In This Edition
- Understanding Negotiations: What Is Mediation?
- Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – August 2023
- Human Rights Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Understanding Negotiations: What Is Mediation?
Originally posted August 29, 2023
The Railway Labor Act (RLA) governs the process of negotiating a collective bargaining agreement in the railroad and airline industries in the United States. Mediation is a step in the negotiation process facilitated by a mediator appointed by the National Mediation Board (NMB). The process does not have a set time limit and can end in a tentative agreement or lead to further options if unsuccessful.
Scheduling Committee Meeting Recap – August 2023
Originally posted August 30, 2023
Our AFA Scheduling Committee Chairpersons met on Tuesday, August 22 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!
Human Rights Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
Originally posted September 1, 2023
Our AFA Human Rights Committee Chairpersons met on Monday, August 28, to discuss their ongoing program of work to advance human rights within our workplace and community. The Committee also met with management to receive updates on what progress has been made on concerns that had been previously brought forward and address new concerns that have come to light. If you have ideas, thoughts, or feedback for the committee, your Local Human Rights Committee Chairperson would love to hear from you!
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American Airlines Flight Attendant Informational Picketing
American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), concluded their strike authorization vote yesterday. The results, announced today at a series of informational picketing events across the country, were resoundingly clear—99.47% of participating Flight Attendants voted yes to authorize a strike! Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants joined American Airlines Flight Attendants on the picket line in solidarity, and we will continue to stand with them as they continue their fight for a fair contract. When we fight together, we win together!
United AFA Day Of Action
United Airlines Flight Attendants held systemwide informational picketing events today to send a message to United management: Enough is enough! Flight Attendants are suffering the consequences of management’s inability to properly operate the airline, and they deserve better! Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants were proud to join the picket lines to stand in solidarity with our United Flight Attendant family. We will continue to fight alongside them until United management fixes the operation and negotiates a fair contract that United Flight Attendants have earned!
Next Week’s Events
|Thursday, September 7||Scheduling Review Board (SRB)|
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