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

Standing Up (Sep 21, 2018)

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Denny Wheeling

Denny Wheeling

LEC President
Elizabeth Hibbard

Elizabeth Hibbard

LEC Vice President
Beth Fortner-Rodgers

Beth Fortner-Rodgers

LEC Secretary
Eddie Perez

Eddie Perez

Council Representative
William Sanders

William Sanders

Council Representative

Standing Up (Sep 21, 2018)

Standing Up

On Sept 19thwe received a communication from our company describing conversion from DH status to working status as a new policy. This “policy” was disguised in the Established Staffing Guidelines document on the Inflight page of Flying Together.

 

This “policy” is a blatant violation of our contract. We did not agree to this provision in negotiations, we didn’t agree to it in implementation, and we don’t agree with it as a unilaterally implemented “policy” to be shoved down our throats.

 

Ken Diaz, our MEC President, has determined this “policy” is a dispute in the implementation process, and as such it moves through the implementation dispute process outlined in LOA 18 in the contract.

 

I stand in complete agreement with Ken’s letter which went out earlier today. WE the Flight Attendants of United Airlines have to stand up to this attempt to violate our contract BEFORE WE HAVE EVEN FLOWN ONE TRIP UNDER IT!!!!!!!!!  

 

Please read Ken’s letter here-- https://unitedafa.org/news/elines/view/?id=108297

 

As Ken mentioned in his letter, we joined with the other work groups at United to stop the ill-advised incentive program changes the company wanted to push on us a few months ago. That solidarity among the employees from all over the company caused meaningful change for all of us.

 

Now, as 25,000 strong, WE the Flight Attendants of United must Stand Up to this as one. One Voice to demand the company honor their commitment at the bargaining table, honor their legal duty to follow the contract, and honor the hard-working Flight Attendants who are the face of this company to our customers.

 

I’m with Ken, and calling on all of you to write and call the leadership of this company and voice your outrage with this action. Demand the company honor their word at the negotiating table. Demand your contract be implemented as negotiated. Demand to be treated with the dignity and respect we hear so much about, but see so little of. We must hold the leadership of this company accountable.

 

STAND UP AS ONE!!

Denny

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