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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at CLE. Local CWA #26063

October President News Letter (Oct 01, 2019)

Council Office

  •  (440)-796-7941
  •  CWA Local #26063
Melinda Beal

Melinda Beal

LEC President
Marsha Catri

Marsha Catri

LEC Vice President
Niki Dolan

Niki Dolan

LEC Secretary

October President News Letter (Oct 01, 2019)

Uniform update:

I attended a Uniform meeting in Newark on September 27th. We reviewed the new proposed changes to the uniforms. There are many changes. These changes are understandable as there were 9,800 comments left on the Uniform Runway forum. There are too many to list here, but some of the most notable ones are,

  • The flowy dress has been replaced with two choices to trial. I felt both new options were a vast improvement from the first dress.
  • The fitted dress will now have a back zipper and no kick pleats.
  • A wide-leg pant will now be offered instead of only the pegged modern fit pant. 
  • The grey piping and stripes have been eliminated on many of the pieces.
  • There are new fabrics for suiting and blouse materials. They were able to identify materials that were more durable and less prone to wrinkling. 
  • In addition to the patterned white shirt, the men will be getting a solid pale purple shirt in long and short sleeves.
  • There will be a color correct wear test in the first quarter of next year. Five hundred Flight Attendants from sixteen stations will be participating. After that, there will be “Fit Tours” next summer where we will be able to try on all the pieces and get advice on fit. For more information on what’s going on with our uniform program, visit Flying Together> Our Airline> New Uniform Program. You can also reach out to me if you have any questions,                                          Melinda Beal (440)796-7941 or mbeal@unitedafa.org.

Local Meeting Review:

Council 63 had a very successful local Meeting on September 3rd, at Panera Bread, North Olmstead. It started with former Armed Services Member Diana Rivera leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. I was pleased with having sixteen members in attendance. The LEC officers reviewed their most recent meetings and training.

Chairperson Hope Cervantes reported on the Health and Safety Committee. Hope reviewed the reimplementation of the ISAP program Inflight Safety Action Program. Please review the information regarding this important program. Chairperson Katie Bernstein reported about the Reserve Committee. Bernstein reviewed up to date happenings with the reserve schedules and new procedures that had been implemented, for example, the 24-hour break procedure and the scheduling support reps.

The next local meeting is scheduled for the first week in December.

Other information:

Troy Kowatch just attended AFA Human rights training in Las Vegas, Nevada. An active Human Rights Committee will assist the Local in creating a safe space for people to:

Share their personal experiences about age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, gender expression, and political orientation. We desire to understand each other better and build our union through our shared struggles and goals, rather than allowing union busters to divide us by differences. This message will increase the credibility and the strength of the Local. Troy intends to speak about this committee at the next Union meeting in December. If anyone is interested in finding out more about this or joining Troy on this committee, reach out to him at troyakowatch@gmail.com.

In Solidarity,

Melinda Beal
President Local 63

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Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941
Email: mbeal@unitedafa.org

Vice President
Marsh Catri

(440) 915-5909

Niki Dolan

(330) 565-9053
Email: ndolan@unitedafa.org

Chair: Melinda Beal 
(440) 796-7941

Chair: Hope Cervantes
(216) 288-3294
Email: safetyvice2@unitedafa.org
Charisse Salamone
(440) 258-4376
Gail Swisher
(216) 849-8864
Email: zeeters@msn.com

Chair: Shawn Smith
(216) 870-1804
Email: ssmith@unitedafa.org

Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941

Chair: Kati Bernstein
(757) 472-4772
Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941

Chair: Christi Mattey
(330) 705-5891
Email: christy86m@aol.com
(440) 668-7949

Chair: Joellen Fullerton
(330) 328-3066
Email: jfullerton@unitedafa.org
Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941

Chair: Troy Kowatch
(330) 329-3011
Email: troyakowatch@gmail.com 
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