Council 35 News-October 2021
- Oct 31: Q3 CBT due soon!
- Nov 17: Alaska Benefits Open Enrollment ends
- Nov 18: CA Membership Meeting
New Committee Members
Council 35 would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest volunteers! Two members have stepped up to fill in the recently vacated Hotel Committee chair position and to join our Air Safety Health and Security Committee. Introductions are provided in their own words:
ASHSC: Stephanie Garnett
Stephanie started her career with Alaska Airlines in February of 1999. She likes to refer to herself as a recycled FA having worked as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways back in the glory days. As a member of the SEA ASHSC for many years, she has earned 2 Soars awards. In addition, Stephanie serves as the AFA MEC Inflight Service Committee Chairperson. Safety is always paramount with any service decisions. Becoming tired of Seattle weather Stephanie moved to Honolulu almost two years ago with her two Pixie Bob cats. She has family on Oahu as well as the Bay area and enjoys spending time with them. Stephanie would like to invite you to reach out with any safety concerns you might have and would be willing answer some service questions as well. She is pleased to start a new chapter in her flying career by joining the SFO base and having the opportunity to be a member of the SFO ASHSC.
Hotel: Cassie Dole
Cassie began her career in the airline industry over 15 years ago. Starting as a gate agent with JetBlue in 2004, she quickly realized her real drive was in being a flight attendant. After a year with United Airlines, she was hired on with Virgin America in 2007. She quickly transitioned to the training department, and it was there that she found her next role as instructor, preparing flight attendants for life out on the line. Being a part of the cadre team for Virgin America’s international flight certification solidified her love of international travel. In 2010, she was able to partake in a crew exchange with Virgin Australia and was based in Sydney for a year. Traveling and overnight work trips are a passion of hers, she’s excited to channel that motivation, along with her desire to assist fellow flight attendants, in her new role. When not flying the line, Cassie can be found in the recurrent training office instructing, exploring local San Francisco restaurants, or traveling the world.
Reserve Committee Opportunity
Council 35 has a chair opening in the Reserve Committee. Please review the duties and responsibilities which can be found on our website. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a letter expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Benefits Enrollment
The Alaska Benefits Open Enrollment period for 2022 benefits ends November 17, 2021. Changes will become effective January 1, 2022. To see plan options, visit:
Have additional questions? Please reach out to the SFO Benefits Committee chair, Julie Pearson, for more assistance.
California Local Council Membership Meeting
The next membership meeting for Council 35 members will be Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1100 via Zoom. The purpose will be to discuss news and events happening in California bases at Alaska. This meeting will be a combined council meeting and open to all Council 35 (SFO), 18 (LAX) and 15 (SAN) members in good standing (up-to-date on dues). Deadline to submit agenda items is 11/15/21. To attend, please register here.
Year End Reminders
JCBA § 32.G.4. Flight Attendants meeting the following conditions will have attendance points reduced to zero:
- 4 or less attendance points at the end of the year
- achieves 480 TFP for the year
- does not accumulate any attendance points for the months of November and December
The manual adjustment occurs mid-January which will be reflected on FAs attendance point records.
JCBA §21.R. November is the last of the collective block months in the Flight Attendant Productivity Premium Program (PPP). Payout for the block months will be December 20th. To see your accruals, please visit:
Flight Attendants must achieve 480 TFP for the year to maintain the following benefits:
- Uniforms §13.D.6
- Vacation §16.L.4
- Health Insurance §33.B.1-4
- Attendance year-end record improvement §32.G.4
Got a question?
Melissa, James and Brad
Melissa Osborne, LEC President • Melissa.email@example.com • 415-275-1322
James Ikehara, LEC Secretary • James.firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-289-9011
Bradley Young, Council Representative • Bradley.email@example.com • 916-508-3503