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Complete the NEW E-Lines Verification – Without This Verification You Will NOT Receive Further E-Lines Emails

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

The United AFA Communication Committee is in the final stages of upgrading the E-Lines newsletter system to a more reliable, faster and more economical server. In preparation for this upgrade we require all current subscribers to E-Lines to verify and update their information in order to receive the E-Lines Newsletter after the relocation has occurred.

Flight Attendant Website Calendar

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

The United MEC website includes a Flight Attendant Calendar to assist in making life as a Flight Attendant a little less hectic.

What Does it Mean to be Reassigned?

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

As we all know, during the operation, flight schedules can fall apart, and while frustrating, reassignments are part of our job. To protect our rights during reassignment, the company is obligated to follow the provisions outlined in our Contract.

30-Day ANP Available for April Schedule Month

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

The company has announced they will be offering 30-Day ANP for the April 2015 (04/01/15 – 04/30/15) schedule month.  The number and locations to which 30-day ANP will be awarded have not yet been determined.

Dear AFA: February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 - Dear AFA

Complete the NEW E-Lines Verification – Without This Verification You Will NOT Receive Further E-Lines Emails, What Does it Mean to be Reassigned?, Flight Attendant Website Calendar, 30-Day ANP Available for April Schedule Month, Joint Negotiations This Week

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

Check Your Unimatic FDWH and RECORD Screens Regularly

February 27, 2015 - AFA Article

Just as you check your DSPLOF screens often, we encourage you to review your work history (FDWH/file number) and your points record (RECORD/file number) regularly.

U.S. Mall Threats: Situational Awareness

February 25, 2015 - AFA Article

This past weekend many media outlets reported on a video claimed to be produced by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab. 

Foul Smell, Burnt Pantyhose: Flight Attendants Remember Smoky Flights

February 24, 2015 - Media Article

If you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago.

Flight Attendant Union Continues to Push for Better Air Quality

February 24, 2015 - AFA Media Release

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is pushing for improved air quality in aircraft cabins to protect both the crew and the passengers.

Follow-up Letter to Jeff Smisek, CEO of United Airlines

February 24, 2015 - Media Article

Dear Mr. Smisek, I have not yet heard from you regarding my letter of February 13, 2015, but your employees who have read it are coming forward to describe their deteriorating working conditions. 

Want Friendlier Flight Attendants? That'll Cost You

February 24, 2015 - Media Article

Whenever I speak to people about what I do for a living, most seem to assume the money is pretty good. I did, too, before I became a flight attendant.

Dear AFA: February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 - Dear AFA

Contractual Pay Increases on February 28th,U.S. Mall Threats: Situational Awareness,Check Your Unimatic FDWH and RECORD Screens Regularly,Last Week to Verify and Update Your E-Lines Email Address,Joint Negotiations Continue in Houston 

Flight Attendant Union Joins Senator Durbin to Celebrate Smoke-Free Skies

February 23, 2015 - AFA Media Release

Today, members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) join Senator Durbin (D-IL) at a press conference at O'Hare to celebrate 25 years of the in-flight smoking ban and the epic battle waged to achieve smoke-free skies.

ALERT: Threat of Mall Attacks

February 23, 2015 - AFA Article

ALERT: A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab that has urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain, France and other Western countries.

25 Smokefree Cabin Years

February 20, 2015 - AFA Article

Nearly 25 years ago AFA along with Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) took on Big Tobacco to get smoking off of airplanes. Flight attendants fought hard to ensure we had a smokefree workplace, and we won.

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

February 20, 2015 - AFA Article

The United MEC Government Affairs Committee concluded their annual 3 day training in Washington D.C. this week. 

Airbus Cabin Temperature Issue

February 20, 2015 - AFA Article

With the company’s addition of the extended overhead bins on the Airbus fleet, we have identified a design flaw with these extended bins the aircraft cabin temperature probes.   The probes on the Airbus fleet are being obstructed and are unable to determine a correct cabin temperature. 

Continued Airbus Airflow Issue

February 20, 2015 - AFA Article

As many of you know the company, in an effort to conserve fuel and reduce costs, made changes to the Airbus fleet in regards to how the Pilots are to operate the heating and cooling systems on the ground and inflight. 

Dear AFA: February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 - Dear AFA

Continued Airbus Airflow Issue, Airbus Cabin Temperature Issue, United MEC Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C., 25 Smokefree Cabin Years, Don’t Forget to Verify and Update Your E-Lines Email Address
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