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MEC Officer Letter - Policy Changes Aug 3, 2018Ladies and Gentlemen:Recent announcements from the company regarding two items have created a number of questions and, in some cases, unnecessary controversy. The two items to which we refer are the establishment of the Bonus Bucks Program which incorporated distribution of the co-branded United Explorer Card as a mandatory part of our Inflight service and the revision to the Photography and Videography policy that appears in the Hemispheres Magazine onboard company aircraft. Both of these policies directly affect Flight Attendants.
What the Janus Decision Means for all of Us Jun 27, 2018Citing a violation of First Amendment rights, the United States Supreme Court today ruled that public sector unions cannot charge fair-share fees to non-members. The 5-4 majority opinion of the court in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 has far reaching implications beyond this union member and the Council. This decision deals a blows to all of our freedoms as citizens of the United States of America. 
MEC Officer Letter – October 1st Implementation Apr 20, 2018Following ratification of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), the company and the Union Members of the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) set to work to establish the fundamental system requirements that would be used in building the common scheduling platform on which all United Flight Attendants will be scheduled. 
Supporting the O’Hare Expansion Project Grows Vital Chicago Aviation Mar 13, 2018The United Master Executive Council unequivocally supports the O’Hare International Expansion project which is necessary to support the continued growth of the vital air transport industry in Chicago.
About the core4 Score Rewards Mar 5, 2018Yesterday afternoon management released details of their 2018 Operational Performance Rewards Program known as core4 Score Rewards.
A Message from MEC President Ken Diaz Jan 3, 2018

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 Nov 23, 2017

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. Sep 11, 2017We 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 Aug 28, 2017Dear 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 Jun 19, 2017Since 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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