Roadshow Coming to a Base Near You!
The Joint Negotiation Committee will be in SFO, LAX area next week to present the recently released Tentative Agreement (TA) and to answer questions. Please visit the JNC Blog for posted Q&A about the TA. Resources and full roadshow schedule can be found here.
Are You an AFA Member?
As a reminder, every “Legacy” (pre-merger ) Virgin America Flight Attendant must complete and submit a membership application to become an official member. Please be aware that this form cannot be completed online. The hard copy paper form must be submitted directly to an AFA representative or mailed to the AFA International Office in D.C. You can download and print an application, or pick one up from the bag/file rooms the next time you pass through either SFO or LAX Villages.
Please note, that only AFA members may:
· Vote on Tentative Agreements (TAs)
· Attend Membership Meetings and Roadshows
· Vote for Officers
· Hold a position as an AFA officer or committee member
AFA will also be available during scheduled roadshows to assist with applications and verification of membership. Please note that new-hire “Airbus” Flight Attendants are also eligible to vote regardless of probationary status, as long as AFA International has a membership application on file prior to the ballot close.
Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is an FAA program that allows Flight Attendants to self-disclose unintentional violations of CFRs or company safety policy without fear of disciplinary action from management or enforcement action from the FAA. Examples include improper door procedures, minimum crew violations and unintentional company policy/Work Rule violations. The intent of the program is to improve procedure, processes, and training through increased reporting of safety-related incidents that might otherwise go unreported. ASAP can be reported online and through your company-issued IMD through the Report It app. Please visit our website to view the ASAP Letter of Agreement and ASAP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). If you have any questions about ASAP for pmVX, please reach out to Brad Young, the ASAP AFA representative for pmVX at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFA Membership Meeting April 3 in SFO
The next Council 35 membership meeting is scheduled for April 3, 2018 and will be co-hosted by United Airlines Council 11. The agenda will be the AFA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting scheduled April 9-11, 2018. Only members may attend the meeting which will be held in SFO T2 Conference room (behind the ticket counters) from 11:30am—2:00pm. Please stop by and get information about the upcoming BOD meeting agenda and the latest news from Councils 11 and 35. If you have any agenda items you wish to discuss, please submit by 3/27/18 to email@example.com. Please visit the Council 35 Facebook page for up-to-date event information.
How do I contact Council 35 officers?
The best way to contact Council 35 officers is via email. Emails are easier to forward for follow up and to have a record of information. All emails and concerns received by Council 35 are held in confidence, and will not be shared for follow up without the permission of the original sender. To get the fastest and most thorough response, please email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. All officers can respond to emails sent to that address which facilitates a more efficient use of resources.
Will pre-merger VX Flight Attendants be the only ones voting on the TA?
No. All Alaska Flight Attendants will be able to vote on the TA. This includes pre-merger VX or “Airbus” F/As AND pre-merger Alaska or “Boeing” F/As.
Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts! You can reach us at email@example.com.
Your Council 35 Officers – Melissa & Jamie