In this edition:
- Summer of Mobilization Recap
- Upcoming Important Dates
- Membership Dues
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- AFA International HRE Committee
Summer of Mobilization Recap
It has been a busy summer for our LEC/MEC and Mobilization Volunteers! With Red Hot Summer systemwide events in July and August at Alaska, American, Southwest and United, and surprise pop up events in LAX and PDX in September, we have made sure management knows wherever they go, AFA will find out and we will be there. And we will keep being there until we achieve an agreement that properly recognizes our contribution to the success of the company!
Be on the lookout for ANC Mobilization Committee members who continue to hand out red pins and bag tags.
Many thanks to the members who have volunteered at our events and helped make them a success! You can keep up to date with the latest negotiations information here News (afaalaska.org)
Upcoming Important Dates
Save the Date – October 25, 2023 – Council 30 Meeting
Our next Council meeting will be Wednesday, October 25, 10:30am to 12pm at the Bayshore Clubhouse, 3131 Amber Bay Loop, Anchorage, AK. Members must be active status and in good standing (dues current) to attend local council meetings.
PBS Base Sits
Members of the ANC Scheduling and Reserve Committees will be hosting PBS base sits in the ANC Crewroom from 10/5, 6, 7, 8, 9 from 10am – 4pm each day.
National Group Protection – Open Enrollment
You should have received a couple of mailings from National Group Protection regarding open enrollment for Group Supplemental Benefits, including Accident and Critical Illness benefits. You can enroll online at www.ngp-ins.com/alaska-afa or call (800) 344-9016.
Second Round Vacation Bidding
Second round opened October 3rd and closes the 17th. Don’t forget to bid! Awards will be posted on October 25th.
Government Affairs Base Sit – November 2
ANC Government Affairs Committee members will have a base sit on November 2 to educate members on current ballot measures affecting our labor group. They will also provide information and locations pertaining to in person and mail in voting.
Use It or Lose It – Uniform Allotment
Our current uniform allotment will expire at the end of 2023. If you fail to use the allotment by the end of the year, you will lose the funds. Each FA will receive a new allotment on January 1, 2024.
If you are out of allotment funds and in need of uniform pieces or have allotment funds that will go unused, please reach out to ANC Uniform Committee Chair, Kim Mazzolini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we get closer to reaching an agreement on a new contract, it is important to make sure you are current on your membership dues. In order to have your vote counted on a new tentative agreement (TA) you must be an active member in good standing (dues current.) If you have questions about your dues status, please reach out to our Council 30 LEC Secretary, Annie Madsen at email@example.com.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month officially started on September 15th and runs through October 15th. If you didn’t get a Hispanic Heritage AFA pin last year, reach out to a local AFA officer. Currently, we are recommending all members wear the red AFA pin to support our Negotiating Committee during ongoing contract negotiations.
AFA International HRE Committee
The AFA Human Rights and Equity Committee is committed to providing the broadest possible representation of our members regardless of age, disability, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression. We honor and celebrate the shared humanity of the members in our care.
We shall at all times endeavor to promote the principles of tolerance, fairness, equity, justice, respect and inclusion within our Union. It is only when we all work together, we can tear down the walls of division and create a progressive culture that values social & economic justice for all working people.
CLICK HERE to view the latest HRE Committee Newsletter
If you are interested in joining the HRE Committee, please contact send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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