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Local 77

ONE SPIRIT AFA – ONE TEAM and ONE FAMILY!

"Chicago native here. Never leaving her ... best city in the world 馃寧 鉂わ笍 "
Tattiana Rend贸n
Flight Attendant
"ORD....I just love my Chicago peeps! Chill, kind and know How to work as a team 鉂"
Patricia Kosmerl
Flight Attendant

ORD TEAM

Stronger together

Better Together

Local 77 Executive Council

Kathryn Ayala

LEC 77 PRESIDENT

As the Local President of ORD, I take pride in being the voice and the advocate for my Union Brothers and Sisters.聽 I believe聽I was called to do this work because I have a passion for ensuring a safe, just and professional work environment.聽 Being a Flight Attendant is not just a job, it’s a career.聽 聽Spirit Flight Attendants spend many hours away from home.聽 聽As a result, we become each other’s family.聽

I started doing Union work when my contractual rights were violated and I suffered a tremendous financial loss.聽 I vowed no one else would ever be treated like I was.聽 I fought hard and won.聽 Now I fight for you.!聽 My biggest reward, as your Union Leader, is knowing you trust me to represent you.”

Took Office:聽January 1, 2017聽
Term Expires: December聽31, 2019

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Laura Profancik

LEC 77 VICE PRESIDENT

I have been with Spirit since November of 1999 and have had a sincere passion to make even the聽smallest聽difference in the lives of Spirit鈥檚 Flight Attendants鈥 with regards to how paychecks are handled.

Since elected in 2015, there has been great strides in movement at this company in regards to be better accounting and transparency of聽
compensation issues.聽 It鈥檚 been my personal goal to make any 聽change for the positive!聽 There is so much more to do!

Took Office:聽January 1, 2017聽
Term Expires: December聽31, 2019

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Shauntai Townsel Spirit Airlines AFA-CWA Local 77 Union Rep

Shauntai D. Townsel

LEC 77 SECRETARY

“Communication is very important as I’ve said time and time again. And so with that being said, I like for AFA members to know that they’re receiving up to date information about their Union, what we are doing for them, and know that we’re here for them.”

Took Office:聽January 1, 2017聽
Term Expires: December聽31, 2019

Click here to view the certified election results.

THE ORD TEAM

AFA-CWA Council 77 Reps

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

AIR, SAFETY, HEALTH & SECURITY REPS

Jorge Sola - LEC 77 ASHS Rep

"I joined the union because I like to represent [the AFA] and help the Flight Attendants. I care about the safety of all of us. I鈥檓 here to help who ever needs our help."

VACANT - LEC 77 ASHS Rep

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BENEFITS REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

Cathy Cachor - LEC 77 Benefits Rep

"I love the people!"

VACANT - LEC 77 Benefits Rep

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COMMUNICATIONS REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

Elena Sabat - LEC 77 Communications Chair

"Hello! My name is Elena Sabat and I have been with Spirit Airlines since December of 2015. I earned my Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University and my major was Broadcast and Cinematic Arts with a heavy emphasis in Communications. I also studied the Spanish Language during my undergrad. I decided to take on the role of the local 77 Communications Chair for our ORD base because, I feel there is a lot of information that needs to be communicated consistently and clearly. I was previously in a position which directly served us all as flight attendants and I love to be a help in any way. I feel my education, previous communication coordinating experience, and writing skills makes me your communications gal! I plan to try a different approach in getting communication across so, stay tuned. Thank you to everyone this is truly an honor."

VACANT - LEC 77 Communications Rep

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EAP/PS REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.聽CALL EAP ANYTIME AT聽855-333-2327

Valerie Noles - LEC 77 EAP/PS Rep

"I became an EAP representative to help and serve my coworkers."

Alba Narvaez - LEC 77 EAP/PS Rep

"I became an AFA Rep to gain insight on how to make our work environment a positive and rewarding place to work."

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

VACANT - LEC 77 Government Affairs Rep

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VACANT - LEC 77 Government Affairs Rep

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GRIEVANCE REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.
ORDgrievance@spiritafa.com

Mike Oemichen - LEC 77 Grievance Rep

"I became an AFA Grievance Rep because I believe in the principles of Just Cause and ensuring our Flight Attendants are protected and respected in the workplace.鈥

VACANT - LEC 77 Grievance Rep

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HOTEL REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

Diane Schofield - LEC 77 Hotel Rep

"I鈥檓 new to this industry and wanted to be involved to help the Union leadership and its members. This committee has helped me learn the contract and get compensation for those whom the CBA has been violated. "

Christian Rodriguez - LEC 77 Hotel Rep

"Becoming an AFA Hotel Representative was important to me, for the reason that I am always looking to assist our union members anytime they need assistance and always eager to help in anyway I can. At the same time I wanted to get involved with the our Local Union Committee and assist in any way that I can to be a stronger team. I enjoy new challenges and I鈥檓 am delighted to be part of a fast paced environment. Ultimately, I want to gain personal growth and fulfillment within the union. I look forward to help and best support my fellow Flight Attendants in any situation. One Team One Union!"

MOBILIZATION REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

Robbie Nara - LEC 77 Mobilization Chair

鈥淭here are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist , or accept the responsibility for changing them. That鈥檚 the reason why I became a rep? In order for things to change you have to get involved. I remember my mother telling me that if you are not going to do something about it, quit complaining and talking about it. I guess that stuck with me my whole life. This, our job, is a big part of our life. Personally, I want my life to be the best it can be, so I am willing to give my time, make an effort , step up in the position to make a change for the better. I am a firm believer that no one can change your life but you.鈥

VACANT - LEC 77 Mobilization Rep

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NEW HIRE REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

George Connelly - LEC 77 New Hire Chair

"I became an AFA New-hire rep shortly after retiring from Management with Spirit. I feel that the greatest impact that can be made is within those first few months after graduation. When you're released to line it is nice to have a friendly face to turn to should you need help acclimating to life as a new Spirit Flight Attendant. I am hoping to continue to build a great team in ORD so that all of our New Bee's feel comfortable in their new jobs.鈥

Jon Rivera - LEC 77 New Hire Rep

"I joined the union to help new hires transition into work life after graduation easier. Starting a new job is stressful and I鈥檇 like to help relieve that stress."

PAYCHECK REPS

Your Local Committees聽are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience. Paycheck@spiritafa.com

VACANT - LEC 77 Paycheck Rep

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VACANT - LEC 77 Paycheck Rep

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RESERVE REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

VACANT - LEC 77 Reserve Rep

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VACANT - LEC 77 Reserve Rep

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SCHEDULING REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

Aimee Herman - LEC 77 Scheduling Chair

"I have been in aviation since 2002, hailing from Ryan and USA 3000. I helped be apart of founding the AFA organization at USA 3000 when our original CEO left the company. I have seen many changes within this industry. I want to be able to help out as best as I can with what I know. Our CBA can be unclear and confusing and I just want to be the little bit of clarity for those that need it."

Brian Pettinato - LEC 77 Scheduling Rep

"I'm awesome and so are you!"

Melissa Castillo - LEC 77 Scheduling Rep

"The reason why I joined is because I wanted to help those who are afraid to stick up to CS when their contract gets violated. Also help those who don't understand the language in the contract, especially when it comes to scheduling. I am ready to help our fellow AFA brothers and sisters."

UNIFORM REPS

Your Local Committees聽 are AFA representatives within each Local Council who are available to assist you.聽
Contact information for each Local Committee is below for your convenience.

VACANT - LEC 77 Uniform Rep

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VACANT - LEC 77 Uniform Rep

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