The AFA Alaska Master Executive Council (MEC) officers, Local Executive Council (LEC) presidents, and many other LEC officers and committee chairpersons just finished attending the 44th Annual AFA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual meeting is where AFA conducts the business of our union at the international level. More detailed information about the BOD will be released soon.
Special MEC Merger Meeting
In conjunction with the BOD meeting, a special MEC merger meeting was held on Wednesday, May 25th. The purpose of the special MEC meeting with AFA International President Sara Nelson, the International officers and certain members of AFA staff was to discuss the proposed merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America in accordance with Section X [Merger Policy…] of the AFA International Policy Manual. In addition to the MEC officers (including Council 18 Los Angeles and Council 15 San Diego presidents-elect), Merger Representatives Sandra Morrow and Marie Maxwell as well as many local officers participated in the discussions. The MEC and AFA International are in the process of coordinating a communication to membership regarding the merger.
Dissatisfaction with the pairings discussed during the May MEC Meeting at the BOD
As was indicated in the Open Time Trial Update May 2016, the MEC has received a lot of feedback recently regarding dissatisfaction with the pairings as well as with several of management’s communications regarding the pairings. This topic was thoroughly discussed at our MEC meeting that was held this past Saturday in conjunction with the BOD. The MEC is diligently working on a communication to you on that subject, so continue to stay tuned!
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Satterlee, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Stephen Couckuyt and LEC Presidents-elect Brice McGee and Tim Green