The Negotiating Process
How does the process of negotiations work? What laws apply? And where does work action and self-help such as CHAOS™ fit into the picture? Read More >>
Your Negotiating Committee
Just who is representing you at the bargaining table? Read More >>
The Mobilization Committee is activated prior to the start of contract negotiations. The committee helps to support the Negotiating Committee through a program of active information sharing and support activities.
Resources & Documents
Second Tentative Agreement (T/A-2) – November 2014
First Tentative Agreement (T/A) – December 2013
- First Tentative Agreement Full Text (December 2013) PDF
- First Tentative Agreement Summary (December 2013) PDF
- F/A Payscale Industry Comparison (Based on First T/A, December 2013) PDF
- Comparison Chart – First Tentative Agreement vs Current CBA PDF
Back in January, AFA communicated that management had approached AFA regarding their desire to negotiate a co-terminal agreement for the SFO domicile. Read more > The Master Executive Council (MEC) then conducted interviews for three Special Negotiating Committee (SNC) members and appointed them in February. Read more > The SFO Co-term SNC met in early […]
The Master Executive Council (MEC) is canceling the Open Time Tentative Agreement 2019. Voting will be discontinued as soon as AFA Membership Services at the International Office has an opportunity to pull down the ballot. Why? AFA representatives and management have been collaborating on the development of “user stories” in preparation for the programming of […]
Q: I heard that in the proposed Open Time system you are locked out of all Open Time trading on a closed day. Is that true? A: No. In the proposed Open Time system, all Open Time trades are allowed on a closed day(s) (including the days automatically closed four days prior) except for: Direct […]
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Time: 9 AM ~ 11 AM PT (morning session) and 1 PM ~ 3 PM PT (afternoon session) Location: Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South, 22406 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA 98198 Parking: Free parking is available at the Four Points hotel in the parking deck on the back side of the hotel […]
A (not so) brief history of Open Time Due to Flight Attendant dissatisfaction with Open Time that existed at the time, AFA and management negotiated a new Open Time trading system in the 2014-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Because the parties were unsure how well the new system would work for everyone, we agreed to a […]
Negotiations for the joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) have been completed with the membership ratification of the tentative agreement on April 3, 2018. The information contained here historically references the negotiating process for the 2014 collective bargaining agreement. For information about joint contract negotiations related to the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, please visit http://afaalaska.org/merger/jnc.
The JCBA has an amendable date of December 17, 2021 with a provision for an early opener on December 17, 2020.