- It’s time to make our voices heard! Our strike vote is officially open, and we need everyone to participate to send management a powerful message that we’re not backing down.
- The voting process is simple and secure – use the activation code sent to you in the mail to cast your electronic secret ballot.
- If you have questions about voting eligibility, need a replacement activation code, or require technical assistance, keep reading for all the information you need to make your vote count!
Today marks a defining moment in our careers as Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants. We stand together and determined as we take part in a vote to authorize a strike – the first since the historic Alaska CHAOS™ campaign in 1993. We know our worth and the value we bring to Alaska Airlines and demand that our pay and work rules reflect this. We are calling for the right to fly our trips without the constant fear of rescheduling, fair compensation for all hours worked, top-of-the-industry pay, and an improved quality of life. We will not settle for anything less than what we deserve.
We are all aware of the challenges we face at work, such as management disrespect and lack of accountability, COVID-19, passenger rage, and poverty-level compensation for many. However, instead of addressing these issues, management’s proposals during these negotiations have included increasing our duty day, raising the 480 thresholds, and expanding 4K flying. The strike vote is our chance to speak with one voice and make it clear to management that their proposals are not only unacceptable but downright insulting. Our unity is our power, and our time to show it is now!
It’s important to understand that a strike authorization vote does not automatically trigger a strike. The Railway Labor Act mandates a detailed process to be followed before a Union can engage in self-help activities, such as a strike. However, the vote demonstrates our readiness and willingness to strike if necessary. Strong participation and unified vote results send a powerful message to management and are highly effective for reaching an agreement.
In 2022, Alaska pilots voted with an overwhelming 99% majority to authorize a strike. Last summer, American Airlines Flight Attendants voted to do the same, with 99.47% voting for strike authorization. And now, it’s our turn to take action. Our Master Executive Council (MEC) and Negotiating Committee strongly urge everyone to vote FOR the strike authorization. Together, we will fight for the contract we have rightfully earned and not back down until we get what we deserve – respect and the contract we have rightfully earned.
Here’s How To Vote
Voting is conducted using an electronic secret ballot. You won’t be receiving a physical ballot. Instead, an activation code and voting instructions have been sent to your home address on file with the company in PeopleSoft. You’ll use the activation code to create a single-use electronic ballot that you can use to submit your vote. You have the option to either vote online or by telephone. For more information about voting, refer to the step-by-step instructions available here.
Important Voting Notes
- Remember, once your vote is cast, you cannot change it. Review the Strike Vote Information booklet and get all your questions answered before you cast your vote.
- If you did not receive your activation code in the mail and need a new one, you can request one by filling out this online form. Replacement activation codes will be available starting Wednesday, January 10.
- For technical assistance, you can call the Ballot Help Line at (844) 232-2228, extension 2. The Ballot Help Line is open weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 9:30 AM to 5 PM ET.
Show Support With An “I Voted” Social Media Graphic
Once you’ve voted, let your friends and flying partners know by updating your social media profile picture with an “I Voted” graphic! You can also post the graphic across other social media platforms. Find downloads at contract2022.afaalaska.org/social.
Eligibility To Vote
All Active Members in Good Standing are eligible to vote.
New Flight Attendants and other Flight Attendants who are on a leave of absence can find out more about their eligibility to vote in this post.
If you have any questions about your membership or dues account status, contact AFA International Membership Services using this link. You can also reach out to your Local Membership Committee for assistance.
|Monday, January 8
9 AM PT/12 PM ET
|Tuesday, January 16
|Strike Vote Roadshows (Virtual)
9 AM-12 PM PT
1 PM-4 PM PT
All sessions cover the same information
|Saturday, January 20
|Tuesday, February 13
12 PM PT/3 PM ET
Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action Bidding Reminder: February 13
Flight Attendants across the industry are fighting to raise the standards for our career. More than two-thirds of the U.S. Flight Attendants are in contract negotiations right now, including red-hot contract fights at Alaska, Air Wisconsin, United, Omni, American, Southwest, Frontier, PSA, Mesa and more.
This moment is not about what uniform we wear: It’s about what unites us. Our Unity transcends airlines. Our time on the job must be compensated. We have earned long-term security and benefits. We need flexibility and control of our lives. Legacy sexism that traditionally devalued our jobs must be stamped out and replaced with the true value of our work. Like every other worker around the world, we need to go to work to live, not just live to work. We are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve the landmark contracts that reflect the profits our work creates. Together, 100,000 Flight Attendants are pushing our careers forward this year — battling corporate greed.
Plan to bid the day off and join us on Tuesday, February 13, at more than 30 airports for a worldwide day of action and picketing event. It’s our turn.