In This Edition
- February 2024 MEC Meeting Recap
- Alaska Management Refuses to Remove Dangerous Coffee Makers From Service Despite Injury Risks to Flight Attendants
- Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – February 2024
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
February 2024 MEC Meeting Recap
The February 2024 Regular MEC Meeting was held last week on Wednesday, February 14. Our MEC debriefed on the successful Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action, which received extensive media coverage and brought our fight further into the public eye. The strike vote results were reviewed, where 99.48% of Flight Attendants voted in favor of authorizing a strike. Thank you to our Mobilization Volunteers for their hard work and contribution to achieving this outcome!
Alaska Management Refuses to Remove Dangerous Coffee Makers From Service Despite Injury Risks to Flight Attendants
Several Flight Attendants have been injured recently due to older-style B/E Aerospace coffee makers spewing hot coffee and grounds. Management denied an AFA request to discontinue using these coffee makers despite the risk to Flight Attendant and passenger safety. A formal complaint is being filed with the FAA, and a contractual grievance will be filed against the company.
Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – February 2024
On February 20, our AFA Scheduling Committee Chairpersons met to discuss their ongoing work representing Flight Attendants’ interests in lineholder scheduling. The Committee met with management to receive updates and discuss issues and problems Flight Attendants face with scheduling, pairings, and bidding. Your Local Scheduling Committee is available to assist with any lineholder scheduling-related issues. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help!
Shared on Social
Management might ask about negotiations – here’s an easy way to respond! “My Negotiating Committee speaks for me.” Our Negotiating Committee is our collective voice! Report these conversations by filling out a Management Interference Report on the Contract 2022 website, just like you would if you are asked to remove your AFA Contract Now lanyard.
Don’t Care Bear Accessories
You asked, we delivered! Don’t Care Bear accessories are available now on the AFA Union Store – buy yours today while supplies last! Purchase a Don’t Care Bear Bag Tag or Pin at https://myunionstore.com/pages/afa-store.
The Don’t Care Bear Bag Tag and Pin are currently sold out, but we have ordered additional inventory to restock.
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, February 27
|Quarterly Inflight Service Committee Meeting
|Thursday, February 29
|Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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