May 22, 2014
Dear Flight Attendants,
It has come to the attention of the Master Executive Council (MEC) that a video has been posted to social media. That video features a modified clip from Vice President of Inflight Services Andy Schneider’s interview with KTUU at the Alaska Air Group Shareholders Meeting on May 8th. It also contains one of AFA Alaska’s recent mobilization messages throughout and other statements about the interview and negotiations.
This video was not produced by AFA and is in no way sponsored or endorsed by AFA, your MEC or your Negotiating Committee. We believe the source video has since been taken down.
With the recent solidarity activities fresh on everyone’s mind and our RED Hot countdown underway, we understand that many of you are eager to engage in more collective action events. The Negotiating Committee has a strategic plan in place to leverage the power of our unified group as we return to negotiations in July.
Individual efforts that are conducted outside of our AFA mobilization campaigns could dilute our unified voice and have a detrimental effect on the success of the Negotiating Committee at the table. Additionally, discipline or perhaps even termination of employment could result from such activities.
Going forward if you have ideas for mobilization activities, email those suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow; and
Your Negotiating Committee – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo