Colleen Burns – MEC Negotiations Representative

Colleen Burns is a 6 year Flight Attendant with Spirit. She currently serves LEC 77 as the Grievance Co-Chair and the Government Affairs Chair. She values the mission for economic and social justice for all Flight Attendants. Her current role within her local council shows the passion she has for improving the quality of life for our workforce. She is incredibly passionate about the legislative process and will continue to press for stronger legislative protections and benefits for our first responders in the sky. Her interest in serving outside of LEC 77 and her knowledge of the contract led her to submit to serve for negotiations. She is an out-of-the-box thinker and uses the contract to support the members of LEC 77. She values the importance of the work flight attendants do as safety professionals and believes we need to be compensated accordingly. She believes firmly in holding the company accountable for breaching the contract and hopes to help negotiate a contract that better protects our flight attendants and increases our quality of life. Colleen has extensive knowledge in the grievance arena, has training in EAP and government affairs where she has worked closely with both state and federal legislators to ensure that our voice is heard. Colleen was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, where she has lived most of her life. She will be graduating in June with her B.S. in Psychology, and Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing. She currently lives in southern Illinois with her partner, 2 dogs, and 2 snakes. Colleen spends her personal time working out, enjoying outdoor activities, and binge watching LOTR and Harry Potter.