In This Edition
- Health Benefits Coverage & Staffing Adjustment Leaves
- Join The Picket Line: Support American Flight Attendants on Thursday, November 16
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Health Benefits Coverage & Staffing Adjustment Leaves
Originally posted November 6, 2023
Our Benefits Committee has been notified that there are multiple issues with health benefits coverage for those returning from staffing adjustment leaves (SAL). If you are on a staffing adjustment leave or have recently returned from one, please be aware of the following.
Join The Picket Line: Support American Flight Attendants on Thursday, November 16
Originally posted November 9, 2023
Flight Attendants at American Airlines, part of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), have been in negotiations for a new contract since January 2019. In August, they took a strike authorization vote, and an overwhelming 99.47% of American Flight Attendants authorized APFA to call for a strike if necessary. Despite this, American management continues to delay the process by offering concessionary proposals or, more recently, showing up to the bargaining table with no proposals at all.
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Southwest Flight Attendant Tentative Agreement
Congratulations to Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants (represented by TWU Local 556) on their tentative agreement (TA)! Our Negotiating Committee will meet next week to discuss the agreement and its implications on our ongoing contract negotiations. We plan to release a more comprehensive communication after our meeting, outlining how the agreement relates and fits into our overall bargaining strategy.
Bidding Reminder – Systemwide Informational Picketing on Tuesday, December 19
Remember to bid Tuesday, December 19 off for our systemwide informational picket! Ratchet up our collective pressure on management this holiday season and show we stand in solidarity, fighting for the contract we deserve and earn every day! This pressure brings our negotiations to the attention of the public, media, and investors. We will continue to push for what we deserve- a fair contract now!
More information, including meet-up locations and RSVP links, will be coming soon.
Negotiating Committee Statement On The Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Tentative Agreement
Our Negotiating Committee met this week to prepare for the upcoming negotiations session in December with a mediator. During this session, we also discussed the recent Tentative Agreement (TA) for Southwest (WN) Flight Attendants, who are represented by TWU Local 556. Out of respect for the ratification process, our Negotiating Committee will not weigh in on the particulars of the WN TA at this time. Southwest Flight Attendants have the right to consider and vote on their TA without undue external influence. After the result of the ratification vote is known (currently scheduled for December 8), we will communicate how the outcome relates and fits into our overall bargaining strategy.
Alaska Airlines is industry-leading across the board–except for its Flight Attendant contract. It’s time for management to make Alaska Airlines an industry leader in taking care of its employees by delivering the improved pay and work rules that Flight Attendants have earned!
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, November 14||Regular MEC Meeting|
|Wednesday, November 15||Retirement Board Meeting|
|Thursday, November 16||American Airlines Flight Attendant (APFA) Informational Picketing|
|Thursday, November 16||PDX Base Safety Meeting|
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