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Guam Council 65 - Guam

About Council 65

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

Council 65 BRIEFS (Mar 23, 2024)

Council Office

  •  (671) 689-4733
  • Council Roster
  •  CWA Local #29065
  • Association of Flight Attendants
    Council 65 GUM

    UOG Station
    P.O. Box 5135
    Mangilao, Guam 96923
    (map and directions)
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Rsei Isim

LEC President

To Be Announced

LEC Vice President

E-Mail: TBA 

Lisa Obias

Lisa Obias

LEC Secretary

Trina Fermin

Council 65 Representative
Reserve Chairperson

E-Mail: afagum@unitedafa.org
Phone: 1-671-688-3521

Gerard Damian

Council 65 Grievance Chairperson

Lisa Gutierrez

Council 65 EAP

Ester Marques-Tester

C65 Scheduling

Council 65 BRIEFS (Mar 23, 2024)

 

RSVP for the April 11th DOA Now Open!

On April 11, 2024, we will come together for our next Day of Action.

Let’s Get LOUD!

As we move further along in our negotiations, we continue to strengthen our unity and build on our power, demonstrating our commitment to negotiating a Contract for improvements we've rightfully earned.

United Flight Attendants are prepared to do "Whatever It Takes" to secure an industry-leading Contract that acknowledges our contributions to the success of United Airlines.

Commit to making your voice heard. RSVP today for your local event on our contract2021.org website.

Together, we will make management hear us LOUD and CLEAR. Contract NOW

 

 

Contract Action Team

 

With Negotiations in full swing, the time has come to escalate our fight for a Contract and build momentum among our entire workgroup to take our advocacy to the next level.

We are introducing the Contract Action Team (CAT). These Flight Attendants will work alongside our specially trained InfoReps and will play a crucial role in our mobilization efforts. We will accomplish this by engaging with our flying partners in one-on-one conversations and through correct and accurate information. CAT Volunteers will expand on the mission of the InfoRep program.

Collective Bargaining is a right we have as Union members, but it only works when we use our collective power. At this moment, we have the greatest potential to make significant gains for our careers. Across the entire economy, the corporate elite have taken our time and money for far too long, growing income inequality to the highest levels in 100 years.

Before September 11th, we fought through discrimination and marginalization of what was called “women’s work” to build our careers. After September 11th, corporate thieves used the bankruptcies to strip 81 billion dollars from Union contracts and then consolidated corporate power through mergers while pitting working people against each other to keep us from gaining our fair share of the profits we create.

This is the moment to reclaim our time and our money. Workers from delivery drivers to autoworkers to entertainment and pilots right here in aviation have used their collective power this past year to make historic gains. Unions have never been more popular, and Flight Attendants have never before had so much public support.

 

This is our time and we need everyone to do their part! With Negotiations in full swing, we’re escalating our fight for a Contract.

Join the Contract Action Team (CAT) to work alongside InfoReps and play a crucial role in our mobilization efforts. As a Contract Action Team member your actions will build our power and deny management any efforts to undercut our negotiations:

  1. Wear an AFA Pin and Lanyard to work, to commute, to training and get others to do the same – management needs to see every day we cannot be divided.
  2. You’ll get an advance copy of Negotiations News to be first in the know, and you will share the latest up to date information with our flying partners.
  3. Report back questions and comments. With your help we can squash rumors intended to divide or distract, and promote two-way communication between AFA negotiators, leaders, and Members.
  4. Recruit more of our flying partners to join the Contract Action Team.
  5. Do your part to attend and help turn out big numbers for every action we take in support of our negotiations.

We have to back up our negotiators with the power of our Solidarity and disrupt every effort of management to undercut what we can achieve when we act as one.

Our Solidarity starts with all of us right here at United Airlines, but it expands and gains power when we take action with other Flight Attendants and the entire working class to fight corporate greed.

 

Join the Contract Action Team today. We are stronger together and ready to do whatever it takes to get the Contract we deserve!

 

 

 

MEC Spring 2024 Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Regular Meeting of the Master Executive Council will be held in Chicago, IL. Beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, this three-day meeting will serve as an opportunity for the MEC body to conduct the business of our Union and collaborate on ways to address Member concerns and issues from across the system.

During the meeting, the MEC body will receive reports from the MEC Employee Assistance Program/Professional Standards Committee and the MEC Grievance Committee, as well as updates related to Contract Negotiations. 

