healthy, safe, and secure environment while at work. Training is provided. Contact LEC Chair Susan Lee for more information.
On behalf of your LEC Officers, we thank you all for being an amazing work group and a pleasure to represent!