Dear Flight Attendants,
The first meeting in our second round of mediation has been rescheduled from the week of July 21st in San Francisco, CA, to an earlier date in July! We will now be meeting the week of July 7th at the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington, DC.
June 17-18: Negotiating Committee writes second round opening proposal – Seattle, WA
June 24-25: Negotiating Committee, MEC, AFA International staff and NMB members meet for negotiations training – Seattle, WA
July 8-9: Negotiations – NMB, Washington, DC
July 22: Solidarity Event (details TBA) [see alaskamec.org/mobilization]
Week of August 25 (tentative): Negotiations – location TBD
We return to the table in a few weeks with renewed energy. What can you do in the meantime? Continue to be informed and participate in your local AFA meetings and solidarity events.
Not only that but you can wear the new RED AFA pin each and every day to show your support for your Negotiating Committee. Management must see an ocean of RED pins on the line, which will reinforce our negotiations leverage. When they look across the bargaining table, they must see 3,200 of us looking back!
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo