May Base update
We are well aware that many Seattle Flight Attendants are extremely unhappy with the pairings for May schedules. Some of you have included LEC Officers in emails sent to Inflight Management expressing your frustration. Management has responded to some of these emails, and they have indicated that they are looking into solutions. We hope that some much-needed improvements to the quality of Seattle pairings will be forthcoming.
Base Safety Meeting
The semi-annual meeting was held on April 25th. Details of that meeting will be on the AFA website soon.
In an effort to accommodate several different Airbus galley configurations, the ISC has been working tirelessly with management to implement catering and packing changes that will better and more safely provide us with the tools that we need to accomplish the prescribed levels of service. We recognize that all the changes are difficult to keep up with, but please know that an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work by the ISC Committee is ongoing. The many catering irregularity reports that you have been submitting have been instrumental. Please continue to report catering issues via the Report It App.
Reporting hotel issues just got much easier! Use the new Crew Care icon on your IMD to report problems with hotels. If you arrive at a layover hotel, and are forced to wait to check in to your room, call Crew Scheduling to report that your room is not yet available. When you are finally provided a key, call them back to let them know. Please open a ticket at support.afaalaska.org, to document the issue, as well. Do you love a hotel? You can also provide positive feedback about the hotels you love and this information will also go to the Hotel Committee and they can use it when the hotel contract is up for review in that city!
Computer Based Training (CBT)
The current CBT (Cornerstone Training) is due by June 9th. If not completed by that date, the company intends to issue discipline.
Council #19 LEC Base Meeting
We will be holding a Council #19 LEC Base meeting on June 20th from 1pm-4pm. More information on location will come in the near future, however we wanted to get the date out for June bidding purposes.
Open Time Tentative Agreement
Everyone should have received information about the alternate Open Time Trading proposal. Polls open today, Thursday, May 2 at 9AM PST and close on Thursday, May 23 at 9AM PST. Once your ballot is cast, you may not change your vote. Both the Tentative Agreement and the videos of the Open Time Presentation will be available on the AFA website. More information can be found at: http://afaalaska.org/negotiations/ot-ta-2019.
New Flight Attendants
As most people have heard, Alaska has increased the hiring for 2019, by adding a 5th class. Currently, Class 2 is in training and will be graduating on May 7th. Classes 3 and 4 will be following shorty and online prior to summer, with class 5 starting in the fall. Please welcome these new Flight Attendants to our family when you see them out and about! Seattle does not currently anticipate receiving any of these new hires directly out of training, however many are hoping to transfer to Seattle soon!
Are You Up to Date?
Does AFA have all of your current information? Have you moved recently? Did you know that changing your address in PeopleSoft with Alaska Airlines does not also change your address on file with AFA? With different elections happening around the system, its more important than ever to ensure that AFA has your current address, etc. To update your information in the AFA system, go to: https://www.afacwa.org/change_of_address.
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