Dear Flight Attendants:
During the past two weeks, your Negotiating Committee and members of the Master Executive Council (MEC) have been conducting a series of TA Roadshows in the Flight Attendant domiciles throughout our system. While conducting these sessions, we have heard similar questions being asked by many of you in regard to certain sections of the TA. To assist in your understanding and to help bring clarity to these common questions, the Negotiating Committee has developed a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and corresponding answers.
Please take a few moments and read over the FAQ, which you can find here: http://alaskamec.org/ta/faq. On this page, you’ll find answers to general questions about the TA, negotiating timeline and procedures under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), as well as answers pertaining to specific sections and negotiated language. Additionally, the FAQ contains a correction to insurance costing projections based on exact figures whereas estimates were used at the roadshows. We hope that once you’ve had the opportunity to read over the FAQ, many of the rumors and misconceptions that have manifested about the TA will be put to rest.
If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ, we invite you to attend one of the 2nd round of roadshows to be held the first two weeks of February. The roadshow schedule is posted on the TA info page, which can be found here: http://alaskamec.org/ta. In addition, you are always welcome to contact the Negotiating Committee directly to get your questions answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Negotiating Committee – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Tracy, Karina Cameron-Fetters, Jake Jones and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo