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Local Council 42 Meeting On May 15th
Place: El Palenque Mexican restaurant.
1485 Spring Cypress Rd.
Spring, Texas (I-45 and Spring Cypress road)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The General Membership from Councils 42 and 64 are invited to the informal meeting. The Council 42 Committee Chairs and members will meet separately after 1:00 PM.
767ME AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION "G" POSITION INFORMATION.
Designated Language Qualified F/A'S
Designated language qualified flight attendants are not allowed to work the premium galley position on the 767-300ME. When conducting your briefing, ensure the designated language qualified flight attendant (s) not working the premium galley position.
From the IAH Schedule Committee
For the past several months your local schedule committee has communicated to Crew Schedule Planning and the AFA Central Schedule Committee (CSC) our desire to see an increase in the variety of flying for our domicile, specifically more multiday domestic ID’s/lines and fewer turn lines.
In March, during the scheduled DSL review meeting, the AFA CSC addressed this issue with Crew Schedule Planning, who in return agreed to analyze our flying. In April’s meeting crew Schedule Planning stated that the analysis of May flying showed approximately 60% of flight attendants in our domicile flying turn and they agreed that seemed excessive.
As a result of the analysis, beginning with the June schedule, Crew Schedule Planning has agreed to set a cap of approximately 40% of flight attendants flying turns, this includes domestic and international flying. We see this as a step in the right direction to increase the variety of flying and thank both the SCS and Crew Schedule Planning.
Summary of flying for the June schedule month:
June is a 30 day month (schedule beginning June 1st and ending June 30th)
International Lineholders – 226 Total (includes 32 Purser positions, 33 SPN/ 14 POR LQ positions).
International Line average—87:03
International flying in June--- Daily: LIM, EZE, GRU, MEX, HNL, ANC
(ends June 05th).
Decrease of 15 lineholders from May. Higher line average in June (87:03 vs. 85:00 in May).
Domestic Lineholders -- 169 Total
Domestic Line average— 86:49
Domestic Flying in June: Increase of 44 lineholders from May. Higher
line average in June (86.49 vs. 84.40 in May).
We have received word that 30 day ANP for June, if available for IAH, will be minimal.
Members on the Local Council 42 Schedule Committee:
Catherine De Lafontaine
New Uniforms by June 25th!
The Company is aware that some uniform items are on back order and is working with Cintas to expedite delivery.
Cintas expects to clear much of the backlog this month. As long as core items were ordered prior to the Dec. 31, 2012 deadline, the Company will work with you to ensure you have a complete uniform by June 25.
If you are currently missing core items, log on to your Cintas account or call
Cintas directly to determine the status of your garment, which will be identified
as one the following:
- Back order: Cintas is receiving new shipments daily and processing them as quickly as possible.
- Reserved: The order has been placed and is in queue for shipment.
- Shipped: If you have not received the item, contact your base supervisor.
*Delivery of optional items is not guaranteed before June 25.
Orlando - The Location of the 2014 AFA BOD Meeting!
The International Office is responsible for the coordination of the
Board of Directors’ Meeting and its location. The International Office,
acting at the direction of the AFA Board of Directors (which consists
of the Locally Elected Representatives from each of the airlines within
AFA) solicited the Members of the Board of Directors for their input on
locations for next year’s Board meeting.
The United Master Executive
Council (consisting of the 15 Local Council Presidents at United
Airlines) is not asking for locations for the next Board of Directors’
meeting. The Local Council Presidents who make up the United MEC are
also Members of the AFA Board of Directors (BOD) – the highest governing
body of our Union.
Local Council 42 made a choice to ask for input from the IAH flight attendants in Local 42 and received numerous feedback
via emails, Facebook and phone texts. Based on all the feedback,
Council 42 LECP voted in behalf of the IAH flight attendants as follows
based on the top 3 choices (as roll call votes):
Vote for D (Los Angeles) = 300 VOTES, E (Orlando) =150 VOTES and
Vote for C (Las Vegas)= 52 Votes.
The original balloting resulted
in a runoff between two cities: Orlando and Baltimore. Council 42 cast
all 502 votes for Orlando based on the original votes submitted by IAH
ballot, 51 of the 54 Local Presidents voted, which represents
participation 98% of the membership on a roll call basis. As a result,
on April 30, Orlando was chosen as the location for the 2014 BOD
Meeting. The total results were as follows:
Orlando (MCO) 23,236 – 63.9% Baltimore (BWI) 13,127 - 36.1%
Eligible votes: 37,265 Votes Cast 36,363 (97.6%)
Thank you for all those participating in our democratic process!!
Your Rights as an Employee
The power of our union rests with each of us as a Member of AFA-CWA. The Union recognizes that not every member is able or willing to attend every Union meeting or can be informed about every issue affecting our career as Flight Attendants. Every three years we elect our Local Officers. In IAH, Council 42, as your newly elected leaders, we strive to represent you as your peers and as United Flight Attendants based in your domicile. We want to make it easier for you to access information when you need some assistance.
The AFA-CWA Reference Handbooks for United Flight Attendants include information regarding three major areas:
- Your AFA
- On The Line
- Your Rights As An Employee
The information can be extremely valuable and is also available at www.unitedafa.org and on the AFA app for smartphones. And ALWAYS carry your United 2012-2016 Flight Attendant Agreement when at work. Be safe and keep your eyes open for many new changes coming our way.
IAH Council 42 Committee Roster
AFA OFFICE NUMBER 1-855-692-3242
Eda Palacio- Chairperson
BENEFITS (Insurance, Retirement, Occupational)
Rhonda Butler-Winston- Chairperson
Lori McGrath Jacobson
Adam Waxman- Chairperson
Lori McGrath Jacobson- Chairperson
David Bannister- Chairperson
Cori Wise- Chairperson
Catherine de la Fontaine
Ray Kristall- Chairperson
Sam Gonzales Jr.- Chairperson
Jamie Fontana- Chairperson
Sam Gonzalez, Jr.