***This post is from a previous email communication, so may appear out of order and is being posted as an FYI.
WE ARE OFF TO A GREAT START IN OUR
RED HOT SUMMER CAMPAIGN
We would like to thank all of our members who joined us on July 19th to kick off our RED HOT summer! Over 250 people joined our Pop Up Picket to show management that we are turning up the heat. Let’s continue the momentum by continuing to wear your RED PINS to show solidarity and by signing up for the August 15th day of Solidarity events. There are strength in numbers, so we encourage you to bring your friends and family. Please continue to share photos of the event to raise awareness.
The events across the system got some great presence in the media, visit the links below for specific Seattle coverage!
LOCAL COUNCIL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
We are planning on holding a Council #19 meeting directly after the Systemwide Day of Solidarity event. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet our LEC Officers and Committee Members.
Date: August 15th
Time: 2:00 – 3:00PM
Location: Angle Lake Park, Shelter “C”
Please stay tuned for social media posts and email newsletters for further details and meeting agenda.
SYSTEM WIDE DAY OF SOLIDARITY
We look forward to seeing everyone at our August 15th Systemwide Day of Solidarity! Things are heating up and we would like to continue the momentum and have as many people as possible at our event. Please bring your friends and family and encourage them to wear RED! CLICK HERE to sign up for the event.
We have received a lot of questions about the event, please make sure to visit the Picketing FAQ’s post for your answers, or reach out. You can contact Iay Haywood, our Council 19 Mobilization Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?
We are looking to gather a list of members who are interested in getting involved in YOUR UNION! We want to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering on one of our committees. Please note, we may not have current availability on all of our committees, but we are looking to form a list of people that are interested, so we can keep in touch when openings come available. We will also be posting openings on our website, social media and in our newsletters each month when there are openings. CLICK HERE to go to our form to express your interest.
HAVE YOU MOVED?
Have you moved recently? It is important that AFA has your current mailing list on file. The address that is on file with international is the address any ballots for future elections, etc will be mailed to. Be prepared to receive future ballots in the mail by updating your mailing address by CLICKING HERE.
REPORTING AN ISSUE
We would like to remind you of the importance of reporting any issues you have directly with AFA. We have a ticketing system at https://support.afaalaska.org/ where you can report all issues you have. We have seen an increase in social media posts on issues that do not have a corresponding ticket filed with AFA. We can’t take action on situation we read about on social media—we must have a ticket filed. By filing a ticket, you will get contacted by the appropriate person, and it also helps us track trends and stay up to date with what is happening. Please make sure to visit our ticketing system at https://support.afaalaska.org/.
ARE YOU UP TO DATE ON YOUR UNION DUES?
Life happens and you can fall behind in dues. Did you know that you have to be in good standing to vote on a proposed contract? Making sure you are current on your dues now could help avoid headaches in the future. If you have received any notices from AFA about past due union dues, make sure to take action. If you owe an amount that is a bit out of reach, they will work with you on a plan to get them paid off. If you contact them now, your plan may help you get current prior to any vote we have in the future. Reach out to AFA Membership to find out if you are past due and get on a plan. Visit the AFA-CWA Membership Page by AFA-CWA Membership, you will find all the resources and contact information.
OUR NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE
Did you know we have a new Facebook group? We are always looking for ways to get information to you via the platforms you use most, so we have started a Council #19 Facebook group. You can access it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/afaalaskaseattle . In order to be accepted into the group, you must answer the questions and agree to the group rules. Failure to do either will result in an automatic denial by the auto-responder.