Dear Flight Attendants,
It has come to our attention that Alaska Airlines Vice President of Inflight Services Andy Schneider and other members of management have been calling some Flight Attendants who have emailed regarding AFA contract negotiations. You cannot be retaliated against for putting forth your opinion and the calls to date have not implied that.
First of all please know that if you feel uncomfortable discussing negotiations, you have the absolute right to refuse to discuss that subject—even if you are speaking directly with Andy.
Secondly, if you do choose to discuss negotiations feel free to pass along that you expect management to do the right thing on the overall compensation and benefits package. You can tell them that your Negotiating Committee speaks for you. Do not engage in any conversation in which you are asked (and please do not volunteer!) to rank different contract provisions, e.g. “Which are more important? $X in compensation or rigs?” etc.
If management engages you in conversation via phone or email regarding specific negotiations objectives, it is imperative that you email email@example.com with the details so that AFA can investigate.
Thanks for your support of the Negotiating Committee. Together we will fight for the contract we all deserve. If you have not already contacted management via email, we suggest that you add a disclaimer stating that you do not want feedback.
Remember: in all discussions with management, maintain a respectful tone and “My Negotiating Committee speaks for me!”
Your Negotiating Committee – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Tracy, Karina Cameron-Fetters, Jake Jones and AFA Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
“Five Bases, One Voice”