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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

Lean on Each Other - Safety First

The past two weeks have been challenging on the front lines of our airline, whether at work or in our communities at home.

Urgent Action Needed by New Jersey and New York Residents – Call Your U.S. Representative Today!

On March 12, Emirates Airlines will launch their new daily flight from Athens to Newark.  This route is permissible under the U.S./Gulf States Open Skies agreements.  However, Emirates is only able to enter this obscure market due to enormous subsidies received from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, in violation of this same agreement.

A New Year

As we prepare to ring in New Year 2017, each of us according to our family history and traditions, the customs from around the world remind us of our diversity. 

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