Yesterday, we sent a bold message to Alaska Airlines management. Thousands of us came together, louder and stronger than ever, to demand a contract that truly values our hard work and sacrifices. We are done being undervalued and underappreciated. We stand united and will do whatever it takes to get a contract with the pay and work rule improvements we have earned. Management cannot ignore our demands any longer. They are feeling the pressure, and we’ve made it crystal clear that we won’t back down.
Our Negotiating Committee and Master Executive Council (MEC) are immensely grateful to everyone who joined us today. We had unwavering support from Flight Attendants and pilots from various airlines, as well as labor groups, family, friends, and community members. We were also joined by State and Local Labor Federations, union members from different industries, and even public officials, including Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-47).
We are not going to stop until we get what we deserve. We are a force to be reckoned with and will keep fighting until we win. We’ve shown management that we are serious and won’t accept anything less than a contract that reflects our true worth.
Strike Authorization Vote
As announced this morning, our Master Executive Council (MEC), in coordination with AFA International, has decided to the next step in our fight for a new contract. We will be conducting a strike vote to show our unwavering determination to secure an industry-leading agreement.
We want to make it clear that the proposed merger with Hawaiian Airlines will not distract or delay our efforts to achieve what we deserve. In fact, now is the time to raise the bar for our careers before any merger takes place. We are confident that we can strategically use our leverage in this merger to make management understand that we mean business. They have the money, and we have the power.
More information about the strike authorization vote will be communicated over the coming weeks. We’ve also launched a dedicated strike vote page on the negotiations website that contains all the necessary information, including key dates and FAQs. You can access the page at https://contract2022.afaalaska.org/strikevote.