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United Learning Network (ULN) Training

November 30, 2015 - AFA Article

Last week we became aware of a  “required” training that was listed in the United Learning Network (ULN) training screens for Flight Attendants.  This training, Takeoff: Learning! is intended to facilitate transition into the new learning system.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015 - MEC President Letter

Happy ThanksgivingIt comes as no surprise that we, as Flight Attendants, thrive in the midst of these holiday celebrations.  Through our service as Safety Professionals, we facilitate attendance at these beloved family and community gatherings. 

Scheduling, Reserve, Minimum Pay & Credit - A Message from Our JNC

November 25, 2015 - AFA Article

This update is the first in a series to show you the current status of proposals between AFA and United Airlines management.

Joint MEC Calls for Collective Action

November 25, 2015 - AFA Article

The Joint Negotiating Committee has released more details about the status of proposals at the negotiating table. This is not the start of negotiations and these are not opening proposals. 

Don’t Forget to Check DFAP for Holiday Pay

November 25, 2015 - AFA Article

To ensure that you have been properly credited for any Holiday Pay you are due, you are encouraged to verify your DFAP in Unimatic after you have either completed your ID or sat on Ready Reserve and was not used during one of our Contractually paid holidays.

Settlement of MEC 4-08 – Sections 8.J. & 12.I.

November 25, 2015 - AFA Article

In 2008, a system grievance was filed (MEC 04-08) when the Company reduced the line guarantee of Flight Attendants who were eligible for reassignment under Sections 8.J. and 12.I. and who had submitted a trip trade or open flying request. 

Passport Surrender & Timing of Removal from International & Canadian IDs

November 25, 2015 - AFA Article

For some time we’ve received a number of questions from Flight Attendants seeking to understand the timing of and the process by which Flight Attendants are removed from an ID requiring a passport or specific visa information when a passport has been surrendered for reissue or to obtain a visa.

Vacation Phase II (Secondary) Closed

November 24, 2015 - AFA Article

Vacation Phase II (Secondary) bidding closed on November 23, 2015 at 0830 local domicile time.

Support All United Flight Attendants – The CAUSE Foundation

November 24, 2015 - AFA Article

For over 21 years the CAUSE Foundation has helped more than 1,000 United Flight Attendants and their families who are in financial distress due to illness, injury, disability, or death by distributing over $5 Million to Flight Attendants who are in need of this assistance.

International SOS App

November 24, 2015 - AFA Article

The International SOS Program to which United is subscribed has developed an assistance App. for your Smartphone.

Update Travel Eligibles for 2016 Begins December 1st

November 24, 2015 - AFA Article

Eligible employees and retirees have the opportunity to update their elections for enrolled friend, spouse, or domestic partner beginning December 1st through December 30th at 7:00 PM CST.

State Department Worldwide Travel Alert

November 24, 2015 - AFA Article

As you’ve already been provided through International SOS, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs has released a Travel Alert, highlighting the current global security environment.

E-Lines: November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 - Dear AFA

Vacation Phase II Closes, Support All United Flight Attendants – The CAUSE Foundation, International SOS App, Update Travel Eligibles for 2016 Begins December 1st, State Department Worldwide Travel Alert

If You See Something, Say Something.

November 21, 2015 - AFA Article

As First Responders and Safety Professionals, our highly specialized training causes each of us to be more situationally aware – not only in our role onboard the aircraft, but in every situation.  If you see something out of the ordinary, say something using clear, concise language.

United Learning Network Downtime Scheduled

November 20, 2015 - AFA Article

The ULN will not be available from 1700 Central time on Wednesday, December 2, through 9 a.m. Central time on Monday, December 7, 2015.

25% Cintas’s Uniform Discount

November 20, 2015 - AFA Article

Cintas and United will be offering a 25% discount when you purchase uniform items from November 30, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016. 

AFA United MEC Benefits Training

November 20, 2015 - AFA Article

This week our flying partners from FRA, LHR, DCA, DEN, ORD, IAH, LAX, SFO, and HNL successfully completed four days of Benefits Training.

E-Lines: November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 - Dear AFA

AFA United MEC Benefits Training,Phase II Vacation Bidding Closes,Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel,25% Cintas’s Uniform Discount,United Learning Network Downtime Scheduled,Joint Negotiations Update,Follow Us on Twitter

Joint Negotiations Update (November 19, 2015)

November 19, 2015 - AFA Article

The JNC has completed 2 days of mediation with the Company in Dallas.

Remain Vigilant

November 17, 2015 - AFA Article

We are all painfully aware of the events of this past weekend in Paris.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France, as well as to all the victims and their families. Following an event of this nature, it’s not unexpected that many of us may feel a mixture of contradictory emotions – anger at the senseless loss of life, relief that none of our flying partners were caught up in the actual events and sadness at the misguided efforts to curtail our individual freedoms and our way of life. While we aren’t able to control the actions of others, we are able to act in a way that minimizes our potential exposure to these senseless acts of violence.
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