- Mobilization Volunteers will begin distributing leaflets today to Alaska Airlines passengers across all six bases, inviting them to keep up with our contract fight.
- Passengers can stay informed by scanning a QR code on the leaflets and signing up for email updates.
- If passengers ask questions on the aircraft about picketing, negotiations, or leafleting, they should be redirected to Alaska Listens. Do not discuss negotiations with passengers while on duty.
As Flight Attendants, we know our worth and the value we bring to the success of Alaska Airlines. We are determined to fight for a contract that recognizes our contributions, and we’re not backing down. This summer, we launched a community support page on our contract website to keep everyone informed about our ongoing negotiation process, and we’re about to take things up a notch. It’s now time to engage passengers directly in our efforts.
Today, we are launching a campaign to distribute informative leaflets among our passengers across all six bases. Our dedicated Mobilization Volunteers will be at the airport during peak periods, engaging with passengers and handing out flyers. Additionally, several Local Councils will continue to conduct leafleting activities over the next few days.
With our leafleting, we’re making it easy for passengers to support our contract fight and stay informed about upcoming actions that may impact their travel plans. We’ve added a QR code sticker to our leaflets that can be worn or used on laptops, etc. When scanned, the QR code directs passengers to the community support page on the contract website. Additionally, we’re excited to announce a new email signup form for the public to receive email updates. A link to the signup form can be found at the top of the community support page.
What Should I Tell Passengers Who Ask About Negotiations?
Passengers are bound to raise questions about contract negotiations or picketing when they come across our Mobilization Volunteers on their way to their flights. It’s essential that we continue to follow the guidance issued in late July on handling such situations. Whether on duty or traveling as a non-rev, thank the passenger for their interest in negotiations, picketing, or leafleting, and politely redirect them to Alaska Listens (alaskalistens.com) for any related questions or concerns. Do not directly discuss negotiations with passengers on the aircraft or while on duty.
Help Our Outreach Succeed By Letting Mobilization Volunteers Handle Distribution
We want to ensure that our information is delivered effectively and efficiently to passengers at the airport. That’s why our Mobilization Committee has taken all the necessary steps to obtain approvals and permits for handing out our leaflets. Our Mobilization Volunteers are well-informed about the rules and regulations of each airport, and they understand the limitations of what’s allowed. Please let them carry out this task and refrain from distributing any materials yourself. It’s important to note that attempting to distribute materials in an unauthorized area or manner can jeopardize our ability to obtain permits for similar activities in the future. Handing out leaflets in a company-controlled area or on company property, such as the gate area or onboard an aircraft, puts you at risk for disciplinary action.
Questions or Want To Get Involved?
Are you looking for ways to support our Negotiating Committee and your fellow Flight Attendants? Consider becoming a Mobilization Volunteer! We are all in this together and need to do the work to make our fight for a contract successful. You can find all the information you need or sign up by visiting the Mobilization Volunteer page on the contract website. If you have further questions, please get in touch with your Local Mobilization Committee Chairperson.