Council #19 – April Base Update
Upcoming Flight Attendant Census
The AFA-CWA International Office will be sending out links to a Flight Attendant Census Survey, conducted by the University of New Hampshire to all those who have email addresses filed with AFA. We strongly encourage all of you to participate. The email will come from Sara Nelson via the University, with the subject line “AFA Census – Response Requested.”
It has been years since the last survey was conducted. Our group has changed over the years. In order to provide all members with the best possible representation, we need up to date information as to the current make-up of our membership. If you do not receive AFA emails, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can add you to the list. There is more information at https://www.afacwa.org/afa_2019_census.
The individual information received is strictly confidential. Please take 15-minutes to complete the survey.
AFA-CWA Board of Directors
The annual Board of Directors meeting was held in Denver on March 20th. This was a one-day meeting, with the sole Advance Agenda Item consisting of the 2019/2020 AFA Budget. We were able to achieve a balanced budget, with no dues increase. LEC Presidents, and the MEC Officers from all AFA carriers attended. Adam Clarey, Council #19 LEC Secretary was also in attendance.
Service and Catering Changes
As a result of a large number of Flight Attendant concerns which have been submitted regarding catering issues, such as difficult to complete service standards, and missing catering items; as well as a great deal of work and input from the Inflight Service Committee, significant changes to service standards and catering are coming soon. We appreciate your feedback. Please keep filling out catering discrepancy reports. They really do make a difference.
Back to Book – Open Time
A tentative agreement has been reached regarding an alternative proposal for Open Time. The road show is scheduled for April 30th in Seattle. The road show will be streamed live and also recorded for later viewing. Look for a tentative agreement summary soon.
Class 19-1 started on March 18th and will start flying in SFO and ANC on May 1st. Class 19-2 started on April 1st and will start flying on June 1st (bases to be assigned the last week of April). The 3rd and 4th classes will start flying on July 1st, and the 5th class will start flying on October 1st. If you see new members of our Alaska Flight Attendant Family, please make sure to say hello!
Are you keeping in touch?
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