For over two years, our Flight Attendants have worked without seeing an improvement in our collective bargaining agreement. We spoke in a resounding way and with a unified voice during the vote on our recent tentative agreement (TA). We told management “NO,” the TA does not recognize the contributions Flight Attendants make towards the numerous industry awards and record profits the company continues to achieve.
Becoming a Mobilization Volunteer is how you can directly contribute to the success of our Negotiating Committee. Read on to find out why being a Mobilization Volunteer is right for you:
1. You’re Tired of Waiting
Our contract has been amendable for over two years. After more than two years of negotiating, the parties have failed to reach an acceptable tentative agreement. This is two years too long!
2. You’re Not Afraid To Let Management Know How Serious We Are
When our voices are united in support of our Negotiating Committee, we send a loud message to management. When our actions are united in solidarity, the message is even louder.
3. You Want Management To Recognize Our Contributions
Flight Attendants have the most direct and longest customer interaction than any other position within the Company. We have been told time and again by management that it is our people who make the difference and keep these customers coming back.
4. Quality of Life Is Important To You
Being able to balance work and life is important to us. Together, we bargain for work rules and provisions that allow us to achieve this.
It’s time to get involved. Mobilization Training sessions are scheduled for next week in all of our base cities. In one two-hour session, you’ll learn about how we got to where we are in the negotiating process, where we’re going from here, and how you can make an impact.
Sign up now for a training session at alaskamec.org/mobilization/training. Want to know more? Visit alaskamec.org/mobilization or get in contact with your Local Mobilization Chairperson, listed below.
- ANC – Thresia Raynor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SEA – Krystle Cook (email@example.com)
- PDX – Shawn Grill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- LAX – Stacy Uebelhor (email@example.com)
- SAN – Brice McGee (SanSecAFA@gmail.com)
As we prepare to go back to the table, we must show management that we are unified, organized, and prepared—that we are FIVE BASES, STANDING STRONG!