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ALERT: New Security Restrictions for 10 Middle East and Africa Departure Airports

March 23, 2017 - AFA Article

On March 20, 2017, U.S. officials announced a ban on carrying most electronic equipment in carry-on luggage on direct U.S. bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. 

ALERT: London Attack Outside Parliament - Be Alert and Be Aware of Your Surroundings

March 22, 2017 - AFA Article

Today, at approximately 2:40 PM London time, Metropolitan Police were called to an incident at Westminster Bridge. A driver had run into a crowd crashing the vehicle into the front gate of Parliament Square

Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The United MEC Government Affairs Committee along with many other AFA Government Affairs activists from Alaska, Compass, Envoy, Frontier, Horizon, and Spirit Airlines attended training and lobby days in Washington, D.C. this week, March 20 and 21, 2017.

Scholarship Deadlines

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

Scholarship Deadlines for Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund, Joe Beirne Scholarship, Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, and Credit Union Scholarship.

AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The second AFA Listening Tour is in the final process of being scheduled with Local, MEC and International Officers. Mark your calendars for April 20, 2017 in Chicago (ORD) time, location and more details will be announced soon.

E-Lines: March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 - Dear AFA

Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.,AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20,Scholarship Deadlines

Update on Crew Meals

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

In recent weeks, since the crew meal provisions of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement were implemented, our MEC Grievance Committees have received a number of questions on the proper application of the language in our Contract.

Awarding Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA)

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

At the Fall 2016, Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council, the United MEC directed the MEC President to engage management in discussions aimed at advancing the process by which the award of the Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) in accomplished.

United Discontinues Inflight Duty-Free Sales

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

United announced this week, effective March 31, 2017, we will no longer offer duty-free merchandise on any United flights. 

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Research Study

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) in Denver, Colorado is conducting a research study on the effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Pre-ban Flight Attendants.

Check-in and Aircraft Boarding Times

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Recently, we have received some inquiries about Flight Attendant check-in and boarding, as well as, passenger boarding times.  

OSHA Enforcement in Jeopardy

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Tell your Senator that health and safety protections matter! OSHA enforcement is in jeopardy of being stripped out of our workplace altogether.

Trump Proposes Budget Cuts to Post 9/11 Security and Small Aviation Markets

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

We are extremely concerned that the [proposed Trump] budget guts the Essential Air Service (EAS) Program. 

Rally for Rest Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Next week, AFA government affairs activists will be in Washington, D.C. to advocate on Capitol Hill for 10 hours minimum rest, a Fatigue Risk Management plan, and enforcement of our Open Skies Agreements.

E-Lines: March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 - Dear AFA

Update on Crew Meals, United Discontinues Inflight Duty-Free Sales, Awarding Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA), Check-in and Aircraft Boarding Times, Secondhand Smoke Exposure Research Study, OSHA Enforcement in Jeopardy, Rally for Rest Tuesday in Washington D.C., Trump Proposes Budget Cuts to Post 9/11 Security and Small Aviation Markets, Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC

(CAL) Anticipating SFO-MUC Seasonal Service - German Language TDY to SLS

March 14, 2017 - AFA Article

In anticipation of the inauguration of seasonal service between San Francisco and Munich on June 3, 2017, the company has announced an opportunity for German language qualified Flight Attendants to TDY to SLS to cover the German (GER) language qualified positions that will be assigned on the pmCAL 787 aircraft. 

(CAL) Upcoming Changes to Pre-merger CAL Pairings

March 14, 2017 - AFA Article

With the extension of blended fleets in domestic pairings the following changes will be taking place beginning with the April bid month.

(CAL) Pre-merger CAL Error in Printed Bid Packages

March 14, 2017 - AFA Article

An error has been identified within the PRINTED copies of April Bid packages affecting the following Reserve lines: LINE - 916 for EWR, IAD, ORD, DEN, LAX, and SFO; LINE - 926 for NTA. Both of these lines reflect April 27 through April 30 as 'regular' days off. These days should be 'immovable' days off.

On-Board Sexual Assault Survey

March 14, 2017 - AFA Article

Congressional offices and victim rights advocates have reached out to AFA about the incidents of onboard sexual assault that has been reported by several media sources. 

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

March 14, 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).  T
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