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AFA E-Lines: Jul 28, 2015

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  • TSA Security Screening Requirements
  • Voluntary Return for pre-merger United 2014 Bridge/Crossover Participants
  • 2015 Summer United MEC Meeting

TSA Security Screening Requirements
This week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented new security directives regarding security screening.  

Flight Attendants who are not on a flight assignment and plan to travel, no matter what your status of travel (i.e. positive-space, space-available or revenue), must enter the sterile area via a TSA checkpoint (including Known Crewmember) and must remain in the sterile area of the airport with your carry-on luggage prior to boarding the aircraft for travel. If you (non-working crewmember) leave the sterile area you must re-enter through a TSA checkpoint (including Known Crewmember) with your carry-on luggage prior to boarding the aircraft for travel. 

This does not apply to crewmembers working a flight or deadheading as part of a flight assignment.

For specific details related to these new requirements please view United’s Inflight Services Safety Alert posted on July 24, 2015. If you have questions please contact your local domicile supervisor or file an IOR.

Voluntary Return for pre-merger United 2014 Bridge/Crossover Participants
Due to the advocacy of your Union, an agreement was reached between AFA-CWA and United to allow Flight Attendants who participated in the 2014 Bridge/Crossover program to return back to pre-merger United. Flight Attendants will have the option to choose to return to pre-merger United to locations designated by United that have vacancies. The return to pre-merger United is voluntary.

We encourage you to review the Letter of Agreement completely which can be found on our website. Additional information, including how to submit your intent to return to pre-merger United will be sent to those Flight Attendants affected this week through a CCS message. We are in the process of formulating a Q&A document that will be posted on our website. Further questions should be forwarded to United by emailing them at crossover@united.com

2015 Summer United MEC Meeting
The 2015 Summer Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago yesterday and will continue through tomorrow, July 29, 2015. Your Local Council President, joined by the 13 other presidents from around our system, addressed the business of our Union and the issues that are important to you.

We encourage every Member to witness this democratic process by attending a MEC meeting if you are in the Chicago area.  Summaries for each day of this meeting will be posted on our website after the meeting.

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