We may have confused some pre-merger United Flight Attendants by the direction we provided in Friday’s AFA E-Lines and/or the correction we sent out yesterday. We apologize and hope this clarifies any confusion out there.
The Boeing 747 is an aircraft of distinction, unique to the industry and part of our airline’s very identity. Those of us who have spent any part of our career here at United know of the incomparable attributes of the Queen of the Skies whether working as Flight Attendants, Pilots, Ramp Service or Airport Operations personnel.
As provided in Section 4.N.4. of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), in the event United has more than $10 million in pre-tax earnings, the Flight Attendant Annual Profit Sharing Pool shall be based on two components.
Organizations representing more than 100,000 aviation workers filed a petition yesterday, January 12, 2017 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a first step in a drive to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to permit Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly to and from the United States under a business plan that runs counter to U.S. Open Skies agreements and threatens U.S. jobs.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 continues to be prohibited on U.S. aircraft, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) no longer require air carriers to make pre-boarding or onboard announcements regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, effective January 10, 2017.
Monday, January 16, 2017, we celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective accomplishments as well as the work that needs to be done in advancing issues of equality for all.
In accordance with Section 15.B. of our JCBA additional jobshares and one month Special COLAs are being offered for the month of February.
If you as a pre-merger CAL Flight Attendant, completed a Continuing Qualification (CQ) Computer Based Training (CBT) in September, October, and/or November bid month and received only one hour of pay, you will see an additional 40 minutes of pay in your mid-month January paycheck.
Effective with the fourth quarter of 2016, Flight Attendants will be paid incentive pay on a calendar quarter bases.
Section 4.F of our JCBA, outlines the contractual provision for Drug and Alcohol Testing compensation. Compensation for testing will be administered on a calendar month bases verses bid month.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post their full-year and fourth-quarter 2016 financial results on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and will hold an investor conference call on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 9:30am CST.
We are pleased to announce the company and AFA have reached an agreement that will provide CMI Flight Attendants with a three-hour call out notice to check-in time.
During these meetings and, in particular, over the holidays, AFA expressed a number of questions as to how certain 737-900 aircraft were assigned to the pre-merger United fleet.
Aircraft Identification Error Results in Improper Assignment,
MEC Meeting to be Held
January 17-19 in Houston,
United Will Announce
Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Financial Results,
Profit Sharing - Section
United Airlines to Retire Our Beloved Queen of the Skies - The Boeing 747,
Section 4.B.1. - Incentive
Drug and Alcohol Testing Pay,
(CMI) Three Hour Reserve Call Out for CMI Flight Attendants – Effective for March Schedule,
(CAL) Retro Pay for CQ CBT,
One Month Special COLAs and
Jobshares Offered for February,
Update to Samsung Galaxy
U.S. Aviation Workers Sue
Obama Administration to Reverse DOT’s Norwegian Air International Decision,
Celebrating Martin Luther
Latest Action in Fight to Defend U.S. Trade Agreements, Save U.S. Aviation Jobs
The AFA United MEC Benefits Committee is happy to announce an extension to Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits for United Flight Attendants working under the pre-merger United Contract.
Now that 2016 has come to an end it is time to begin preparing for April 15, the date on which U.S. Federal Tax Returns must be filed.
Over the past several weeks our AFA United MEC Benefits Committee has become aware that a number of pre-merger United Flight Attendants submitted applications with National Group Protection (NGP) for supplemental benefits.
Flight Attendants who are currently working under the scheduling provisions of the pre-merger CAL Contract, should be aware that crew rest breaks on flights over 7 hours, but under 8 hours are NOT part of the current Contract provisions under which we are working.
United has issued a Link Alert authorizing Flight Attendants to update to the newest operating system iOS 10.2. This Link Alert, dated January 9, 2017, contains a number of steps that must be completed prior to processing the update.