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19 Jul

Urgent! IRROP Update – Take Care of Yourself

JUL 19 - The systems crash caused by the CrowdStrike update has had a severe impact on the Operation, and our industry as a whole. Scheduling has informed us that in order to bet[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2024

19 Jul

Master Executive Council Summer MEC Meeting Conclusion

JUL 19 - After three days of in-depth discussion and action, the MEC Summer 2024 meeting concluded in Chicago this Thursday. Fourteen Local Council Presidents, the MEC Officers, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2024

19 Jul

Returning to Availability List Following Standby Completion

JUL 19 - There have been questions recently about when a Reserve is to be placed back on the availability list on the same calendar day after having been released from a standby [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2024

19 Jul

United Safety Culture Survey – Closes July 26

JUL 19 - United is conducting a voluntary safety survey that focuses on our safety culture and how safety is managed at the airline. Survey information was sent through company email last week and the survey will remain open until July 26.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2024

13 Jul

AFA Disaster Relief - Texas Hurricane Beryl

JUL 13 - We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA e[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 13, 2024

12 Jul

Family Medical Leave – Former Eligibility Requirements Now in Place

JUL 12 - Today the company notified the Union that the eligibility requirements for Family Medical Leave (FML) approval will revert to the requirements in Section 15.I.4 of our joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA).
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2024

12 Jul

2 HOT 2 COLD

JUL 12 - As aviation's first responders, one of our goals is to ensure a safe environment from the moment we and our passengers step foot on the aircraft. During boarding, a warm[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2024

12 Jul

KCM Update - Know the rules!

JUL 12 - Known Crew Member (KCM) is a vital benefit that allows Flight Attendants the convenience of expedited security screening at many of the airports from which we work. The [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2024

12 Jul

Master Executive Council Summer MEC Meeting

JUL 12 - The United Master Executive Council Regular Meeting for Summer 2024 is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago from Tuesday, July 16th through Thursday, Ju[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2024

09 Jul

MEC Reserve Report - June 2024

The June System Reserve Meeting with management was held on June 26th, 2024. The meeting was held in person at the new Arlington Support Center (ASC) in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees joining via Microsoft Teams™.
  • Report
  • Jul 09, 2024

04 Jul

MEC Officer Message: Fourth of July

JULY 4 - The freedom we are afforded in the United States of America today was only possible because of the sacrifice of others. The inalienable right to liberty can be easy to overlook, having become so eternally ingrained in our culture and history. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 04, 2024

27 Jun

Master Executive Council Summer Meeting

JUN 27 - The United Master Executive Council Regular Meeting for Summer 2024 is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago from Tuesday, July 16th through Thursday, July 18th. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2024

27 Jun

End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts for Reserves: If You Don’t Fix It, You Waive It!

JUN 27 - Whenever a Reserve is not scheduled with at least one (1) calendar day off at their home domicile in any consecutive seven (7) day period due to the convergence of month[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2024

27 Jun

Calculating Holiday Pay

JUN 27 - We remind everyone of the upcoming U.S. Contractual holiday, Independence Day (July 4th) as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. Flight Attendants receive additiona[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2024

27 Jun

AFA Celebrates PRIDE: Parade and Event Opportunities

JUN 27 - Throughout the month, there have been celebrations, remembrances, and events to honor the contributions and history of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2024

26 Jun

Hotel and Transportation Committee Report - June 2024

Hotel and Transportation Committee Report - June 2024
  • Report
  • Jun 26, 2024

26 Jun

MEC Summer 2024 Meeting

JUNE 27 - We are pleased to announce that the Summer Regular Meeting of the Master Executive Council will be held in Chicago, IL. Beginning on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, this three-day meeting w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 26, 2024

21 Jun

Conversations with Ken

JUN 21 - Watch the latest conversation with United AFA MEC President Ken Diaz as he provides an update on the progress of mediation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2024

20 Jun

Irregular Operations and Inclement Weather

JUN 20 - Over the last few weeks of this summer season, multiple regions across our system have experienced severe and inclement weather conditions. When we face these situations[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2024

20 Jun

Summer CBT Is Due June 23rd | New Training/CQ Cycle Starts August 1, 2024

JUN 20 - The Summer CBT must be completed in its entirety by the due date of June 23rd at 2359 Central Time. Flight Attendants based in the state of California or Illinois w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2024

20 Jun

Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) & Reporting Reminders

JUN 20 - The Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) is a non-punitive and confidential voluntary safety reporting program intended to identify safety concerns and hazards. This pr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2024

20 Jun

AFA Welcomes Class 2413!

