Happy New Year Council 19 Members!
Your officers hope that you enjoyed your holiday and that you are looking forward to an amazing 2017!
First of all, the NO JA PLEDGE worked well~ even extending to December 31, 2016. We are pleased that everyone was able to enjoy the holiday without the added stress of JA’ing.
For those of you who worked over the holiday we hope that you enjoyed this special time with your crew. We are truly a family at Alaska and when we can’t be home we do experience the joy of celebrating holidays, birthdays, and special events in our lives with our Alaska family.
ISC LEC Chair Announcement
As of December 31, 2016, Linda Christou stepped down as the Seattle ISC Chair due to her new role as the MEC Secretary-Treasurer. For many years Linda has fought hard to bring awareness to catering issues. She has been a one-women force to be reckoned with in the catering division and we all need to thank her for her undying dedication and desire to make our jobs a little easier during service.
Thank you Linda!
Council 19 Officers are pleased to announce that Ross DeJong is the new ISC LEC Chair. Ross is a 26-year Flight Attendant with culinary experience. We are very excited to have Ross as the ISC Chair and bring his unique experience to the role.
Reserve Committee Addition
Please take a minute to welcome Antoine Rouse to the Reserve Committee! Antoine has been a vocal advocate for the Seattle reserves on the Council 19 Reserve Facebook page, even though he recently passed probation. Antoine has, in a small amount of time, mastered Section 11 of the CBA and is a strong voice for the Seattle Reserves. We are pleased to have him on the committee and look forward to his work with AFA.
Help with filing Activity Claim Forms
The past few weeks has seen a huge amount of delays, irregular ops, cancellations, etc., due to weather. MEC Scheduling Chair, Jake Jones, has done an exceptional job following up with the crews when flights are: Over 120 minutes delayed, tarmac delays over 60 minutes, over 14 hrs duty day, stranded overnights, and diversions. As the LEC President, I am cc’d in on every email sent to affected crews. On one day alone I received over 100 emails with follow up information on impacted crews. In his contact emails, Jake also includes an Irregular Ops handout. This form can be found on the Council 19 page at: https://afaalaska.org/sea/irregular-ops-informational-handout
However, it became clear to us that many of you don’t even know where to find the Activity Claim Form (ACF).
To access the form go to the Flight Attendant webpage, go to administration, click on pay and benefits, select activity claim form.
Your Seattle Scheduling committee chairs and officers do their best to help unscramble the web of pay when it comes to cancellations, pay protection, stranded pay, and delays, to name a few. It’s not always an easy puzzle to put together. It’s important that you file your ACF and keep track of it. Let us know if you believe there was an error on your form and we can follow up with payroll.
If you have any questions with your schedule, pairings, or pay you can contact your Seattle scheduling chairs at email@example.com
CourseMill Recurrent Training App
The MEC is working hard to have management correct the issues with the 2017 RT homestudy module. If you are having problems downloading the modules please know that you have resources available to assist. This is not an easy fix and will take time to download the troubleshoot. Please let your LEC President know if you are experiencing issues.
In the meantime, please email and/or call inflight Training management or the Mobile Help Desk to get your CourseMill app working.
Lisa.McCarroll@alaskaair.com or 206-392-6251
Jennifer.Sovey@alaskaair.com or 206-392-6491
Amanda.Westendorf@alaskaair.com or 253-569-6977
Mobile Help Desk: 1-877-238-1077, option 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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