In This Edition
- Issues with Crew Access: December 16, 2023
- Join The Virtual Picket Line on December 19!
- Human Rights Committee Meeting Recap – 4th Quarter 2023
- AFA Alaska MEC Authorizes Strike Vote
- Standing Strong Together: Our Solidarity In Action
- SAVE THE DATE: Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Issues with Crew Access: December 16, 2023
Hotel reservation details are not populating in pairings. The “Drop” (to Open Time) drop-down was reported by a few (but not all) Flight Attendants as not visible prior to Open Time opening. Drops to Open Time were not functioning for January 24-30, 2024, for all domiciles except Seattle until just before 2 PM PT.
Join The Virtual Picket Line on December 19!
If you’re scheduled to work on December 19 or won’t be able to make it to a picketing event in person, you can still participate in our Day of Solidarity. Help turn up the heat on social media and take part in our virtual picket!
Human Rights Committee Meeting Recap – 4th Quarter 2023
Our AFA Human Rights Committee Chairpersons met on Thursday, December 14, to discuss their ongoing program of work to advance human rights within our workplace and community. The Committee also met with management to receive updates on what progress has been made on concerns that had been previously brought forward and address new concerns that have come to light. If you have ideas, thoughts, or feedback for the committee, your Local Human Rights Committee Chairperson would love to hear from you!
AFA Alaska MEC Authorizes Strike Vote
For over a year, we have fought at the bargaining table for a contract that recognizes our value as Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines. It’s time to take the next step in our fight for a new contract. That step is a strike authorization vote. Management’s actions have made it abundantly clear that they have the money. It’s time to Pay Us or CHAOS™.
Standing Strong Together: Our Solidarity In Action
Yesterday, we sent a bold message to Alaska Airlines management. Thousands of us came together, louder and stronger than ever, to demand a contract that truly values our hard work and sacrifices. We are done being undervalued and underappreciated. We stand united and will do whatever it takes to get a contract with the pay and work rule improvements we have earned. Management cannot ignore our demands any longer. They are feeling the pressure, and we’ve made it crystal clear that we won’t back down.
SAVE THE DATE: Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action
Flight Attendants across the industry are fighting to raise the standards for our career. No matter the uniform we wear, our fight is the same. And in 2024, the world will see us fighting corporate greed together.
February 13. Save the Date.
Shared on Social
Meet the Alaska Don’t Care Bear
Meet the Alaska Don’t Care Bear, the new face of our AFA Membership Communications. The Alaska Don’t Care Bear is broke, tired, and hungry for an industry-leading contract! Join us at tomorrow’s systemwide Day of Solidarity picketing events and get your own Alaska Don’t Care Bear sticker!
Alaska Don’t Care Bear Profile Pic
Show Alaska management we stand united on social media! Upload the Alaska Don’t Care Bear circle as your profile photo. Alaska Don’t Care Bear expresses how we all feel: tired of being used and abused by management! Show you CARE Alaska! Contract Now!
Download now at contract2022.afaalaska.org/social
Day of Solidarity – Day of Event Information
Are you ready to picket? Let’s do this! 🪧📢💪
Today is our Day of Solidarity, and we’re ready to show management we’re not backing down. Join us for our informational picketing events in all six bases and Washington, DC. We’ve got you covered with all the details you need, including meeting points, times, and contact information. Swipe through to find out more, including information about the virtual picket and resources to participate.
If you have any questions or need more information, head to the Day of Solidarity event page on the negotiations website at https://contract2022.afaalaska.org/dec-19-solidarity. Let’s get out there and make our voices heard!
Base Recap – Day of Solidarity
Flight Attendants picketed in all six bases and Washington, D.C., today to show our solidarity and resolve! United States Representative Katie Porter joined us on the picket line in LAX to show her support. With our recently announced Strike Authorization Vote, it is more important than ever to speak with one voice – Pay us or CHAOS™. Alaska Airlines has the money – we won’t back down until we achieve the contract we have earned!
Mobilization Volunteer Call To Action
The Strike Authorization Vote is a major escalation in our negotiations process. Management refuses to open their eyes to the fact that WE ARE NOT BACKING DOWN. Now, more than ever, our Union needs YOU to become a Mobilization Volunteer. It’s all hands on deck. No amount of social media comments can compare to getting involved. Do your part today! Sign up now at https://contract2022.afaalaska.org/mobilization/volunteer/.
Fact Check: Boarding Pay
Every Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant knows our pay is calculated based on the distance we fly, not our time at work. That’s a fact management seems to have forgotten with their recent claim that they somehow pay us for boarding. Let’s set the record straight – Alaska Flight Attendants DO NOT receive boarding pay.
Year in Review
Thanks for the reminder, Alaska Airlines management! We work so many unpaid hours, it’s painful to see them added up. These are only FIVE examples out of almost 7,000 hard-working Alaska Flight Attendants! We deserve pay for all our time at work!.
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, December 26
|Monthly Scheduling Committee Meeting
Find Us on Social Media
You can find the most up-to-date official information on our AFA Alaska social media accounts. Click below and follow so you can stay connected!