Your Negotiating Committee (NC) has nearly finished formatting and proofing the final TA2 document. It has been sent to management’s team for review and we understand that review will occur early next week.
NC to Present the TA to the Master Executive Council (MEC) on Thursday, November 6th
The NC is planning to formally present the full Tentative Agreement (TA) document to the MEC next Thursday, November 6th. If the MEC votes to put out TA2 for a ratification vote, details will then be released to the membership, as will the roadshow schedule. The full text language document will be available for all Flight Attendants.
We know that rumors have been spreading about provisions of TA2, but no details have been published or confirmed by the NC. Under the AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws (C&B), details cannot be issued prior to the MEC vote.
Address Updates Must Be Submitted No Later Than November 12th
Remember to ensure that your address is current with AFA. In order to receive a paper ballot, you must have the correct address on file by no later than November 12th. If you are unsure, please submit an address update to AFA International at the following link: www.afacwa.org/coa. This will ensure that you receive a mailed TA ballot if the MEC decides to send the TA out for a ratification vote.
A member on a leave for more than ninety (90) days is ineligible to vote unless s/he remains active in accordance with Article II.C.1.b of the C&B. A Flight Attendant must be a member in “Good Standing” (dues current) in order to cast a vote. Non-members or agency fee payers are not eligible to vote. However, they will receive the voting instructions with a 16-digit activation code.
Flight Attendants who have dues or membership issues should call AFA Membership Services 1-800-424-2401 Press 7.
The office is staffed Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 5PM ET.
We Thank You for Your Patience
We commend you for your patience, discipline and understanding as we work through the challenging but critical task of preparing the document for MEC review.
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
Cat White says
Thank you for the info. Much appreciated.
LeAnne Canton says
Hi, So I have read the email and have been out on workers comp over ninety days BUT I have kept up on my dues, I have paid my dues every three months when the AFA sends me the bill. Do I have to contact the international Secretary/Treasurer of the Union? If I do, could you please let me know how to do that. Thanks so much!
Jeffrey Peterson (MEC President) says
Thanks for being proactive LeAnne! You need to call AFA Membership Services and explain your situation: that you’ve been on WC, staying current on your dues when receiving the past due notice from AFA, and you’re interested in ensuring you are dues-current for the vote (we are anticipating a count date sometime in mid-December if the MEC approves the TA this coming Thursday). You can reach AFA Membership services at 1-800-424-2401, press 7. The office is staffed Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 5PM ET.