Local Executive Council 47

Communications

April 2021

The company has posted an announcement today stating that they will begin the Airport Reserve (ARC) assignment process at LAX starting May 3rd. We realize that this is a big change for our reserves but the company's ability to utilize ARC is clearly outlined in Section 8 of the CBA. Changes to our flying schedule as well as late sick calls and sick calls after [...]

We would like to invite you to join us for our LEC 47 Membership Meeting which will be held virtually on May 11, 2021, from 12 pm-1 pm PST. Please register for the meeting using the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOqqqD4pH9cnWFq5myiZa5

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VAX Live Event: The Concert to Reunite the World Hosted by: Selena Gomez Performances by: Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, H.E.R. and more! AFA Council 47 Flight Attendants have the opportunity to obtain tickets for a very special live event in Southern California! The California Labor Federation is partnering with Global Citizen to give [...]

Please be advised that we will be having a LEC 47 Membership Meeting on May 11, 2021. The meeting will be from 12pm-1pm PST. [...]

California Governor - Gavin Newsom, recently signed a bill providing supplemental paid sick leave for employees affected by COVID. Please review the information bellow as this may affect you. Summary of California SB 95 – 2021 • Provides 80 hours of supplemental sick pay Eligibility • Any full-time employee in California Term [...]

California Governor - Gavin Newsom, recently signed a bill providing supplemental paid sick leave for employees affected by COVID. Please review the information bellow as this may affect you. Summary of California SB 95 – 2021 • Provides 80 hours of supplemental sick pay Eligibility • Any full-time employee in California Term [...]

March 2021

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. As we recognize and honor the women throughout history who have paved the way and contributed to history, culture and society, Council 47 would like [...]

February 2021

As many of you have seen by now, the company has provided a letter to Non-Hawaii resident Flight Attendants for you to provide as proof that we are considered essential workers and should be prioritized. As HNL Flight Attendants were able to get their vaccines in Hawaiʻi, your LAX officers went to bat to ensure the company prioritized us as well to receive our vaccines in the mainland if we chose to. Since the company does not have [...]

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. [...]

January 2021

The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) has joined with the company in putting out the attached communication that contains important information on the COVID-19 vaccine. We have been requesting clarification on the status for flight attendants receiving the vaccine. Also, whether the company would require employees to get vaccinated – it has since been determined they [...]

October 2020

November 3, 2020 is Election Day and it is just around the corner. We are also only days away from the deadline to register to vote. If you have not registered to vote, there is still time to do so. Below are some key deadlines for you. Registration Deadlines Online: October 19 By mail: Postmarked by October 19 In person: November 3 Absentee Ballot Deadlines [...]

I write this letter with a heavy heart. Today, October 1, 2020, is momentous day with different feelings and emotions. To our retirees - ALOHA: As we all know, the word ALOHA has different meanings. Today, we use it to say goodbye. As I go down the list of our retirees, my eyes fill up with tears thinking of the many memories we have made. From Vegas layovers, galley [...]

September 2020

Our sisters and brothers at AFA United LAX are organizing a rally at Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Kamala Harris’ LA Office on Wednesday, September 23. Congress has 12 DAYS to extend the Payroll Support Program and save thousands of aviation jobs until March of 2021. Inaction is NOT an option. Just as we showed up and showed out for our negotiations [...]

July 2020

As most of you know, Jeff Kurtzman, one of our LAX ‘ohana, has been hospitalized due to COVID-19. He is currently in an induced coma and is on a ventilator. Our hearts and prayers are with him as he fights to survive. Both the company and the union have [...]

We hope you are all well and safe. There are a few issues that we wanted to address with our LAX family. We normally communicate collaboratively with our MEC but there were a few pressing matters that we wanted to address immediately. Mask Usage As COVID-19 cases spike in California and Hawaii, please continue to use your masks while on duty. [...]

June 2020

After much talk and discussion, your officers discussed LAX HALFAS and its purpose moving forward. While we find the group beneficial to the entire membership, we, as AFA will no longer be the administrators. We think it’s important to have the group to post PICKUPS/DROPS/TRADES in addition to other work-related matters. Having LAX HALFAS [...]

We would like to thank Bernadette “Bibi” Vasas for stepping up to the plate and volunteering to be the admin for LAX HALFAS. We will go through a transition phase and will work with Bibi to allow her to learn the Google Group Platform. We are grateful for her and her willingness to [...]

The AFA has provided LAX HALFAS email group as a resource for both AFA members and AFA leadership. Under previous leadership, rules were outlined for LAX HALFAS. It seems that there may be grey areas in those previous guidelines. The Officers have met about said issue and we have come to a consensus that we will make rules that are more defined. In order to better [...]