The AFA Alaska-Virgin America Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) presented the tentative Merger Agreement to the Master Executive Council (MEC) in a special session today (Monday, February 12), and the MEC unanimously approved to release the tentative agreement for membership ratification.
The JNC will be publishing a comprehensive summary of agreement tomorrow and full text language to follow by end of week. However, we know everyone is eagerly anticipating more details, so…we’re going to give you a sneak preview to tide you over until tomorrow’s summary of agreement.
Spoiler Alert: Pay Raises for Everyone!
If the Merger Agreement is ratified:
- The entire Alaska pay scale will receive an across the board 4.5% increase to every step rate of pay;
- “Legacy” Virgin America Flight Attendants will be immediately brought up to the Alaska pay scale (converted from $/TFP to $/block-hour); and
- The new pay rates will be retroactive to January 1, 2018.
More details to follow tomorrow…
Your JNC – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Jennifer Wise MacColl, Jamie Cogen, Lindsey Steele and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
The roadshow schedule may be found in the ”Save the Date: Tentative Merger Agreement Roadshows” membership release. AFA anticipates voting will open shortly after the completion of roadshows in mid-March and will end in early April. Any pmAS or pmVX FAs are welcome to attend any and all sessions. Please be aware that only AFA members in good standing may vote on the TA, so it is extremely important that pmAS FAs are current on their dues and pmVX FAs have completed an AFA membership application prior to the vote.