Aug 21 - Airlines are keeping an eye on possible volcanic activity in Iceland, after a previous eruption there in 2010 caused massive flight disruptions.
Aug 15 - Local authorities in California are handing out massive fines to anyone
participating in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" fundraiser on the
grounds they are wasting water.
Aug 20 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer, became founders of the
extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed
with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's
Aug 20 - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has ignited a social media craze with both raising money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Long Wait Times for Crew
Scheduling and Crew Accommodations,United
MEC Safety Health and Security Committee Training,United
AFA Summer MEC Meeting - August 26-28,
Representing U.S. Flight Attendants Call on DOT: #DenyNAI,Follow
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Aug 19 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport
Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to
reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by
Norwegian Air International (NAI).
Aug 15 - This week the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the
launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler's entry
process into the United States.
Aug 15 - Your United AFA MEC Benefits Committee is happy to bring you an open enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary insurance plans.
Aug 15 - Today's payroll is generating a number of questions as it pertains to
Alliant Credit Union deductions, specifically, people are noticing that
some deductions are coming from each of the various paychecks Flight
Attendants receive: per diem, salary and duty free.
Aug 15 - For some time now since the implementation of the new payroll system,
Flight Attendants at domestic domiciles have received separate pay
checks for regular flight pay, per diem, duty free and incentive (bonus)
Incentive Payments Now Included with Regular Pay,United's Learning Network Blackout Period: August 15-18 2014,Alliant Credit Union Deductions,Aflac Open Enrollment Opens September 1,New Mobile Passport Control App for U.S. Customs and Border Protection,Joint Negotiations Finish in Denver This Week
Aug 15 - The JNC has completed 2 weeks of negotiations with United management in Denver.
Aug 15 - Employees who are paid through PeopleSoft Payroll have had the ability to transfer funds from their paycheck to accounts at Alliant Credit Union (Alliant) using an after-tax deduction.
Aug 13 - United has scheduled to upgrade the United Learning Network (ULN) beginning on August 15, 2014.
Aug 13 - Over the years, we have come to expect dedicated crew lines when going
through customs and immigration, however in February of this year United
explained in one of their publications that with the recent government
cuts and push towards automation they are seeing more and more airports
removing these lanes.
Aug 13 - In the world we live in today and in the industry where we travel
around the world, there have been reports a rise in smartphone and
tablet thefts. The following are 6 ways you can protect yourself and outsmart those ‘would be’ smartphone and tablet thieves.
Aug 13 - When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That’s why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.
Aug 13 - United Airlines and the largest airline in Africa have entered into a codeshare agreement effective at the end of the month.
Aug 13 - Virgin America flight attendants have voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the union said Wednesday afternoon.
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