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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

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.
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