March 2023 – Council 17 Newsletter


Local 17 Newsletter

March 2023

Dear Council 17 Flight Attendants (ANC, MFR, PDX)

Welcome to our first 2023 Newsletter!!  

Our goal is to keep you informed and updated on issues, events and news from LEC 17 and beyond.

Did You Know…………………….?

Reserves – If you are called out to sit Airport Reserve (APSB) and it starts before 4:29am, your whole duty day is paid at premium. ChaChingChaChing!!

The Local Scene…….

*On March 15, in conjunction with AFA International and Skywest, we will be participating in a “Concourse Coffee Chat” to connect more OO flight attendants with the Skywest AFA campaign, this will be from 12-4pm at PDX and anyone is welcome to participate.

*Aviation Day is fast approaching. Know anyone that is excited about the world of aviation? Bring them along and come be a volunteer to help make it a success.  May 13th at the PDX Hanger. Reach out to your Supervisor for more information.

Involvement Opportunities await you………

Want to be a voice and a resource for your peers and be a part of making a difference? Come talk to us about joining the team! 

It’s the “U” and “I” in UNION that makes us better & stronger!   

Open committee positions include:

– Air, Safety, Health & Security – Inflight Service (FAB)

– Benefits – Jumpseat

– Communications – Government Affairs

 – Uniforms – Grievance

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work of your committees and you’re a member in good standing who has completed at least 4 full calendar months of employment, contact a LEC 17 Officer to join a committee.

Mark your calendars!

Next LEC 17 Council /Member meeting:     March 16th, 2023 @ 9:15am (PST)


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– Discussion and voting on AFA Board of Directors Agenda Item – Budget’

– Committee & officer reports

– Our bases and specifically ANC

– Open discussion 

NEWS from AFA International

Flight Attendants Advocate on Capitol Hill on FAA Re-authorization.

March 10, 2023 – Over 60 Flight Attendant activists from airlines across our union were in Washington, D.C. this week for Government Affairs 101 training and meetings with lawmakers to advance our careers. Flight Attendants talked with Congress and urged them to work swiftly to support our Flight Attendant priorities in the upcoming FAA Re authorization Bill.

Our union’s priorities in the bill this year include: establishing a national banned passenger list for violent passengers, improving cabin air quality, establishing cabin temperature standards. stopping flags of convenience carriers, updating aircraft emergency evacuation standards, seat belts for all ticketed passengers, and more.

We also joined CWA, SEIU, and UNITE HERE at a Good Jobs, Good Airports Rally to fight for a living wage and benefits for all airport and aviation workers.

We’ll be calling on Flight Attendants to take action! Stay tuned. Interested in advocating on Capitol Hill with your flying partners? Reach out to your Local council to get involved!

Scholarship Deadline Approaching: Apply Now!

March 10, 2023 – Our AFA-CWA membership provides opportunities for different scholarships, and the ability to earn a degree with no out of pocket expense for tuition, fees, and ebooks. Apply now!

                * It’s the “U” and “I” in UNION that makes us better & stronger! * 

In Solidarity,

AFA HZN LEC 17 Officers

Kirk Hansen / President
Judi Harrison-Goold /  Vice-President
Molly McCloskey / Secretary 

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