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Special MEC Meeting Update

March 27, 2015 - AFA Article

The United MEC Members of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) used this opportunity to update the United MEC on the status & progress of Negotiations for a Joint Contract that will govern the working conditions for the combined Flight Attendant group at United Airlines. 

European Union Time Change

March 27, 2015 - AFA Article

EU adjusts their clocks ahead one hour at 0200 on Sunday, March 29, 2015. 

KCM Policy Change, Effective Immediately

March 27, 2015 - AFA Article

Please be advised of the following change to KCM policy regarding crewmember access through the KCM access points.

E-Lines: March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015 - Dear AFA

European Union Time Change,KCM Policy Change Effective Immediately,Update on Germanwings Flight 4U9525,Special MEC Meeting Update,End Of Month (EOM) Legalities

Update on Germanwings Flight 4U9525

March 26, 2015 - AFA Article

Currently, our MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee is in discussion with United management, other Unions and our AFA International Office to ensure that internal corporate policies and procedures throughout our company, indeed the industry, set the highest standards for the safety and security of our Members and the traveling public.

Airline Unions Send Letter Questioning U.S. Travel Association Support of Gulf Carriers

March 26, 2015 - AFA Media Release

Today the union presidents of the Association of Flight Attendants; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants; the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent a joint letter to the U.S. Travel Association Board questioning their continued support for the repugnant policies of three Gulf carriers – Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates. 

ALERT: Santiago, Chile

March 25, 2015 - AFA Article

ALERT: Santiago, Chile - A security message has been issued by the U.S. Embassy in Santiago.

E-Lines: March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 - Dear AFA

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crash, Know the FMLA Policy Before You Need It, International SOS App and Other Useful Mobile Apps, Special Closed Meeting of United Master Executive Council

Know the FMLA Policy Before You Need It

March 24, 2015 - AFA Article

The best time to learn about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 and the Airline Crewmember Technical Corrections Act is before you need to use the leave.  

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crash

March 24, 2015 - AFA Article

Today is a tragic day in the aviation community.  At approximately 0947GMT Lufthansa’s Germanwings Airline flight 4U9525 an Airbus A320, crashed into a remote snowy area of the French Alps.

Germanwings Airbus Crashes in French Alps, 150 Feared Dead

March 24, 2015 - Media Article

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday and all 150 on board were feared dead.

International SOS App

March 24, 2015 - AFA Article

May 31 - The International SOS program that United is subscribed to has developed an assistance App.

Officer shoots machete-wielding man at New Orleans airport

March 22, 2015 - Media Article

A law enforcement officer shot a 63-year-old man wielding a machete three times at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport late Friday, Jackson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.

Special Closed Meeting of United Master Executive Council

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

March 25 and 26, 2015 the United Master Executive Council will be holding a Special Closed Meeting in Chicago.  This Special Closed Meeting is being held so the Members of our JNC can brief our Locally Elected Leaders on the Status of Negotiations.  

Local Council Meetings

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

All Members are encouraged to witness AFA’s democratic process by attending their Local Council Meetings.  Many councils currently have Local Meetings scheduled, and will be discussing the upcoming agenda of the Spring 2015 Regular United Master Executive Council (MEC) Meeting and the 43rd Annual Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting which will be held in Las Vegas from April 25 through April 30. 

AFA-CWA Joins Partnership for Open and Fair Skies

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

Thursday, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) announced the Union has joined the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies and its efforts to ensure U.S. based airlines are allowed to compete on a level global playing field.

Reserve Preferencing – Call-In Assignments

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

Recently we have received questions about how Reserve assignments are assigned when a Call-In preference has been set.  Keep in mind that each situation may be different when the Reserve Preferencing system is assigning Call-In Reserve assignments.

Pass Travel – Buddy Registration to Begin March 23, 2015

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

Starting Monday, March 23, 2015 employees will be able to register their regular buddies for travel. 

E-Lines: March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 - Dear AFA

Pass Travel – Buddy Registration to Begin March 23 2015, Reserve Preferencing – Call-In Assignments, AFA-CWA Joins Partnership for Open and Fair Skies, Local Council Meetings,Special Closed Meeting of United Master Executive Council,Joint Negotiations This Week

Joint Negotiations Update

March 20, 2015 - AFA Article

The Joint Negotiations Committee (JNC) has just completed two weeks of bargaining in Houston.
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