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

Council 65 Newsletter (Jan 16, 2021)

Council Office

  •  (671) 689-4733
  • Council Roster
  •  CWA Local #29038
  • Association of Flight Attendants
    Council 65 GUM

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

Rsei Isim

LEC President
Stuart Aricayos

Stuart Aricayos

LEC Vice President
Richard Delin

Richard Delin

LEC Secretary
Richard Delin

Ray Leon Guerrero

Council Representative

Council 65 Newsletter (Jan 16, 2021)


With the recent passage of the Payroll Support Program, the Letter of Agreement for the Involuntary Furlough Mitigation Program (IVFMP) is terminated and the Furlough MItigation Partnerhsip Program will end.  United Airlines has communicated that this may be temporary and would move forward with another furlough process without additional payroll support from Congress.  Council 65 invites its members to a ZOOM meeting to hear concerns and receive inputs for potential "furlough mitigation programs.  Join us at: 




Keep Problems on the Ground

If someone is acting out in an airport, shouting obscenities, and harassing other passengers— they are likely identified as a flight risk and should not get on a flight at least until demonstrating otherwise. That has been the practice for years, especially since 9/11. Keep problems on the ground.

The FAA is increasing its public education on penalties for unruly passengers. Publicly warning passengers on social media multiple times since Wednesday, “Airline passengers: Unruly behavior on an airplane may violate federal law. You could face jail time and fines up to $35K. Always follow crew instructions. They are there to keep everyone safe.”


Martin Luther King Jr Day January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He is perhaps best remembered for advancing civil rights through non-violence and peaceful civil disobedience.  He drew on Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatama Ghandi. 

Our remembrance of Dr. King this year can only be viewed through our experience of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that occurred across the nation this past summer.  The lessons taught back in the 1960’s are still being learned today, as many of us have personally experienced for ourselves.

The overwhelming majority of the BLM protesters were peaceful and carried a message of which Dr. King would likely be proud.  As with the protests in his day, there were dissenters who sought to disrupt peaceful demonstrations with the introduction of violence. 

As tensions regarding race and equality in the U.S. continue to increase, we encourage everyone to remember Dr. King’s words, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

There are a number of online-events scheduled to honor Dr. King’s legacy, in lieu of in person events this year, including a number by well-known jazz musicians, and we encourage you to find a meaningful way to honor his legacy.  The following are just a few links to online tributes to Dr. King Jr, and hope you enjoy them, leaving you with: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that," "hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

First Trimester CBT – Due January 29, 2021

The First Trimester CBT is now available for completion and is required to be completed by, January 29, 2021 at 2359 Central Standard Time. Log into TakeOff Learning and select Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2020 Trimester 3. Compensation for completion of this training is outlined in our Contract.

We encourage you to make the dedicated effort to complete the first Trimester CBT prior to the January 29, 2021 deadline.


Union Scholarships Available

Our union membership provides opportunities for at least three different scholarships, and the ability to earn a degree with no out of pocket expense for tuition, fees, and ebooks. The time for applying is now!

Brought to you by the Union, these benefits of union membership have become very popular with members. Please see the respective links for detailed information, and good luck in obtaining some financial assistance.

AFA - This is a scholarship funded by AFA. The deadline for applications is April 10. Details to send to members are on the AFA website (http://www.afacwa.org/scholarships).

CWA - This is the Joe Beirne Scholarship offered by CWA. The deadline for applications is April 30. Details on this scholarship are on the CWA website (http://www.cwa-union.org/pages/beirne).

Union Plus - There is a suite of scholarships, educational discounts, and loans available for union members (https://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing). One additional "click" brings up the scholarship applications that may be submitted online by the deadline of January 31.

Union Plus - Free College Benefit - Active and Retired Members and their families can earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE. Details and an application are online (https://www.unionplusfreecollege.org/). This can save you thousands of dollars.

All necessary information including eligibility requirements and applications for each scholarship is available online.


Reminder and Quick Links

January 17 – Bidding for February Schedule Closes 0800 HDT
January 29 – First Trimester CQ CBT Due
January 30 – First day of the February Bid Month




Additional Council Information

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

Employee Assistance Program & Professional Standards(EAP/PS)



Lisa Gutierrez 


Betty Marquez


Vanessa Chaco




Laurel Baker






Grievance & Contract Maintenance 

Gerard Damian                              



Stuart Aricayos


Richard Delin




Ray Leon Guerrero





Rsei Isim




Safety, Health & Security 

Claire Rafael


Rsei Isim



Kristen Santos




Yoshimi Nakazato



Kara Perez






Ester Marquez-Tester 


Lynda Hiton-Santos





Ray Leon Guerrero

Rsei Isim



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