Dear Flight Attendants,
Your Negotiating Committee just wrapped up two days of successful internal meetings in Seattle, WA. We used this time to craft an opening proposal based on your indications in the follow-up negotiations survey. We will publish an executive summary of the survey by the end of next week.
The new Negotiating Committee will attend an intensive negotiations training next week along with the entire Master Executive Council (MEC). As part of the training, the Negotiating Committee will present the opening proposal to the MEC for approval per Section VI.B.3.c of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws.
We head back to mediated talks with management under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board in Washington, DC, July 8-9. In that meeting we will present our proposal for a new contract and advocate for the positions you voiced in the survey.
What can you do in the meantime to strengthen our position at the table? We are on the countdown to 100% RED so make sure to wear your RED AFA pin on your uniform! Don’t have one yet? Contact your local Mobilization chairperson: afaalaska.org/mobilization.
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
- 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)
- Week of August 25 (tentative): Negotiations – location TBD