Yesterday, thousands of Flight Attendants and our allies showed up to send management our loudest and strongest message yet. In no uncertain terms, our voices are clear: we are ready for a contract that values the hard work and sacrifice we have endured to make Alaska Airlines successful! We are united and will do whatever it takes to achieve the pay and work rule improvements that respect our value and worth. We will not back down from this fight!
On behalf of our Negotiating Committee and Master Executive Council (MEC), thank you to everyone who joined us in person and virtually! Our picket lines were filled with Flight Attendants, pilots, other airline workers, labor groups, family, friends, and community members. Among those who stood with us in solidarity were:
- Flight Attendants from Horizon, United, Hawaiian, Piedmont, Endeavor, Omni (AFA), American (APFA), Southwest (TWU), and Delta
- Pilots from Alaska, United, Delta (ALPA), Horizon (IBT), American (APA), and Southwest (SWAPA)
- State and Local Labor Federations from Alaska (Alaska AFL-CIO); Washington (WSLC); King County, WA (MLK Labor); Los Angeles County, CA (The LA Fed); San Mateo County, CA (San Mateo Labor Council); and San Diego County, CA (San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council)
- Fellow Union Members from CWA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, AFSCME, IAM, UNITE HERE, SPEEA, TWU, IBEW, IBT, PROTEC17, IATSE, NALC, SEIU, LiUNA, SMART-TD, and Excelsior Workers Association
- Public officials including Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey
And many others!
An additional thank you to Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) for their letters of support and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) for tweeting in support of our fight for a contract.
Red Bag Tags
Along with yesterday’s picketing, our new red AFA luggage tag was introduced. The red bag tag is another way to demonstrate our solidarity in the fight for our Contract. Over the next week, Mobilization Volunteers will be handing them out at our airport bases. Keep an eye on your email and Local Council social media channels for more information about when and where to find Mobilization Volunteers in your base. When you get your red bag tag, place it in a visible place on your luggage before your next trip.