LAX Briefing
 The LAX Briefing

July 2, 2016 

Inside this issue:     Message from the President
Special Informational Meetings
Tentative Agreement Roadshows
Comprehensive Tentative Agreement Summary

Dear Flying Partners:

It has been a very busy and emotional week for many of us over the last month.  This merger has been a roller coaster ride since the beginning, but we have remained professional and steadfast throughout the process.  As I write this letter, I am filled with emotion.  It has been a long hard road to get to the point where we can present to you… a Tentative Agreement.  I am not talking about just any Tentative Agreement.  I am talking about a TA that has a blend of all cultures from our premerger airlines…A Tentative that respects the worlds each of us come from.  While some things may look different, many things will be familiar to you.
Dante Harris

As your President, I made a commitment early on.  My commitment was to listen to each and every one of you.  My commitment was to bring your issues to the MEC and International levels of our Union and represent your voice.  My commitment was to fight against “deal breakers” that you identified over the years.  Since this merger, Council 12 has had dozens upon dozens of meetings…whether they were in person, via teleconference, or at happy hour/round table discussions.  At those meetings, we continued to talk about “deal breakers”.  We spoke about what a deal breaker was and what a deal breaker wasn’t.  I promised to fight to ensure the deal breakers you identified were not in any TA that I voted to send to you for consideration.  I take much pride in reporting to you that without hesitation, I voted along with my colleagues of the Joint Master Executive Council, to send this Tentative Agreement out for your vote and consideration.

I believe in my heart that this Tentative Agreement is the pathway forward in an effort to move our airline to its rightful place in leading the industry.  Did we achieve every single thing we set out for? Absolutely not.  Did we achieve a Tentative Agreement that respects your time at work and your time off?  Absolutely yes!  Did we achieve a TA that brings us to decent middle class wages? Absolutely yes!

We didn’t achieve any of this alone.  It was YOU.  It was all of your tenacity and persistency with our days of action that pushed us over that finish line.  It was the Los Angeles Labor Community that joined us in Solidarity on each one of those picket lines!  I am so proud of the love and comradery we have here in Los Angeles.  LAX Rocks! 

AFA-CWA is comprised of line Flight Attendants working together to make a difference for all.  AFA was born here at United Airlines and it is AFA that will continue to be the powerhouse voice for our profession.  I will never forget the chills felt on the picket lines when it was shouted… “Who are we?” and the crowd belted in unison… “AFA-CWA!”  Yes, we are AFA-CWA!

In the coming days, you will be able to review the entire Tentative Agreement language.  Please take the time to study the provisions, attend meetings/roadshows, and make an informed decision on our collective future.  Also know that the Council 12 Officers are just a phone call away should you have any questions or concerns.

In closing, I just want to say Congratulations!  The Council 12 membership makes things happen! We are LOVE. We are UNITY.  We are UNITED.  We are AFA-CWA!

Fly Safe and Remember….

Where There Is Unity, We Will Find Strength AND We Shall Over Come!

In Solidarity,

Dante Harris, President
Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO
Council 12 – Los Angeles International Airport

Special Information Meetings - Tentative Agreement
Put this on your calendar
Meeting In Person:
Thursday, July 7, 2016
10am - 2pm
7166 W. Manchester Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045

Meeting via Teleconference:
Friday, July 8, 2016
1pm - 4pm
Access Number: (641) 715-3650
Access Code: 503027

Happy Hour/Round Table Discussions
Wednesday, July 21, 2016
3pm - 7pm
Location: TBA

Tentative Agreement Roadshow
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9am - 1pm
Marriott Hotel (LAX)
5855 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Currently, we have confirmed the following dates and locations for the upcoming TA Roadshows:





Newark, NJ (EWR)

July 11,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

Washington, D.C. (DCA/IAD)

July 12,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency Dulles

Boston, MA (BOS)

July 14,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hilton Boston Logan Airport

Chicago, IL (ORD)

July 15,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Honolulu, HI (HNL)

July 18,2016

08:00 to 11:30

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Guam, GU (GUM)

July 20,2016*

09:00 to 13:00


Narita, Japan (NRT)

July 21,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport

Hong Kong, China (HKG)

July 22,2016*

09:00 to 13:00


San Francisco, CA (SFO)

July 25,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

July 26,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

Houston, TX (IAH)

July 27,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental

Denver, CO (DEN)

July 28, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00


Cleveland, OH (CLE)

July 29,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Cleveland Airport Marriott

Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

July 29,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino, & Spa

London, UK (LHR)

August 02, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00


Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

August 03, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00


*Dates, times, and locations are subject to change as the work of confirming the logistics for these locations is ongoing.  More information will be made available as details are finalized. We encourage you to check the website regularly.

Comprehensive Summary of Our Tentative Agreement

Date: 7/2/2016

July 2, 2016

Dear Fellow Flight Attendants:

As the elected leaders representing all 25,000 United Flight Attendants, we stand behind the Tentative Agreement and unanimously approved submitting it to AFA members for ratification. With your approval, our Flight Attendant contract will set new industry standards that push our careers forward as United Airlines seeks to restore our premiere status in the industry.

Review this comprehensive summary of the terms of our Tentative Agreement. We know there will be many questions and the summary will need to be supplemented with further explanation. We will answer your questions each day in addition to providing you with the full language of the Tentative Agreement.

The JNC continues to review the hundreds of pages of full contract language that has been written over the course of the negotiations. This is unlike any other contract negotiations as we put three contracts together for the foundation that will shape our careers going forward. It is critical that the correct language be posted for the on-going protection of our contractual rights. The full language of the Tentative Agreement will be posted by July 11, 2016.

A series of JNC Information Sessions will begin on July 11th as well, including a live Webcast scheduled for July 13th at 1100 Eastern. There will also be Local Council meetings for review of the Tentative Agreement. Every day additional information tools will be posted on We will answer all of your questions and provide you with all of the information necessary to cast an informed vote.

Make sure you are signed up for updates on and take the time necessary to review all of the information and get all of your questions answered. Flight Attendants deserve a joint collective bargaining agreement to obtain all of the benefits of a fully integrated airline and which reflects our hard work on the frontline of United Airlines. Now is the time to move forward. We are stronger and better together.

In Solidarity,

The AFA-CWA United Airlines JNC and Joint CAL/CMI/UAL MEC

Comprehensive TA Summary

JNC Information Sessions Schedule

TA Q and A #2

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