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Harmonization of Variable Staffing Model in Preparation for Common Scheduling

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

Earlier today our new Senior Vice President of Inflight, John Slater, delivered to all of us a leadership message explaining the work that has gone into harmonizing the process by which aircraft will be staffed and positions will be put out for bid with the establishment of single standard to the variable staffing model.

Must Ride Policy Clarification for Positive Space Travelers

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants & Pilots traveling to cover flight assignments are automatically granted ‘must ride’ status when they are assigned to deadhead to/from covering a flight. 

AFA Pride Pins & Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Purple Ribbons Now Available

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

 AFA pride pins and Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness purple ribbons are available from your Local Council leadership.

JCBA Educational Material Publication TimeLine

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

With the planned implementation of our JCBA anticipated for October 1, 2018, Flight Attendants have been inquiring about what to expect and when educational materials will be available. On June 7, 2018, the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) released a One United publication detailing the time frame and frequency of the release of information, including the development of the new CCS Practice Environment planned for July 2018. 

Important! Subscribe or Update Your AFA E-Lines Subscription

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

As the anticipated October 1st implementation date approaches, it is more important than ever that we make the personal commitment to ourselves to take the time to keep up with and learn about the changes that will affect all of us.

Ongoing Transition of Crew Schedulers

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

As the business, that is, all of the departments around Inflight prepare for the Flight Attendant transition to a common scheduling platform, that is a new CCS platform, the company is beginning to ensure the proficiency of those individuals who will be using the new CCS program to schedule Flight Attendants in response to changes that occur during the daily operation.

Have you called the Senate this Week for 10 Hours Non-reducible Rest?

June 19, 2018 - AFA Article

AFA-CWA's National Political-Legislative conference was held in Washington, DC, this week. Eighty (80) Flight Attendants from across the industry had appointments with the majority of Senate offices to encourage them to vote for our 10 hours non-reducible rest period in the House version of the FAA Reauthorization bill. 

E-Lines: June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018 - Dear AFA

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HKG Handover Day (July 1st) & U.S. Independence Day (July 4th) Paid Holidays

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

Section 4.I. of our Contract stipulates, in addition to all other compensation, a working Flight Attendant(s) will receive additional pay for flight assignments on designated holidays defined in Section 2.Q. Flight Attendants based in HKG who are on flight assignment on Handover Day, July 1st, will received holiday pay as calculated using the formula outlined in Section 4.I.  

Absence Certificate Required for Absences July 1 – July 7

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

As provided for in Section 13.C.4. of the JCBA, management has advised AFA that an Absence Certificate will be required for all sick calls  that begin during the period starting July 1, 2018 – July 7, 2018.

Suicide Prevention – See the Warning Signs & Know How to Help

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

54% or more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. The recent high-profile deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have put a spot light on a growing national problem

Personal Drops (PD) and Personal Time Off (PTO) Clarified

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

Our JCBA provides for Personal Drops and Guaranteed Personal Time off (PTO). Although not currently implemented under the provisions of the JCBA, both of these provisions have their origins in the language of the pre-merger Contracts

The 2018 CWA Legislative/Political Conference: We the People

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

Over the period of June 11-13, 2018, twenty-nine (29) United Flight Attendants attended the CWA  Legislative/Political Conference that was held in conjunction with the annual United MEC Government Affairs Training and the AFA-CWA Government Affairs Workshop led by AFA Legislative Director, Steve Schembs in Washington DC.

Join Our “Longest Day” Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Team

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

United Flight Attendants are encouraged to Join Our Longest Day Team a day that’s all about love for those affected by Alzheimer's disease as well as those who care for them.

Father’s Day Wishes

June 15, 2018 - AFA Article

This Sunday, June 17th, is Father’s Day.  It’s a day we set aside each year to honor all Fathers and Father figures for the love, support and over all contribution they have made in the formation of the lives of their children.

E-Lines: June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 - Dear AFA

HKG Handover Day (July 1st) & U.S. Independence Day (July 4th) Paid Holidays,Absence Certificate Required for Absences July 1 – July 7,Suicide Prevention – See the Warning Signs & Know How to Help,Personal Drops (PD) and Personal Time Off (PTO) Clarified,The 2018 CWA Legislative/Political Conference: We the People, Join Our “Longest Day”Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Team,Father’s Day Wishes,Reminders and Quick Links

AFA Works for You!

June 12, 2018 - AFA Article

In January, of 2018, the MEC Communications Committee launched an educational series on the work of our Union and the roles of the various MEC Committee and Leadership positions. We will conclude this series of educational articles this week. 

MEC Summer Regular Meeting to be Held July 10-12, 2018, Rosemont, IL

June 12, 2018 - AFA Article

The 2018 Summer Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place July 10 -12, 2018, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

AFA Pride Pins & Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Ribbons

June 12, 2018 - AFA Article

AFA is a strong voice against discrimination and we strongly support LGBT rights. The vendor producing our AFA Pride pins is behind their intended production schedule. However, these pins will soon be available from your Local Council leadership. 

More Than 50,000 Flight Attendants Go Purple - Join Our Team!

June 12, 2018 - AFA Article

Today, the Chicago Alzheimer’s Association published a press release featuring the more than 50,000 Flight Attendants worldwide that are going purple this June for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.
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