In This Edition
- Alaska-Hawaiian Announce Merger: What Flight Attendants Need to Know
- Air Quality Quick Reminders
- Housing & Food Assistance Resources
- Join The Picket Line: Support United Flight Attendants on Thursday, December 14
- December 2023 MEC Meeting Recap
- Inflight Service Committee Meeting Recap – 4th Quarter 2023
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Alaska-Hawaiian Announce Merger: What Flight Attendants Need to Know
Today, Alaska Air Group (AAG) management has announced its intent to acquire Hawaiian Airlines, while maintaining the unique identity of both brands.
We know that everyone has questions and concerns about the proposed merger of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. Mergers take time. Nothing will happen overnight. But right now we must stick together because the airlines are very clear about how this will benefit shareholders, consumers, and employees but together we can claim clarity in black and white for our jobs and the improvements we can expect.
Air Quality Quick Reminders
Fume events can occur on flights for various reasons, such as oil leaks or mechanical issues. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of air quality, fume, and hypoxic events, so you know what to do if you suspect one is happening. More resources are available on the Air Quality Subcommittee page of the AFA Alaska website.
Housing & Food Assistance Resources
Starting a career as a Flight Attendant is more challenging than ever due to low pay rates that haven’t kept up with the cost of living. Many new Flight Attendants face difficulties securing housing and food in expensive cities where they are based. Our EAP Committee has created a new website page with comprehensive information on resources to help Flight Attendants overcome these obstacles.
Join The Picket Line: Support United Flight Attendants on Thursday, December 14
On December 14, 2023, United Airlines Flight Attendants will take to the picket line – their holiday spirit of unity and solidarity burning brighter than ever. They are determined to strengthen their power and demonstrate their unwavering commitment to securing a contract that genuinely values their work and contributions to United Airlines. As holiday travelers take to the skies, United AFA Flight Attendants will ensure their voices are heard loud and clear. They are unified and ready to do “Whatever It Takes” to get the contract they have rightfully earned!
Join United Flight Attendants on the picket lines during their upcoming Day of Action, and let’s show our unwavering solidarity! Together, we can send a powerful message to United Airlines management and the entire airline industry that we demand nothing less than the best for Flight Attendants. It’s time to take bold action and demand the respect and recognition we all truly deserve. So, RSVP now and get ready to make our voices heard loud and clear!
December 2023 MEC Meeting Recap
Our AFA Alaska Master Executive Council (MEC) met this week on Wednesday, December 6, to conduct their ongoing work to represent our Flight Attendants. The MEC’s quarterly meeting with executive management and a group of union leaders from other company workgroups was postponed due to the merger announcement and other scheduling conflicts. The next Regular MEC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 10.
Inflight Service Committee Meeting Recap – 4th Quarter 2023
Our AFA Inflight Service Committee Chairpersons met on November 29 to represent Flight Attendants’ interests related to catering and onboard service/sales. The Committee met with management to discuss and receive updates on issues and problems faced by Flight Attendants onboard. The Committee continues to work with management to address catering concerns and improve processes in the future. Please report catering issues through Block2Block and safety-related issues through ReportIt!
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Alaska Flight Attendants are struggling to afford living expenses, let alone enjoy holiday shopping for their loved ones. It’s time for Alaska management to prove they care with an industry leading contract!
1.9 Billion Reasons
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, December 12 – Thursday, December 14||Contract Negotiations|
|Thursday, December 14||Quarterly Human Rights Committee Meeting|
|Thursday, December 14||United AFA Day of Action Informational Picketing|
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