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04 Oct

Lawmakers, Unions Press U.S. Airlines to Hold Off on Stock Buybacks

SEP 28 - Labor unions and some U.S. lawmakers are pressing airlines not to resume stock buybacks after a COVID assistance prohibition expires this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Spirit Pilots Union Wants To Agree A Pay Rise Before It merges With JetBlue

SEP 6 - Spirit pilots' union wants negotiations to turn Spirit Airlines into a "career destination" airline, even as the airline is being acquired by JetBlue.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

03 Oct

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Service at JFK

OCT 3 - United Airlines announced a decision to temporarily suspend service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) effective with the last inbound flights on October 29, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2022

01 Oct

Aviation Labor Round Up: A Week Of Unrest In The United States

OCT 1 - Cataloging a week of labor unrest in US commercial aviation, from SFO service workers having a strike to informational picketing and more.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 01, 2022

30 Sep

Delta Pilots Voting For Strike Authorization as Contract Negotiations Falter

SEP 30 -  Pilots at Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) on Friday opened voting for authorizing a strike, saying negotiations with the U.S. airline for a new contract had failed to produce an "industry-leading" agreement.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 30, 2022

30 Sep

Pakistan Airlines' 'Wear Underwear' Dress Code. Then, A Clarification

SEP 30 - PIA immediately withdrew the bulletin, due to the backlash it received, Geo News reported.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 30, 2022

29 Sep

AFA Hurricane and Natural Disaster Resources

SEP 29 - Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the current natural disaster, Hurricane Ian.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Variable Staffing Position(s) & Overstaffing

SEP 29 - Not too long ago, we provided you with a news article as it relates to variable staffing answering questions about how to assign jumpseat and work positions when the number o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Third Trimester CBT 2022p1 – DUE OCT 30!

SEP 29 - The Third Trimester CBT is now available for completion and is required to be completed by October 30, 2022 - 2359 Central Standard Time. This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) to three forty-eight (3:48) hours to complete.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Special COLA - November 2022

SEP 29 - Crew Schedule Planning has determined there may be opportunities to offer one (1) month Special COLAs for the November schedule month which begins on October 31, 2022.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Door Operation App Requirement

SEP 29 - We encourage a dedicated and methodical approach when reviewing these videos to avoid any situation where the review might cause confusion.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

AFA Welcomes Class 2230!

SEP 29 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2230 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

MEC Committee Election – Central Schedule Committee

SEP 29 - At the upcoming Fall 2022 Regular United Master Executive Council (MEC) Meeting in Chicago, the United MEC will fill one (1) Member of the Central Schedule Committee position.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Discouraging the Opt-in for CCS 7.Q.1 Reassignments

SEP 29 - United announced their intent to implement a voluntary, non-Contractual method of receiving notification through CCS for reassignments pursuant to Section 7.Q.1., we continue to strongly discourage you from participating in the “opt in.”
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Democrats press airlines against resuming stock buybacks

SEP 29 - House Democrats on Thursday urged airlines to refrain from resuming stock buybacks until they overcome flight delays and cancellations stemming from a shortage of workers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Lawmakers, unions press U.S. airlines to hold off on stock buybacks

SEP 29 - Labor unions and some U.S. lawmakers are pressing airlines not to resume stock buybacks after a COVID assistance prohibition expires this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

28 Sep

A new rule will force airlines to disclose all hidden fees before you book

SEP 28 - Finally, some justice when we're forced to pay extra for just about everything.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 28, 2022

27 Sep

Day of Action September 27th

Our Union has come to management to create reliable solutions to the problems they continue to allow to fester. The repercussions of management refusing to fix the problems have shown Flight [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines flight attendants’ protest lands in Boston

SEP 27 - Flight attendants across the country, including in Boston, are demanding that United Airlines fix its operational and staffing deficiencies, which they say have left them — and their customers — grounded for hours after flight cancellations.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Southwest, United flight attendants picket for new contract outside LAX

SEP 27 - Union members representing thousands of Southwest Airlines and United Airlines flight attendants picketed outside of Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United flight attendants picket at Logan, push for communication with management

SEP 27 - United flight attendants demonstrated outside airports nationwide Tuesday morning, including Boston, to demand United management confront the operational disruptions that have affected them, as well as the public. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Flight attendants protest at Midway, O’Hare

SEP 27 - Flight attendants for two of the city’s largest airlines protested at Midway and O’Hare airports on Tuesday, demanding new contracts that would provide better economic and working conditions.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Flight attendants protest schedule havoc at airports across U.S.

