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Council 8 - Chicago

About Council 8

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at ORD. Local CWA #24008

CBT Reminder and Supplemental Insurance (Jan 23, 2020)

Council 8 - ORD Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 01/13/2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: United MEC Office               
One O’Hare Center               
6250 N. River Road               
Rosemont, IL  60018               
2nd Floor Conference Room            


The Local Council Meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming MEC meeting. We will also be addressing issues that have been prevalent in ORD:

1. Negotiations

2. Listening tour and Survey

3. New ORD Employee bus routes

4. Trading issues resulting in discipline

There will be a Member question and answer session following the regular meeting.

Free parking garage at One O'Hare Center
Near Rosemont Blue Line
Refreshments provided
Call 773-601-5041 if you have any questions


Council Office

  •  (773) 601-5041
  •  (773) 601-5047 (Grievances)
  •  Council Roster
  •  (773) 601-5045 (fax)
  •  CWA Local #24008
  • AFA-CWA Council 8
    6250 N. River Road, Suite 4020
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    (map and directions)

Connect with Council 8

Scott Prejas

Scott Pejas

LEC President
Heidi Spinner

Heidi Spinner

LEC Vice President
Jake Fisher

Jake Fisher

LEC Secretary
Natt Brandt

Natt Brandt

Council Representative
Thor Erickson

Thor Erickson

Council Representative
Yoshi Fujihara

Yoshi Fujihara

Council Representative
Peter Komotos

Peter Komotos

Council Representative

CBT Reminder and Supplemental Insurance (Jan 23, 2020)

First Trimester CBT Completion - Due January 29, 2020 – 6 Days to Complete! 


As a reminder, the first Trimester CQ CBT is due no later than January 29, 2020 at 2359 CT. This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours to complete. Once completed, we suggest that you take a screen shot of your completed CBT.

Review information on the changes to the CQ 2020 Program at www.unitedafa.org



AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment  


The Open Enrollment period for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is right around the corner. Once again, Flight Attendants will have the option to secure Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits through one of two brokers, Design Benefits or National Group Protection (NGP). Beginning February 17 through March 15, 2020, enrollment representatives from each of these brokers will be available in hub locations for the entire open enrollment period during the hours of 5AM – 8PM daily to answer questions and to enroll those interested in the following variety of voluntary benefit plans:

·      Group Voluntary (Short Term) Disability Income

·      Critical Illness with Cancer

·      Cancer Policy

·      Group Voluntary Accident Insurance

·      Group Hospital Indemnity Coverage

·      Life Insurance

In addition to the personalized base visits, Flight Attendants will have opportunities to enroll online and via telephone appointments. Additional information can be found on our website at 

Additional Council Information

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


 AFA Local Council 8 Office is located at 11555 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL  60666 (CQ Building)

For more information on how to contact us, please see below...



Dispute Resolution Worksheet - Enforce our Contract

If you experience a Contract violation that you are not able to resolve, document the issue by filing a Dispute Resolution Worksheet accessible through the homepage of www.unitedafa.org. Documenting the issue provides our Local Council Grievance Committee with the information necessary to address the issue with management and reach a resolution. Your report may result in a correction to your pay or help us educate a scheduler so our Contract is enforced and all of us experience the Contractual protections we fought so hard to achieve over the years. Each of us plays a role on our AFA Grievance Committee every time we fly. Doing your part to enforce our Contract is one of the most important ways we can support our negotiations.


For more information, please contact us at Local Council 8 - Chicago:

Association of Flight Attendant-CWA
Local Council 8 - Chicago
6250 N. River Road, Suite 4020
Chicago, IL 60018

(773) 601-5041
(773) 601-5047 Grievance
(773) 601-5045 fax


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