INSIDE THIS ISSUE - May 8, 2016
• HELP DENY NAI
• LEC meeting and DOA notice
If you need to report a safety issue, please save this link!
As we advised you earlier this week via our May 3, 2016 AFA E-lines, the Association has recently been made aware that a number of Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) reports filed during the month of April have not been provided to pre-merger United AFA ERC representatives.
We received new information from United management that is disconcerting and has immediate implications for those Flight Attendants who elect to use the company provided voluntary reporting system, still being referred to as ISAP. Management has advised us today that reports submitted through the established ISAP channels will be reviewed “under the ERC framework”, a framework that now excludes your Union representation.
Because the Association has not been provided clear information on what this new review structure consists of nor are we clear who will be reviewing these reports, it is not possible for us to guarantee how reports will be dispositioned.
While the Association continues to work a path forward with the FAA for Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) renewal, we 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 website.
AFA remains dedicated to a robust safety reporting program and safety culture. Our commitment has never wavered. We do not take this action lightly but rather, we act out of a dedicated commitment to our Membership to ensure you have all the information about how the company has unilaterally changed the program we have publicly supported since its inception as the first Part 121 Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program.
Additional information on ASRS can be found by using the following link. http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/overview/confidentiality.html. As your representative, know that we continue to work on your behalf and in your best interest. To this end, please provide us with copies of any reports that you submitted to ASRS by dropping those in your Local Council mailbox in the domicile.
Picket The White House DENY NAI
Do you live in the Washington DC area? Have a DC layover on May 12th? Fly to DC for the day! Everyone can join the picket line in front of the White House on May 12.
WHAT: Airline Workers Mobilize to #DenyNAI. Picket the White House!
WHEN: Thursday, May 12 at 12:00pm ET
Lafayette Park in front of the White House
1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
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)
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)
There are transportation options to/from Dulles. We will depart from the Dulles Marriott Hotel (on the airport property) at 10:00. If you are interested in transportation, please call the C21 Office at (703)260-0051. Follow the prompts and leave a message with your name, council, and contact information. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Deadline to sign-up for transportation is Tuesday, May 10th.
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. We are still able to obtain a picketing permit for no more than 10 people, so we will be trying something new. We hope to see you at 10am!!
Andrew, Jerome, Cameron, Craig, Graham