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Houston Council 42 - Houston

About Council 42

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at IAH. Local CWA #26042

IAH Crew Room- Construction Zone (Aug 12, 2019)

Council Office

  •  855-4-AFAIAH (855-423-2424)
  •  CWA Local #26042
Elizabeth Hibbard

Elizabeth Hibbard

LEC President
Beth Fortner-Rodgers

Beth Fortner-Rodgers

LEC Vice President
Candance Mills

Candance Mills

LEC Secretary
David Bannister

David Bannister

Council Representative
Gina Knowles

Gina Knowles

Council Representative
Marc Snyder

Marc Snyder

Council Representative
Rene Trujillo

Rene Trujillo

Council Representative

IAH Crew Room- Construction Zone (Aug 12, 2019)

Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 42, 

 CONSTRUCTION ZONE!!!!!!  As our crew room undergoes a "Base Refresh", our regular place of business is temporarily relocated.  You can find us in the Council 42 office located across from the Subway Restaurant between Terminals C and E.  As always, you can call 855-4AFA-IAH if you need assistance.  

Elizabeth and Beth attended the CWA Convention and the MEC Meeting in Las Vegas at the end of July and beginning of August. Many local issues, as well as other contractual issues and concerns were brought forward and discussed. A complete summary of the MEC Meeting will be available on www.unitedafa.org. Regarding the CWA Convention, Additional information is available at cwa-union.org.

We are pleased to announce that our extremely active and dedicated C42 Safety Committee attended annual training last week in Chicago.. The MEC SHS Committee provided updates on their work, insight on many of their more recent initiatives and discussed the way Local Safety Committees are vital to the ongoing work of our Union. We thank all of our hard working volunteers for their dedication.

The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was released as of July 25, 2019. As provided under Section 14.C. of our Contract, the list shall be made available at all stations where Flight Attendants are domiciled for review.

If you believe that there is an error or omission that affects your seniority you should contact the C42 office immediately. Flight Attendants have thirty (30) calendar days from July 25, 2019 to dispute any alleged omission or error that affects seniority. 


In Solidarity,


Elizabeth Hibbard


AFA-CWA, IAH Council 42




September 11, 2019 Memorial Services -
Our Commitment to Never Forget!

We have made a commitment to Never Forget the events of September 11, 2001 or the thousands of lives that were lost on that tragic day in the history of our airline and our country.  Passengers, Pilots, Flight Attendants & Customer Service Agents aboard the four highjacked aircraft lost their lives that day; American Airlines Flights 11 & 77 and United Airlines Flights 93 & 175.

The memories of our flying partners and fellow employees are prominent in our hearts and minds at this time of the year as we approach this somber date.    As we think of those lost, we also think of the many beloved friends and first responders who not only perished that day, but also those first responders, fire fighters and policemen, who served their country and their communities that day and who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in order to save the lives of others.  

Memorial services will be conducted at locations across our nation as we remember those we have loved and lost.  We encourage you to attend a ceremony in your area alongside your MEC Officers, your flying partners and the friends and families of those whose lives were lost either in these devastating terrorist attacks or a result of them. If you aren’t able to be part of a local Memorial service, we encourage you to observe those moments of silence that will take place in honor of all those touched by the tragedy we know as September 11, 2001. 

Flight 93 – Journey of Remembrance 
Journey of Remembrance” to the National Flight 93 Memorial Park.  AFA will provide charter bus service that will depart from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in the morning of September 11, 2019. Additional details on the departure time and meeting location will be communicated as we finalize those.

Flight Attendants interested in attending can contact Robyn Varner at the MEC Office at 847 292 7170 ext#542 or email communications@unitedafa.org for additional information or registration. 

USS Midway
USS Midway Museum, Flight Deck Navy Pier, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Wednesday, September 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

9/11 Memorial – New York City
Please visit the 9/11 Memorial website for details of the September 11, 2019 events

United States Pentagon
The memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks. The Pentagon Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. Special services are held for the families of the victims of 9/11 at the Memorial on September 11 every year.

Additional information will be added to our Memorial event page on www.unitedafa.org as we obtain these details.  


 New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6  

Inflight management notified Flight Attendants in the August 7, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly of a new series of six required CBT modules that must be completed by October 6, 2019. 

The“2019 Flight Attendant United HR Compliance and On-board Service” training can be found in the ‘to-do' list on the Take Off homepage.  If it is not located in the ‘to-do list”, use the search bar to quickly locate the training.  The CBT can be accessed from your Link, laptop or desktop computer.

It is projected that this training will take 3:30 minutes to complete and covers a variety of topics. Consistent with the requirements of Section 11.B.2. of our Contract, we will be paid one hour of flight time pay and credit for each three (3) hours of home study or training, prorated. Once completed, Flight Attendants will receive training pay of 1:10 flight pay and credit.

Work History Record/ Tracking Attendance Points  

MEC Grievance Committee  

JCBA Section 22.A.4. was negotiated to provide for Flight Attendants with the ability to access their individual work record electronically.  This provision provides us with the ability to view and track our individual attendance records and any applicable Attendance or Performance Warnings that have become a part of our Work History.

It is strongly recommended that Flight Attendants regularly check their work history record by logging into CCS and clicking on the Work History Tab, located on the main menu.

Flight Attendants who identify discrepancies or who have questions concerning their Work History record are encouraged to contact their base supervisor when the discrepancy is first noticed.  You should be aware of all notations in your work history before they are entered.  Any instance where you dispute the information in your work history that is not adequately resolved should be reported to your Local Council Grievance Committee.

Note: The Company will consider any notations of non-disciplinary discussions regarding dependability or job performance as cleared from a Flight Attendant’s record after a two (2) year period of active service from the date of issuance, provided that no disciplinary action or further notations have been issued during that period.

Please review Sections 22 and 23 of the JCBA which governs Personnel Files and the Investigations & Grievance procedures. In addition, the Dispute Resolution, Attendance and Performance Management Flight Attendant Guide  is a helpful resource.

Hotel & Transportation Committee Report :

MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee  

The most recent report from our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee detailing the work of the committee is now available on www.unitedafa.org

 Trip Duplication

Section 6.H.

When the code DUPE RX appears in the Master Schedule of a Flight Attendant, this code indicates there was a company error and two or more Flight Attendants were assigned to the same pairing in the same position. When this occurs, the pairing is awarded by seniority option; that is, the most senior of the Flight Attendants involved will have the first option to keep the pairing or be released from it without pay protection.  Her/his line guarantee will be reduced when electing not to keep the pairing. Alternatively, she/he may choose to be pay protected and will be subject to reassignment in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.Q.

When the trip duplication is the result of a Company error and if the error is not corrected prior to the calendar day of he pairing, the most senior Flight Attendant involved in the duplication error shall have the first option of being released from assignment with no reduction in her/his line guarantee.


Council 42 Reserve Meeting - Thursday, September 5th 2019

A Reserve Meeting is planned for September 5th in the IAH Crew Room.  Please email Gina and David with any Reserve issues at reserve42@unitedafa.org 

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