LAX Briefing
 The LAX Briefing

December 8, 2016 

Inside this issue:     Message from the President
Deny NAI
6th Annual Holiday Celebration

Message from the President

Dear Flying Partners:

This afternoon I represented Flight Attendants during a Post-Election Key Leaders Meeting at the Los Angeles County Key LeadersFederation of Labor building in downtown LA.  More than 40 Local Unions were represented.  The discussions focused on the reality that we will soon face hostility toward Labor in this country.  We will face an ultra-conservative Supreme Court who will uphold laws that will make it difficult for labor Key Leadersorganizations in America to collect dues in an attempt to cause financial harm and weaken collective bargaining.  Essentially we’ll face active agendas that seek to roll back all of the gains that working families have fought so hard to make reality in our recent history.

The sentiment was very clear today.  It is imperative that the leaders of the labor movement continue educating Union members on the issues rather than focusing on political parties.  The issues are at the core of our concerns when it comes to the working middle class.


As we move into 2017, our Awareness of the Issues, our Unity, and our Action is paramount to protecting our jobs.  Together, We Shall Overcome.

In Solidarity,

Dante Harris

AFA-CWA Council 12 - LAX


As Flight Attendants we face a multitude of issues that have the potential to destroy our careers as Flight Attendants.  One of those issues is Norwegian Air International (NAI).  On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation wrongly approved a foreign air carrier permit for 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 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.

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."


6th Annual Holiday CelebrationHappy Holidays


Happy Holidays!  Each year we come together as a Family and Community of Los Angeles Flight Attendants.  This event promotes the opportunity to get to know one another, no matter what airline we come from.  We are all Flight Attendants and it is important to share experiences, make new friends, and enjoy time with each other for the holidays.  Together we can accomplish anything. 

Join us for a Night To Remember!

Update:  Special Guest Performance by Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Shanice.

Holiday Party

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