July 29, 2013
Dear Flight Attendants,
Although the Master Executive Council (MEC) is extremely pleased with management’s decision to replace the TwinHill uniform with an interim Land’s End uniform, we are still several months out from implementation. For those of you who experience adverse reactions to the TwinHill uniform, please be assured that the same procedures prior to the announcement are still in effect and will remain so until the rollout of the interim uniform.
If you are currently wearing the TwinHill uniform and experiencing an adverse reaction, please click on the following link to the document “Your Uniform, Your Health” (http://alaskamec.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/YOUR-UNIFORM_YOUR-HEALTH-1.pdf) which walks you through the process of transitioning into the M&H alternate uniform.
Approximately three months ago AFA posted the uniform database with identifying information redacted as well as a statistical summary of reported symptoms. We have since received a significant number of new cases and will be posting an updated database and statistics shortly. For those of you who may have missed the broadcast, KING 5 news in Seattle ran a story on July 26th, 2013, at 6:30pm “Alaska Air replaces uniforms after attendants say it sickened them” (http://www.king5.com/news/aerospace/Alaska-Airs-new-uniforms-are-for-more-than-just-looks-217173661.html) . AFA Alaska MEC President Jeffrey Peterson and Alaska Airlines Vice President of Inflight Services Andy Schneider were both interviewed for the piece.
If you are based in Seattle and have any questions or concerns regarding the current uniform contact:
Shannon Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org / 206-850-6371, or
Susan Lee at email@example.com.
If you are based in ANC/PDX/LAX/SAN contact:
Yvette Gesch at firstname.lastname@example.org / 562-209-3473.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Terry Taylor, Yvette Gesch, Melanie Buker, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow
“Five Bases, One Voice”