AFA Council 21 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - November 16, 2016

• Local Council Elections Underway

Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 21,

Please find important information that you should know.

Secondary (Phase II) Vacation bidding will open on November 16, 2016. Go to our website for more information on the 2016 pre-merger United Vacation Bidding process. 

In Solidarity and with Respect,

Todd Failla

Local executive Council President

AFA-CWA , DCA Council 21


2017 Benefits Guide - Error in Tax Savings Account Section:

United management has identified an error in the Tax Saving Account Section of the 2017 Benefits Guides - pages 34-35 of the domestic guide and page 26 of the international guide.  On these pages of the guide, examples of eligible and ineligible expenses for Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts were provided.

In these examples, some of the expenses listed as eligible for reimbursement were in fact, ineligible.

When calculating your 2017 contribution amount to any of the Tax Savings Accounts, you made a decision based on the incorrect information printed in the guide, you can make a change for the 2017 plan year prior to December 31, 2016.  To do so, contact the United Airlines Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007, Monday - Friday during the hours of 7:00A - 7:00P Central time.

Local Council Elections Underway:

AFA-CWA Local Executive Council elections are important because you determine the representatives for your Local Council that will support you and every Member in the Council. Local Executive Council (LEC) Presidents are Members of AFA's governing Board of Directors (BOD). As such, elect International AFA-CWA Officers, determine the budget, oversee all Union activities and where necessary to accomplish the goals of the Union based on the priorities of the Membership take action to amend AFA-CWA's Constitution and Bylaws.

Now that the MEC’s have merged and we have a NEW JCBA, the next step is the elections for combined Councils where dual Local Councils exist.

Nominations have now closed and it is time to start the voting process for our Local Council Officers; President, Vice President, Secretary and Local Council Representatives elections will be taking place in the following locations: 

In order to be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • Actively flying, or continuing to pay your dues each month while on a leave of absence
  • Member of AFA-CWA
  • In good standing as of day of the ballot count. (Your dues may not be more than 30 days in arrears. If you are in bad standing and wish to vote, please contact the AFA-CWA Membership Services Department at 800-424-2401.)
  • A member of the base where election will be held.

For detailed information regarding the voting process, eligibility to vote and step-by-step voting guides and videos visit the AFA election website.

If you have not received your voting instructions within the next week, then please call AFA-CWA Membership Services at 800-424-2401 ext. 707

AFA Council 21 office: 703-260-0051
Email Address:
AFA Master Executive Council Website:
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