Council 9 - Denver / Phoenix
LEC Vice President
Council 9 Newsletter - MEC Officer & Committee Elections, Candidate Forums, InfoRep Training (Mar 31, 2023)
Council 9 Newsletter - March 31, 2023
- Register for Council 9 LEC Meeting scheduled for April 16th @ 5p MDT
- MEC Meeting and Election Info
- MEC Officer/Committee Candidate Forums - April 5th and 13th (register)
- InfoRep Training in DEN April 4th
- New C9 Grievance Reps!
- Negotiations Contract Campaign
Council 9 LEC Meeting via Zoom
When: Apr 16, 2023 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Spring 2023 MEC Meeting and Election Info
The Spring MEC meeting will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont on April 18 - 20. This year, elections will be held for MEC officer positions as well as many MEC committee positions.
MEC Elections Candidate Forums
There are two opportunities to meet the candidates via an open forum on Zoom. They are:
April 5th Forum from 6:30p to 8pm MDT REGISTER HERE
AFA Local Councils 6, 21, 27 and 63 are hosting a joint Candidates Forum via Zoom on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 from 06:30 to 8:00 MDT. AFA-CWA International Vice President Keturah Johnson will be the moderator.
Each of the candidates for MEC positions will be given 3 minutes to speak to Members. You can submit your questions in advance to your Council's email address.
Time-permitting, additional questions will be allowed after all candidates have had their allotted time.
If you'd like to attend, you'll need to register no later than April 4th, 2023 by 17:00 EDT.
April 13th Forum AT 5PM MDT REGISTER HERE
Please take the opportunity to learn more about the candidates who are running for these important MEC officer and committee positions.
InfoRep Training in DEN on April 4th - Still time to sign up!
If you have not already spoken with or contacted our C9 Mobilization Committee, please email email@example.com with your name, employee number and a personal email address and we can send you a link to apply.
For those who are interested in becoming InfoReps (Negotiations Support Activists) please note we have a date set for "in-person" training on April 4th.
InfoReps are a front-line source of reliable and factual information and will be some of the first to receive information. The InfoRep structure gives us the ability to quickly share information. Each Local Structure will play a critical role that will ultimately afford us two-way communication of important information in a short period of time.
Some of the base objectives of an InfoRep are to have every Flight Attendant understand the importance of:
Remaining informed through Negotiations News, AFA E-mails, and contact with their Local Elected Council Officers.
Wearing an AFA pin every time they go to work, attend training or a meeting in uniform or street clothes.
Discussing with one another, face-to-face, the importance of standing together. This is also known as solidarity and where our power comes from in Negotiations!
Welcome New C9 Grievance Reps
This week, Emmy Agustin (C9 Rep and Reserve Vice Chair) and Zach Pereira (Reserve, Benefits, Occupational and Mobilization Committees), joined the Grievance and Discipline Committee for Council 9. On Tuesday this week, they attended Initial Grievance training at the AFA MEC offices in Chicago. They were joined by the current C9 Grievance Committee members Martina Magpoc (C9 VP and Grievance Chair), Peter Coenen (C9 Rep and Reserve Chair) and Chris Bruton (LECP).
The work that this committee does requires time, dedication, patience, attention to detail, extensive contract knowledge, communication skills and commitment. Thank you Emmy and Zach for taking this on and I know you will serve the C9 membership well!
Negotiations & Contract Campaign Training
Date: March 30, 2023 (from unitedafa.org)
This week, our Union leaders and MEC Committee Members have taken an important step forward in advocating for your rights and interests in the aviation industry. Over 90 AFA Representatives from all levels of our Union attended a Negotiations & Contract Campaign Training to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills in representing your interests during our current Contract negotiations with United Airlines management.
This training has been designed to equip our Union leaders with the latest negotiation strategies, tactics, and best practices in this Contract campaign. We continue to build and strengthen our collective ability to be effective in engaging with airline management and fight for fair wages, benefits, working conditions, and job security for you and our flying partners. We acknowledge and appreciate the support and contributions of our International Officers and Staff in making this training a success.
According to Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA International President, "Our Union leaders are the backbone of our union. Collectively, they stand up, together, for our rights, our safety, and our security. Through their attendance at this training, they will gain the skills they need, as well as an understanding of the tools available, to succeed in negotiations and contract campaigns which translates into better Contracts for our Members."
As Union leaders will attest, this training was crucial in light of recent challenges faced by United Flight Attendants, including increased workloads, decreased staffing, job security, and safety concerns, all of which have become crucial issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The attendance and participation of our Union leaders, all of whom are Flight Attendants, at this training is a positive development that underscores their commitment to our collective well-being and demonstrates the importance of using best strategies to set the bar in standing together in solidarity to achieve our collective objectives. Attaining these objectives is required to reach an Agreement that will be ratified by the Membership.
Stay informed. Get engaged with your Union leaders as they fight for your rights and interests. Only together, we can achieve our goal for an industry leading Contract for United Flight Attendants. Refer to www.contract2021.org for additional information.
Additional Council Information
The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.
For a complete
DEN/PHX LOCAL COUNCIL 9 (C9) ROSTER
please visit our AFADEN.ORG site:
LEC C9 DIA Office: Denver International Airport (Center Core below Inflight - Apron Level)
LEC C9 DENTK Office: Local Council Office located at DENTK (A Building, Floor 0)
Mailing Address: United Airlines - DENTK
Association of Flight Attendants
7401 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Denver, CO 80207
DEN website: http://www.afaden.org/
MEC website: http://unitedafa.org