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Crew Trays

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

With increasing frequency we are receiving reports of shortages of Western tray setup on international flights and, in particular, on those flights to certain Asian cities where Bento meals are served.  In some instances, Flight Attendants are reporting that their crew trays are being used to satisfy customer preferences.  

Annual Partnership Program

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

Without regard to pre-merger affiliation, Flight Attendants are now able to submit bids for the Annual Partnership Program. This Program allows for a line of flying to be shared by two Flight Attendants from the same base, for a 12 bid-month period. The first month of the Annual Partnership Program will be May 2017. The Annual Partnership Program is provided for in Section 16 of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement.  

(CAL) SFI French Base to Open

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

The current pmCAL French language flying at SFI that provides language skills on the SFO – CDG flight is currently covered through the TDY provisions.  Today the company announced the opening of a French language speaker base (SLS) under the terms of pmCAL Agreement at SFO for May 2017.  Bids will open on March 1 and close on March 22nd. 

(UAL) Special Transfers for Hebrew Speakers

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

As a result of the announcement of the transition of flying under the terms of the pmUA Contract, a Special Transfer Bid seeking Flight Attendants fluent in the Hebrew language will open on February 24, 2017 and will close on March 23, 2017.  

(UAL) 777-300 Aircraft Assigned to EWR-TLV-EWR

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

As management acts to ensure the right aircraft are in the right markets to optimize revenue based on passenger demand, today the company communicated via an Inflight Scheduling Alert that assignment of the 777-300ER aircraft to one of the EWR-TLV-EWR flights, effective May 5, 2017. 

Aircraft Qualification Training

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

Beginning in March and continuing through the early part of 2018, in preparation for when we attain a common scheduling platform and begin flying together without regard to pre-merger affiliation, there will be a focus on getting all Flight Attendants trained on every aircraft type that makes operation sense based on the domicile location. 

(UAL) – Open Flying Request for Purser Qualified IDs by Flight Attendants Without a Purser Qualification

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

Over the past several months, our MEC Grievance Committee has been in discussions with representatives from Crew Scheduling to find a method that will support the open flying award of IDs requiring a purser qualification to lineholder Flight Attendants who are not purser qualified before these IDs are assigned to Reserves who are not purser qualified.

(CAL) Scheduling CQ Training

February 25, 2017 - AFA Article

Beginning in March 2017, joint CQ classes consisting of Flight Attendants from pmUA and pmCAL will be scheduled to create additional flexibility and class options.  Class dates and available times are posted in the monthly bid packages.  

E-Lines: February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 - Dear AFA

(UAL) - Open Flying Request for Purser Qualified IDs by Flight Attendants Without a Purser Qualification, (CAL) - Scheduling CQ Training, Aircraft Qualification Training, (UAL) - 777-300 Aircraft Assigned to EWR-TLV-EWR, (UAL) Special Transfers for Hebrew Speakers, (CAL) - SFI French Base to Open, Annual Partnership Program, Crew Trays

Plan to Attend a Spring CAUSE Fundraiser

February 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The CAUSE Foundation is supported by monthly donations from Flight Attendants and fundraising events throughout the system in support of Flight Attendants who may be in financial need.  This spring is the launch of some of CAUSE’s biggest fundraising events and you are encouraged to participate in a night of fun.   If you schedule permits, please plan to attend one of the following events:

“Right to Work” - It’s Just WRONG!

February 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The truth is that in "Right to Work" states, workers make less in pay, have access to fewer benefits, and are nearly 50% more likely to get hurt on the job because Unions are often the watch dogs and enforcers of workplace safety standards.

Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) Protocol on Weight Restricted Flights

February 21, 2017 - AFA Article

Recently there has been some confusion about the usage of cabin jumpseats on weight restricted flights. Section 3.A of our JCBA was implemented October 4, 2016. When a cabin jumpseat is available, but the aircraft is weight restricted, cabin jumpseat authority will not be denied to any Flight Attendant, regardless of pre-merger affiliation. The number of Flight Attendants utilizing cabin jumpseats on weight restricted flights is limited to the number of available cabin jumpseats, and should never be denied due to the flight being weight restricted, provided all listing and check in protocols have been met.

Rep. Tom Reed Urges President Trump to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs

February 21, 2017 - AFA Article

Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2017) —  Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) this month, at the request of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to revoke or suspend the Norwegian Air International (NAI) foreign air carrier permit because it violates an aviation agreement and threatens all U.S. aviation jobs.  

Profit Sharing Checks

February 21, 2017 - AFA Article

As a reminder, for Flight Attendants at U.S. domiciles, Profit Sharing payments will be paid out on Monday, February 27, 2017, through the normal payroll process (i.e., direct deposit or physical check).  These payments, the pay advices for which are now viewable from the Payroll Advice tile on My Info, will be issued as a separate check to Flight Attendants at domestic locations.

E-Lines: February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 - Dear AFA

Profit Sharing Checks,  Rep. Tom Reed Urges President Trump to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs, Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) Protocol on Weight Restricted Flights, “Right to Work” - It’s So WRONG!. Plan to Attend Spring CAUSE Fundraiser   

Rep. Tom Reed Urges President Trump to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs

February 21, 2017 - Media Article

Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2017) — Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) this month, at the request of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to revoke or suspend the Norwegian Air International (NAI) foreign air carrier permit because it violates an aviation agreement and threatens all U.S. aviation jobs.  

Spring 2017 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council and Master Executive Council Officer and Committee Elections - April 11-13

February 17, 2017 - AFA Article

April 11 through April 13, 2017, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2017 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC).

United Supports No Calls on Planes

February 17, 2017 - AFA Article

As we are aware, United Airlines has long prohibited all forms of voice calls while in flight for the comfort of our passengers.

Long Term Disability Premium Calculation Error

February 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Earlier this year, a technical error was discovered which affected the calculation of the Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage premiums which are based on our individual salary amounts. 

Scholarship Deadlines

February 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Scholarship Deadlines
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