Dear Flight Attendants,
The current Negotiating Committee just finished reviewing the draft professional survey prepared by Hart Research Associates. We are very pleased with the results. The professional survey is expected to be live beginning next week. The survey will have two phases: initial interviews will be conducted by phone for a limited number of Flight Attendants and then followed by an online survey for the remainder of our group. An estimated timeline for negotiations-related events in April and May is below.
All Members in Good Standing (those who are dues current) for which we have an updated phone number will have the possibility of participating in the phone interview starting next week. It is critical that you update your phone number (and confirm your email address) before the survey begins. Only Flight Attendants for which we have an updated phone number will be eligible to participate in the limited phone interviews.
The Master Executive Council (MEC) has made it extremely easy to update your information. Please be assured your contact information will be kept confidential by AFA and Hart Research Associates. Your email address and/or phone number will absolutely not be shared with Alaska Airlines management or other third parties.
Simply click the following link to update our database:
If you already receive email from the MEC, we have your email address on file. All Members in Good Standing for which we have an updated personal email address will have the opportunity to participate in the online interview. (Important: alaskaair.com addresses will not be accepted.)
Help AFA get out the word by passing along the information to your fellow Flight Attendants in person and on social media. The above link is also posted in the “Important Links” on alaskamec.org.
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 14: Negotiating Committee reviews and finalizes AFA negotiations survey developed and to be conducted by Hart Research Associates. Second round Negotiating Committee interviews held April 17-18 in Seattle, WA.
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)
A communication is to immediately follow from the MEC sent on behalf of Hart Research Associates. Hart has prepared some information introducing themselves to our members and explaining the process. Get ready because we’re gearing up for round two!
Your MEC—Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow