In This Edition
- Get Involved: Seeking Local Mobilization Committee Chairpersons
- Boarding Pay
- Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – April 2022
- System Board of Adjustment Interviews
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Get Involved: Seeking Local Mobilization Committee Chairpersons
Originally posted April 25, 2022
Our Mobilization Committee is continuing to grow as we gear up to begin contract negotiations later this year. As part of this growth, your LEC Officers are currently seeking candidates for the position of Local Mobilization Committee Chairperson. The Mobilization Committee works to provide support to the Negotiating Committee through coordinated solidarity activity and two-way communication between the membership and the committee. The Local Mobilization Committee Chairperson is responsible for facilitating committee activities and leading our dedicated Mobilization Volunteers at the base/domicile level. Be on the lookout for additional communications directly from your Local Council about the Local Mobilization Committee Chairperson position. If you’re ready to express interest, get in touch with your LEC Officers.
Originally posted April 26, 2022
Social media was abuzz yesterday with the news that Delta Air Lines management would begin paying Delta Flight Attendants boarding pay, effective June 2022, at fifty percent (50%) of their flight time (i.e., block) pay rate. Delta management’s decision to implement boarding pay is unquestionably connected to AFA’s continuing efforts to organize Delta Flight Attendants. Unfortunately, Delta management could unilaterally end boarding pay at their sole discretion until such time that Delta Flight Attendants vote for union representation.
Regardless of the underlying circumstances, the implementation of boarding pay for cabin crew at a major airline has major implications for collective bargaining in the US aviation industry going forward–including our upcoming negotiations. Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants definitely deserve boarding pay, and boarding pay will be in our opening proposal to management!
Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – April 2022
Originally posted April 28, 2022
Our AFA Scheduling Committee Chairpersons met on Tuesday, April 26 to discuss their ongoing program of work to represent Flight Attendants interests related to lineholder scheduling. The Committee also met with management to receive updates and discuss issues and problems that Flight Attendants are experiencing with scheduling, pairings, and bidding. Your Local Scheduling Committee is available to answer questions, provide clarification, or help to resolve any lineholder scheduling-related issues. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
System Board of Adjustment Interviews
Originally posted April 28, 2022
Our Master Executive Council (MEC) will be conducting interviews for one (1) member to serve on the AFA System Board of Adjustment. Members are to serve on the System Board of Adjustment for the purpose of arbitrating any disputes or grievances that may arise under the terms of the Agreement between Alaska Airlines and its Flight Attendants.
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Negotiating Committee Attends Training
Our Negotiating Committee Members, together with our MEC Mobilization Committee Chairperson and members of the MEC, attended negotiations training last week at the AFA Alaska MEC Office in SeaTac, WA. The training was conducted by AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo and AFA Director of Collective Bargaining Joe Burns and featured presentations from the AFA International research, legal, and communications departments as well as the International Secretary-Treasurer’s office. Up next for our Negotiating Committee: preparing for next month’s Listening Sessions!
Next Week’s Events
|Monday, May 2||Council 30 (ANC) Local Council Meeting|
|Tuesday, May 3||Quarterly Uniform Committee Meeting|
|Thursday, May 5||Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)|