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AMFA National Memo: Hawaiian Airlines Purchase
Dec 19, 2023


To: AMFA Locals and Members
Re: Alaska Airlines Purchase of Hawaiian Airlines
Date: December 3, 2023

Dear Members,

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, Alaska Airlines announced it had reached an agreement to
purchase Hawaiian Airlines in a cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. According to news
reports, Alaska will continue to operate Hawaiian as an independent brand and airline within the
Alaska Air Group. News reports further indicate current Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci
will lead the combined carrier.

AMFA’s priority in this corporate transaction is to protect the AMFA-Alaska members and their
contract and to ensure that all interested parties follow federal law regarding seniority
integration. Federal law, known as the McCaskill-Bond Statute, provides a process that must be
followed for the integration of seniority lists in a fair and equitable manner when transactions
such as these occur. AMFA leadership will work closely with Legal Counsel at each step of this
process to ensure your seniority is protected.

AMFA would like to impress upon the Alaska membership that the current Section 6
negotiations will not take a back seat to the announcement of this corporate transaction or the
process that follows. As noted in our recent negotiation update, the parties are scheduled to meet
for two separate weeks in January to continue negotiations toward a successor CBA, and it
remains AMFA’s first and foremost focus to negotiate and deliver a tentative agreement for your
prompt consideration.

We understand there are many questions and emotions that come with corporate transactions
such as the one announced today. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact your Airline
Representative, Local Officers, or National Officers with any questions related to this process. In
addition, AMFA will maintain frequent communication with Alaska members at every step of
this process.

As with our current contract negotiation, we will stand in steadfast solidarity to protect you, your
contract, and your seniority.

On Behalf of the NEC,

Earl Clark
Region I Director

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Seatac, WA 98188

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