AFA Council 38 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - December 6, 2016

• AFA Local Council Elections
• Flood Congress with Calls! It's About Our Jobs!
• Legalities (December)


AFA Council 38 Local Elections

The AFA Narita Officer Nomination process is now open. Activation Codes should already be at your homes. If you have not received an Activation code you can request one here: http://afacwa-elections.org/request-a-new-activation-code/.
 
 If you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact any of the Officers.


Flood Congress with Calls! It's About Our Jobs!

Flight Attendants, 

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation wrongly approved a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI). The decision sets aside the labor protections that were central to the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement. We know. We were there! We had a seat at the table when this administration negotiated the Agreement, and now just like any labor contract, the administration needs to make good on this aviation trade deal. This is our about our jobs and our nation's ability to move millions of people and connect with the rest of the world.

Norwegian can fly to the U.S. today. We are allies with the U.S.-based and Norwegian-based crews who fly today under U.S. and Norwegian labor law. But NAI, flagged in Ireland, sets up a 'flag of convenience' model in aviation—the same business model that destroyed U.S. shipping. NAI will use this 'flag of convenience' model to hire crews from countries with the lowest labor and safety standards, such as Malaysia or Thailand.

Watch this video to learn of about the dangers of flag of convenience.

We will not accept this. We will act. We will never stop. We will never accept abrogation of our rights.

1. Call Congress Now

Every Flight Attendant needs to call every day this week!

Connect directly to your Senate offices: 1-855-980-2338

Connect directly to your Representative's office: 1-855-980-2306

"Hello, my name is _________ and I am a constituent. I'm a Flight Attendant calling to urge my Representative/Senator to take action to STOP Norwegian Air International from flying to the U.S. under a completely new set of rules. The DOT NAI approval opens the door to a flag of convenience model that will lead to outsourcing 300,000 U.S. aviation jobs, just like it decimated the U.S. shipping industry. This is about good U.S. aviation jobs and enforcing our trade deals."


Legalities (December)
by Gary Johnson, LEC 38 Scheduling Chair

 Please refer to section 12.L.2 of your contract for all duty time limitations. Outbound flights are for NRTSW reference (visiting Flight Attendant legalities may be different). 

 Scan the bar code for a printer friendly copy of the legalities (.pdf)

 *Please note: All times are subject to change. The Narita International Airport curfew is from 2300 - 0600, with an aircraft pushback by 2245, unless (due to unusual circumstances) the curfew is extended by the NAA.*

Flight Number (Outbound)

Max ACT Duty

Illegal




804 NRT-IAD

+ 3 Hours

1956

882 NRT-ORD

16:00

2026

838 NRT-SFO

16:00

2236

902 NRT-HNL (01-15DEC)

15:00

0031 (Curfew)

902 NRT-HNL

15:00

0046 (Curfew)

827/873 NRT-GUM-NRT

16:00

2126

874 NRT-GUM

15:00

0616

827 NRT-GUM

15:00

1951

873/874 GUM-NRT-GUM

16:00

0231 (Curfew)

828/827 GUM-NRT-GUM

16:00

1621




Flight Number (Inbound)

Max ACT Duty

Illegal




803 IAD-NRT

+ 3 Hours

1526

881 ORD-NRT

+ 3 Hours

1516

837 SFO-NRT

16:00

1301

903 HNL-NRT (01-15DEC)

15:00

1456

903 HNL-NRT

15:00

1436

873 GUM-NRT

16:00

0301

828 GUM-NRT

16:00

1711


In solidarity,

Rick Gonzalez
President
Rick@afanrt.org
Office: 0476.33.8182
Fax: 0476.33.8183
 

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


Nobu Masui
Council Representative
Nobu@afanrt.org
Cell: 090.7765.2065
Norman Morinaga
Secretary
Norman@afanrt.org
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
E-mail:  afanrt@unitedafa.org

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