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Council 12 - Los Angeles

About Council 12

Officers are on call nights, weekends, and holidays. Call the office directly 24 hours a day to reach the person on call.

The LAX Briefing Newsletter (Feb 15, 2019)

Council Office

  •  (310) 646-7518
  • Council Roster
  •  (818) 415-8190 (emergency)
  •  (310) 646-4103 (fax)
  •  CWA Local #29012
  • AFA-CWA Council 12
    8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 110, #782
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (map and directions)
Dante Harris

Dante Harris

LEC President

Phone: 818-415-8190

E-Mail: Dante@afalax.org

Kimberly Burckhalter

Kimberly Burckhalter

LEC Vice President

Phone: 424-356-7762

E-Mail: Kim@afalax.org

John Palumbo

John Palumbo

LEC Secretary

Phone: 310-200-2854

E-Mail: John@afalax.org

Marina Bins

Marina Bins

Council Representative

Phone: 832-607-1531

E-Mail: Marina@afalax.org

Rafael Garcia

Rafael Garcia

Council Representative

Phone: 310-951-1797

E-Mail: Rafael@afalax.org

Timothy Trueman

Timothy Trueman

Council Representative

Phone: 424-356-7759

E-Mail: Tim@afalax.org

The LAX Briefing Newsletter (Feb 15, 2019)

Our Safety, Security, and Jobs Are Protected with End to Shutdown

February 15, 2019

Last night the Senate and House voted on a bi-partisan bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. We thank every AFA member who called your representatives, participated in leafleting and prepared to take action at airports around the country in order to protect our safety, security, and jobs. Full statement is included in this newsletter below.

The shutdown also halted any action on implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, including our 10 hours rest. There was no way to address this or hold anyone accountable during the lockout of federal workers and shutdown of agencies including the FAA. Watch AFA's congressional testimony this week on this issue > 

Three Airport Events Tomorrow

We will continue with protests in three locations tomorrow to call for legislation to ensure this never happens again and to press for implementation of our rest. Other planned events including LAX have been postponed to a later date.

DCA, Washington D.C. National Airport
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: Terminal B/C Door 6 Departure Level

DFW, Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport
Time: 1pm
Location: Curbside B30

SEA, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Flag Pavilion

All times are local and we ask that you attend in uniform or in red AFA shirts.

Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal to Avert Continued Shutdown

Washington, DC (February 15, 2019) — From Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines:

"We commend the bipartisan effort to secure stable funding for the critical jobs that federal workers do. Policy issues must be handled through the legislative process. It is irresponsible and undemocratic to risk the safety, security, and economic stability of Americans by holding our government hostage to extract policy concessions.

"The unprecedented 35-day shutdown and the continued uncertainty of the last three weeks, put the lives and livelihoods of flight attendants, pilots, and our passengers at risk. The systems that keep our aviation system safe and secure were stretched to a breaking point, and now can just begin to recover.

Full Statement >

Additional Council Information

The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.


8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 110 #782
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Office Phone: (310) 646-7518
Office Fax: (310) 646-4103
President's Confidential Fax Line:
 (877) 818-3043
E-Mail: afalax@unitedafa.org

1-800-DEAR-AFA (800-3327232)



Kim Burckhalter*  (424) 356-7762
Marina Bins (832) 607-1531
Rafael Garcia (310) 920-4294
Dante Harris (818) 415-8190
John Palumbo (310) 200-2854
Tim Trueman (424) 356-7759


John Palumbo*  (310) 200-2854
Huda Kaoud (832) 212-0140
George Leivers (760) 458-4252
Heidi Napier
(714) 313-8988
Maria DiPisa Brady (805) 551-2896
Ray Seta (310) 567-6617
Email: Safety@afalax.org



Rocky Ruiz* (808) 987-7404
Dante Harris (818) 415-8190
Email: Communications@afalax.org



Marty Bierbrier* (323) 646-8548
Brianne Borninkhof (909) 904-1140
Parker Ceplina (616) 238-6227
Alicia Kern (310) 920-2237
Email: Reserve@afalax.org


Dante Harris
(818) 415-8190
Vice President
Kim Burckhalter
(424) 356-7762
John Palumbo
(310) 200-2854
Council Reps  
Marina Bins (832) 607-1531
Rafael Garcia (310) 920-4294
Tim Trueman (424) 356-7759


Lisa Maher* (562) 201-0060
Jean Marc Garcel (310) 766-6499
David Gomez (323) 387-2973
Steve Thomas (323) 828-8179
Email: Engagement@afalax.org



24 Hour Hotline (800) 424-2406
Jennifer Mannan* (510) 757-6087
Cynthia Braasch (949) 279-0429
Ernie Cornejo (MEC) (551) 208-1420
Tina RuvalCaba (949) 212-5128
Darcy Winnek (415) 505-8284
Email: EAP@afalax.org



Michele Jackson* (310) 686-1425
Angelique Franklin  (213) 550-7005
Steve Thomas (323) 828-8179
Email: Hotels@afalax.org


Workers Comp/OJI Benefits

Nancy Viles* (858) 829-5446
Maryellen Dament  (310) 433-5916
Phyllis Hill (310) 486-2214
Email: Occupationals@afalax.org 

* Designates Committee Chairperson **Designates Committee Vice Chairperson

To email an officer use firstname@afalax.org  (i.e. Dante@afalax.org) 
To email committee member use first initial and last name@afalax.org  (i.e. kburckhalter@afalax.org)

Revised:  February 12, 2019