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About Council 65

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at GUM. Local CWA #29065

Council 65-October 17, 2018 (Oct 17, 2018)

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    1270 N. Marine Corps Drive
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    Tamuning, GU 96913-4331
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Jose Torres

Jose Torres

LEC President
Tammy Carrico Meigs

Tammy Carrico Meigs

LEC Vice President
LEC Secretary

Council 65-October 17, 2018 (Oct 17, 2018)

Transition Pairing Pay and Credit

Transition pairings which started in September and ended in October were built to minimize the number of segments on either side of the transition.  Due to the exceptional nature of these pairings, there are one-time impacts to pay and credit time which are detailed by pre-merger workgroup in the One United publication that was released today.  

If you flew a pairing that departed in the September 2018 bid month and completed in October 2018 and it appears that you are missing any credit for that pairing in October, contact Flight Attendant Crew Pay Support at 1-800-FLT-LINE, options 5,1,2.


Improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding Screen

One United, October 11, 2018

Based on your feedback, we are making many improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding screen effective with November bidding, which begins on October 12, 2018. These improvements are the first of many to come, as we continue to improve CCS functionality for flight attendants.

Below is a summary of these changes. For more details and screen views of the changes, please click here

  • Increased visibility of the first bid line box
  • 100 bid rows to start
  • Easier and faster to add more bid rows
  • Tab to the next bid row
  • Simplified Block Bid functionality
  • Ascending Bid Order view
  • End page and beginning page navigation
  • Condensed view of emailed bid receipts
  • Session Timeout pop up window

2019 Vacation Allocations 

The Vacation Elections period closed yesterday, October 15, 2018 consistent with the Vacation Timeline in Section 12.C.2. of our JCBA.  Prior to the opening of vacation bidding, the next step in our contractual vacation process is the publication of the Vacation Allocation Days for the first round vacation bidding which opens on October 23, 2018. 

The “myVacation”page will have the link to view the Vacation Allocation Open Days, as well as the Annual Vacation Bid Screen. When you select “Click Here”, the Vacation Allocation Open Days will be displayed for the current round of bidding and will default to your base. 

The numbers below each date indicate the maximum number of Flight Attendants to be awarded vacation beginning on or crossing over (to include) that date.

Benefits Open Enrollment Make Your Selections by October 26, 2018
MEC Benefits Committee

Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. Enrollment may be completed via the internet or over the phone now through October 26, 2018.

Absent your participation in the open enrollment process, your current 2018 elections will carry over for 2019 with the exception of your health care and dependent care flexible-spending account (FSA) contributions and the $30/$60 co-pay Build Your Own (BYO) plan options. Even if you plan to keep the same coverage you currently have, you’ll still need to make spending account elections for 2019.

Your Local Council Benefits Committee volunteers will be available throughout the annual open enrollment process to assist you with any questions you may have. 

Benefits Open Enrollment – Changes to Long Term Disability (LTD) Administrator

This year, our contractual Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance carrier will change. These benefits will be administered by Prudential.   In addition to this change, we have some very positive news for those who have previously tried to obtain LTD coverage but have not been successful.

First, in terms of enrollment, if you currently have LTD coverage through MetLife and make no LTD election during Annual Enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled into your current coverage level with Prudential beginning January 1, 2019.  It’s important to emphasize, this transition of coverage will only apply to those having LTD coverage.

Here’s the great news.  If you do not currently have LTD coverage, you are able to obtain coverage this year through a one-time opportunity to enroll for coverage without having to provide Evidence of Insurability (EOI). This opportunity exists because of the transition to Prudential.  After this annual enrollment period, any new LTD coverage you elect may require EOI.

We strongly recommend that you take a look at this coverage option and consider whether or not this LTD product meets your personal financial needs.  If you have questions, please contact your Local Benefits Committee.

To Submit an Allstate Benefits Claim or View Coverage 
MEC Benefits Committee

There have been a number of questions on how to submit a Claim or view Certificate of Coverage from those enrolls in the Allstate Voluntary Benefits plans.  To begin the process, refer to https://unitedafa.org/benefits/insurance/voluntary/on our MEC website.  Once there, scroll down to the “Allstate Benefits Claim Site” section and choose > Option 1

The first time you are here, you must register for claims and policy access. When registering, please use the last four digits of your employee ID numbernot the last four of your SSN. 

If you have additional questions, please call your United AFA Allstate Customer Care Center   

    At: 800-342-2789and they will assist you with registration and the submission of any claim.

Pay Education Materials
One United – October 11, 2018

The Pay education materials highlight the key pay elements for both Lineholders and Reserves and includes information about Paychecks, Pay Register and Pay Advice details.  This guide also covers the various override pay factors and the new process by which we submit for the reimbursement of expenses using the new system Concur. The types of pay and overrides have changed and there is more specific information detailed in Flight Attendant’s compensation structure.

Printed copies of the Pay Guide will be available for pick up in your base in the coming weeks.


Additional Council Information

The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.

EAP & Professional Standards Representatives


Lisa Gutierrez 

Betty Marquez


Grievance & Contract Maintenance Representatives

Cynthia Iverson

Bessie Tabet

Jose C Torres


Safety & Security Committee Representatives

Rsei Isim

Reserve Committee Representatives

Kristen Santos 
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