Our union is built on a strong foundation that starts in your base at your Local Council. Within your Local Council, you directly elect the officers who serve you and represent you at all levels of AFA. Those same officers, along with your appointed committee members and chairs, are also your best point of contact when you need AFA support.
Whether you need a question answered, information clarified, or have a pressing situation that you need help with, these AFA leaders and representatives stand ready to assist you. Here are some tips to get help when you need it:
Have a specific question? Start with your Local Committees.
Local Committees are made up of fellow Flight Attendants from your base that specialize in helping you with specific areas of importance. They are an expert, a resource, and a voice in the work of their committee. You can contact the committee chair or any member of the committee for help.
Want to know more about what each committee does? Visit http://afaalaska.org/committees and click on the committee you’d like to know more about!
Bigger issue? Your Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers are here to help!
If you don’t know which committee to contact or you have a concern that is outside the scope of the committees, the place to go for help is one of your LEC Officers. Your LEC Officers are fellow Flight Attendants from your base who are directly elected to represent you. When you think, “I need help from the Union,” your next step should be to contact one of your LEC Officers!
What about the Master Executive Council (MEC)?
The MEC Officers and Committee Chairs work behind the scenes to address issues that are affecting multiple bases or all Flight Attendants. As a coordinating group, the MEC takes direction from the LEC Officers or Local Committees. When you need help, you should contact your directly elected LEC Officers; they will first work to resolve issues locally and then elevate things to the MEC-level for resolution as appropriate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Local Council for assistance or clarification.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt