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Happy Holidays!

Date: December 24, 2012
Type: MEC President Letter

December 24, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Happy Holidays.  During this season of hope and renewal we are grateful for the incredible community of individuals who are the United Flight Attendants.  For some, celebration of the holidays is a personal time spent with family and friends in reflection of all the season has to offer and for those who work on the holiday it is time spent with co-workers earning our Contractual holiday pay.

There are many ways to celebrate the season, and we know as Flight Attendants you exemplify the spirit of the season in everything you do throughout the entire year.  Holiday travel to many passengers means a hectic, rushed and crowded experience in their travel to loved ones.  Without doubt, the thoughtful and considerate compassion offered by our community is a balm to those both in our care and with whom we work.  We encourage you to appreciate the spirit of the holidays within yourself and your flying partners.  In doing so, we share with each other the very best of who we are as United Flight Attendants. 

As this year comes to a close, we do so with optimism on the heels of several significant accomplishments.  We have reached an accord with United management on a number of issues which are important to our community.  We have reached an agreement on our grievance related to Reserve Vacation Pay and we are also moving forward on a common uniform to be worn by Continental, Continental Micronesia and United Flight Attendants.  We have embarked on a process to address a substantial backlog of grievance and expect to make significant progress next year in resolving these issues.

In all that each of you do every day, as United Flight Attendants, you bring the very best you have to offer.  From your entire United Master Executive Council, and all the dedicated AFA volunteers, we wish you a warm, safe and joyous Holiday Season.

In Solidarity,

Greg Davidowitch Linda F. Farrow Jeffrey Heisey
President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer

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