In This Edition
- We Will Never Forget – September 11, 2001
- Grievance Committee Update – 3rd Quarter 2023
- Join The Picket Line: Support Southwest Flight Attendants
- Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
We Will Never Forget – September 11, 2001
Originally posted September 11, 2023
Grievance Committee Update – 3rd Quarter 2023
Originally posted September 12, 2023
Our Grievance Committee protects all Flight Attendants from arbitrary and unjust disciplinary action and upholds our collective bargaining agreement. This update briefly summarizes the committee’s work over the past quarter. Management has issued discipline lately for a variety of reasons. Read on for more information about why management is disciplining and terminating Flight Attendants. If you’ve faced a situation that you believe might be a contractual violation, please report the issue through the AFA Alaska Online Support Center.
Join The Picket Line: Support Southwest Flight Attendants
Originally posted September 13, 2023
It’s time to stand in solidarity with our Flight Attendant family at Southwest Airlines as they head to the picket line. Southwest Flight Attendants will be holding an informational picket in Denver on Wednesday, September 20, to address their ongoing fight for a fair contract. If you’re going to be in the Denver area, plan now to join the picket and sign up using the link below.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Originally posted September 15, 2023
September 15th marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. This tradition dates back to 1968 when legislation was signed into law first recognizing Hispanic Heritage Week. Read more about Hispanic Heritage Month, learn about the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans, and learn about events you can participate in using the resource links below. Join the celebration by wearing a Hispanic Heritage Month AFA Pin. Check with your Local Council if you need a pin.
Shared on Social
Surprise Pop-Up Picket At Alaska Airlines Event In Los Angeles
Despite issuing a public statement that our Negotiating Committee’s financial proposals were “economically unfeasible,” Alaska Airlines management decided that it was economically feasible to hold a swanky reception at a Marina Del Rey luxury hotel for company executives, elite frequent flyers, and Los Angeles area civic leaders today [Wednesday, September 13]. Our Mobilization Volunteers crashed the party with a surprise pop-up picket outside the hotel to ensure CEO Ben Minicucci and others attending the event heard our message. This example of corporate greed is a slap in the face to hard-working Flight Attendants who are long overdue for pay and work rule improvements that we have earned!
Next Week’s Events
|Monday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 19||Contract Negotiations|
|Monday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 19||Regular MEC Meeting|
|Wednesday, September 20||TWU Local 556/Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Informational Picketing (Denver, CO)|
Find Us on Social Media
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