AFA Council 38 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - July 7, 2016

• Tentative Agreement Info

 Tentative Agreement Information Sessions

This Tentative Agreement (TA) is the combination of 3 separate and distinct Contracts (CAL/CMI/UAL).  Please keep in mind that some of the provisions in the TA are compromises between us and our counterparts at CAL and CMI.  These compromises were necessary in order to negotiate with UA from one unified position.  While some may not like ‘all’ of the provisions, the TA managed to maintain important protections such as Scope, Base closure protections, Foreign National Sideletter, and the Exchange rate Sideletter among others.  Take the time to read through all the information including the full text of the TA, which will be available shortly before casting your vote.

There will be many opportunities for you to ask questions, and get clarifications prior to the TA vote opening on July 15th, at 12pm ET (July 16th, 1:00am Japan Standard Time) and closing on Friday, August 12th, at 12pm ET (Saturday, August 13th, at 1:00am Japan Standard Time).

Locally we will be available in the NRTSW crew lounge on the following dates and times.

July 9:  2-4pm

July 10:  1-3pm

July 11:  4-6pm

July 12:  1-5pm

July 13:  1-5pm

July 14:  1-5pm

July 19:  2-5pm

July 20:  1-5pm

July 21:  1-5pm

July 22:  1-3pm

July 24:  2-5pm



Additionally the following InfoReps can help you with any questions you may have, or can get back to you with the information.  Belva Stallings-Crowell, Meg Kubota, Michael Short, Kay Ikeda, Dana Shimoda, Samantha Wu as well as any of the Officers; Rick, Tony, Norman, Marisa and Nobu.


Webcast – July 13

The Joint Negotiations Committee (JNC) will be having a webcast on July 13th at 1100 Eastern time (Midnight between Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14 Japan Standard Time).

To register for the webcast please sign up here:


Roadshow in Narita – July 21

The JNC will be in Narita conducting the TA roadshow on July 21st, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Hilton Narita Airport Hotel.  This is your opportunity to ask our negotiators questions directly. 

If you are not able to attend the roadshow in Narita, please check the Roadshow schedule for other times and locations.  


Other information

The comprehensive TA summary as well as voting instructions will be mailed to your homes shortly.  The full text TA will be available online by July 11th. 

Information regarding the TA can be found on including the latest Q&A.

If you are on Facebook, AFA has set up the “United 2016 TA FAQ” page.  Use the search function in order to see if a question you have has already been answered.

The JNC just posted an Industry Comparison Chart, which compares the provisions in the TA in relation to what UA, CO, AA and DL currently have.


In solidarity,

Rick Gonzalez
Cell: 090.2206.1924
Office: 0476.33.8182
Fax: 0476.33.8183

Marisa Deng
Council Representative
Cell: 080.5052.6306
Tony Wetterer
Vice President
Cell: 090 6025-4252
Cell: 415 216-3262

Nobu Masui
Council Representative
Cell: 090.7765.2065
Norman Morinaga
Cell: 090.8840.6475

AFA Council 38
New Tokyo Intl Airport
Terminal 1 - Central Building
P.O. Box 168
Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
282-0011 Japan

Office: 0476.33.8182
Fax: 0476.33.8183
Unitel: 947.8182

Dear AFA (Toll Free from Japan):  00531 12 1081

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