Dear Flight Attendants,
As we continue negotiations, the Negotiating Committee is interested in gathering important data from our workgroup. The negotiations survey was a huge success and provided us with clear objectives. Now, we are looking to collect information of a more personal nature. Please know we would never ask for this if we didn’t believe it was vital information to assist us in fighting for fair compensation in our contract.
Many of our Flight Attendants have voiced their concern about the growing number of those who qualify for or are receiving financial assistance. For statistical purposes, we are collecting data on Flight Attendants who require a second job; and/or are currently receiving, or in the past five years have received any of the following types of financial assistance:
- Government (Food Stamps, WIC, housing, low income housing, medical, school lunches, cash, other)
- Local (low- cost, subsidized or reduced housing, rent, mortgage, utilities, phone, water, electric, trash, food bank, local charity, non-profits, other)
- Third-party (family, friend, church, EAF, car payment, free or reduced rent, mortgage assistance, cash, other)
- Student Loan Deferment/Forgiveness Program
All information will be handled with the utmost care and confidentiality. Your name will not be shared outside the Negotiating Committee. The information collected is strictly for negotiations and statistical purposes. Individual Flight Attendant names will be removed and kept confidential.
This information could have a huge impact for negotiations. If you are willing to participate, email one of the Negotiating Committee members listed below who is coordinating information for your base. Please use a personal, non-company email address when communicating with a Negotiating Committee member.
If you prefer to reach out personally to one of these members—even if she is not coordinating for your base—please feel free to do so. Once contacted, one of your Negotiating Committee members will email you a questionnaire to complete.
ANC – Lisa Pinkston – firstname.lastname@example.org
SEA & PDX – Christina Frees – email@example.com
LAX & SAN – Kristy Stratton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance to those who are willing to help the Negotiating Committee by sharing your story. Your experience will assist us in addressing the financial needs of all Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants.
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo