06/27/2022 NEWSLETTER: Election Update and Contact Info
Dear Flight Attendants,
There has been a lot going on the last two weeks with negotiations, local and MEC elections and the industry.
Your negotiators were in the crew rooms during the week of June 12 to request your support and signatures on the postcard campaign. We were able to have a lot of postcards signed but if you haven’t signed one yet, please find one of the following representatives to sign your card! This campaign could not have come at a better time! PSA, Piedmont and Envoys announcements that they have increased starting pay to $27.00 came as cards were already being mailed to Mesa President Michael Lotz. As we go back into negotiations this week, pay will be at the top of our list for negotiating!
Local and MEC representative that have cards for you to sign are:
DFW: Doris Davis, Dora Quinonez, Becca Quinonez, Victoria Bristow, Jacque Godwin, Brandon Fabian, Brianna Hale, Wendie Dyal.
IAD: Amanda Vance, Melissa Stroud, Alessandra Boada.
IAH: Kellie Kretschmer, Brittany Riley, Shannon Harris.
PHX: Susanna Diaz, Todd Kruse, Rosanna Scollo
Elections for Council 44 - IAH were completed on June 14, 2022. Those elections ended with a tie for LEC President and LEC Vice President. LEC Secretary is Lisa Depascalis, who took office on June 15th. There will be a runoff for the LECP and VP positions. Ballots will be mailed on 6-27-22 to all members in good standing. If your address is not up to date with AFA, please go to our website at www.mesaafa.org, click on the membership tab and update your address today! Voting will open on 7-1-22 and close on 7-21-22. The term will begin on 7-22-2022. No write ins will be allowed. Please remember that only members in good standing that are based in IAH can vote in this election. There were only 17 votes cast in the election out of the 268 eligible voters. We hope to see a much better turn out for the runoff! It is not your privilege as a union member to vote, it is your RIGHT!
Due to injuries sustained in an accident that occurred on April 21, 2022, Clark Gonzales was forced to resign from Mesa on June 15th. Clark had been elected as LEC President for Council 56 – PHX. Since he was unable to take office, there will be a special election for LEC President only. Rosanna Scollo was elected LECVP and Sandi Mills as LEC Secretary. They will take office on July 1, 2022. Nominations will be mailed out on 6-27-22 to all members in good standing. If your address is not up to date with AFA, please go to our website at www.mesaafa.org, click on the membership tab and update your address today! Nominations will open on 7-1-22 and close on 7-21-22. Election ballots will be mailed on 8-15-22. Voting will open 8-19-22 and close on 9-9-22. Please remember that only members in good standing that are based in PHX can nominate candidates or vote in this election. Only 22 of the eligible 106 members voted in the election. We hope to see a much better turn out for this special election! Voting is your RIGHT as a union member!
On May 12, the MEC Officers were elected. Because there was a tie for the MEC Vice President position, there was to be a runoff on June 27th with the newly elected LECP from Council 44 being the tie breaker. Since that election resulted in a tie and is not complete, we will have to wait until there are three LEC Presidents in office to elect a MEC Vice President. As a result, we will not have a MECVP effective July 1, 2022. An election for this position will be scheduled as soon as the LEC Presidents are elected and take office.
Over the last few weeks, we have been working on migrating our emails to a new host. Unfortunately, Google Legacy is changing to a paid service that is astronomical in cost to our Councils and MEC. We have found a cost friendlier option and they will go into effect immediately. Please update your contacts with the new addresses. These will also be posted to the website at www.mesaafa.org. We apologize for the disruption, but we were unable to use the emails that we had as google has marked them as “unavailable.”
MEC and LEC Officers
MEC President Maggie Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org 480-751-7796
MEC Vice President: vacant email@example.com (no one will respond from this address until a MECVP is elected)
MEC SecTres Melissa England: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council 44 IAH
Temporary LEC President Shannon Harris: email@example.com 281-757-1586
LEC Secretary Lisa Depascalis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council 56 PHX
LEC President- vacant email@example.com (no one will respond from this email until this position is elected)
LEC Vice President Rosanna Scollo firstname.lastname@example.org 347-799-5966
LEC Secretary Sandi Mills email@example.com
COUNCIL 88 DFW-IAD-SDF Effective July 1, 2022
LEC President Kelley Thomson: firstname.lastname@example.org 615-430-4389
LEC Vice President Rachel Jones: email@example.com 317-696-3057
LEC Secretary Wendie Dyal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your LEC President should always be your first point of contact for assistance. In the event they are unavailable, please reach out to your LECVP.
Your LEC and MEC Officers