Q. Looking for a clarification on the voting eligibility for this Merger Agreement.
For L-VX Flight Attendants, anyone can vote, no matter their seniority, as long as they have completed a membership application?
For L-AS Flight Attendants, they must have completed four months of seniority before being eligible to vote?
In two different road shows, it was said that all Flight Attendants, L-VX and L-AS, must complete four months of seniority, yet the information on the voting information page of the AFA Alaska website indicates otherwise.
Can you please clarify this discrepancy?
A. The MEC received clarification after the road shows you mentioned (from AFA International Membership Services) that L-VX F/As are eligible to vote as of date of hire. This is due to the fact that there is no first contract in place and there is no apprentice membership at carriers without a first contract. It is the same reason that they are not required to pay dues yet.
So L-VX Flight Attendants are eligible to vote as of date of hire as long as they have a membership application on file and are therefore in good standing.