In April 2015, the negotiated provision enabling Flight Attendants to make “generic requests” for trip trades with open flying, otherwise known as Open Flying Preferencing, was implemented following completion of the necessary Unimatic automation enhancements.
United's Annual Benefit Open Enrollment for 2016 will again consist of two distinct open enrollment periods, one for active employees and a separate open enrollment period for retirees.
This is our opportunity for a fresh perspective, for a fresh start. As we meet with our new CEO this week and your Joint Negotiating Committee begins mediation on October 20th put on your AFA pin and stand as one. Let there be no doubt - Our Joint Negotiating Committee is going to the table with one position.
2016 Annual Benefit Open Enrollment,Change, for Good a message from AFA-CWA International President,Tips for Open Flying Preference Trading for Lineholders,Joint Negotiations Updates
The JNC has spent the last two months together in Chicago preparing for our upcoming mediation session next week on October 20th in Washington, DC.
We encourage all Members to participate in our AFA democratic process by attending their Local Council Meetings prior to the Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council that will be held at the Hyatt Rosemont, IL from October 27-29, 2015.
On September 30, 2015, a meeting of the Joint Master Executive Councils consisting of elected leaders from pre-merger CAL, CMI and UAL was held by teleconference to discuss strategy on reaching an industry-leading joint Collective Bargaining Agreement for Flight Attendants at United Airlines. Following an in-depth discussion and in recognitions that our future success depends on moving forward together, a Resolution for Change Indicators, Days of United and System-wide Engagement was unanimously adopted by the Joint Master Executive Councils.
We extend a warm welcome to our 61 graduating new Members of class 1532 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to our JFK domiciles for orientation on October 14, 2015, and will begin flying on October 16, 2015. We’re excited to have these newest Members join us on the line. Please join us in welcoming these Flight Attendants to our family!
Welcome Class 1532,Upcoming Local Meetings Resolution for Change Indicators and Days of Unity and System-Wide Engagement,Follow Us On Twitter
The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place from October 27 to 29, 2015, at the Hyatt Rosemont.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Beginning in 1985, and annually since then, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has strived in increase understanding through an International campaign, organized by the major breast cancer charities in October.
The 2016 Vacation bidding process will begin on October 29, 2015. In preparation for this process, United will begin clearing out the 2015 Vacation information and loading the initial data for 2016 vacations.
Local Meetings and Fall Regular MEC Meeting: October 27 – 29 2015, Vacation Bidding, Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Flight Attendants Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Oscar sent a letter to the Union Leaders at United inviting them to attend a summit with other Labor Leaders in Chicago. According to Oscar’s invitation, the purpose of the meeting is twofold; to hear from Labor Leaders and to provide an opportunity for Oscar to share his vision of the future of United Airlines. The invitation indicates the summit, scheduled for October 15, 2015 in Chicago, will be informal.
On October 17, 2015 the new American Airlines which will include former U.S. Airways flights, will undergo a complete reservation system change.
The FAA has advised United Airlines management that beginning on October 1st and continuing through the fourth quarter, onsite inspections of our carry-on baggage process will be conducted.
Congratulations to our 15,000 CWA & IBT brothers and sisters at American Airlines who have reached a tentative first contract! The CWA/IBT Association is the joint bargaining group that represents agents at American. Details of the industry leading tentative are being provided to Members.
We extend a warm welcome to our 61 graduating new Members of class 1531 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to our JFK and IAH domiciles for orientation on October 8, 2015, and will begin flying on October 10, 2015. We’re excited to have these newest Members join us on the line. Please join us in welcoming these Flight Attendants to our family!
Welcome Class 153,New CEO and Labor Summit Scheduled for October 15 in Chicago,Industry Update: American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Reach Tentative Agreement,FAA Carry-on Baggage Inspections Begin October 1st,American Airlines Anticipates Changes to Reservations System – Guest Pass Travel Embargoed,October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In our profession where more than three-quarters of us are women, breast cancer disproportionately affects all of us.