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Special Leave of Absence

August 2, 2011 - AFA Article

Aug 2 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of September/October/November 2011.

January/February/March 2011 Special Leaves

December 2, 2010 - AFA Article

special leave of absenceDec 2 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of January/February/March 2011.

Sep/Oct/Nov 2010 Special Leaves

July 28, 2010 - AFA Article

Jul 28 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of September/October/November 2010.

June & July 2010 Special Leaves

May 4, 2010 - AFA Article

May 4 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month period of June and July 2010.

May & June 2010 Special Leaves

March 26, 2010 - AFA Article

Mar 26 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month period of May and June 2010.

January - March Special Leaves of Absence

December 4, 2009 - AFA Article

Dec 4 - United has announced a system-wide bid for a limited number of Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of January 2010 through March 2010.

October - November 2009 Special Leaves

September 2, 2009 - AFA Article

Sept 2 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence in October and November. Your benefits and potentially your seniority will be affected. Read the information carefully.

June - August 2009 Special Leaves

April 2, 2009 - AFA Article

Apr 2 - Your benefits and potentially seniority will be affected during the 6/1/09 - 8/30/09 special leave of absence.

March - May 2009 Special Leaves Open for Bid

January 26, 2009 - AFA Article

Jan 26 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of March through May 2009.

Dear AFA: January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009 - Dear AFA

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January & February 2009 Special Leaves Will Affect Benefits and Potentially Seniority

December 3, 2008 - AFA Article

Dec 3 - United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month period of January - February 2009. Should you choose to bid for one of these leaves it is important to carefully review the company's Special Leave of Absence information.

December & January Special Leaves will affect benefits and potentially seniority

November 7, 2008 - AFA Article

Nov 7 - United has announced a system-wide bid for a limited number of Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month period of December 2008 through January 2009.

September - October Special Leave Will Affect Benefits

August 4, 2008 - AFA Article

Today, United announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for a two-month schedule period, August 31st through October 30th.

Aug - Oct Special Leave Will Affect Benefits

July 9, 2008 - AFA Article

Today, United announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for a two or three-month schedule period, August 1st through October 30th.  Bidding is open now through July 16th.  Carefully review special leave information before bidding since the status will affect benefits and potentially seniority accrual.

June & July Special Leaves Affect Benefits/Seniority

May 2, 2008 - AFA Article

United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for a two or three-month schedule period beginning June 1, 2008 and ending July 31, 2008.

May, June & July 2008 Schedule Month Special Leaves Will Affect Benefits and Potentially Seniority

April 4, 2008 - AFA Article

United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month period of April and May 2008.

April/May Leaves Affect Benefits & Potentially Seniority

March 7, 2008 - AFA Article

MAR 7 - United has announced another system-wide bid for a two-month Special Leave of Absence in April and May 2008. Special leave status will impact insurance, pass travel, vacation and sick leave accrual and could also affect seniority accrual if on special leave status for more than 180 days in a 12 month period.

March & April 2008 Schedule Month Special Leaves Will Affect Benefits and Potentially Seniority

January 31, 2008 - AFA Article

United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month schedule period beginning March 2, 2008 and ending May 1, 2008.

January & February 2008 Schedule Month Special Leaves Will Affect Benefits and Potentially Seniority

December 4, 2007 - AFA Article

United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the two-month schedule period beginning December 31, 2007 and ending March 1, 2008. Before bidding for these leaves it is important to carefully review the company's Special Leave of Absence information, particularly as it pertains to insurance, pass travel, vacation and sick leave accrual.

December, January & February Special Leaves Will Affect Benefits and Potentially Seniority

November 5, 2007 - AFA Article

United has announced a system-wide bid for Special Leaves of Absence for the three-month period of December 2007 through February 2008.  Before bidding for these leaves it is important to carefully review the company's Special Leave of Absence information, particularly as it pertains to insurance, pass travel, vacation and sick leave accrual.

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