JUN 20 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On behal[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2024

19 Jun

Juneteenth – Freedom Day

JUN 19 - On June 19th, we commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. The Emancipation Proclamation signed in 1863 declared "that all persons held[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2024

18 Jun

MEC Reserve Report May 2024

The May System Reserve Meeting with management was held on May 30th, 2024. The meeting was held in person at the new Arlington Support Center (ASC) in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees joining via Microsoft Teams™.
  • Report
  • Jun 18, 2024

14 Jun

AFA Celebrates Pride Month with Unity and Equality

JUN 14 - Those in the LGBTQ+ community are an integral part of the values of our Union which celebrate and promote diversity and the strength of embracing different perspectives and experiences.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2024

14 Jun

June 13th Worldwide DOA Wrap-up!

JUN 14 - On Thursday, June 13th, thousands of Flight Attendants from United and across the industry picketed outside more than 30 airports and virtually picketed as part of a wor[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2024

14 Jun

AFA Welcomes Class 2412!

JUN 14 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On behal[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2024

12 Jun

Social Media Virtual Informational Picketing

Jun 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 Solidarity Summer Worldwide Day of Action. Help turn up the heat on social media and take part in our virtual picket! 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2024

06 Jun

July Fourth Holiday Absence Certificate Requirement and Bonus Point Opportunity

June 6 - As provided for in Section 13.C.4. of our Contract, Flight Attendants are required to submit an Absence Certificate for all sick calls, paid or unpaid, originating on Ju[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 06, 2024

06 Jun

AFA Welcomes Class 2411!

June 6 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On behal[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 06, 2024

31 May

AFA Welcomes Class 2410!

On behalf of United AFA, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest Members of our Flight Attendant family, Class 2410!!
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2024

31 May

Day of Action Reminder!!

Are you ready for our red-hot Solidarity Summer kick-off on June 13th? Our Worldwide Day of Action is not just a regular picket; it's a powerful statement of our collective solidarity across the globe with multiple airline unions!
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2024

31 May

Effective Communication - Utilizing CUS (Concerned, Uncomfortable, Safe) Words

CUS words are professional and courteous alternatives that help maintain a safe and collaborative environment in aviation and other settings. They empower everyone to speak up and address concerns promptly.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2024

31 May

Activist Alert!

Call your Senators to ask them to sign on to a letter to the National Mediation Board that urges the Board to acknowledge our right to strike and release us when appropriate. With your help, Repres[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2024

28 May

MEC Reserve Report – April 2024

The April System Reserve Meeting with management was held on April 25th, 2024. The meeting was held in person at the new Arlington Support Center in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees joining via Microsoft Teams™
  • Report
  • May 28, 2024

27 May

MEC Officer Message: Memorial Day

MAY 27 - Memorial Day is when we collectively honor the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces; let us take a moment to express our gratitude and respect for their selflessness.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2024

24 May

Standardized Process for Assigning Standbys to Pre-boarding Duties

MAY 24 - In late 2021, based on various safety and security concerns raised by Flight Attendants, AFA became involved in identifying the potential risk factors arising from the S[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2024

24 May

No June COLAs - Return to Work

MAY 24 - As announced recently, Special Company Offered Leaves of Absence (SCOLA) will not be offered for the June bid month.If you have been on a SCOLA from month to month for a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2024

24 May

AFA Welcomes Class 2409!

MAY 24 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On behal[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2024

18 May

AFA Disaster Relief - Massachusetts | Iowa | Texas

MAY 18 - We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA e[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2024

16 May

Worldwide Flight Attendant DOA - Bidding Reminder!!

