Meet your new negotiators!
Our Master Executive Council (MEC) conducted interviews last week for two Negotiation Committee Member positions that will represent us in upcoming contract negotiations with management. Our MEC would like to thank the candidates who expressed a willingness to represent our Flight Attendants. After thorough consideration, the voting members of your MEC, consisting of the two directly elected LEC Presidents, have appointed Lexie Massey and Heather Coleman to the positions.
QX FA Negotiator
Lexie first got involved with AFA in 2006 as an alternate member of the Negotiation Committee. At the time, Lexie was a new Flight Attendant but felt strongly that the Reserve sections of our contract needed drastic improvement and helped achieve a number of significant enhancements. Since then, Lexie has been involved in negotiations for four Tentative Agreements. After stepping back during the most recent contract negotiations, she is ready to return to the table again and fight for the pay, benefits, and work rules that our Flight Attendants deserve. As a former MEC President, she has extensive knowledge of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) as well as a strong background in scheduling related issues. Lexie also serves as an AFA member of the Joint PBS Committee. Currently based in Seattle, she flew out of Portland for seven years and Spokane for three. Lexie lives in Tacoma, WA with her husband and their one-year-old mini poodle-mix Dax and enjoys gardening, camping, and working on many DIY projects around their home.
QX FA Negotiator
Heather has been with Horizon since 1999 based in Seattle and then transferred to Paine Field when it opened. She has trained as a grievance rep, EAP/CIRP professional and has also received AFA Negotiations training in both 2011 and 2017. Heather was previously a member of the Commit to Compete Negotiations Committee as well as the Local Council 16 President from 2010 – 2020, the Local Council Secretary from 2008 – 2010 and again from 2020 – 2022. She has also served as a member of the AFA-CWA Strategic Planning Committee for ten years. Currently Heather serves as the MEC Chair for Inflight Service/Training and is a scheduling rep for the Paine base. Heather lives in Smokey Point, WA with her fiancé Joe, their son Jakob and her many rescue cats. She enjoys gardening, camping, and traveling with her friends and family.
What does the Negotiations Committee do?
This committee is responsible for engaging in direct negotiations during RLA Section 6 negotiations with inflight management on behalf of the flight attendants. The Committee has the authority to conclude an agreement, subject to the provisions of Article XII and Section VI of the AFA Constitution and Bylaws. The full MEC Negotiation Committee consists of the two appointed committee members listed above, and an alternate as needed, who will work in concert with the Chair of the Committee, the Master Executive Council President, and the Senior Staff Attorney, Kimberley Chaput, to ensure that membership’s top priorities are addressed.