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Senseless Act of Violence in Las Vegas

Date: October 2, 2017
Type: AFA Article

At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down bullets from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes. The incident occurred near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

United is currently conducting wellness checks for all Flight Attendants laying over in Las Vegas. If you are on layover in Las Vegas and have not been contacted by the company, please call Crew Scheduling to provide an update on your status.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of those affected by this horrific act.

It is important to recognize these types of senseless, violent acts can cause us to have a reaction even if we were not directly involved in the situation.  Our AFA EAP/Professional Standards volunteers stand ready to assist you in working through these emotionally challenging situations.   If you think you may need assistance or would like to talk to someone about any concerns you may have, don’t hesitate to call your Local Council or AFA-CWA EAP at 1 800 424 2406.



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