Council 27 - Boston
LEC Vice President
Craig MacInnes, Jr.
LEC Vice President
Negotiations team comes to Boston this Friday 1/24 (Jan 18, 2020)
Happy Saturday Boston.
Don't you love when people make decisions on your future contract without your input?
Good, because neither does anyone else!
Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020
MEC Negotiating Committee
Beginning January 20, 2020, our Negotiations Committee will be traveling to the twenty-three cities in which we have bases/satellites to meet with and listen to Flight Attendants in order to obtain information on your perspectives and your bargaining priorities.
Our AFA Negotiations Listening Tour kicks of on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Dulles from noon until 3:00PM. For additional information visit our new negotiations website: contract2021.org
Boston meets at the Airport Hilton at 12n-3pm this Friday, January 24th
We look forward to seeing you there! Please call 617 567-5560 if you have any questions
Contract 2021 Flight Attendant Survey Opens Monday, January 20
MEC Negotiations Committee
Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations! We will be conducting a survey of the more than 25,000 United Flight Attendants to learn about those items that are important to you.
Flight Attendants will receive the Flight Attendant Negotiations Survey to their mailing address of record. Once you have received the survey, you will have the opportunity to participate electronically through our new negotiations website, contract2021.org. Take part in the survey and encourage your fellow Flight Attendants to do the same. The survey opens January 20, 2020, 0800 CT closing March 6, 2020, 1600 CT and will run in conjunction with the AFA Negotiations Listening Tour. Surveys are being received at Flight Attendants’ home this week in time for the opening of the survey.
Changes to Preflight Safety Checks - eFAOM Revision 31
MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee
eFAOM Revision 31 was announcedin the January 15, 2020 Inflight Services Weekly and became available for download on January 16, 2020. The contents of the revision become effective February 1, 2020.
Of significance, revision 31 outlines the changes to our current practice of conducting preflight safety checks. As Safety Professionals, we know the critical importance of having the required equipment in the correct location and functioning properly in order to effectively handle emergencies should the occasion arise.
Beginning February 1, 2020, Flight Attendants will conduct Preflight Safety Checks using the eFAOMon Link. Additionally, each Flight Attendant’s assigned position will have individual assigned Preflight Checks rather than zonal checks, which will take less time to complete. The change ensures preflight safety check compliance, as well as increased accuracy and efficiency of the equipment checks.
Please contact your Local Council Safety, Health & Security Committee with any questions.
Line Observer Safety Audit (LOSA) Positions Posted on Flying Together
MEC Safety Health and Security Committee
Coming this week, an opportunity to apply for a LOSA observer position will be posted on Flying Together. Perhaps you were a previous observer or participated in an observation flight or you have skills as an observant person with great writing skills; either way, this is an exciting new opportunity.
AFA, ALPA, United and the LOSA Collaborative Group are kicking off the 2020 LOSA. LOSA voluntary observations will bring forward data that can be used to advance safety at United Airlines. This is a peer to peer based, confidential, non-punitive, program in which Flight Attendants are able to voluntarily agree to be observed. During the observation, the observer will collect data for the LOSA Group that will be used to provide opportunities for safety improvements for both Crew and Passengers.
Read up on the LOSA program at the link below. If this interests you, read up on the observer program and locate the application at the second link below.
To read about LOSA
To find the application
Sorry about so much cut and paste this week, as I am not a fan of it. These items are just coming at us quickly and needed to be posted as is.
As of last Wednesday, Jan 15th at 3p HDT only 243 of our Boston Co-workers had completed the first CQ CBT which is due on the 29th. Please remind your friends flying partners that the last minute is fine and dandy for taxes, but please don't put this required item off any longer. It must be completed.
Have a great weekend, and for those of you in Maine, NH, VT, and Northern MA, keep those shovels ready for tonight, and drive carefully all weekend.
Additional Council Information
The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.
local Council meeting will take place on
September 26th, at 11am. We will
meet at Stephanie's adjacent to the base.
RSVP if you will be attending so we know
how many to plan for. Non-Alcoholic
beverages and light snacks will be