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Houston Council 42 - Houston

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

Special E-Lines Announcement From AFA MEC (Jun 05, 2020)

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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
Rene Trujillo

Rene Trujillo

Council Representative

Special E-Lines Announcement From AFA MEC (Jun 05, 2020)

INSIDE THIS EDITION

  • Special E-Lines Edition - Base Closure Announcement



Ladies and Gentlemen:

Today the company made an announcement that will impact our entire Flight Attendant community. The company provided the 90-day notice required in Section 17.D.1. of our Contract, announcing its intention to close the Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Narita domiciles, effective October 1, 2020.

This announcement is a shock for all of us and it will create tremendous uncertainty. In management’s announcement and the accompanying FAQ, the assertion that the company will not be making vacancies available in London is a source of serious concern to the leadership of the Union as we do not believe this is consistent with the requirements of the Contract. We have consulted with the MEC Grievance Committee and AFA Legal and we will ensure the company is made aware that we have a dispute.

In the meantime, we will be working with the Local Presidents at each of these locations, Michael Warner, Kim Johnson, and Tony Wetterer, respectively, to ensure the best advocacy for all of our affected Members. For those Members who are based in these locations, we encourage you to contact your Local President to share your questions and concerns prior to their meeting with United.

It is important that our solidarity and support remain focused on our Union brothers and sisters who will be directly impacted by these base closures. Please join the entire United Master Executive Council as we stand together in offering support and assistance to our friends and flying partners directly impacted by today’s announcement.


Expect to hear more from us later today.

In Solidarity,

The United Master Executive Council Officers,


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