May 20, 2013
Dear Flight Attendants,
The Master Executive Council (MEC) invites you to join us for informational leafleting at the Alaska Air Group (AAG) Shareholders meeting beginning at 1pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121 (http://www.bellharbor.com/).
From 1pm to 2pm, the entire group will participate just outside the venue, along the pier, on the Alaska Way sidewalk and possibly over the sky bridge leading to the parking structure across the street. You can check out a map and interactive view of the site on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/lF7DE. At 2pm, several members of the contingent with shares or proxies will enter the conference center and designated spokespersons will possibly make statements inside as appropriate. Those who do not have proxies may remain outside and continue to participate. Flight Attendants do not need to own shares or have a proxy in order to join us for leafleting, as there is plenty to do outside the venue! It is extremely important that we show our solidarity at this event so we need anybody who is not working but previously scheduled to be in Seattle or who is on a layover to come on down and join us for a few hours. We are asking for your participation between approximately 1pm-3:30pm.
If you are coming from a layover in Seattle, you can be at the venue in about an hour and ten minutes. Directions for taking the light rail from SeaTac Airport station to Westlake Center downtown (approximately 50 minutes) are here: http://goo.gl/maps/dTdhe, and then walking directions from Westlake Center to the Bell Harbor Conference Center (approximately 20 minutes) here: http://goo.gl/maps/lbwdj. Driving directions from all points: http://www.bellharbor.com/directions.php; a printable driving map of the area: http://www.bellharbor.com/pdf/BH_Driving_Directions.pdf. For those of you that live in the Seattle Area there are several non-driving options available to get to Pier 66. If you live in West Seattle, the West Seattle Water Taxi service drops you off a short walk from Pier 66: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/WaterTaxi.aspx. If you are coming from the Peninsula, the Bremerton and Bainbridge Ferry service will drop you off a short walk from Pier 66: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/. In King County several bus routes will take you to Westlake Center where you will be able to follow the walking directions posted above. These routes include: Aurora Bus Route 358, Ballard Route 40 or Rapid Ride D, U District Route 73, Bellevue Route 550, Kirkland Route 255, Issaquah Route 554, and Mountlake Terrace Route 511. For Information on these and other transit routes visit http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/.
AFA will be supplying complimentary AFA Alaska t-shirts to all who attend the event, supplies permitting. We ordered a fairly significant quantity of t-shirts in a variety of sizes so we anticipate having enough for everybody. The t-shirts are a royal blue with the AFA logo and identify us as Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants; there are no other slogans so these may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Again, a free AFA Alaska t-shirt to all those who can make it, supplies permitting. Please do not wear your uniform to the event! We will also have signs, buttons, flyers, and balloons.
We want to show our professionalism, and why we are the best FAs in the industry, to the shareholders while we express our concern over the company’s inability to negotiate a fair contract with us!
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Terry Taylor, Yvette Gesch, Melanie Buker, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow
“Five Bases, One Voice”