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22 Feb

Profit Sharing Payments

FEB 22 - Profit-sharing payments are expected to be issued via a separate check on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Participating employees will receive their payment through their normal payroll process (i.e., direct deposit or physical check).
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 22, 2024

22 Feb

2023 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports

FEB 22 - 2023 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports (MFTR) prepared for income tax reporting purposes are now available on Flying Together. We have made the company aware of some Flight Attendants who are missing or have incorrect information in their Per Diem reports.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 22, 2024

22 Feb

United to Resume Service to Tel Aviv on March 2nd

FEB 22 - Yesterday, United announced that service to Tel Aviv will resume on March 2nd from Newark. The first two departures will operate with a tech stop in Munich before t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 22, 2024

22 Feb

MEC Central Scheduling Committee (CSC) Training

FEB 22 - This week Local Council leadership and volunteers arrived in Chicago to attend the annual Schedule Integrity Training, facilitated by the MEC Central Scheduling Committe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 22, 2024

15 Feb

Worldwide Day of Action

Your participation and support made this day the success that it was. You put a face on the harsh realities of negotiations and shamed management for their greed.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2024

15 Feb

United Airlines Labor Coalition Meeting

The United Airlines Labor Coalition met Wednesday, February 14, at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) UAL MEC Offices in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2024

15 Feb

Cabin Ready Clarification

During the recent period of line audits, reviews were conducted on multiple areas of safety. The findings were designed to be non-punitive and a way to minimize future compliance lapses that may l[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2024

15 Feb

Reserve Seminar Zoom

Whether you are new to flying and on Reserve or downbid by choice, the upcoming Reserve Seminar Q&A is for you! All Flight Attendants are welcome! We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2024

15 Feb

We’ve Got a Pin for That

For the month of February, you can find pins representing Black History Month and Black Lives Matter at your Local Council office. All pins are available to Members year-round and can be requested through your Local Council leadership.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2024

12 Feb

Virtual Picket: FEB 13. Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action

FEB 12 - If you’re scheduled to work or won’t be able to make it to a picketing event in person, you can still participate in our Worldwide Day of Action. Help turn up the heat on social media and take part in our virtual picket! 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2024

08 Feb

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

FEB 8 - “Our needs are identical with labor's needs — decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children, and respect in the community.”
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 08, 2024

08 Feb

House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing with FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker

FEB 8 - On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the House Aviation Subcommittee hosted a hearing titled “The State of American Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration.” [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 08, 2024

08 Feb

Use an IOR for Passenger Incidents

When faced with incidents related to an unruly passenger, including non-compliance, such as smoking in the lavatory, an Irregular Operations Report (IOR) is the preferred method for documenting and reporting...
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 08, 2024

08 Feb

Joe Beirne Foundation CWA Scholarships

FEB 8 - The Joe Beirne Foundation awards sixteen partial scholarships of $4,000 for the 2024 – 2025 school year. Winners will be selected in a lottery drawing. Recipients are als[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 08, 2024

02 Feb

Semi-Annual Flight Attendant System Seniority List

FEB 2 - The Semi-Annual Flight Attendant System Seniority List, amended on January 1, 2024, incorporating changes and additions, has been published. Under the provisions of our C[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2024

02 Feb

Super Bowl 2024 – Human Trafficking Alert

FEB 2 - Super Bowl 2024 is right around the corner. It is anticipated that LVIII will be one of the largest football sporting events in history, with crowds drawing in at 450,000. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2024

02 Feb

AFA Honors Black History Month

FEB 2 - February is Black History Month. It is a dedicated time to honor and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans throughout history and the present, with emphasis on a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2024

02 Feb

Augmented Staffing Requirements & FAR Compliance

FEB 2 - FAR 121.467 requires additional Flight Attendant staffing, above the FAA Minimum required crew complement, when any Crew or Crew Member is scheduled (assigned) to a flight or [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2024

01 Feb

MEC President Letter - February 1, 2024

Will wonders never cease? United management is either so far disconnected from the realities of our workplace and our stalled Contract negotiations, or they are purposely engaging in tactics of delay and obfuscation.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Feb 01, 2024

29 Jan

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report - January 2024

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report - January 2024
  • Report
  • Jan 29, 2024

26 Jan

2023 Profit Sharing

JAN 26 - Given United’s robust profitability from 2023, management announced the profit sharing payout of $681 Million to eligible employees on January 23, 2024.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2024

26 Jan

AFA Update on the 737 MAX 9

JAN 26 - The FAA grounded 737 MAX 9s on January 6th, following the Alaska Flight 1282 accident. This week, the FAA issued required inspection and maintenance protocols for airlin[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2024

25 Jan

RSVP! Our Next Day of Action on February 13th

JAN 25 - The countdown is on! We are just a few weeks away from one of the largest Days of Action in aviation history. On February 13th, over 100,000 Flight Attendants will come [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2024

25 Jan

Website Update

JAN 25 - When we first began the development of a new website, over a year ago, we knew it would be a major undertaking. The current site contained years of material from various[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2024

25 Jan

Winter 2023/2024 CBT’s Due!