MAY 16 - Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE! Primary schedule bidding for June closes soon. As you make your selections, don't forget to bid around our June 13th Worldwide Flight Attendant  Day of Action (DOA) and RSVP today!
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2024

16 May

AFA Applauds U.S. Congress for Backing Aviation Workers’ Right to Strike

MAY 16 - WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2024) —  The Flight Attendant Union, representing over 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, applauds the 178 Members of Congress, led [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2024

16 May

Upcoming 51st Annual AFA Board of Directors Meeting

MAY 16 - The United AFA MEC will attend the 51st Annual Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on May 20-22 in Atlanta, GA. The AFA Board of Directors represents our highest governing [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2024

16 May

AFA Welcomes Class 2408!

MAY 16 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2024

09 May

Safety Reminder - Update your Personal Information

MAY 9 - Having accurate contact information on file is crucial for your safety, as it allows the company to reach you, or your emergency contact, quickly regarding any safety con[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2024

09 May

MEC Annual Reserve Committee Training

MAY 9 - This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Reserve Committee conducted its annual Reserve Training in Chicago. Twenty-six of our flying partners from across the system attended the two-day training.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2024

09 May

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM)

MAY 9 - Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is not just a month of celebration, but a dedicated time to recognize and honor the remarkable achievements and contributions o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2024

09 May

AFA Welcomes Class 2407!

MAY 9 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On b[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2024

03 May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

MAY 3 - How can you protect and support your own mental well-being? Evaluate your mental well-being on a routine basis just like you are advised to do for your physical health. Y[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2024

03 May

AFA Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May is a special month for us as we honor and appreciate the contributions, vibrant culture, and inspiring history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year, the theme for AAPI Heritage Month 2024 is “Advancing Leaders Through Innovation.”
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2024

03 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street 2024

"Wings" brings together the spirit of our work in the skies, the financial contributions of Wall Street, and an event that has celebrity appeal to become a multi-million-dollar benefit. While Wings[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2024

03 May

Solidarity Summer: Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action

MAY 3 - We’re kicking off this red hot Solidarity Summer with a Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action to demand our contracts. Airline executives have had no problem dolling out massive raises for themselves. We’re coming for our share of the profits we create.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2024

03 May

AFA Welcomes Class 2406!

On behalf of United AFA, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest Members of our Flight Attendant family, Class 2406!
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2024

30 Apr

MEC Reserve Report – March 2024

The March System Reserve Meeting with management was held on March 20th, 2024. The meeting was held in person at the new Arlington Support Center in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees joining via Microsoft Teams™.
  • Report
  • Apr 30, 2024

25 Apr

PTO Error in Awards for May

APR 25 - Yesterday, an error was discovered with the Personal Time Off (PTO) awards that impacted the first 15-day window of May’s awards. In total, eight bases across the system were affected and the error led to the award of more PTO than expected at the 15-day mark.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024

25 Apr

Piggybacking Arbitration Award

APR 25 - On April 23rd the System Board of Adjustment issued an award in our MEC “Piggybacking” Grievance (MEC 4-21). Your MEC filed this grievance over the company’s failure to [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024

25 Apr

AFA Activist Alert!

APR 25 - Tell your Representatives in Congress to sign on to a letter that urges the National Mediation Board (NMB) to utilize all provisions of the Railway Labor Act, inclu[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024

25 Apr

AFA Sponsored Voluntary Supplemental Benefits – Closes April 26, 2024

APR 25 - On site open enrollment for our AFA-sponsored Voluntary Supplemental Benefits will be available in our seven largest bases (DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX ORD & SFO) through April 26, 2024.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024

25 Apr

Spring CBT Reminder

APR 25 - The deadline for the quarterly Spring CBT is fast approaching. As a reminder, the deadline has been extended due to technical issues with the online modules in Takeoff Learning. All CBT’s are due on May 2, 2024, at 23:59 CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024

25 Apr

AFA Welcomes Class 2405!

APR 25 - Every time a new Flight Attendant joins our career, they bring with them their unique talents and abilities, further strengthening our profession and our Union. On behal[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2024