We invite all Members in good standing to attend and participate in the democracy of our Union. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided between the Hyatt Rosemont and Chicago O’hare Airport every 30 minutes. 

Visit our United MEC Spring Meeting page on UnitedAFA.org to learn more about the meeting and stay informed as more information is made available. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

Spring Quarterly CBT Deadline Extended

As a result of the recent technology issue with the Spring Quarterly CBT, the due date has been extended to May 2, 2024, at 2359CT. For those Flight Attendants that were in the process of completing the CBT before it was pulled down, Inflight Training has sent you an email with further direction as well as details on any additional compensation to be paid.

 

 

 

 

Family Medical Leave - New Eligibility Process

Family Medical Leave (FML) is a contractual provision that is available to Flight Attendants in line with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Recently, we have seen discrepancies in the eligibility process. Our Contract, Section 15.I.3.b., requires that the company provide Flight Attendants with electronic access to information regarding their FML eligibility, usage, and application status. Currently, Flight Attendants cannot obtain this information electronically unless they contact FAST. 

Because of eligibility discrepancies and lack of transparency, the Union has been pushing United for solutions that comply with our Contract. As a result, the company will now be using the following methodology to determine whether Flight Attendants are FML eligible:

  • Looking at the Flight Attendant's PeopleSoft profile to determine if the Flight Attendant has been active for two (2) months in the past twelve (12) rolling calendar months. If so, they will be deemed eligible.  
  • Eligibility will not be tied to hours worked, paid, or credited, again, only the two (2) months of active service in a rolling twelve (12) month period.
  • Once the Flight Attendant is approved for FML, they will be deemed as meeting the eligibility requirements for up to one year for that specific condition.  
  • The FML methodology will be in place until automation is able to correctly display Flight Attendant eligibility requirements per DOL regulations.
  • The company will be advising the Flight Attendants that call to request FML of the current eligibility requirement.

These new eligibility metrics are more generous than both our Contract and the Family Medical Leave Act.

If you have applied for and been denied FML and believe you were eligible, please contact FAST and request a review. If you have any other questions, please contact your Local Council.

Thanks to the work of Local Councils, supported by data driven from Member reports, the FML process discrepancies have been aligned. This is a positive result for Flight Attendants reducing the potential for denied coverage, improving the process for FML certification and clear access to individual eligibility information. 

 

 

  

 

 

Additional Council Information

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

Employee Assistance Program & Professional Standards(EAP/PS)

Provides information and assistance to Flight Attendants needing support on personal issues. Receives and acts upon information regarding the professional conduct of Flight Attendants.


Hanna Gamboa
671-687-1958
jmcruz76@yahoo.com

 

Lisa Gutierrez 
671-483-9642

 

Betty Marquez
671-864-1277

 

 

 


Grievance & Contract Maintenance

Represents Flight Attendants in discipline and contract disputes


Gerard Damian                              
671-777-1500

gdamian@unitedafa.org

 


Safety, Health & Security 

 

Coordinates write-ups on safety issues. Working with management representatives to ensure Flight Attendant safety in the workplace.


Laila White

671-488-8881

white.eulalia@gmail.com

 

Sonia Morante-Apuy

671-480-6779

soniamoranteapuy@gmail.com

 

 


Reserve 

 Rerves as a liaison to all reserve Flight Attendants, representing their particular concerns and issues.


Trina Fermin

671-388-3521

trinabfermin@gmail.com

 

Kara Perez

671-482-0034

kperez@unitedafa.org


 

Scheduling(Line Building)

 

Responsible for providing input to and coordinates with the company scheduling department in reviewing the Flight Attendant schedules and contract legalities.


 
Ester Marquez-Tester 

Benefits/Retirement/Occupational 

Responsible for managing and overseeing members' benefit programs 


Lisa Obias

671-788-9677

lmkkro@gmail.com

 

Sophia Tenorio

671-688-3663

hkitty68@hotmail.com

 


Communications

 

Responsible for timely communications to membership. Write, edit, produce, distribute local council newsletter, and manage email subscriber list.


Tammy Meigs

671-483-8267

tammymeigs@yahoo.com

 


Welcoming 

 

Responsible for welcoming new transfers to the base and assisting them settling in at the base.


Catherine "Kitty" McCorsley

671-864-7933

skygirl.727@gmail.com

 

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