AFA Council 38 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - July 19, 2016

• Tentative Agreement Info

Tentative Agreement Information Sessions

This Tentative Agreement (TA) is the combination of 3 separate and distinct Contracts (CAL/CMI/UAL).  Please keep in mind that some of the provisions in the TA are compromises between us and our counterparts at CAL and CMI.  These compromises were necessary in order to negotiate with UA from one unified position.  While some may not like ‘all’ of the provisions, the TA managed to maintain important protections such as Scope, Base closure protections, Foreign National Sideletter, and the Exchange rate Sideletter among others.  Take the time to read through all the information including the full text of the TA which is now available online at 

There will be many opportunities for you to ask questions, and get clarifications prior to the TA vote opening on July 15th, at 12pm ET (July 16th, 1:00am Japan Standard Time) and closing on Friday, August 12th, at 12pm ET (Saturday, August 13th, at 1:00am Japan Standard Time).

Locally we will be available in the NRTSW crew lounge on the following dates and times.  (Revised schedule)

July 24:  2-5pm

Stay tuned for additional dates in August.


Additionally the following InfoReps can help you with any questions you may have, or can get back to you with the information.  Belva Stallings-Crowell, Meg Kubota, Michael Short, Kay Ikeda, Dana Shimoda, Samantha Wu as well as any of the Officers; Rick, Tony, Norman, Marisa and Nobu.


The Joint Negotiations Committee (JNC) conducted a webcast on July 13th.  If you weren’t able to attend, you can view the archived webcast here:

Roadshow in Narita – July 21

The JNC will be in Narita conducting the TA roadshow on July 21st, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Hilton Narita Airport Hotel.  This is your opportunity to ask our negotiators questions directly. 

If you are not able to attend the roadshow in Narita, please check the Roadshow schedule for other times and locations.  

Voting is now open

Voting is now open and can be accessed via the following website once you receive your activation code.

The TA summary, voting instructions and activation codes have been mailed to your homes, and you should receive them shortly.

In solidarity,

Rick Gonzalez
Cell: 090.2206.1924
Office: 0476.33.8182
Fax: 0476.33.8183

Marisa Deng
Council Representative
Cell: 080.5052.6306
Tony Wetterer
Vice President
Cell: 090 6025-4252
Cell: 415 216-3262

Nobu Masui
Council Representative
Cell: 090.7765.2065
Norman Morinaga
Cell: 090.8840.6475

AFA Council 38
New Tokyo Intl Airport
Terminal 1 - Central Building
P.O. Box 168
Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
282-0011 Japan

Office: 0476.33.8182
Fax: 0476.33.8183
Unitel: 947.8182

Dear AFA (Toll Free from Japan):  00531 12 1081

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