AFA Council 27 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - April 14, 2016

• from Kate Fullam Hotel and Transportation
• Meeting to discuss the current TA's
• Posting for elections

Hello Council 27-

 

I have just returned from Hotel Committee training in ORD and am ready for all your reports.  A great deal of time and effort is put into finding hotels for us.  I know it doesn’t always seem that way when you arrive at our chosen hotels.  Decoy police cars? Really?  I was quite surprised at the lengthy checklist that our MEC Committee goes through in finding places for us to stay.  On these visits, they are accompanied by a buyer from the company and review the hotel regarding the rooms, security, life safety, services provided, food and beverage, public areas, A/C and heating, room safety, bath, health and fitness and transportation.  It really is quite extensive and I will be happy to go over all of it with you on a flight or in the office. 

 I know you’ve heard it all before but please, write up any hotels you stay in and think are just awful.  Remember, when travel is up, hotels may not want or need our business so it can be difficult to find a good spot.  Many hotels are discontinuing 24-hour food which is why we see a lot of food pantries in the lobbies.   Data is important and change takes a while so please do not stop after 1 or 2 reports.  Be persistent and relentless!  Have you ever seen anything move or change quickly here? We want and deserve better. Please use TVLLOG on Unimatic, not Voices, or I will never, ever see your report and you will not see my thank you note.

I look forward to hearing from all of you over and over and over…….

Regards,

Kate Fullam

 

       REMINDER

 Council 27 members will be holding a open discussion of the items that are currently under a TA. and any other topics you care to discuss, on Thursday, April 21, 11a.  We are currently planning on meeting at Stephanies next door to the base, as it has been the easiest place to meet for the majority of those attending.  If someone has a location that is more appealing to the membership, then we are very willing to change venues if that is what the majority wants.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  We hope to see you there.

Your Council 27 Officers

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In accordance with the Article VIII of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, all Councils in Category I must nominate and elect officers for the term beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2019 (three year term). Local Council Officers to be elected will be LEC President, LEC Vice President, LEC Secretary and two (2) Council Representative.

As an active member in good standing, you have the right to nominate candidates for office, to run for office and to cast a secret ballot.

Nominations and elections are governed by procedures outlined in the Association’s Constitution & Bylaws, Article VIII and the AFA Policy Manual.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to participate in the nomination and election process a Flight Attendant must be an Active Member in Good Standing.
This means you must not be on a leave of absence, you must be a current member of the Association of Flight Attendants and your AFA account should be in good standing (no delinquent union dues).
For those who are on probation, your probation end date must be on the count date or before in order to participate in the nomination or election process.

TWO-STEP NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCESS

Nominations
The first step in the process is nominating candidates for each office. Every active AFA member in good standing is eligible to nominate one Flight Attendant to each LEC Office for their respective Local Council. There is no candidate list provided for Nominations since any active AFA member of the Local Council, who is in good standing and is committed to serve, is eligible to be nominated.
You will receive a Voting Notice and Instructions guide via postal mail which includes a personal 16-digit activation code that is required to log into the voting system in order to obtain a username and password. You will then be able to access the balloting section and cast your vote. The entire process can only be accomplished via the internet in one session, but please ensure you completely follow the instructions.

Elections
The next step in the process is electing those members who have committed to serve the membership and received at least two nomination votes. Each member in good standing is eligible to vote for one candidate for each LEC Office.
You will receive the Voting Notice & Instructions along with a Voting Guide listing the candidates running for each office. This mailing will include a new personal 16-digit activation code, and similar to the Nomination process, it will allow you to access the voting system via phone or internet to obtain a username and password and cast your ballot. Due to account security requirements you are issued a new 16-digit activation code for each election.

COMMITMENT TO SERVE

Each member who receives at least two nominations and who intends on running for office must complete a Commitment to Serve form. This form is found on the AFA Election website:
www.afacwa-elections.org

ELECTION WEBSITE
The AFA Election website contains information regarding the voting process, eligibility to vote and step-by-step guides and videos. The official certified results for each nomination and election will be posted on this site under the specific Council’s page.

Nomination Schedule:
MAIL DATE: 08-01-16  Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 08-03-16  Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 08-24-16  Polls close and the election count takes place.

Election Schedule:

MAIL DATE: 09-20-16 Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 09-22-16 Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 10-14-16 Polls close and the election count takes place.


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