Dec 6 - Today management rejected our counter-proposal to their 2013 Cross Over proposal. The full text of our very reasonable counter-proposal
can be found on our website.
Dec 6 - It's important that we make our opinion heard. Take time today to call your Representatives and encourage them to sign on to this letter and tell the FCC "NO cellphone use on our aircraft."
Dec 6 - With the implementation of Known Crewmember (KCM) at some locations,
we've heard there is some confusion regarding the current TSA and United
Liquid, Gel and Aerosol (LGA) guidance as it pertains to crewmembers.
Dec 6 - Our United Master Executive Council (MEC) Safety, Health and
Security Committee has been working with United catering to mitigate and
fix this issue as quickly as possible.
Dec 6 - Management has decided to replace four existing forms we use to report onboard incidents with a new, multi-use form.
Cross Over Counterproposal – Rejected by Management, No Voice Calls on Airplanes, Liquids, Gels and Aerosols (LGAs) Restrictions, Phase 3 Vacation Bids Closes Saturday, December 7, Irregular Operations Report (IOR), Don’t Forget to Tag Broken Carts
Dec 5 - Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the United States kicked off a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage. The largest job actions were expected in New York and Washington, organizers said.
Dec 3 - Our Contract provides that a Flight Attendant on Ready Reserve (RSV) status, who is not given an assignment on the holiday, will receive Holiday Pay for the value of the Reserve day (4:27 hours in a 30-day month, or 4:13 hours in a 31-day month).
Dec 3 - With the addition of the new B-737-900 aircraft joining United's fleet, now is a good time to review the assignment of work positions.
Dec 3 - Recently the Federal Communication Committee (FCC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to "revise outdated rules," which would permit passengers to use mobile wireless service above 10,000 feet.
Dec 3 - In keeping with our tradition, the holiday season is marked with an exception to uniform guidelines.
Dec 3 - Management recently informed us of their decision to replace four existing forms we use to report onboard incidents with a new, multi-use form.
Ready Reserves Should Check DFAP For Holiday Pay, Phase 3 Vacation Bids Now Open ,Assignment Of Work Positions, No Voice Calls On Airplanes, Holiday Appearance Regulations, Open Enrollment For 2014 Pass Travel Has Begun, Irregular Operations Report
Nov 29 - Our Contract provides for additional pay for Flight Attendants on flight assignments, including Reserves not used on Ready Reserve, during the holidays.
Nov 29 - Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, have an opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the Christmas holiday.
Nov 29 - Wisconsin Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has signed on to one letter offered by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), urging the Federal Aviation Administration, regardless of what the FCC decides, to maintain the ban on cellphone calls in flight.
Thanksgiving Letter, Voluntary Furlough and Partnership Bidding 11 Bidding Now Open, Reserve Christmas Wish List, Holiday Pay Calculations, Phase III Vacation Bidding
Nov 29 - Last week, United CEO Jeff Smisek issued a press release, bemoaning the low profits of his past quarter, and outlining his plans to raise his company's bottom line in the coming year. It's no secret that Smisek's performance as CEO is under fire, as United investors pressure him to produce results.
Nov 27 - United Airlines professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union escalated their actions to pressure the company to live up to its promises by hand-billing UAL customers inside and outside 12 major airports around the country.
Nov 27 - It is appropriate indeed, perhaps now more than ever; to give thanks for the people and things in our lives that are steadfast and always with us even as the world roils with change. Wherever you may be on Thanksgiving this year, I hope you will take the time to truly be thankful for all that you have, and all the good things the future holds. I wish you and your loved ones a terrific Thanksgiving.