In This Edition
- Inflight Service Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
- Reserve Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
- Negotiation Session 19
- September 2023 MEC Meeting Recap
- Uniform Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Inflight Service Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
Originally posted September 18, 2023
Our AFA Inflight Service Committee Chairpersons met on Wednesday, September 13, to discuss their ongoing program of work to represent Flight Attendants interests related to catering and onboard service/sales. The Committee also met with management to receive updates and discuss issues and problems that Flight Attendants face onboard the aircraft. The Inflight Service Committee continues to work with management to continuously address onboard catering concerns and engage in discussions leading to future improved processes. Please continue to report catering issues through Block2Block and safety-related issues through ReportIt!
Reserve Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
Originally posted September 19, 2023
Our AFA Reserve Committee Chairpersons met on Thursday, September 14, to discuss their ongoing program of work to represent and advocate for our Reserve Flight Attendants. The Committee also met with management to review specific concerns that Flight Attendants brought forward. Your Local Reserve Committee is available to answer questions, clarify contractual language, or help resolve reserve-related issues. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Negotiation Session 19
Originally posted September 20, 2023
We continued discussing Section 10.R-S: Scheduling and MPRs/RIGs this session, but progress has slowed considerably since June. We have been assigned a Mediator, who we anticipate joining our negotiation sessions starting in November. We are planning additional Mobilization activities in the coming months and expect to share additional details next week.
September 2023 MEC Meeting Recap
Originally posted September 20, 2023
Our AFA Alaska Master Executive Council (MEC) met this week on Monday, September 18, and Tuesday, September 19, to conduct their ongoing work to represent our Flight Attendants. The MEC also met with executive management and a group of union leaders from other company workgroups to receive updates and discuss concerns affecting employees company-wide. The next Regular MEC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, and Wednesday, October 11.
Uniform Committee Meeting Recap – 3rd Quarter 2023
Originally posted September 22, 2023
Our AFA Uniform Committee Chairpersons met on Tuesday, August 8 to discuss their ongoing program of work to represent Flight Attendants interests related to uniforms. The Committee also met with management to receive updates and discuss issues and problems that Flight Attendants are reporting related to uniform quality, wearability, and availability. If you are experiencing any issues with uniform quality or construction, please report the issues to Unisync as soon as possible. Please include your Local Uniform Committee Chairperson on the email so they can help track any issues or trends that might be developing.
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Reminder: Red Hot Milestone Anniversary Celebration
This year’s company milestone anniversary celebration is coming up on Saturday, September 23, and we’re ready to turn the party into a RED HOT event! If you’re planning to attend as someone being recognized for a milestone anniversary (10 years of service and every five years after that) or joining someone who is as a guest, don’t forget to wear red (including your red AFA pin) to the event. Let’s show management our solidarity and turn out a sea of red to demonstrate that we’re fired up about a contract recognizing our contributions to the company’s success over our many years of service!
If you attend, upload your pictures from the event and post them to social media. Tag or mention @afaalaska and include tags #AFAAlaska and #RedHotSummer so we can feature you!
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, September 26||Monthly Scheduling Committee Meeting|
|Tuesday, September 26||Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)|
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