Managing Bullying

Managing Bullying 1. Check yourself If you feel you are being bullied, the first thing to do is to take inventory of any ways you might be contributing to the challenging situation. It could be that you are doing nothing to provoke the bullying (which is often the case), but the point here is to […]

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Thank You!

Good morning: We wanted to share the background on a few changes that will be coming out today to our PAs. Those of you who have recently traveled on Alaska may have already noticed changes to their inflight announcements. We want to thank our brothers and sisters over at Alaska AFA for sitting down with […]

Negotiation Informational Event

SAVE THE DATE! Hello Fellow Flight Attendants, HZN AFA Negotiation’s Team and ACT Chairs would like to invite all AFA members to a negotiation informational event. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions in a social environment, away from the airport, regarding our future contract. You’ll have an opportunity to voice concerns, […]

*Negotiations Update – June*

Horizon Negotiations Update June 2019 AFA and management met again in Seattle on June 4-6, 2019. AFA’s committee members are MEC President Ed Hawes; Flight Attendants Joelle Jaeger and Tanya Phillips; and our professional negotiator and attorney, Kimberley Chaput. Management’s team consists of Michelle Abidoye, Managing Director, People and Labor Relations; Rachael Mattioli, Managing Director, […]

WANTED: Crew Planning Liaison

HZN AFA MASTER EXECUTIVE COUNCIL NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CHAIR OPENING CREW PLANNING LIAISON (Scheduling) The Master Executive Council has an immediate opening for interested AFA members who wish to make a difference in the lives of their fellow flight attendants through the MEC position of Crew Planning Liaison. This position is responsible to promote the […]

Scheduling – July Pairings

July Bid 323 – Scheduling Notes  July will be our fourth full month of mixed-pairing flying.  With it, there were a total of 1,562 trips between all bases.  Of those, 304 are all Q400 flying and 327 are all E175 flying.  That’s 59.6% of the trips are mixed, 20.9% trips are pure E175, and 19.5% are pure […]

April Survey Results

Your AFA ACT Chairs and Negotiating Committee put out a Flight Attendant survey in April to gauge what type of communication and media is most important to the Flight Attendants now that negotiations are well underway. The questions included which platform you preferred to receive the monthly negotiation updates, if you found the updates from the previous negotiation sessions helpful and if one-on-one informational events would help achieve a better understanding of the current state of negotiations.  […]

ACTivist Introductions

Hello, Our AFA Negotiation Committee members and ACT Chairs would like to introduce the newest volunteer members of our negotiation team, ACTivists. These newest fellow members will be available to assist with answering questions and providing the latest information from the negotiation sessions. We believe in order to maintain a unified front, it’s important to […]

AFA MEC Grievance – Mixed Pairings

AFA Master Executive Council Grievance Mixed Pairings O6-99-02-06-19 On Tuesday, May 21, our AFA MEC grievance team along with inflight management, met with our grievance mediator, Eva Durham, National Mediation Board Mediator. In this session we discussed AFA’s MEC grievance regarding mixed pairings. The parties agreed that we do not have specific contractual language stating […]

EAP FDA Sleep Aid Warning

FDA requires stronger warnings about rare but serious incidents related to sleep medications Updated warnings for eszopiclon (Lunesta)  zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist). At the end of April 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency’s most prominent warning will now be required on certain prescription insomnia […]

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