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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

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.

A Message from MEC President Ken Diaz

Dear Flying Partners:

Hurricane Harvey, and the historic rainfall and flooding associated with it, have created an unprecedented challenge for AFA Members and United.  Throughout the weekend I have been in contact with Local Council 42 (IAH) President Denny Wheeling, United Management and AFA International to coordinate resources

Implementation Date for Common Scheduling Platform Announced

Since ratification of our JCBA in August of 2016, the most asked question has been when will Flight Attendants be flying together under a common crew management system. Full integration of Flight Attendants on a common scheduling platform will address many of the individual issues of concern.

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