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July 13, 2016

Inside this issue:Tentative Agreement Available
JNC Information Sessions (Roadshows)
Industry Comparison
Merged Seniority List
Voting Information and Instructions



Tentative Agreement Available 

On July 11 the complete Tentative Agreement became available on the site. We encourage you to download the pdf file, (File>Save) to your computer or tablet, and review it carefully. Once downloaded, you will be able to search by key word.

We know some of you are active on social media such as Facebook and Jumpseat news. Please be careful, there is a lot of inaccurate information being shared. The best source for accurate and reliable information is via the site, JNC Information Road Shows, the JNC Information Webcast, and your LEC Officers.


The following is an Article from

JNC Information Sessions

Currently, we have confirmed the following dates and locations for the upcoming JNC Information Sessions:

NOTE: Parking is paid for by AFA.

City Date Time Location
Newark July 11, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Washington, D.C. July 12, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Hyatt Regency Dulles
Boston July 14, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Chicago July 15, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Honolulu July 18, 2016 08:00 to 11:30 Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Guam July 20, 2016 09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency Guam

Narita July 21, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport
Hong Kong July 22, 2016 09:00 to 13:00

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

San Francisco July 25, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 SFO Airport Marriott Waterfront
Los Angeles July 26, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Houston July 27, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental
Denver July 28, 2016 09:00 to 13:00

Westin Denver International Airport

Cleveland July 29, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Cleveland Airport Marriott
Las Vegas July 29, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino, & Spa
London August 02, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 TBD
Frankfurt August 03, 2016 09:00 to 13:00 TBD


Industry Comparison

Read the industry comparison summary, to compare the Tentative Agreement to the industry. In all cases, every effort has been made to accurately reflect the terms in summary. For complete information, please refer to the Tentative Agreement and the respective Collective Bargaining Agreements when applicable.

Merged Seniority List

The Joint MEC met by conference call this evening to discuss a clear call from AFA members to post the merged seniority list, which would become effective upon ratification. The Joint MEC voted unanimously to post the list in a secure location as soon as practicable after all necessary administrative work is done to ensure the list is as up to date as possible with all of the current Flight Attendants. The technical posting and administrative work necessary will require approximately one week. We will keep AFA members updated as we move forward.

Until then, review the report from the Seniority Merger Integration Committee.


Voting Information and Instructions

When will voting start?

Voting will begin July 15, 2016 and continue through August 12, 2016 at Noon Eastern Time. Following presentation of all of the details of the Tentative Agreement and the full contract language, the JNC will begin a series of Information Sessions around the system, including a live Webcast planned for July 13th. Information will be sent to members' homes along with voting instructions and there will be numerous ways for members to get answers to all of their questions in order to cast an informed vote.

How do I cast a vote?

Balloting will be conducted electronically through VoteNet Solutions, the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and balloting software and telephone voting for organizations including unions, membership, trade and other organizations. The member voting credentials are provided directly to the printer used by VoteNet and do not pass through AFA. Duplicate instructions are also only provided by the VoteNet system. A link to the VoteNet secure site will be accessible through once balloting opens.

Once I cast a vote can I change it?

The rules for balloting will change in the future due to an expected new rule from the Department of Labor and action by the AFA Board of Directors this year. These new procedures require an implementation process expected to be complete by the end of the year. That means this voting process will be familiar to all AFA members – as information becomes available during the ratification process AFA members can access their ballot and recast a vote. Only the last vote cast will be counted by the electronic balloting agency.

Who Votes on a Tentative Agreement?

In addition to information posted on-line, the Tentative Agreement (TA) summary and balloting instructions will be provided to all members eligible to vote, including members who have the opportunity to become eligible during the voting process:

  1. All active AFA Members in good standing (dues current, active AFA member) are eligible to vote. Members ineligible due to non-payment of dues will be notified when attempting to vote and will be directed to the AFA Membership Department to become current in order to vote.
  2. Flight Attendants on Probation will be eligible to vote during the entire period the ballot is open, provided they are scheduled to complete probation before the ballot count date.

    (The AFA Board of Directors voted to change this provision this year, recognizing the need to encourage and allow our newest members to take part in our democracy sooner. The Local Presidents from all AFA-member airlines voted to make Flight Attendants eligible to pay dues for full AFA membership after four months of flying, but the implementation of this provision requires substantial planning with all of the AFA- member airlines and is not expected to become effective before January 2017.)
  3. Inactive Members (Leaves of Absence, COBUS, etc.) may choose to "leave and remain active" to continue payment of dues during the leave in order to be eligible to vote.

Contact the AFA Ballot Help Line at 800-424- 2401, press 1 and extension 706, to complete the process to "leave and remain active."

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