JAN 25 - The seasonal blues are in the air, and that can only mean one thing, the winter CBT’s deadline is approaching.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2024

25 Jan

Allstate Transition to NGP (CAIC)

JAN 25 - Our AFA Supplemental Benefits Brokers, Design Benefits and National Group Protection met with the AFA Leadership at the October 2023 MEC meeting to announce the rollover[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2024

25 Jan

2024 Annual AFA Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment

JAN 25 - Having just completed annual benefits open enrollment through our employer, United Airlines, we have expected the increase in inquiries about the timing of this year’s AFA Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2024

22 Jan

MEC Winter 2024 Regular Meeting Recap

JAN 22 - On Thursday, the United Master Executive Council concluded the Winter Regular MEC Meeting in San Francisco CA. This was an incredible opportunity to connect the leadership of our Union from across the system with Members on the West Coast.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2024

22 Jan

Solidarity in San Francisco

JAN 22 - SFO is seeing RED! While in San Francisco, the United MEC, MEC Officers and MEC Negotiating Committee conducted a terminal walk to meet and engage with Flight Attendants[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2024

22 Jan

AFA Welcomes Class 2348!

JAN 22 - On behalf of our Union, we extend a warm welcome to the newest Members of our Flight Attendant family! We are thrilled to have new flying partners on board, and we [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2024

12 Jan

Join Us in SFO – Winter MEC Meeting

JAN 12 - Next week, the United Master Executive Council is heading to the West Coast for the regularly scheduled Winter MEC Meeting. This three-day meeting, conducted quarterly, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

12 Jan

Coming for February: Reserve Lines with More Than 12 Days Off

JAN 12 - Based on the advocacy of the Union and consistent with the provisions of Sections 8.I.1.j-k. of the Contract, the company has provided notice that they will be accepting[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

12 Jan

L.O.V.E Letters to Management Campaign - Letting. Our. Voice. Empower

JAN 12 - L.O.V.E Letters is our latest initiative to drive home the priorities you have identified related to the pace of Contract Negotiations and what an industry-leading Contract looks like with United management.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

12 Jan

Memberlink & UnitedAFA.org Access

JAN 12 - The countdown has started. The inaugural launch of the new United AFA website is just around the corner. From an enhanced user experience to a more secure site, Unitedafa.org promises to be the resource Flight Attendants deserve.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

12 Jan

Link Recovery Protection Enrollment Now Open

JAN 12 - New year, new Link Protection. The annual Link Protection enrollment is now open.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

12 Jan

Welcome! 2024 New Members

JAN 12 - We are kicking off 2024 by welcoming the last classes from 2023 to the line. Our newest Members will join us at DEN, EWR, LAX, ORD, and GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2024

10 Jan

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - January 2024

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - January 2024
  • Report
  • Jan 10, 2024

06 Jan

AFA updates related to the grounding of 737 max9 aircraft

JAN 6 - “Our union supports the FAA's quick and decisive action to ground certain 737 MAX 9 Fleet that do not meet the inspection cycles specified in the Emergency Airworthiness [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 06, 2024

04 Jan

Access Alert! New AFA MEC Website Log-In Required

JAN 4 - We have exciting news! There will be a redesigned United AFA website launch on January 24, 2024! Unitedafa.org will have a more user-friendly experience, improving access[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2024

04 Jan

Embracing the New Year and the Same You - EAP Committee

JAN 4 - As the calendar turns over to a new year, many of us are bombarded with messages encouraging a "new year, new you" mentality. However, the truth is, personal growth doesn[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2024

04 Jan

National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

JAN 4 - Flight Attendants experience the world in a unique way. In our role as safety professionals, we are rewarded with unprecedented access to locations around the globe. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2024

03 Jan

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - December 2023

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - December 2023
  • Report
  • Jan 03, 2024

02 Jan

Landing soon in SFO! – Winter MEC Meeting

JAN 2 - Our Winter Regular Meeting of the MEC will be held in San Francisco. Please join us January 16-18, 2024, at the Marriott San Mateo San Francisco Airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 02, 2024

31 Dec

MEC President Letter - New Year Message

Beginning in the New Year, we will not be the only ones to hold United management accountable at the bargaining table. We have received the approval of the National Mediation Board (NMB) for our request to be assigned a mediator.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Dec 31, 2023

28 Dec

2023 Reserve Christmas Wish List Wrap Up

DEC 28 - The 2023 Reserve Christmas Wish List (RCWL) season has concluded, during which a total of 613 Reserves from across the system were granted their Christmas layo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2023

