Dear Flight Attendants,
As you know, a tentative deal – what we are calling an “Agreement in Concept” — has been reached. This document will remain an Agreement in Concept until it has been presented to and approved by the Master Executive Council (MEC). Only after MEC approval does it truly become a Tentative Agreement (TA). At that point, it would be released to the membership for a ratification vote.
Management has stated “voting [is] expected to be complete by December,” which we believe may be a premature estimate. In the rush of getting TA1 to you last year, it became quite clear that more time could have been spent clarifying and cleaning up the final document. This time, we are going to be more methodical in our approach and ensure everything is in order before the MEC votes whether or not to accept the agreement.
The Negotiating Committee is working diligently to finalize and then present the agreement to the MEC as quickly as possible. During this process, we ask for your patience. We know that you are very anxious to see the details, but you also sent us a strong message during the last round to take the time needed to have complete contract language ready for your consideration.
Although the November 12th Informational Picketing event has been canceled, we still encourage you to wear your RED AFA t-shirts to the upcoming meetings!
Thank you for your support!
Your LEC Presidents –Becky Strachan, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Laura Masserant and Stephen Couckuyt