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(UAL) Close of Vacation Bids for All U.S. Domiciles Delayed 24 Hours

December 7, 2016 - AFA Article

At approximately 3:45A Central time the morning of December 7th, a problem affecting Unimatic connectivity via remote access was identified.  As a result of this automation issue, some Flight Attendants based in U.S. domiciles were unable to submit vacation bids in the hours just prior to vacation bid closing.

Industry Update: United Mechanics Ratify Contract

December 6, 2016 - AFA Article

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) announced this week that approximately 9,000 mechanics at United Airlines ratified a six-year Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA). 

(UAL) Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment

December 6, 2016 - AFA Article

The AFA United MEC Benefits Committee is happy to announce an upcoming Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits for United Flight Attendants working under the pre-merger United Contract. Enrollment is currently open and will run through January 15, 2017.

Good Jobs Nation Rally in Washington, DC - Tomorrow

December 6, 2016 - AFA Article

This Wednesday, December 7, Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison and Danny Glover are coming to speak at a rally in Washington, D.C. held by Good Jobs Nation. We need to raise awareness on the dangers of NAI every way we can and this is the perfect opportunity.

(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow

December 6, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Phase III (tertiary) Vacation Bidding close tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 0830 local domicile time.

E-Lines: December 06, 2016

December 6, 2016 - Dear AFA

CALL NOW: Flood Congress With Our Calls! It’s About Our Jobs!,Good Jobs Nation Rally in Washington, DC - Tomorrow,(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow,(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List - Submit Your Requests Now,(UAL) Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment,Industry Update: United Mechanics Ratify Contract

CALL NOW: Flood Congress with our Calls! It’s About Our Jobs!

December 5, 2016 - AFA Article

With no warning on Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wrongly approved a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI). This decision sets aside the labor protections that were central to the U.S.- EU Open Skies Agreement. 

(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List - Submit Your Requests Now

December 5, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, have an opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) days following Christmas. 

U.S. and EU Aviation Workers Double-Crossed by DOT NAI Decision

December 2, 2016 - AFA Media Release

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) condemns the decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation approving a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) flag-of-convenience airline.

DOT NAI Decision Double Crosses U.S. and EU Aviation Workers

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

With no advance warning, the DOT has ordered approval of the flag-of-convenience Norwegian Air International (NAI) application.  By this action, the DOT has failed to acknowledge the labor protections of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreements and sets a precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs.  

(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List Clarification

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

As we reported on Tuesday in AFA E-Lines, pre-merger United Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, will have the opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) days following Christmas. 

Update: FAA Certificate no Longer Required when Flying to Brazil

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

In yesterday’s United Inflight Service Weekly, United announced the Brazilian Government has reversed requirements for all Flight Attendants, on U.S. carriers, flying into Brazil to carry their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate with them. 

(CAL) United Offers One Month Leaves and Jobshares for January 2017

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

United will be offering pre-merger CAL Flight Attendants one month leaves and jobshares for the January 2017 bid month. Flight Attendants who are interested should submit their request via CCS under bidding no later than December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am local domicile time. 

(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Phase III (tertiary) Vacation Bidding is open now. Please ensure that your Phase III Vacation bid is on file by the close of bidding on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 0830 local domicile time.

Pass Travel Open Enrollment

December 2, 2016 - 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. 

2017 Medical and Dental Premiums Rumor

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

We have received reports of a rumor that United mailed a letter to Flight Attendants notifying them that their 2017 Medical and Dental premiums have increased since open enrollment.

2017 Group Universal Life (GUL) Rates

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

With the ratification of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), effective January 1, 2017 all United Flight Attendants will be offered the same amount of life insurance coverage. 

E-Lines: December 02, 2016

December 2, 2016 - Dear AFA

DOT NAI Decision Double Crosses U.S. and EU Aviation Workers,(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List Clarification,(CAL) United Offers One Month Leaves and Jobshares for January 2017,(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens,2017 Medical and Dental Premiums Rumor,Pass Travel Open Enrollment,Update: FAA Certificate no Longer Required when Flying to Brazil,2017 Group Universal Life (GUL) Rates,Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC

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November 29, 2016 - Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

Minor Uniform Alterations Available

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

For those of you taking advantage of the uniform discounts now available through Cintas or perhaps using up remaining 2016 uniform point balance. 
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