- June 30: Q2 CBT Due
COVID-19 Points Forgiveness
The Section 32 Attendance Policy Points Related to COVID-19 MOU provides Flight Attendants an opportunity for points adjustment for the following COVID-19 related activities:
- Non-work related exposure
- Vaccine appointments
- Side effects of the vaccine
Management has agreed to review all points related to COVID-19 with documentation. Details of the MOU can be found on our website. Your council 35 officers encourage members to submit the form for any absences related to COVID-19. To request a points review, visit:
It is recommended that F/As save all receipts and appointment confirmations. F/As may be required to send evidence to the performance supervisor for conversion. This process is manual, so allow some time for the adjustment to show on the attendance record.
Call to Action: New California COVID-19 Law
The state of California has recently enacted a law to protect employees from COVID -19 activities. The basics of the law provides.
- Protection from penalties (points)
- Requires employers to offer a special COVID-19 sick leave bank (including employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement)
- Requires employers to notify employees of the new CA provisions.
So far Alaska has taken a position that F/As are not eligible for these CA benefits, however AFA does not agree with Alaska. Your Council 35 officers encourage all CA-based Flight Attendants to file a wage claim with the state and/or file a labor law violation. For more information, please see the AFA June 2, 2021 communication.
PBS WebApp Training
The next training sessions on Microsoft Teams are Tuesday June 8, 1pm-2pm Pacific and Wednesday, June 9, 10am-11am Pacific. Links will only be live during the training period. If you miss these training dates, there will be more dates in July. This is the same technology used for the all-employee webcasts. If you have any issues installing Microsoft Teams or viewing the training sessions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 1-877-238-1077 or email ITS.Service.Desk@alaskaair.com.
Welcome New Council 35 Committee Members
Benefits Committee Chair: Julie Pearson
Julie began her Flight Attendant career with Virgin America in April 2010, upgrading to the Inflight Team Leader position in early 2011. In October 2018, Julie joined the Council 35 Crew Systems Integration team where she took on the task of helping her teammates during the Alaska systems integration, conducting base sits and helping train flight attendants in the NavBlue PBS and Crew Access systems, as well as answering questions regarding the JCBA. Prior to becoming a flight attendant Julie received her BA in Communications from Saint Mary’s College of California. After college she moved to London, where she stayed for 5 years and worked in content licensing. In her free time you’ll find her exploring San Francisco and hiking the Bay Area with her husband and 5 year old son.
Inflight Service Committee: Matt Voges
Coming from a long time airline family, Matt realized his passion for travel very early in life, but only fully recognized his love for the Aviation Industry in 2008 when he was hired at Virgin America. After earning his wings, he realized he had more to offer by lending his restaurant and event catering experience with the on-board service team and moved in to a role from Inflight Team Leader to Service Coach and later Air Transportation Supervisor. With these roles, he worked closely with the LSG kitchen and on-board Service Manager to help develop and teach the onboard experience to new hires. He hopes to continue this path in moving forward with the AFA to help provide a better and more seamless on-board experience for both Flight Attendants and Guests. Matt currently resides in San Francisco and spends his spare time traveling the world experiencing new cultures, food and languages. He is also active in playing softball, learning to race cars and everything to do with cooking (including eating).
June Pride Month
Help celebrate June Pride with an AFA pride pin or an AFA Pride luggage tag. A limited supply is available now at the supervisor’s office in the SFO Village.
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations in SFO
SFO is offering 2 free vaccination programs for the public, including arriving and departing passengers, on domestic and international flights. More information about the programs can be found here. The J&J single-dose vaccine for people aged 18 and older is available on a walk-up, first-come, first-served basis.
Location: SFO Medical Clinic, International Terminal Departures Hall, A-Side
Days/Times: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
In partnership with Safeway Pharmacy during the month of June, the J&J vaccine, for people aged 18 and older and Pfizer, for people ages 12 and older will be available.
Location: International Terminal, Level 3, Departures Hall, between Aisles 6 & 7 (at the back of the building)
Tuesday, June 8, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Walk-ups are available however an appointment is recommended.
Melissa, James and Brad
Melissa Osborne, LEC President • Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-275-1322
James Ikehara, LEC Secretary • James.email@example.com • 415-289-9011
Bradley Young, Council Representative • Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org • 916-508-3503