Council #19 SEA
We continue to be asked when garage parking will end, and why those who have returned from a Leave of Absence, or will be returning soon do not have garage parking restored. The Port refuses to issue additional garage parking. All other carriers besides Alaska have already lost garage parking. The current estimate is ‘sometime in March.’ That said, we’ve also been advised that since Delta has left the garage, the North Parking lot is now at capacity. Apparently Alaska will be contracting for a new parking facility only for Alaska employees, that is about 10 minutes north of the North Parking lot. They plan to use Alaska owned buses, and McGee employees to operate the buses.
We continue to have issues with Flight Attendants not completing CBTs timely. Discipline is then issued. We are aware that some have had technical issues with completion. If you are having difficulty, please contact the IT help desk. Several have moved through steps of discipline, up to and including suspensions for failure to complete CBTs. Until you receive an email that your CBT is complete, and verify through Cornerstone that it is no longer listed, your CBT is ‘in progress.’
Every month the Company reviews Commuter Travel (D8Y) usage. Violating the commuter policy, does result in discipline. The most common issues include using D8Y status after being released from a deadhead at a city other than one’s domicile, rather than E1Y travel. In addition, we have continuing issues resulting in disciplinary action that involve commuting to base during the reserve availability period. Even if one has self-assigned, the reserve availability period is the required time to be in base. Assignments (even self-assignments) can be changed.
Pre-Board of Directors Local Council Meeting
This year is a ‘budget only’ Board of Directors meeting. The budget for the fiscal year 2023/2024 has been prepared and will soon be sent out to all BOD delegates (the Local Council Presidents for each base.) We have scheduled a pre-Board of Director’s meeting to review the budget, from 1-3 pm on March 15, 2023. This meeting will take place in the Earhardt Room on the lowest level of the STOC, in the South Tower. This building is directly across the street from the airport, in the same building that houses 13 Coins Restaurant.