Dear Flight Attendants,
The follow up AFA negotiations survey by Hart Research Associates will begin this evening. The first phase is a phone interview, which will be capped at a limited number of respondents. Calls will begin at approximately 5pm PDT and will continue until 9pm PDT. This will be repeated each evening for 4-5 days or until we have reached the cap–whichever occurs first. Only Flight Attendants for which we have already received an updated phone number will be eligible to participate in the limited phone interviews.
Important: Interviewers from Hart Research Associates will display as “blocked” or “restricted” on caller ID. Unfortunately there was no way around this. You must be prepared to answer a blocked or restricted call between 5pm and 9pm PDT. Hart will not leave a message and there is no call back number. If you are not able to participate in the phone survey, you will have the opportunity to take the Internet survey which will be live after completion of phase one phone interviews.
April-May Negotiations Timeline*
* Dates are approximate. Following Negotiating Committee appointments, negotiations training for the second round NC is anticipated sometime between the week of April 21 and the next mediation session on May 13.
Week of April 21: AFA negotiations phone survey conducted by Hart Research Associates to be live for 4-5 nights.
Week of April 28: AFA negotiations email survey conducted by Hart Research Associates to be released following completion of the phone survey. Email survey to be live for approximately one week.
Week of May 5: Survey results provided by Hart Research Associates to second round Negotiating Committee
Week of May 12: Round two of mediation begins in Tempe, AZ
May 20: System-wide solidarity action (details to follow)
Once the phone interviews have been completed, the Internet survey will begin shortly thereafter.
Your MEC—Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow; and
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo