- Day of Solidarity Recap
- CBT Reminder
- Local Council Meeting Announcement
- New Committee Members
- Human Rights & Equity
- Vacation Bidding
August Day of Solidarity
Our day of Solidarity was a day to be proud of. We would like to thank all our members who came out and braved the hot weather, to stand shoulder to shoulder with your union brothers, sisters and siblings as we fight for what we deserve. The event was a huge success systemwide. In Seattle, we had close to 1,000 members present. We would like to thank all the volunteers that came and helped make sure that the event was a success.
We would like to give a special thanks to our guest speakers and representatives that attended the event. Sara Nelson (AFA-CWA International President), Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda! A warm thank you to our Government Affairs Committee for helping organize those special guests!
Also, thank you to our fellow Flight Attendant families from Horizon, United, Hawaiian, Piedmont, Envoy, Omni, American, Southwest and Delta who showed their support by joining us. In addition, thank you to Pilots from Alaska, United, Delta, Horizon, American and Southwest. We are all in this together.
Please stay tuned for future events. We will get the word out via email and social media when something is planned.
Red Bag Tags
A new red AFA luggage tag was introduced at the Day of Solidarity event. This is another way to demonstrate our solidarity in the fight for our contract. Watch our Facebook group for posts on where/when you can pick up one of the tags!
Did you know we have a customer facing landing page on our AFA Alaska website? This page is full of information on what your friends, family, and the flying public can do to support our Flight Attendants. There are several resources on the page, we ask that you share this with your contacts! One immediate thing the public can do is sign our petition.
Do not forget to complete your CBT by the September 30 deadline. It is important to remember if you do not complete the required training, the discipline is progressive. If you are already in steps of discipline, failure to complete your CBT will move you up the steps, up to and including discharge. If you encounter any technical issues, please contact the ITS Help desk. To verify your CBT is complete, check that your Cornerstone transcript lists under “Completed” and check your email for a confirmation.
Don’t forget, you get 1TFP for completing the CBT, and if you complete it in August, it will count towards your single month $350 PPP bonus for August!
Local Council Meeting Announcement
Please save the date for our Local Council Meeting that will take place in October. We hope to see a lot of Seattle members at the event, so mark your calendar and bid for the day off.
Date: October 3, 2023
We will send an update soon when the above has been finalized, but wanted to make sure everyone had the date so they can bid their schedules appropriately.
We would like to thank all the members who are expressing their interest in getting involved with your union. The committee chairs are still going through the submissions, and you should be reached out to shortly.
We are excited to welcome the following new committee members:
AFA International Human Rights and Equity Committee
The AFA Human Rights and Equity Committee is committed to providing the broadest possible representation of our members regardless of age, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, differently abled, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We honor and celebrate the shared humanity of the members in our care. We shall at all times endeavor to promote the principles of tolerance, fairness, equity, justice, respect, and inclusion within our Union. It is only when we all band together and work together that we can rally against the walls of division to create a progressive culture that values social and economic justice for all working people.
Some Important Dates to Remember:
September 4: Labor Day
September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
September 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day
September 15-October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
September 21: International Day of Peace (UN)
September 23/September 16-23: Bisexual Visibility Day/Week
September 23: International Day of Sig Languages
Additional Pins available for the Month of September
In addition to your “Red” Solidarity Pin, you may wear your AFA 9/11 remembrance pin, AFA/APFA 9/11 pin or your Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month Pin! Please stop by the Seattle base to pick up either of these!
Where does time go? It is that time of the year already, vacation bidding. If you have not already done so, it’s time to start planning your 2024 vacation. See the below timeline:
- 9/1/23 – 9/18/23: Round one vacation bidding.
- 9/26/23: Round one awards posted.
- 10/3/23 -10/17/23: Round two vacation bidding.
- 10/25/23: Round two awards posted.
- 10/27/23 (2:00pm): Seattle vacation trading opens.
Please refer to bulletin bundle dated 8/16/2023 for more information.
Find Us on Social Media
You can find the most up to date information on our Council #19 Facebook Group. Click below to join our group and stay connected!