Council 27 - Boston
LEC Vice President
Craig MacInnes, Jr.
5 more lucky COLA awards for August (Jul 15, 2019)
Good Evening Boston,
If you put in for the special COLA for August, then you are aware that they offered 23 for Boston. Until tonight when this happened.
5 more very happy Boston Flight Attendants were awarded the special COLA for August, so please check CCS to see you if you were senior enough to be granted August away from work!
Council 27 AFA Election Schedule
Elections are coming up for AFA Council 27 in BOSTON.
MAIL DATE: 7-31-19 Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 8-02-19 12:00 PM EST Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 8-22-19 12:00 PM EST Polls close and the election count takes place.
MAIL DATE: 10-16-19 Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 10-18-19 Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 11-07-19 Polls close and the election count takes place.
The next step in the process is electing those members who have committed to serve the membership and received at least two nomination votes. Each member in good standing is eligible to vote for one candidate for each LEC Office.
You will receive the Voting Notice & Instructions along with a Voting Guide listing the candidates running for each office. This mailing will include a new personal 16-digit activation code, and similar to the Nomination process, it will allow you to access the voting system via phone or internet to obtain a username and password and cast your ballot. Due to account security requirements you are issued a new 16-digit activation code for each election. ** Once you cast your vote you may not revote in accordance with Department of Labor guidelines.
COMMITMENT TO SERVE
Each member who receives at least two nominations and who intends on running for office must complete a Commitment to Serve form. This form is found on the AFA Election website:
For this election cycle Boston will be electing five officer positions:
LEC President, LEC Vice-President, LEC Secretary, and 2 Council Representatives.
For each and everyone that is interested in running, this would be the time to reach out and see what responsibilities fall under the elected position that you might be interested in running for. Call a Boston Officer, or call an Officer from a previous Council if that makes you more comfortable. Find out what the time commitment is, and ask about the good the bad and the ugly when it comes to Union work. Whether you are 21 or a bit older, as long as you are a member in good standing you are eligible to run for office. If this is something that has always held your interest, it takes just 2 nominations and a commitment to serve to have your name on the ballot. The term is Jan, 1 2020-Dec. 31 2022, so consider that three years is the commitment you are giving. You must not be on leave of absence, and you must be a member in good standing to run for office.
The nominations come with no candidate list, because anyone that is in good standing and active is able to run for any position. So consider what you have to offer this Council, as there is quite a bit of talent both senior and junior, don't feel that you have to know the Contract inside and out to become an active member and Local Council Officer. If you don't want to run, please be supportive of those willing to put their name on the ballot. If being an officer isn't your thing, we love new committee volunteers and currently need those interested in Safety and also Reserve issues. Your Union starts with U!
Have a great night.
Andrew, Jerome, Cameron, Craig, Todd
Council 27 Office phone/ 617 567-5560
Additional Council Information
The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.
local Council meeting will take place on
September 26th, at 11am. We will
meet at Stephanie's adjacent to the base.
RSVP if you will be attending so we know
how many to plan for. Non-Alcoholic
beverages and light snacks will be