AFA Council 8 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - December 13, 2016

• Combined Council 8 and Council 36 Election Voting Closes 12:00 EST December 14th
• Vacation Trades for the January Schedule Month Must be Submitted by December 15th
• Aflac Open Enrollment
• (UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List - Submit Your Requests Now
• Pass Travel Open Enrollment
• Use 2016 Uniform Points by December 30th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.


Combined Council 8 and Council 36 Election Voting Closes 12:00 EST December 14th


Voting for the Officers of the Combined Councils 8 and 36 will close in less than 24 hours.  If you still need to vote and do not have your voting materials, you can call the AFA Ballot Helpline at 1-800-424-2401 press 1 then extension 706.

 


Vacation Trades for the January Schedule Month Must be Submitted by December 15th

 

Flight Attendant vacation trades involving January vacations must be submitted by December 15th, 2016.  Flight Attendant vacation trades involving February vacations must be submitted by December 30th, 2016.  The interim vacation bidding process will reopen on January 3rd, 2017.

 


Aflac Open Enrollment

 

Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits opened December 5, 2016 and will remain open through January 15, 2017. Licensed Benefits Educators will be at the ORD domicile from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm through December 16, 2016. 

 

You can visit the Aflac website here, where all enrollment information will be available. The site includes dates and times when Benefits Educators will be available in ORD and other domiciles as well as instructions on scheduling an onsite or call center appointment.  (You can speak to one of the licensed Benefits Educators onsite without an appointment.)  You will also find a “self-service” enrollment option, along with plan summaries, rates, and a question and answer document.

 

Insurance plans include Short-Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness (including cancer coverage), and Hospital Indemnity. Flight Attendants enrolling during this open enrollment will have a February 1, 2017 effective date for their policies.  All policy premiums will be payroll deducted for your convenience. 

 


Reserve Holiday Wish List - Submit Your Requests Now


Pre-merger United Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December have an opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) days following Christmas.  Section 10.C.13.c. of the pre-merger United Contract provides for the Reserve Christmas Wish List and for these assignments to be made in seniority order. When submitting your requests, you will be asked for your Reserve LOF number as well as your Reserve status (CLLR/RSV).  Requests may be submitted for up to four locations. 

 

You may submit your holiday layover requests through the link available on our AFA website.  We encourage you to put an initial request on file early and modify your request if your circumstances change later in the month to take full advantage of the flexibility of our programming.  The last request on file will be the request that will be considered at the time of assignment.  The submission page will detail the dates of your request and must be finalized to be considered. If you submitted a request prior to December 5, 2016 you will need to resubmit your layover request.

 

For a full list of deadline dates for the holiday period, as well as more detailed information please visit unitedafa.org/wishlist.  United Crew Scheduling will make every attempt to accommodate the Reserve Christmas Wish List layover requests to the best of their ability. 

 


Pass Travel Open Enrollment

Eligible employees and retirees have the opportunity to update their elections for enrolled friend, spouse, or domestic partner beginning December 1st through December 30th at 7:00 PM CST. If you are not making any changes to your enrolled friend, spouse, or domestic partner, no further action is required. 

During pass travel enrollment you can:

  • Choose between a second enrolled friend or regular buddy passes
  • Choose your enrolled friend(s) name(s) or delete them from the system to keep slots open to add later in 2017
  • Choose your regular buddy names or keep slots open to add later in 2017

NOTE:  If you currently have buddy passes for 2016 and registered regular buddy pass riders, the names of the regular buddy pass riders will NOT carry over to 2017 and expire on December 31, 2016 at midnight.  Keep in mind, this process does not require a specific enrollment period to register a regular buddy or extended family buddy; however in every instance it is recommended that you allow a minimum of 48 to 72 hours prior to the anticipated travel date for the processing of the registration of any buddy.

Additional information is available from the Travel section of the company’s website under Enrolled Friend. To update your elections, go to the company’s website then Employee Services > My Info > Pass Riders.


Use 2016 Uniform Points by December 30th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

 

Uniform points from 2016 will not roll over to 2017.  If you have any 2016 points still available, they can be used until 5:00 P.M. on December 30th, 2016.


President:           Erica Levy

Vice President:   Scott Pejas

Secretary:           Thor Erickson

Council Reps:     Maria Alpogianis

                             Jason Kandel

                             Ian Kompel

                             Heidi Spinner

Main Office Number:     773-601-5041

Grievance Number:       773-601-5047

Fax Number:                   773-601-5045 

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