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Ken Diaz, MEC President

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Ken Diaz

Ken Diaz

Ken Diaz began his airline career in 1983 with People Express Airlines working in the Accounting Department and as a Flight Attendant. He went on to work as a Flight Attendant for Continental Airlines and Carnival Airlines just before being hired with United Airlines in June of 1998.

Shortly after 9/11 Ken became involved in lobbying Congress for mandatory Security Training for Flight Attendants. He became Government Affairs Chairperson for Newark Council 6 shortly thereafter. He went on to become Grievance Chairperson as well as being elected Newark Local Council 6 Secretary in 2005. 

After United closed the Newark domicile, Ken transferred to JFK. Ken became trained as an EAP Representative and Occupational/Benefits Committee Member.  In February 2008, Ken was elected as Local Council President for Council 5 and was elected for his second term of office in 2011.  Ken also was a Member of our Negotiating Committee who successfully negotiated our 2012-2016 Flight Attendant Agreement during Expedited Negotiations.  

Ken has served on the AFA International Legislative/Policy Committee and currently serves on the AFA International Organizing and Ethical Practices Committees.

MEC President Letters

A Message from MEC President Ken Diaz

Representation – It’s About Engaging with the Representative.

Over the course of the past several days, we’ve heard from many of you expressing your disappointment with management after learning of the actions of competing airline management in providing one-time bonuses to their employees.  You’ve expressed anger over the appearance of an absence of industry leadership by United management following the passage of the new tax law that will greatly benefit corporations in this country.  You’re not wrong in feeling this disappointment.

The Blessings of a Joyful Thanksgiving


It’s hard to believe we've cycled through another year with the holiday season already at the doorstep.  Nevertheless, laden with abundance, comforted and supported by our loved ones, as well as our entire AFA Family, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to count our blessings and give thanks for all of them.

We Will Never Forget.

We continue to grieve the losses we all shared. Once again, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families who lost loved ones on September 11th.  We Remember. We will never forget.

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