July 2019 Update
Human Rights Committee
AFA-CWA has formed a new Committee. We are looking for a Seattle Local Committee Chair for the newly formed Human Rights Committee.
We are particularly looking for those who have not previously been involved in AFA Committee work. Do you have a background, education or experience working in the areas of diversity, inclusiveness and human rights? Or are you passionate about these issues?
Training will be provided by the AFA-CWA International office, in Las Vegas, on September 24th and 25th, 2019. Topics will include bias and implicit bias in the workplace, as well as internal organizing and movement building. Additional training will also be provided on the Alaska level to support this new committee and our Local Chairs.
If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a resume along with a letter explaining your interest in participating, to email@example.com, no later than August 15th. Interviews will be scheduled during the last two weeks of August.
We have seen an uptick in attendance issues resulting in disciplinary action. Many options for managing illness and family member medical issues are available. If you have questions, please reach out to our Benefits Committee, or a local officer for assistance. BenefitsAssist@hotmail.com.
Crew Conflicts and Summer Stress
Flying this summer is fraught with overcrowded flights, cranky flyers, inadequate parking available, airport construction, and other problems. This is stressful for all of us. We all deal with stress in different ways. If you need assistance managing stress, we have resources available which are completely confidential.
If you find yourself in a situation where it is difficult to work with someone, and unable to resolve the situation on your own, please reach out to EAP/Professional Standards.
Much of the work of our union is done by our Committee volunteers. If you need assistance, it is likely that there is a committee which specifically deals with your concern. A current list of committees can be found at: https://afaalaska.org/sea/committees.
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