Last week, the Seniority Merger Integration Committee (SMIC) met in Washington DC to finalize the Seniority Verification Letters (SVL) that were placed in the mail on April 15, 2015.
Verification Letters in the Mail,Call to Action – #FightAviationFatigue
With #EqualZzz, Using Self-Help for
Hotel and Transportation,Airline Quality
Ratings (AQR) 2015
The release of the 2015 Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) on April 13, 2015 represents the 25th year of reporting of airline performance. Developed and announced in 1991, AQR is an objective method for assessing airline quality based on combined monthly performance criteria.
AFA Disapproved Hotels and Transportation Vendors
Sick Leave Balance Information,Call to Action on Fatigue,Spring MEC Meeting Agenda and 43rd Annual AFA-CWA BOD Meeting
and Advance Agenda Items (April 25 - 30 2015),Joint Negotiations Resume in Houston
This week the company implemented the negotiated Trading Preferences for Lineholders. This new system, which was negotiated in our 2012 Contract (Section 9.G.4.a.), was implemented on April 8th.
Recently, we have received a number of questions seeking clarification on the process of filling open premium positions by Flight Attendants who are language qualified and assigned to a designated language position on a given flight.
Over the past several years, Local Grievances were filed at eight (8) domiciles when the company moved Flight Attendants from their awarded position on the flight into an open designated language position on the same flight.
Federal Regulations permit that Flight Attendant minimum rest can be reduced down to eight (8) hours. For pre-merger United Flight Attendants, our Contract provides that our block-to-block cannot be reduced below 9:45 without our concurrence.
NEW!! Lineholder Open Flying Trip Trading Preferencing, Language Qualified Flight Attendants and Filling Open Purser Positions, Settlement Agreement Resolves Issue of Moving Flight Attendants into Designated Language Position, Fight Flight Attendant Fatigue – Call to Action
Reports indicate Air traffic controllers from the SNCTA Union throughout France will stage a 48-hour strike beginning at 0500 Local Time on April 8, 2015. The strike is expected to cause delays and cancellations for both domestic and international flights. Up to 50 percent of flights between the United Kingdom and France is expected to be canceled.
France Air Traffic Controllers Strike,AFA Scholarship Fund,Spring 2015
Regular Meeting of the United MEC and 43rd Annual AFA-CWA BOD (April 25 - 30,
MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
Effective April 6, 2015 there will be a change in Unimatic programming that will alter the way the Crew Scheduling notifies Payroll that drafting pay is applicable.
As we anticipate the long awaited arrival of spring and the Easter holiday, for those of us that observe it, we recognize this weekend is a time of celebration.
The changes negotiated into Section 9.G.4.a. during the bargaining that led to our current 2012-2016 Contract will be implemented as of April 8, 2015.
Our AFA pin ties us together as a group and reinforces our voices as Union Members.
with Open Flying Preference,Unimatic Programming Update for Mid-Sequence
Drafting,#PutOnYourPin for Solidarity: #SelfiesForSolidarity,Pass Travel – Buddy Registration,Local Council Meetings,Happy Spring and Easter
In the weeks ahead, the 43rd Annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Las Vegas, NV. As the Union’s highest governing body, Flight Attendant representatives from the eighteen (18) AFA airline carriers across the United States gather and work democratically to advance the interests and priorities of the more than 46,000 Flight Attendant Members.