AFA Council 27 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - May 1, 2016

• It is OUR future, take three minutes to ensure it stays a good future!!!
• Follow the rule changes, keep KCM as a part of your easier work life!
• LEC meeting notice.

URGENT: Take Action Now to #DenyNAI

 TAKE ACTION NOW!  Register your objection to the DOT ruling to allow Norwegian Air International to operate on an Irish certificate and trample labor standards in the U.S. and E.U.

We need each and every Flight Attendant and the traveling public to take the following actions. We only have a few weeks to stop this threat to our jobs!

 1   Fill out the form to register your objection to NAI with the DOT. The deadline is May 6, 2016.

 2   Call your Representatives and tell them to support HR 5090. Find your Representative at www.house.gov and call their D.C. and home offices.

 "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."

 3   Join the picket line in front of the White House on May 12 to show our unity and strength in opposition to the recent tentative approval of NAI.

 What:  Airline Workers Mobilize to #DenyNAI
When:  Thursday, May 12 at 12:00pm ET
Where:  Lafayette Park (In front of The White House)
1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Who:  Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
Transport Workers Union of America (TWU)


 

KCM Change

4/28/2016 - Notice to Crewmembers

In the upcoming weeks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement new changes to the Known Crewmember (KCM) program for crew members traveling to an international destination on personal travel.  The TSA policy change is as follows:

*   Crew members traveling as a passenger for personal travel from a U.S. location to an international location, must be screened as a passenger through the passenger screening checkpoint prior to entering into the airport sterile area.  Crew members are no longer allowed to use the KCM access point for personal travel from the U.S. to an international location.

Notice:  Crew members traveling from the U.S. to international locations on company business may continue to use the KCM access points.  Company business includes; but is not limited to, the following:

*   Flight Operations
*   Training
*   Crew Positioning
*   Dead Heading
*   Other Company Business


Member Informational Event and LEC meeting May 19th!

We will be having our required LEC meeting to discuss the agenda items for the AFA Board of Directors Meeting on May 19th at 10a at Stephanies, next to the base.  We will discuss any new contract information, and decide how to vote on the agenda items in front of us at the AFA Board of Directors meeting to take place in Atlanta the following week.  Please RSVP to this email and make sure you register your choices with the officers of Council 27.

 

Please make the call to congress your priority for the week, the tentative approval for NAI could have dire consequences for all American Air Carriers, and that means all of  us!!!!

Have a great week, and thanks for staying informed!!

Andrew, Jerome, Cameron, Craig, Graham

 

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