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2014 - Enhanced Early Out Program

As a result of on-going discussions between the leadership of United and AFA, we are pleased to announce today, September 15, 2014, the immediate offer of an Enhanced Early Out Program for Flight Attendants.

This Enhanced Early Out provides eligible Flight Attendants the opportunity to leave the Company and receive a lump  sum payout  of up to $100,000.  AFA and United anticipate strong interest due to the generous terms being offered. United has committed to award at least 1000 Early Outs at s-UA, 1000 at s-CO and 100 at CMI, and may  award more depending on interest among eligible Flight Attendants.

The Enhanced Early Out recognizes the extraordinary contributions of our Flight Attendants over many years and shows that the respectful and cooperative relationships we're building are producing tangible benefits for our co-workers and the Company.

While early out offers typically are tied to the ratification of collective bargaining agreements, there are several reasons why offering this Enhanced Early  Out  now   makes sense for Flight Attendants, AFA and the Company. United and AFA leadership believe it's crucial that Flight Attendants understand why this Enhanced Early Out is being offered now and why it may be an attractive option for individual Flight Attendants. We appreciate your attention to this discussion and your consideration to participate in the Enhanced Early Out.

Enhanced Early Out Bidding Schedule

Bidding Opens:

September 15, 2014

Bidding Closes:

October 30, 2014


November 15, 2014 (On or After, no later than November 15, 2016)

2014 Enhanced Early Out Bidding is a Two Part Process
The bid process for the Enhanced Early Out program started yesterday September 15th and will close October 30th at 0800 Central Time.  The process for submitting an Enhanced Early Out bid is a two (2) part process. 

STEP ONE: The first step in this process is to submit a bid for the early out using the command EOREQ in Unimatic.  After you have submitted your bid we recommend that you print a copy of the bid screen for your records, and redisplay the EOREQ screen to ensure your bid has been accepted. 

STEP TWO: The second step of this process requires you to submit a Waiver of Rights and Claims/Release from Liability form to the company.  Once you have printed and signed the form you must scan and email the form to earlyout@united.com.  We recommend you keep a copy of the email for your records.  When the company receives the Waiver Form you will receive an email to your united.com email confirming this form has been received and is on file.  Once you have submitted the waiver form you have a one time only opportunity to rescind the waiver.  However, once you rescind the waiver you have forfeited your opportunity to participate in the Enhanced Early Out Program. 

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