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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

Presidents’ Day, 2017

February 17, 2017 - AFA Article

Presidents’ Day, 2017

E-Lines: February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 - Dear AFA

Spring 2017 Regular Meeting - Master Executive Council Elections April 11-13, Long Term Disability Premium Calculation Error, United Supports No Calls on Planes, Scholarship Deadlines, Presidents’ Day 2017

System Seniority List 30-day Protest Period Ends, February 18, 2017

February 14, 2017 - AFA Article

As a result of certain omissions from the System Seniority list that was posted in early January, a corrected System Seniority list was posted on January 19, 2017. These omissions were identified by the Union, and working with Labor Relations and Scheduling representatives, these omissions were corrected generating the new list.

AFA Listening Tour: First Stop LAX – Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 14, 2017 - AFA Article

We are launching an AFA Listening Tour this winter and spring with Local, MEC and International Officers. We want to hear from you! Our Union is not an institution. It's you, me and all of aviation's first responders. To ensure our Union is reflecting the priorities of Flight Attendants today, these meetings seek to gather your questions, concerns and ideas.

(UAL) Final Reminder - Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment Concludes Friday, February 17, 2017

February 14, 2017 - AFA Article

The AFA United MEC Benefits Committee is sending a reminder that Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits for pre-merger United Flight Attendants is still available. There are three days left to enroll. 

Make Yourself Familiar with 777-300ER Alert Bulletin

February 14, 2017 - AFA Article

United’s new 777-300ER was delivered on December 21, 2016 and is scheduled to make its first official flight debut on February 16, 2017. Initially, the 366 seat wide-body aircraft will fly domestically between Newark Liberty Airport and San Francisco, before it will be released into our international markets.

Congratulations and Welcome to Our Union Family Class 1626

February 14, 2017 - AFA Article

We congratulate the Flight Attendants from Class 1626 on completion of their 180-day probationary period with United Airlines.

E-Lines: February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 - Dear AFA

Congratulations and Welcome to Our Union Family Class 1626,  Make Yourself Familiar with 777-300ER Alert Bulletin,  (UAL) Final Reminder – Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment Concludes Friday, February 17, 2017, AFA Listening Tour: First Stop LAX - Thursday, February 16, 2017, System Seniority List 30-day Protest Period Ends February 18, 2017

Tell the Department of Transportation (DOT): No Calls on Planes!

February 10, 2017 - AFA Article

In December, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a proposed rule that would allow voice calls inflight. The deadline to register your comments to the DOT is Monday, February 13, 2017.“The American public does not want voice communication in flight. Anything short of banning voice calls is reckless. It threatens aviation security and increases the likelihood of conflict in the skies. It threatens safety for crews and passengers. AFA will continue to press for a complete ban of inflight voice calls. No calls on planes. Period," said AFA International President Sara Nelson.

(UAL) Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment Concludes February 17

February 10, 2017 - AFA Article

The AFA United MEC Benefits Committee is sending a reminder that Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits for pre-merger United Flight Attendants is still available. There is one week left to enroll. 

Deadline to Make Profit Sharing Elections

February 10, 2017 - AFA Article

The special election window which provides Flight Attendants with the ability to allocate some or all of the Profit Sharing to their eligible retirement plan account is now open and will close on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

(UAL) 777-300 (77W) Bid Galley Positions

February 10, 2017 - AFA Article

AFA and United have agreed on a mutual understanding for pre-merger United Flight Attendants to be able to bid, and be awarded the 777-300 (77W) Premium Galley position, effective with the March Flight Attendant schedule month.

(CMI) Crew Meals Implementation

February 10, 2017 - AFA Article

The remaining pre-merger CMI Flight Attendant crew meals that were not previously implemented on December 1, 2016, will now be aligned within the specifications of Section 5.A.3 of the JCBA, effective March 1, 2017.  Flights that are scheduled for crew meals will be indicated with an “M” notably marked on your pairing/ID. 

E-Lines: February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 - Dear AFA

(CMI) Crew Meals Implementation,  (UAL) 777-300 (77W) Bid Galley Positions,  Deadline to Make Profit Sharing Elections,  (UAL) Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment Concludes February 17,  Tell the Department of Transportation (DOT): No Calls on Planes!  

Flight Attendant Union: Norwegian Air International Would Have Detrimental Impact to American Jobs and Economy

February 8, 2017 - AFA Media Release

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement after Sean Spicer’s comments on Norwegian Air International (NAI) at yesterday's White House press briefing. 

Winter Storm to Impact BOS, EWR and Washington Area, Positive Space Travel Available

February 8, 2017 - AFA Article

Winter storms are forecast for the Boston, New York, and Washington area beginning this evening and continuing into Thursday.  United has implemented a positive space travel from Wednesday, February 8 through Friday, February 10
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