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Council 14 - Honolulu

About Council 14

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at SFO. Local CWA #29014

Advance Vacation Fly Through; Unemployment Information (Apr 05, 2020)

Council Office

  • (for mailing address, please email the council)
  •  (808) 263-8030
  • Council Roster
  •  CWA Local #29014

Kevin Batey

LEC President

Home: (808) 263-8030

Cell: (808) 225-1782

E-Mail: kbatey@unitedafa.org

Lani Batey

LEC Vice President

Home: (808) 263-8030

Cell: (808) 372-8030

E-Mail: lbatey@unitedafa.org

Ilse Epple

LEC Secretary

Home: (808) 683-3841

Cell: (808) 284-8763

E-Mail: thpooh@outlook.com

Jeanne Castello

Council Representative

Home: (808) 395-2436

Cell: (808) 371-2436

E-Mail: jcastello.fly@gmail.com

Dwayne J. Myles

Council Representative

Home: (808) 672-3000

Cell: (808) 594-3933

E-Mail: mylesabove1@aol.com

Advance Vacation Fly Through; Unemployment Information (Apr 05, 2020)

Advance Vacation Fly Through

As a reminder, the deadline to request Advance Vacation Fly Through for May is tomorrow April 5th, at 1000 HDT.

 

$2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

This Act adds to existing unemployment benefits, giving jobless Americans an extra $600 a week through July 31, 2020. If you are already approved for unemployment insurance from your state's labor department, you won't have to do anything to receive the extra $600 per week. For anyone who exhausts their unemployment benefits (most states offer 26 weeks of unemployment benefits), the CARES Act makes them eligible for an extra 13 weeks of state benefits—as well as the additional $600 provided by the federal stimulus. The expanded unemployment benefits guidelines make it clear that workers can be eligible for benefits even if they are not officially laid off.  For instance an individual who leaves employment due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member. In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.

 

If you've already applied for unemployment, you don't need to apply again. The unemployment checks should be automatically updated with the higher amount. Many states are cautioning they don’t yet know when the additional federal money will show up but are still telling newly laid-off people to file a claim and get the process started. Because so many people are filing for unemployment all at once, it is causing delays. It will take time for the US Department of Labor to coordinate with State unemployment agencies to get the money flowing. If there is a delay in it showing up in people’s paychecks, people will be getting retroactive pay in their first paychecks to make up for the lag time.

 

The Hawaii maximum Unemployment Benefit is $648 per week, plus the $600 per week federal for 4 months equals $1,248 per week. 


All those who are out of work will be able to get assistance for up to 39 weeks.

 

NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution, although United has stated that they will not contest your claim for unemployment, your AFA leadership must make it clear that the Union has no jurisdiction over unemployment claims and by providing this necessary information for your claim, we are making no representation or providing any guarantee of your eligibility for unemployment.

 

Links and Reminders

 

Flight Attendants Tell Treasury: Payroll Grants Are for the Workers

 

AFA Opposition to Kirby’s Suggestion to Reduce FAA Minimum Staffing

 

  Aloha,
Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Council Information

The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.

Benefits Committee

Dee Myers

myersd005@hawaii.rr.com (808) 261 - 8249 H
Vernon Reed  reedjr76@aol.com (310) 953 - 1700 H

 

CAUSE

Dwayne Myles mylesabove1@aol.com  (808) 672 - 3000 H
(808) 594 - 3933 C

Communications

Sharon McKarcher smckarcher@gmail.com (808) 551 - 2976 C

Employee Assistance & Professional Standards

Julie Young juliarthawaii@gmail.com (808) 782 - 5600 C 
Gigi Briggs gbflygirl@aol.com (650) 430 - 9575 C
Lani Batey lbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 372 - 8030 C 

Government Affairs

Kevin Batey kbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 225 - 1782 C

Grievance

Kevin Batey
kbatey@unitedafa.org 
 (808) 263 - 8030 H
 (808) 225 - 1782 C
 Benjamin Johnson    (312) 399 - 6108 C
 Cher Swain    (808) 298 - 3896 C
 Nicole Yoshiyama    (808) 428 - 1960 C

Hotels and Transportation

Ilse Epple
thpooh@outlook.com
(808) 683 - 3841 H
(808) 284 - 8763 C

Human Rights

Gigi Briggs  gbflygirl@aol.com  (650) 430 - 9575 C

Membership Engagement

Dwayne Myles mylesabove1@aol.com  (808) 672 - 3000 H
(808) 594 - 3933 C

Occupational

Susie Lindner dakinesuz@aol.com (808) 778 - 8335 C

Reserve

Briana Hottendorf 808Briana@gmail.com (808) 783 - 5051 C
     
     
Dave Seesz seesz@aol.com (808) 391 - 4949 C
Dana Shimoda-Fraiola dshimoda@unitedafa.org (808) 781 - 9745 C

Safety, Health, & Security

Val Van Buren valvanburen21@aol.com  (808) 779 - 0734 C
Jeanne Castello jcastello.fly@gmail.com (808) 395 - 2436 H
(808) 371 - 2436 C

Scheduling

Dee Myers myersd005@hawaii.rr.com (808) 261 - 8249 H
Lani Batey lbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 372 - 8030 C 
Ann Bodinson bodzns@aol.com N/A
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