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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at EWR, FLL MCO and TPA. Local CWA #21006

Flight Disruptions/Cancelations (Jul 18, 2021)

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Kim Montgomery

Kim Montgomery

LEC President

Phone: 833-AFAEWR6 ext 700

E-Mail: kmontgomery@unitedafa.org

Jennifer Ritter

Jennifer Ritter

LEC Vice President

Phone: 833-AFAEWR6 ext 701

E-Mail: jritter@unitedafa.org

Rita Pearl

Rita Pearl

LEC Secretary

Phone: 833-AFAEWR6 ext 702

E-Mail: rpearlewr@gmail.com

Robin Gilinger

Robin Gilinger

Council Representative
rgillinger@unitedafa.org

E-Mail: (to come)

Thailia Harris

Thailia Harris

Council Representative
Roger Jamerson

Roger Jamerson

Council Representative
Fernando Rivera

Fernando Rivera

Council Representative
Navin Singh

Navin Singh

Council Representative
Ravin Singh

Ravin Singh

Council Representative

Flight Disruptions/Cancelations (Jul 18, 2021)

Dear Members of Council 6,

This month we have seen severe weather that has caused flight disruptions and cancelations.  More severe thunderstorms are expected along the East Coast over the next few days.

Last night saw a multitude of cancelations and delays leaving some of our Flight Attendants on unexpected layovers. While being delayed or canceled that result in these unexpected layovers is not new, unfortunately the inablity to reach scheduling or the hotel desk is also not new or improved. Even with EasyChat and Hotel Ops being added, many of our members were unable to get assistance from the company to be provided updates or hotel rooms.  

If you find yourself in this situation where you have made every effort to contact the hotel desk and scheduling to no avail you may utliize self help to secure a hotel room. While securing you own room at your expense to be reimbursed may not be the most desirable solution it is one that is allowable in our JCBA Section 5.B.5.  Once you have checked in to a hotel  contact Crew Scheduling/Crew Desk to notify them of your layover contact information. It may be possible to arrange for United to pay the hotel directly prior to your departure. If you must pay for the room out of pocket you need to submit a Concur expense report. 

As a reminder, if you have not received adequate rest due to these disruptions and lack of accommodations please follow the guidelines set in the Flight Attendant Risk Management Fatigue Program.  

Your Council 6 Officers and Representatives can be reached at 833-232-3976. If you are directed to voicemail please leave your name, employee number and a brief message regarding your situation and your call will be returned as soon as possible.   


In Solidarity,

Council 6 Officers and Volunteers

 

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