April Base Update
We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this stressful time. We realize that people can react to circumstances in different ways, so please remember that AFA has resources available to you. If you find yourself in need of someone to talk to or assistance of any kind, please reach out to one of the Council #19 EAP Committee Members and they can assist. All of their contact information can be found at: https://afaalaska.org/sea/committees.
Local Council Election Information
Council #19 elections for all Local Officers will begin soon, for a three-year term of office from 7/1/2020-2023. Make sure that AFA-CWA has your current mailing address to make sure you receive your ballot and voting information. You can update this information at: https://www.afacwa.org/change_of_address.
MAIL DATE: 4/28/2020
Voting Notice and Voting guide are mailed containing your person 16-digit activation code.
POLLS OPEN: 5/1/2020. 12:00PM ET
Polls open and voting begins.
POLLS CLOSE: 5/22/20. 3:00PM ET
Polls close and the election count takes place.
Important Election Clarification: It was brought to our attention that some information on the actual Council #19 ballot site on the AFACWA/elections website is inaccurate. You are NOT ineligible to vote while on a leave of absence. That was an error which should be corrected soon. The link below contains the correct eligibility information.
Unemployment Information for those based in Seattle
It is important that you file for unemployment in the state where you are based. Weekly claims are filed online at: ESD.WA.GOV. Earnings from employment must be reported when received.
- Sign up for ESD cove-19 updates – get updates on the program launch for new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance including benefits for workers who might not normally have enough worked hours to qualify.
- Check out ESD’s grid on state benefits – it is updated as benefits are expanded/clarified to help workers dealing with cover-19.
- ESD has a FAQ for workers and FAQ on the federal CARES Act
More than ever, its important that we support each other both on and off of the plane. If you see someone in need, see if they are ok and what you can do. These are stressful times and we need to work together to come out even stronger than before.
As always, if you have an issue, please file at ticket at support.afaalaska.org and someone will contact you.