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Pre-merger United - Limited Critical Coverage Declarations - July 3 (LHR/FRA) and July 5 (all mainland U.S. domiciles)

July 1, 2015 - AFA Article

Management has advised that as we approach the July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend in the United States, there is an increase in the number of open IDs.  

AFA Red Unity Pin

July 1, 2015 - AFA Article

During a joint meeting of the CAL, CMI and UAL MECs on June 30, 2015, the Flight Attendant leadership unanimously voted to change our official AFA pin to the color red in support of our negotiations. This is now our official AFA pin and we encourage all Members to put it on and wear it until we have a ratified Contract that reflects our contributions at United Airlines.

Justice Department probes potential airline collusion

July 1, 2015 - Media Article

The government has requested information from airlines as part of the antitrust investigation, which appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.

Systemwide United Flight Attendant Day of Action – July 16

July 1, 2015 - AFA Article

The JNC is unanimous in calling on all Flight Attendants to demonstrate our solidarity. On July 16th, across the system, we will conduct a system-wide Day of Action. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder for a joint Contract that recognizes and respects what each of us brought to this merger and the hard work  all of us do for United Airlines everyday.  

Local Meetings and Summer Regular MEC Meeting

June 30, 2015 - AFA Article

The Summer Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place during the week of July 27 - 29, 2015.

E-Lines: June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - Dear AFA

Call to Action – Fight Fatigue #EqualZzz,Local Meetings and Summer Regular MEC Meeting,Follow Us on Twitter

Special E-Lines: A Message From the United MEC President (June 29, 2015)

June 29, 2015 - Dear AFA

A Message From the United MEC President

A Message From the United MEC President

June 29, 2015 - MEC President Letter

Let’s hope that United sees the mutual benefit of reaching a deal with us. We’re doing our part to make progress. My resolve is steeled by the support I receive from all of you and the knowledge that if we need to bring the noise, we can and we will.

Pre-Merger United New Hire Class Begin Training

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

This week Pre-Merger United New Hire class 15-21 began training at the United Houston Training Center.

Irregularities, Call Wait Times & Self Help

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

In response to our advocacy, management has acknowledged that the response times at both Crew Scheduling and Crew Accommodations have been high and are, in their view, less than acceptable. 

Company Overpayment Notices

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

We are learning that Flight Attendants around the system are receiving notices from Payroll seeking repayment of overpayment amounts, some from several years ago.

Historic Day For Our Nation: Today Love Wins

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

The United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same gender marriage. Coincidentally, it was two years ago today that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to lawfully married same gender couples, was struck down by the United States Supreme Court. 

Al Roker Supports United Employees

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

In a recent telecast of NBC’s Today Show, weatherman and TV personality, Al Roker made a strong statement in support of the hardworking frontline employees at United Airlines. 

E-Lines: June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 - Dear AFA

Historic Day For Our Nation: Today Love Wins,Irregularities and Call Wait Times & Self Help,Company Overpayment Notices,Pre-Merger United New Hire Class Begin Training,Al Rocker Sends Out Some Love To United Employees,Joint Negotiations Resume in Chicago

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

June 26, 2015 - AFA Article

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

Flight Attendant Union Fights for Cabin Air Quality

June 23, 2015 - AFA Media Release

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) president at Alaska Airlines, Jeffrey Peterson, released a statement today following news of a cabin air quality lawsuit filed by Alaska Flight Attendants

Flight Attendant’s Responsibility for Gate Check Bags

June 23, 2015 - AFA Article

As Flight Attendants we are not responsible for gate checking bags.

Carry Your Contract: Reassignments

June 23, 2015 - AFA Article

Summer weather around the United States recently has caused reassignments and drafting across the system.  As we all know, during the operation, flight schedules can fall apart, and while frustrating, reassignments are an undesirable but necessary part of our job. To protect our rights during reassignment, the company is obligated to follow the provisions outlined in our Contract.

E-Lines: June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 - Dear AFA

Flight Attendant’s Responsibility for Gate Check Bags,Carry Your Contract: Reassignments, Hotels Requiring Credit Cards Upon Check-In,Joint Negotiations Resume in Chicago

Hotels Requiring Credit Cards Upon Check-In

June 23, 2015 - AFA Article

Recently we have been receiving reports that some hotels are requiring Flight Attendants to provide a personal credit card upon check-in for incidentals. 
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