Council #19 SEA
Summer has officially begun. We have a number of updates for our SEA F/As.
Transition Training began this week. In spite of recent updates to the Cornerstone Training program, we are still receiving reports of technical difficulties with both the app and the desktop version. If you experience trouble, go to https://support.afaalaska.org, and open a ticket. We would encourage you to start early, to avoid problems. Many of you have expressed disappointment that hotels will not be provided for this two-day training. Despite repeated requests, Inflight Management has declined to provide hotels. We recognize that this is difficult for commuters, as well as those with lengthy drives to the airport. However, there is no contractual requirement for provision of hotels for training that is available in your base.
The most recent CBT training, was due May 11, 2018. More than 90 Flight Attendants were issued discipline as a result of failure to complete the training. Many of these have been rescinded after AFA was able to determine why the training had not been completed. If you were issued discipline and have not responded to our attempts to reach you, please contact Jarod.McNeill@afaalaska.org.
In a recent bulletin, Inflight Performance announced that forgotten required items will result in steps of discipline. We have had several recent instances of expired badges, as well as reporting without an IMD. Make certain that you have all required items prior to report for your flight.
We have been notified that TSA will be implementing more random searches at KCM checkpoints. Make sure to allow sufficient time prior to report, since this may result in secondary screening.
We recently posted openings for two EAP representatives. We were overwhelmed by the number of interested Flight Attendants who expressed interest. Interviews are upcoming, but we’d like to take a moment to thank those who have volunteered.
Supplemental Insurance Enrollment, through National Group Protection, will take place during the week of 7/23-27, in SEA. The premiums for these coverages can be payroll deducted. If SEA isn’t a convenient location, drop into any base during scheduled visits.
· Seattle July 23rd—27th
· Anchorage July 30th–August 1st
· Los Angeles August 6th—8th
· San Diego August 14th—16th
· Portland August 20th—22nd
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Terry, Jake, Adam, Melinda & Megan