28 Dec

Last Chance! Uniform Points Expire Soon

DEC 28 - Reminder, your 2023 Uniform Point allotment will expire on December 31, 2023. Uniform points are awarded per calendar year and do not roll over from one calendar year to the next.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2023

28 Dec

Winter CBT Reminder

DEC 28 - As a part of the quarterly training schedule Flight Attendant’s are required to complete the 2023/2024 winter Computer Based Training (CBT) no later than January 29, 2024 (2329 CST).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2023

28 Dec

2024 Union Plus Scholarship Opportunity

DEC 28 - The 2024 Union Plus Scholarship application is now open. This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege. Sinc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2023

27 Dec

AFA United MEC Winter Meeting (SFO)

The regularly scheduled AFA United MEC winter meeting will be held in San Francisco (SFO) January 16-18, 2023.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2023

25 Dec

Happy Holidays from the United MEC

DEC 25 - As we enter into the peak of the holiday season, we are reminded of the spirit of togetherness that is made possible by our profession.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 25, 2023

21 Dec

EAP Holiday Support and Resources

AFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of the holiday season. No matter where you are in the world trained volunteers are available to confidentially assist you with anything you may be struggling with.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2023

21 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List Reminder

The Reserve Christmas Wish List (RCWL) portal is open and accepting layover preferences.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2023

21 Dec

Holiday Pay - Christmas and New Year's Day

The upcoming opportunities for holiday pay include Christmas Day (December 25, 2023) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2024).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2023

21 Dec

Direct Deposit of First Paycheck of New Year 2024

The direct deposit of funds for our January 1, 2024, paycheck will be available on the first business day after the holiday on January 2, 2024.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2023

19 Dec

MEC Reserve Report – December 2023

The December System Reserve Meeting with management was held on December 4th, 2023. The meeting was held in person at the Network Operations Center (NOC) in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees [...]
  • Report
  • Dec 19, 2023

14 Dec

‘Tis the Season of Solidarity

DEC 14 - Our voices will not be stifled. Thousands of Flight Attendants and fellow Union siblings came out in full force to demand an Industry-Leading Contract that we can ratify in the coming months, not years. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2023

14 Dec

United Flight Attendants Demonstrate at 19 Airports Nationwide...

United Flight Attendants Demonstrate at 19 Airports Nationwide to Demand Fair Contract as Holiday Travel Takes Off
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2023

12 Dec

DOA December 14th Virtual Picket

DEC 12 - If you’re scheduled to work or won’t be able to make it to a picketing event in person, you can still participate in our Day of Action. Help turn up the heat on social media and take part in our virtual picket!
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 12, 2023

07 Dec

Federal Mediation – Filed on December 5, 2023

DEC 7 - As mentioned in the MEC President Letter from December 1st, we filed for Federal Mediation on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. At this time, we are waiting for a response from the National Mediation Board (NMB).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 07, 2023

07 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List

DEC 7 - The Reserve Christmas Wish List (RCWL) portal is now open and accepting layover preferences!
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 07, 2023

07 Dec

SCOPE – Protecting our Career and our Contract

DEC 7 - As Flight Attendants, our career is protected by the provisions within our Contract. Flight Attendants who came before us worked to secure this profession for all of us. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 07, 2023

02 Dec

RSVP – Deck the Halls with Day of Action!

DEC 2 - On December 14, 2023, we’re hitting the picket line with our holiday spirit: unity and solidarity. We are strengthening our power and demonstrating our unwavering commitment to push for a contract that respects our work and contributions to this world-class airline.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 02, 2023

01 Dec

Southwest, pilots union near a preliminary labor deal

DEC 1 - Southwest Airlines and its pilots union are closing in on a new contract that would raise pay for the carrier’s more than 11,000 aviators and end months of contentious negotiations, weeks ahead of the crucial holiday travel season.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2023

01 Dec

MEC President Letter - Filing for Federal Mediation

In response to management's utter and complete failure to prioritize the needs of the Flight Attendant work group, we will be filing for Federal Mediation.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Dec 01, 2023

01 Dec

2023 Reserve Christmas Wishlist FAQs

The 2023 RCWL is a new process. Please see inside for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2023

30 Nov

Robocalls Lead the Way – MEC Grievance 23-13 is Filed

NOV 30 - On Tuesday, November 28th, management announced that it’s unilaterally implementing robocalls to Flight Attendants when a loss of flight time occurs. Yesterday, AFA file[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 30, 2023

30 Nov

Hustle Campaign Launch

Starting today, November 30th, you may be receiving a text message from a fellow United AFA flying partner and volunteer asking you to confirm your contact information with our Union.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 30, 2023