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Clerical Error Results in Overpayment in EEOP Severance Payments

December 17, 2014 - AFA Article

United today advised as a result of a clerical error, Early Out severance was miscalculated at $4,200 per year of Flight Attendant seniority instead of the correct plan amount of $4,000 per year.  This affected all Flight Attendants with less than 25 years of SW seniority.

Dear AFA: December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 - Dear AFA

2014 Uniform Points Expire December 31 2014, Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel, Change to Known Crew Member Requirements Effective January 13 2015, Layover Safety, Reserve Christmas Wish List Reminder, Implications of Omnibus Spending Bill on PBGC Retirement Benefits, The Holidays and the Stress it Can Bring

AFA Applauds TSA Change to Known Crewmember Alternate Screening Program

December 16, 2014 - AFA Media Release

Today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) joined the chorus of applause from the aviation industry in the change to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)’s Known Crewmember (KCM) program, which allows for flight crewmembers to proceed through KCM screening without their uniforms effective January 13, 2015. 

Implications of Omnibus Spending Bill on PBGC Retirement Benefits

December 16, 2014 - AFA Article

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the U.S> government for the rest of fiscal 2014 and let Congress avoid the risk of a shutdown until the end of September.

Holiday Bonus Point Program

December 12, 2014 - AFA Article

A "no absence" during this period over the holidays will generate a one-point credit, to be banked and applied toward any future point-generating occurrence.

AFA-CWA Commends Congress for Action to Protect U.S. Aviation Industry

December 12, 2014 - AFA Article

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) applauds Congress for including language in the year-end funding bill (amendment to H.R. 83) that prohibits funding for new permits that are outside the United States (US) and European Union (EU) Open Skies Agreement.

2015 Interim Vacation Bidding

December 12, 2014 - AFA Article

Our Contract provides the ability for Flight Attendants to trade their unused Vacation for an open vacation period throughout the year.  

Dear AFA: December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 - Dear AFA

AFA-CWA Commends Congress for Action to Protect U.S. Aviation Industry,2015 Annual Vacation Bidding Completed,2015 Interim Vacation Bidding,Replacement Uniform Name Bar Reminder,DID YOU KNOW...Contract Education Guides,Holiday Bonus Point Program,Flight Attendants to Receive iPhone 6 Plus,United's November Operational Performance,JNC Update

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

December 12, 2014 - AFA Article

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

2015 Vacation Awards Completed

December 10, 2014 - AFA Article

Tertiary (Phase III) Vacation awards have been completed and are posted and available for viewing in your VACBID screens.  Overnight a number of housekeeping processes will be completed to upload the 2015 Vacations into Flight Attendant FAIS files. 

Flight Attendant Union Commends Congress for Action to Protect U.S. Aviation

December 10, 2014 - AFA Media Release

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) applauds Congress for including language in the year-end funding bill (amendment to H.R. 83) that prohibits funding for new permits that are outside of the U.S. – EU Open Skies Agreement.

Update Travel Eligibles for 2015

December 10, 2014 - AFA Article

Eligible employees and retirees have the opportunity to update their elections for enrolled friend, spouse or domestic partner beginning December 10th through December 29th at 7:00 PM CST. You are not required to re-enroll anyone who is currently listed on your travel profile in one of these categories unless you wish to make changes that will become effective next year.

United Management Reduces B767ME Staffing

December 10, 2014 - AFA Article

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 United announced in their Inflight Services Alert their plans to reduce staffing on the B767ME aircraft in the International Markets.

Dear AFA: December 09, 2014

December 9, 2014 - Dear AFA

2015 Vacation Phase III Bidding,United Management Reduces B767ME Staffing,Update Travel Eligibles for 2015,Uniform Name Bar,Joint Negotiations Session Continues in Chicago This Week

Dear AFA: December 05, 2014

December 5, 2014 - Dear AFA

2015 Vacation Phase III Bidding,Uniform Name Bar Clarification,Changes to Buddy Pass Travel Program,20 Year Passes Letter of Agreement Improvements,Tis the Season - Holiday Appearance Regulations,Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel,Joint Negotiations Session Continues in Chicago Next Week

Changes to Buddy Pass Travel Program

December 5, 2014 - AFA Article

We would hope that in an environment that has, as its stated foundation, principles of “working together” that a different focus is not only possible – it’s preferable.

Tis the Season - Holiday Appearance Regulations

December 5, 2014 - AFA Article

During the month of December it is acceptable to wear ONE of the following holiday accessory.

20 Year Passes Letter of Agreement Improvements

December 5, 2014 - AFA Article

We are currently waiting for United to develop the automation necessary to implement this enhanced updated provision of our Contract. 

Uniform Name Bar Clarification

December 5, 2014 - AFA Article

We have confirmed with management that those reviewing and processing the name bar requests will be watching for those Flight Attendants who are also purser qualified and are anticipating that they will receive two (2) separate requests – one for the purser name bar and the other for the Flight Attendant name bar – for these individuals.

2014 Uniform Points Expire December 31, 2014

December 3, 2014 - AFA Article

2014 uniform points expire on December 31, 2014 and will not roll over for use in the following 2015 calendar year. 
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