Your Master Executive Council (MEC) Officers, Local Executive Council (LEC) Presidents, and many other LEC Officers and Committee Chairs will be attending the 44th Annual AFA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting being held next week in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual meeting is where AFA conducts the business of our union at the international level.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 21
Regular MEC Meeting
Sunday, May 22
Executive Board Meeting (MEC Presidents from each airline)
Monday, May 23
Board of Directors Meeting
Equality March to Center for Civil and Human Rights
Bridge The Gap Campaign Picketing
Tuesday, May 24
Board of Directors Meeting continues
Wednesday, May 25
Special MEC Meeting
BOD Meeting Agenda Items
Your LEC President represents you and the other members of your Local Council on the Board of Directors and will be casting votes on your behalf at the BOD meeting. Your MEC Officers serve in an ex-officio capacity on the BOD but do not have voting privileges.
A total of 14 advance agenda items were submitted for consideration by the Board at this meeting. Each LEC held a Local Council meeting over the past several weeks to discuss these agenda items and gain your feedback. You can find a list of these agenda items and complete language at http://afa-bod.org/index-of-agenda-items.
In conjunction with the BOD meeting, two MEC meetings will also be conducted; the regular May MEC meeting being held on Saturday, May 21 and a special MEC meeting on Wednesday, May 25. The purpose of the special MEC meeting with International President Sara Nelson, the International Officers and certain members of AFA staff is to discuss the proposed merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America in accordance with section X.B.5 of the AFA International Policy Manual.
Equality March and Bridge the Gap Picketing
As part of the BOD meeting, AFA leaders will be participating in an equality march from the meeting site to the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. Once there, a picketing activity will be conducted to support the Bridge the Gap campaign. Bridge the Gap is an AFA International campaign designed to build public awareness of the disparate treatment of Flight Attendants at regional carriers. Despite flying under the same airline name as their mainline counterparts, Flight Attendants at regional airlines are often paid substantially less and suffer from longer duty days, less crew rest, and a host of other work rules that lag behind the industry. You can find more information about the Bridge the Gap campaign at http://www.afacwa.org/bridge_the_gap.
If you have any questions or thoughts about the BOD meeting or any of the submitted agenda items, please contact your LEC President.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Satterlee, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Stephen Couckuyt and LEC Presidents-Elect Timothy Green and Brice McGee