Weekly Implementation meeting
AFA has established a weekly Implementation meeting with management to review, track and clarify issues related to implementation of the new c0ntract. The first meeting occurred yesterday—Tuesday, January 20, 2015. It was a very productive introductory meeting and AFA is pleased to report that overall everything appears to be on track with the timelines set forth in the Implementation Schedule.
TFP Calculators are not accurate
It seems all of the TFP calculators are not accurate at this time. AFA and management continue to work with the Information Technology (IT) department to resolve the discrepancies.
When will a final version of the new contract be published?
The Negotiating Committee is working very hard to get the document finalized for publication. Just developing the index is a very time consuming task all by itself. Keep in mind that not only is AFA involved in this process, but also so is management.
AFA and management have agreed to meet for three and a half days during the first week of February. We will be meeting outside of Seattle in order to minimize distractions and focus on the task. Once we are closer to finalizing the document then AFA will provide an estimate for the published contract.
In the meantime, you may access an electronic version of the TA2 document here.
Rumor patrol: “secret section” of the contract
AFA is aware of rumors that a new “secret section” of the contract is being written for the purposes of inclusion in the final document. This rumor is absolutely false. Be assured there are no new contract sections pending or being considered.
New Contract Q&A and email address
Have questions about the new contract? Contact your respective Local Executive Council (LEC) officers or you can email the Negotiating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have added a section to the AFA Alaska website called “Contract Q&A” at http://afaalaska.org/contract/qa. Going forward any posts related to provisions in the new contract will be located here for easy access. Be looking for our first article about Jet Bridge Trades in the very near future!
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Your Contract Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo