Dear Flight Attendants,
The Master Executive Council (MEC) has grown concerned over comments on social media directed at our Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade and Seattle SeaFair Torchlight Parade Drill Team members. In the past several years the MEC has not taken a position either way regarding a Flight Attendant’s choice to volunteer for a Company-sponsored event. In light the fact that Flight Attendants are sharing negative discussions on social media regarding the Drill Team, the MEC is changing its stance.
Many Flight Attendants are desiring to participate in the Drill Team but they also want to show their solidarity with AFA. Your MEC, management and the Drill Team organizers have committed to making both possible at the same time. The Drill Team will be proudly displaying the new RED AFA pins on their uniforms and special RED “AFA/Alaska Airlines Drill Team 2014” bag tags on their suitcases during the parades.
Consequently, the MEC encourages interested Flight Attendants to volunteer for the Drill Team. Flight Attendants on the Drill Team should experience the same level of support as any other co-worker wearing the uniform.
For the rest of our Flight Attendants, we invite you to come out to the parades and support our Drill Team volunteers! Stay tuned for more opportunities to demonstrate your solidarity in the near future!
As we move into the next round of negotiations, this is a reminder that management is watching and they have called in Flight Attendants for social media posts. If negative comments are directed to any employee reflect unfavorably on the Company you could receive a call from your performance supervisor. Don’t let this happen to you!
Your MEC — Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt