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Ken Diaz, MEC President

Ken DiazKen Diaz began his airline career in 1983 with People Express Airlines working in the Accounting Department and as a Flight Attendant. He went on to work as a Flight Attendant for Continental Airlines and Carnival Airlines just before being hired with United Airlines in June of 1998. More about Ken

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MEC President's letter, December 14, 2018Dec 14, 2018Dear Flying Partners, Yesterday, Flight Attendants across the world showed up in unprecedented numbers to demonstrate in solidarity that we are a...mec-presidents-letter-december-14-2018
December 13, 2018 - System-Wide Day of ActionNov 20, 2018We need you – the power of our Union. The new cuts to staffing and service in a time of massive profits is the last straw, but the reality is t...december-13-2018-system-wide-day-of-action
Great Job! Now Here's Your PunishmentNov 5, 2018By now most, if not all of us, have read John Slater’s recent communication regarding the changes to service and staffing that will become eff...great-job-now-heres-your-punishment
President's Message - We Do Not Agree With These Changes to “Enhance Staffing.” Speak up, Speak out and Stay United, AFA!Sep 21, 2018Ladies and Gentlemen: Without warning, a company communication on Established Staffing Guidelines announced “new” procedures that violates...afa-special-e-lines-mec-presidents-letter-september-21-2018
AFA Special E-Lines - September 18, 2018Sep 18, 2018The first step in the integration of all United Flight Attendants, is the bidding process which will finally, after 8 years, bring us together as of O...afa-special-e-lines-september-18-2018
MEC President's Speech, September 11, 2018, Flight 93 MemorialSep 12, 2018My name is Ken Diaz, and I'm President of The Association of Flight Attendants United Airlines Master Executive Council. I'm honored to be with you to...september-11-2018
MEC President's letter on implementationAug 24, 2018We all understand that we cannot, despite any apprehension, let perfect stand in the way of progress. We are convinced that standing in the same place...mec-president-letter-on-implementation
MEC Officer Letter - Policy ChangesAug 3, 2018Ladies and Gentlemen:Recent announcements from the company regarding two items have created a number of questions and, in some cases, unnecessary cont...mec-officer-letter-policy-changes
What the Janus Decision Means for all of UsJun 27, 2018Citing a violation of First Amendment rights, the United States Supreme Court today ruled that public sector unions cannot charge fair-share fees to n...what-the-janus-decision-means-for-all-of-us
MEC Officer Letter – October 1st ImplementationApr 20, 2018Following ratification of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), the company and the Union Members of the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) s...mec-officer-letter-october-1st-implementation
Supporting the O’Hare Expansion Project Grows Vital Chicago AviationMar 13, 2018The United Master Executive Council unequivocally supports the O’Hare International Expansion project which is necessary to support the contin...supporting-the-ohare-expansion-project-grows-vital-chicago-aviation
About the core4 Score RewardsMar 5, 2018Yesterday afternoon management released details of their 2018 Operational Performance Rewards Program known as core4 Score Rewards.about-the-core4-score-rewards
A Message from MEC President Ken DiazJan 3, 2018

Representation – It’s About Engaging with the Representative.

Over the course of the past several days, we&rsq...

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The Blessings of a Joyful ThanksgivingNov 23, 2017


It’s hard to believe we've cycled through another yea...

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We Will Never Forget.Sep 11, 2017We continue to grieve the losses we all shared. Once again, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families who lost loved ones on September 11th.&n...we-will-never-forget
A Message from MEC President Ken DiazAug 28, 2017Dear Flying Partners:

Hurricane Harvey, and the historic rainfall and flooding associated with it, have created an unprecedented challe...
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Implementation Date for Common Scheduling Platform AnnouncedJun 19, 2017Since ratification of our JCBA in August of 2016, the most asked question has been when will Flight Attendants be flying together under a common cre...implementation-date-for-common-scheduling-platform-announced
Memorial Day MessageMay 29, 2017This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day - an American tradition that is synonymous with the unofficial start of summer.memorial-day-message
Lean on Each Other - Safety FirstApr 21, 2017The past two weeks have been challenging on the front lines of our airline, whether at work or in our communities at home.lean-on-each-other-safety-first
Urgent Action Needed by New Jersey and New York Residents – Call Your U.S. Representative Today!Feb 28, 2017On March 12, Emirates Airlines will launch their new daily flight from Athens to Newark.  This route is permissible under the U.S./Gulf States Op...urgent-action-needed-by-new-jersey-and-new-york-residents-call-your-u-s-representative-today
A New YearDec 30, 2016As we prepare to ring in New Year 2017, each of us according to our family history and traditions, the customs from around the world remind us of our ...a-new-year
Happy Holidays 2016Dec 23, 2016At this joyous time of year we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you. May the joys and laughter of the season bestow upon you an abundance of...happy-holidays-2016
Happy Thanksgiving!Nov 23, 2016happy-thanksgiving
In Their Memory, We Will Never Forget - A Message from AFA United MEC President Ken DiazSep 9, 2016On this 15th Anniversary, whether we cast our eyes upward toward the heavens or bow our head in silent and reflective prayer, our thoughts are wi...in-their-memory-we-will-never-forget-a-message-from-afa-united-mec-president-ken-diaz
United MEC Officer Labor Day MessageSep 2, 2016Each year on the first Monday of September we celebrate the achievements of American workers and what they have sacrificed by celebrating Labor Day.united-mec-officer-labor-day-message
New BeginningsAug 12, 2016A message from AFA-CWA United Master Executive Council President Ken Diaz.new-beginnings
A Message from the United MEC PresidentAug 10, 2016There are just under two days left to make one of the biggest decisions of our careers. It has been a privilege to talk with you throughout this ratif...a-message-from-the-united-mec-president
(CAL) Buddy Bid UpdateApr 23, 2016Yesterday, the company contacted the Union regarding a problem with line awards as it pertains to buddy bidding.This was due to a glitch in the system...cal-buddy-bid-update
(CAL) MEC Update on General GrievanceApr 1, 2016We would like to share with you more information that pertains to the General Grievance filed regarding aircraft allocation provisions in ou...cal-mec-update-on-general-grievance
(CAL) Correction to Recent Announcement: AFA Continental MEC Reaches Agreement for B787, #956Mar 26, 2016Our agreement realizes this affects the s-CO SFI/SLS based Flight Attendants. The company agrees to pay each SFI/SLS Flight Attendant on the SFI/...cal-correction-to-recent-announcement-afa-continental-mec-reaches-agreement-for-b787-956
MEC Grievance 1-16Mar 3, 2016As we communicated to you in January, AFA has been trying to fully understand how United Airlines management is taking delivery of their 787s and assi...mec-grievance-1-16
(CAL) There Was Never a Proposal for a Contract ExtensionFeb 16, 2016We are writing to clear up stated inaccuracies of what took place during the October 2015 discussions with management that led to theLetters of Agreem...cal-there-was-never-a-proposal-for-a-contract-extension
(CAL) Insurance Settlement Payment Date February 29, 2016Feb 10, 2016The insurance settlement payment to eligible Flight Attendants will be paid out on February 29th, 2016, in a separate check.cal-insurance-settlement-payment-date-february-29-2016
A Conversation with AFA United MEC President Ken DiazFeb 4, 2016a-conversation-with-afa-united-mec-president-ken-diaz
(CAL) Special Update – 787sFeb 2, 2016Many of you have contacted the MEC about sUA-AFA filing to the System Board regarding the assignment of the five (5) 787s to the sCO fleet.cal-special-update-787s
Keeping FocusedJan 22, 2016As your elected representatives and leaders of your Flight Attendant Union, AFA-CWA, we write to ensure that we share a common understanding of the ma...keeping-focused
As We Look Back: Happy New YearDec 31, 2015as-we-look-back-happy-new-year
(CAL) Special Update – December 29, 2015Dec 29, 2015We know that many of you have been having difficulty reaching scheduling during the recent storms, and this has caused a litany of issues. The Union h...cal-special-update-december-29-2015
Happy HolidaysDec 24, 2015happy-holidays
(CAL) CAL-AFA Announces New Councils for January 2016Dec 14, 2015We are pleased to announce that today the executive board has approved our request to open new CAL AFA councils in the following locations.cal-cal-afa-announces-new-councils-for-january-2016
(CAL) Thanksgiving Greeting – November 26, 2015Nov 26, 2015Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the past and give thanks for all the wonderful things we have had the opportunity to experience throughout the ye...cal-thanksgiving-greeting-november-26-2015
Happy ThanksgivingNov 26, 2015

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(CAL) Profit Sharing, Reserve Call Out, and Super Long Haul AgreementNov 22, 2015We promised to address our issues regarding profit sharing with the Company and we have. As you may recall, on September 8, 2015 the CAL MEC sent a le...cal-profit-sharing-reserve-call-out-and-super-long-haul-agreement
(CAL) President MessageNov 14, 2015Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France. cal-president-message
(CAL) New MEC President and JNC Members ElectedNov 10, 2015We are pleased to announce Randy Hatfield has been elected to serve as our new MEC President for CAL AFA.Due to the circumstances which made this elec...cal-new-mec-president-and-jnc-members-elected
(CAL) Thank you from my heart!Nov 2, 2015I have dedicated most of my 23 year career at Continental to representing our Flight Attendants, through both the good times and the bad. I have predi...cal-thank-you-from-my-heart
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOct 1, 2015October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In our profession where more than three-quarters of us are women, breast cancer disproportiona...october-is-national-breast-cancer-awareness-month
We Honor Our HeroesSep 11, 2015we-honor-our-heroes
Happy Labor Day! View a Labor Day Message from Your AFA-CWA United MEC OfficersSep 4, 2015As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, we remember that Labor Day is our day.  Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September in ...happy-labor-day-view-a-labor-day-message-from-your-afa-cwa-united-mec-officers
Day of Action: Expression of AppreciationJul 17, 2015Yesterday around the system, United Flight Attendants from all pre-merger subsidiaries came together in an incredibly successful showing of solidarity...day-of-action-expression-of-appreciation
A Message From the United MEC PresidentJun 29, 2015Let’s hope that United sees the mutual benefit of reaching a deal with us. We’re doing our part to make progress. My resolve is steeled by...a-message-from-the-united-mec-president
JFK Announcement: A Letter from the United MEC OfficersJun 16, 2015Despite the Contractual requirement to meet and discuss any proposed change in domicile status, with one hour’s notice before the public announc...jfk-announcement-a-letter-from-the-united-mec-officers
A Message from the United MEC PresidentFeb 9, 2015

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A Message from the United MEC PresidentJan 21, 2015

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Happy New YearDec 31, 2014Two thousand fourteen needless to say has been a very eventful year.happy-new-year
Happy Holidays!Dec 25, 2014On behalf of the Unite...happy-holidays
Happy ThanksgivingNov 27, 2014

This year I am thankf...

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2014 Enhanced Early Out AwardsNov 14, 2014Nov 14 - Today is a major moment in our history, unprecedented in the industry.  United Airlines announced today they have ...2014-enhanced-early-out-awards
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOct 1, 2014Oct 1 -  In a profession where almost three quarters of our workforce are women, it is extremely important for our Members to u...october-is-national-breast-cancer-awareness-month
We Remember. We Will Never Forget.Sep 11, 2014Sept 11 - That seemingly normal day changed the world and our lives as Flight Attendants forever.  That day we lost 35 Flight A...we-remember-we-will-never-forget
Labor Day MessageAug 29, 2014Aug 29 - Labor Day is the celebration of a promise fulfilled. For generations, the promise of good jobs, fair treatment and wages, a...labor-day-message
Surplus PostponedJul 16, 2014July 16 -  Today we met with United management and, after significant discussion, share an understanding to postpone the annou...surplus-postponed
New BeginningsJul 1, 2014July 1 - Welcome to our new beginning and the first step in our journey toward collective success. Starting from this moment, your ME...new-beginnings
Management Announces Definitive Surplus PlansJun 27, 2014Jun 27 - Following up on United's initial announcement on May 12, 2014, United management today announced more definitive information...management-announces-definitive-surplus-plans
Surplus Discussions with United ManagementMay 16, 2014May 16 - We met with United management this week to discuss their recently disclosed plans to surplus Flight Attendants from DEN, L...surplus-discussions-with-united-management
United Staffing Imbalance Result in Involuntary SurplusMay 12, 2014May 12 - This afternoon management has announced their intention to invoke the Surplus provisions as contained in Section 22.J.and ...united-staffing-imbalance-result-in-involuntary-surplus
Reserve Preference SystemMay 8, 2014May 8 - We've all required patience on the implementation of our industry leading Reserve Preference System.  There have been a ...reserve-preference-system
New MEC Leaders Set Course For Our FutureApr 27, 2014Apr 27 - This week the United Master Executive Council has elected a new Leadership team to take our Flight Attendant community thr...new-mec-leaders-set-course-for-our-future
United 685:You Will Be Missed, But Not ForgottenApr 1, 2014April 1 - Today, these friends are now apart from us, but they wlll not be forgotten.  We wish them the absolute best and we wi...united-685-you-will-be-missed-but-not-forgotten
Furlough Mitigation FightFeb 28, 2014Feb 28 - We will continue our fight to seek a final and binding resolution through the System Board of Adjustment.furlough-mitigation-fight
Black History MonthFeb 7, 2014Jan 7 - February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America.  It is an annual observance fo...black-history-month
United Cuts Backroom DealsJan 23, 2014Jan 22 - Cutting backroom deals, with the intent of duping United Flight Attendants, is not the path to unity and success. united-cuts-backroom-deals
AFA Provides Management the Solution to Involuntary FurloughJan 17, 2014

Jan 17 - Let'...

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United Flight Attendants Subject to Involuntary FurloughJan 15, 2014Jan 15 - Despite our position that our Contract prohibits the involuntary furlough of any of our Members as a result of productivity ...united-flight-attendants-subject-to-involuntary-furlough
Voluntary Furlough Awards PostedJan 8, 2014Jan 8 - We sincerely appreciate all Members who volunteered for the Voluntary Furlough and those who are considering the Partnership ...voluntary-furlough-awards-posted
Looking Forward, Looking BackDec 31, 2013Dec 31 - As we come to the end of 2013 let us reflect on a few of the major events of the year and look forward to the New Year toget...looking-forward-looking-back
Happy Holidays!Dec 24, 2013Dec 24 - Jingle bells, holiday gifts, full flights, arctic blasts, snowstorms and delays resulting from wintery weather all signal th...happy-holidays
Furlough UpdateDec 20, 2013Dec 20 - To be clear, we are fully committed to vigorously and aggressively defend all Members and the United Master Executive Counci...furlough-update
Thanksgiving MessageNov 27, 2013Nov 27 - It is appropriate indeed, perhaps now more than ever; to give thanks for the people and things in our lives that are steadfa...thanksgiving-message
Crossover ProposalNov 26, 2013Nov 26 - The United Master Executive Council has met in Special Session and reviewed another crossover proposal from managemen...crossover-proposal
Voluntary FurloughNov 22, 2013Nov. 22 - On Monday of this week United announced information on the upcoming Voluntary Furlough.  Arriving just prior to ...voluntary-furlough
United's New PlanNov 19, 2013Nov 19 - Today, in response to mounting criticism and facing investor frustration over its lagging performance, United Airlines annou...united-s-new-plan
National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthSep 30, 2013Sep 30 - The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date, breast cancer remains the most common form of cance...national-breast-cancer-awareness-month
We Honor Our HeroesSep 10, 2013Sept 10 - We demonstrated on that tragic day, September 11, 2001 that we are heroes and First Responders committed to the safety...we-honor-our-heroes
Labor Day MessageAug 30, 2013

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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)Jun 26, 2013Jun 26 - This is a momentous and incredible day for our country! The Supreme Court today struck down the onerous 1996 federal Defense...defense-of-marriage-act-doma
New Uniforms: Its Time For Real ChangeJun 25, 2013Jun 25 - Here we are on United’s Uniform Day One, without having resolved the most important issue to Flight Attendants: a...new-uniforms-its-time-for-real-change
A Victory for Cabin SafetyJun 6, 2013June 6 - Yesterday, you heard the good news: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole announced he wo...a-victory-for-cabin-safety
No Knives!May 28, 2013May 28 - Since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on April 22nd their plan for knives being allowed on our a...no-knives
TSA Delays Knives on PlanesApr 23, 2013Apr 23 - Due to your efforts, yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that they would postpone their pl...tsa-delays-knives-on-planes
American Airlines / US Airways MergerFeb 14, 2013Feb 14 - The media reported last night and it was publicly announced today that American Airlines and US Airways have reached a merge...american-airlines-us-airways-merger
IAM Tentative AgreementFeb 13, 2013Feb 13 - Congratulations on successfully achieving Tentative Agreements for the combined groups of Passenger Service, Store Keepers, ...iam-tentative-agreement
US Airways Bridge CongratulationsJan 24, 2013Jan 24 - Congratulations on successfully achieving an Agreement. us-airways-bridge-congratulations
Crossover ProposalJan 11, 2013Jan 11 - Upon consideration of the proposal and the implications associated with offering another crossover, it was decided that base...crossover-proposal
Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidJan 11, 2013Jan 11 - On behalf of the 15,000 Flight Attendants represented by the United Master Executive Council of the Association of Flight At...letter-to-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid
Happy New Year!Dec 31, 2012Jan 1 - On behalf of the entire United Master Executive Council (MEC): Happy New Year to each of you.  Here’s looking...happy-new-year
Happy Holidays!Dec 24, 2012Dec 24 - Happy Holidays.  During this season of hope and renewal we are grateful for the incredible community of individual...happy-holidays
Voluntary Furlough Award AnnouncementDec 20, 2012Dec 20 - All eligible bids which were submitted will be awarded Voluntary Furlough or Partnership. There will be no involuntary furlo...voluntary-furlough-award-announcement
United Pilots Ratify New ContractDec 15, 2012DEC 15 - Today we congratulate the United pilots on the ratification of a new combined Agreementunited-pilots-ratify-new-contract

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