AFA E-Lines: May 27, 2016
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- Spring AFA United MEC Meeting and 44th Annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors Concluded
- Memorial Day Holiday
- We Continue to Strongly Encourage You To Use ASRS Instead of ISAP
- Continued Action Needed Contact Your Representative Today! Stop Norwegian Air International! #DenyNAI
- Joint Negotiations Resume Next Week in Reston Virginia
- Follow Us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC
Spring AFA United MEC Meeting and 44th Annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors Concluded
The Spring Regular AFA United Master Executive Council (MEC) and the 44th Annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors (BOD) Meetings concluded this week. Detailed information on the Spring AFA United MEC Meeting including daily summaries, voting records and action on agenda items have been posted on our website. We have also published a summary of the 44th Annual AFA-CWA BOD Meeting that can be found on our website.
Memorial Day Holiday
This Memorial Day, it is important that we take time out of our busy schedule to reflect, honor, and remember the men and women who have sacrificed so much in the service of our country. It is because of the sacrifices of these brave men and women that we have the ability to vote freely, debate freely, and enjoy the independence that so many others in the world strive to attain.
On behalf of the United Master Executive Council, we wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday weekend.
We Continue to Strongly Encourage You To Use ASRS Instead of ISAP
AFA continues to work on a clear path forward with the FAA and United for an ISAP Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) renewal, however until then we continue to strongly encourage all Flight Attendants to submit safety concerns or events via NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) at the following link: http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/report/caveat.html?formType=cabin which is also available from the homepage of our AFA United MEC website. AFA remains dedicated to a robust safety reporting program and safety culture. Our commitment has never wavered.
Continued Action Needed Contact Your Representative Today! Stop Norwegian Air International! #DenyNAI
We need to continue to put pressure on President Obama and our elected government officials to protect the U.S. aviation industry and our jobs to deny Norwegian Air International (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit. NAI is attempting to undermine international labor laws by outsourcing cheap labor from Thailand and other low-wage countries.
Here’s what you and your friends and family can do to help:
Send a message directly to your United States Representatives via our website
Tell your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 5090, to enforce the high labor standards negotiated in the E.U. - U.S. Open Skies agreement. Visit our website to fill out the form today!
Please call your members of Congress and ask them to support HR 5090. Call their D.C. and home office. You can reach your Representative in D.C. through the Capitol switchboard, (202) 224-3121. Ask to speak with your Representative. Here’s a sample script:
"I am a Flight Attendant and constituent. I am urging you to co-sponsor H.R. 5090, to enforce the high labor standards negotiated in the E.U./U.S. Open Skies agreement. And, I urge you to also sign on to the Collins/Garamendi letter to Secretary Foxx to deny the NAI foreign air carrier permit. We can't let U.S. aviation be destroyed like U.S. shipping. This is about my job, our nation's economy and our safety and security."
If you have a Twitter account, we ask that you please Tweet one of the following:
Killing U.S. aviation jobs, hurting competition & undermining fair labor standards is not okay. #DenyNAI
Click to automatically tweet: http://ctt.ec/8Td1P
Going, going, gone. Soon to be our labor standards & U.S.#aviation jobs if Norwegian Air gets its way. #DenyNAI
Click to automatically tweet: http://ctt.ec/pfMUb
Also tweet your Member of Congress directly:
I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 5090 and protect U.S. jobs and #aviation safety.
In order to make sure the DOT and White House hear us, we need thousands of calls, tweets and letters. That requires all of us to engage and urge our family and flying partners to do the same.
Joint Negotiations Resume Next Week in Reston, Virginia
Joint Negotiations will resume on June 1 in Reston, Virginia. Do not believe hearsay or rumors on the line and social media. As a reminder, all Joint Negotiation updates can be found on the JNC website at OurContract.org. If you are not signed-up to receive the Our Contract Newsletter please do so onOurContract.org.
Follow Us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC.