[Note: The previous update indicated the Jan 16 SNA roadshow is at the Embassy Suites on Main St. It will actually be held at the Embassy Suites Santa Ana (1325 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705) instead. Our apologies for any confusion!]
Dear Flight Attendants,
Next week your Negotiation Committee and Master Executive Council (MEC) will be traveling to all the bases to meet with you and discuss the Tentative Agreement (TA). These “roadshows” give you the opportunity to have the TA explained, to ask questions and seek clarification on the language.
The full text TA is nearly finished and will be posted electronically very soon. We will have the printed TA Summary available at the roadshows and anticipate having a hardcopy of the full text TA distributed at the roadshows (if not prior to the roadshows for those scheduled later in the week) and in the crew rooms this coming week.
The latest version of the TA Summary is posted electronically on alaskamec.org and we encourage you to review the summary prior to attending any roadshow. Click here for the TA Summary 2013-12-31: http://alaskamec.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Summary-of-ALA-TA-2013-12-31.pdf.
You are welcome to attend any roadshow in any base. There are two sessions offered on each day: generally one morning session from 9am to 12pm and one afternoon session from 1pm to 5pm. We are developing an agenda and will distribute that as soon as possible. Many Flight Attendants have inquired about the possibility of streaming video or something similar for those who cannot attend a roadshow. Although we have decided against streaming video, we are actively exploring other possibilities.
Please review the January roadshow schedule for times and locations. We will update the February roadshow scheduled with exact dates and times once the venues are booked.
Jan 6 (Mon): SEA I – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ SeaTac Central Auditorium (mezzanine level)
Jan 7 (Tue): SEA II – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ SeaTac Central Auditorium (mezzanine level)
Jan 8 (Wed): PDX I – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ Sheraton PDX airport (8235 NE Airport Way)
Jan 9 (Thu): PDX II – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ Sheraton PDX airport (8235 NE Airport Way)
Jan 10 (Fri): ANC – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ Millennium hotel (4800 Spenard Rd)
Jan 14 (Tue): SAN – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ Doubletree hotel Little Italy (1646 Front St)
Jan 15 (Wed): LAX – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm @ Westin hotel LAX airport (5400 W Century Blvd)
Jan 16 (Thu): SNA – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm @ Embassy Suites Santa Ana (1325 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705)
Feb 3 (Mon): PDX I – TBD
Feb 4 (Tue): PDX II – TBD
Feb 5 (Wed): ANC – TBD
Feb 6 (Thu): SEA I – TBD
Feb 7 (Fri): SEA II – TBD
Feb 11 (Tue): SAN – TBD
Feb 12 (Wed): LAX – TBD
Feb 13 (Thu): SNA – TBD
It is very important to educate yourself about the TA and ask questions if you are unsure. Your Local Executive Council (LEC) officers are available via email and phone to help answer any questions that you may have. You may also send questions directly to the Negotiating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME ( ELECTRONIC VOTING) AND THE POLLS OPEN ON JANUARY 17 AND CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 14.
Your Negotiating Committee – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Tracy, Karina Cameron-Fetters, Jake Jones and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo