AFA E-Lines: Sep 23, 2016
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- Fall Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting Concludes
- Galley Pay Information
- United MEC Facebook Page
- Breast Cancer Think PINK Wear PINK!
- Vacation Bid Reminder Window Closes October 8 2016
- The CAUSE Foundation is Now Available as a Payroll Deduction
- Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC
All communications will now be coming from one combined source. An image of your contract will be placed next to any information that pertains to the Flight Attendants working under that contract. CAL is the green contract, CMI is the purple, and United is the beige contract.
Fall Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting Concludes
The Fall 2016 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on September 22, 2016, at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago. Your Local Council President, was joined by the 20 other Local Presidents from around our system. The Central Scheduling Committee (CSC), Communication Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee presented their annual in person report.
In addition, the meeting also included an update from the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) about ongoing implementation of the 2016-2021 Contract representing all 24,000 Members. The business of our Union and issues that are important to you were addressed during the meeting and the Summaries for each day of this meeting will be posted on the United MEC website and will be available to the entire Membership soon.
(UAL) Galley Pay Information
Within the 2016-2021 Contract there was a change to galley pay for the pre-merger UA Flight Attendants. The change to galley pay appears in the agreement as a DOS+ item because there is a need to make system changes in Unimatic for the new galley positions. Currently the pre-merger UA Flight Attendants have galley pay for the G position on the 767C aircraft only. For the start of the September bid month galley pay has been updated for this position only. Once United is able to get the galley pay program updated in Unimatic they will be able to then pay for all galley positions on the Boeing 757 and wide-body (2 aisle) aircraft; however, there will be no retroactive pay for the galley positions worked before implementation. The Joint Implementation Team (JIT) is working with the company’s IT department to implement galley pay for all positions in the 2016-2021 Contract as soon as possible.
United MEC Facebook Page
During the Fall Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting an agenda item was brought forward by Council 20 to introduce a Facebook page for the United Master Executive Council. This page is currently active and the United MEC Communication Committee will continuously post articles and Union updates on this page. Please take a moment to like the AFA United MEC page @AFAUnitedMEC.
Breast Cancer Think PINK Wear PINK!
Every October, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, all United Airlines employees are able to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing company approved pink uniform accessories such as a pink ribbon behind your official AFA pin or wearing an approved pink accessory.
These accessories can be worn while on duty from October 1 through October 31. United’s Inflight Services Department has designated a pink scarf for females and a pink tie for males as the approved uniform items for Flight Attendants. You may also wear approved items purchased in previous years to show your continuing support of United’s Pink Program.
These items may be purchased at www.unitedpink.net where five dollars from each tie or scarf purchased will directly fund organizations that provide support for those battling breast cancer and their families. In addition to ties and scarves, you may purchase baseball caps as part of the Pink Program; however, these are not approved to be worn by Flight Attendants while in uniform.
Together, we have this unique opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of prevention in battling this disease. We encourage everyone to participate in this effort. Together, we can accomplish great things!
(CAL & CMI) Vacation Bid Reminder, Window Closes October 8, 2016
As a reminder, the pre-merger CAL vacation bid window is currently open. Your vacation bid screen will reflect the number of days you are entitled to and that you elected to take in 2016, including any Flex vacation days.
Please note, this year we will be bidding for vacation in the same manner as we have in the past. Your current bidding seniority will be what is used for the awards.
The NEW vacation bidding as outlined in the NEW contract will be for next year as we bid for our 2018 vacations. If you would like additional information on your 2017 vacation bids visit our website.
The CAUSE Foundation is Now Available as a Payroll Deduction
For those of you unfamiliar with the CAUSE Foundation, they are a 501c non-profit dedicated to helping Flight Attendants in financial need due to a medical condition. They are funded solely by your generous contributions, and giving just became even easier. You can now sign-up to have your monthly contribution through automatic payroll deduction.
To become a new donor to The CAUSE Foundation, follow these step by step instructions:
- Go to: www.unitedairlines.yourcause.com
- Sign in with your U# and Flying Together password
- Select language and privacy preference
- Check off the disclaimer box
- Click on "Make a Donation"
- Enter our Federal Tax # 36-399-3091 in the search box
- Click on "Donate Now" icon
- Select type in the drop down box; recurring, one time, etc
- Click continue and decide if you want to share this info with CAUSE (it would make our life easier if we knew)
- Confirm Donation
- Click continue
If you are having trouble, please call the CAUSE Foundation at 866-751-6031 for assistance.
Note: If you currently donate through payroll, you do not need to do anything further, your contribution will automatically rollover.
Thank you for supporting your co-workers through CAUSE!!!
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