SEP 27 - Flight attendants at United and Southwest airlines on Tuesday staged protests at airports across the U.S. to draw attention to chaotic scheduling and other workplace woes. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines Flight Attendants Picket at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

SEP 27 - A number of United Airlines flight attendants were picketing outside of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Local flight attendants picket over flight delays

SEP 27 - Early Tuesday morning, flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) held signs and picketed outside of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines flight attendants, demanding better operations

SEP 27 - Picketers held signs reading 'Can you hear us now'
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

26 Sep

Worker protests at airports spread nationwide over staffing and pay

SEP 26 - Food service workers in San Francisco go on strike and shut down concessions; flight attendants plan Tuesday protest at multiple airports
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 26, 2022

25 Sep

American Airlines cites mechanical issue for strange moanings over PA system

SEP 25 - ‘The sounds were caused by a mechanical issue with the PA amplifier, which raises the volume of the PA system when the engines are running,’ according to the Fort Worth-based airline.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2022

24 Sep

While You’re in the Air, Pilots’ Key Partners May Be Working From Home

SEP 24 - Two airlines allow dispatchers, who share operational authority over flights, to do their jobs remotely. Some in the industry take issue with that.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 24, 2022

23 Sep

Alaska Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Labor Contract Deal

SEP 23 - Alaska Airlines has come to a tentative deal with its pilots on a new contract, capping a contentious three-year negotiation, the airline and its pilot union said Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 23, 2022

22 Sep

Are You Fed Up? The Time to Act is Now to Demonstrate Our Solidarity!

SEP 22 - Are you fed up?  The time to act is now to demonstrate our solidarity!
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

KCM Location Change at EWR

SEP 22 - On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, there was a change in one of the Known Crewmember (KCM) locations in EWR. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

Vacation 2023 – Our Contractual Process Begins by September 25!

SEP 22 - Our Contractual annual Vacation process kicks off with the creation of the Reserve Letter lists for HNL and LHR.  These lists have been created, posted and are available for Review by the Flight Attendants at these bases.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

Register to Vote!

SEP 22 - Your right and privilege to vote is not automatic, you must register to vote, and you must ensure your registration record is up to date.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

AFA Welcomes Class 2229!

SEP 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2229 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

AFA Disaster Relief Fund – Our Union at Work Helping Each Other

SEP 22 - Regardless of your Municipality, you are eligible for AFA Disaster Relief Funds if your primary residence is in Puerto Rico.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

20 Sep

Our September 27th Day of Action

SEP 20 - On this date, informational picketing will take place where we, as Members, will come together to educate the traveling public about the issues we face and simultaneously ensure management is aware of our Solidarity as it pertains to the issues we face.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

Reserve Lines and Vacation – Maximizing Pay and/or Time Off

SEP 20 - We have compiled additional information on Vacation Fly-Through, Vacation Adjustments, and Vacation Slide options as they pertain to Reserves.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

United Removes 25 Boeing 777-200 Aircraft from Service

SEP 20 - United has removed twenty-five (25) Boeing 777-200 aircraft from service this week following a discovery and disclosure that required inspections on the wing leading edge panels had not been performed.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

Give to or Get Help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund

SEP 20 - 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 Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

19 Sep

Supersonic jet future in doubt after every jet-engine maker refuses to help

SEP 19 - Supersonic jet startup Boom's future is in doubt after every major jet-engine maker refuses to help.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 19, 2022

19 Sep

United’s Electric Air Taxi And JFK Whining Distract From Real Issues

SEP 19 - "...intentionally using distraction to focus a narrative on a specific target while avoiding more difficult issues."
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 19, 2022

18 Sep

Why labor unions are having a moment right now

SEP 18 - Between strikes by nurses, teachers and maybe railroad workers, and new union efforts gaining steam at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and elsewhere, big labor is having a big moment.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2022

18 Sep

The 'last man' selling floppy-disks says airlines continue to make orders

SEP 18 - The 'last man' selling floppy-disks says airlines continue to make orders for the ancient storage technology.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2022

17 Sep

Starbucks reportedly planning to deny paid leave benefits to union workers

SEP 17 - "Their goal is to retaliate against and punish union stores," said Starbucks Workers United.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 17, 2022

17 Sep

Unhappy Airline Employees: What Is An Informational Picket?

SEP 17 - A basic explanation of what and why an informational picket by airline pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 17, 2022

16 Sep

Hundreds of Flights in France Canceled as Air Traffic Control Workers Strike

SEP 16 - More than 400 flights departing from or arriving to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports had been canceled, and about 200 had been delayed, by midday on Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 16, 2022

16 Sep

United Airlines Unions Question Emirates Deal. ‘We Changed Teams So Quickly.’

SEP 16 - Forgive United Airlines’ unions for being puzzled that United and Emirates are now friends, after years of being enemies.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 16, 2022

15 Sep

Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal

SEP 15 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday blocked a Republican request to force railroad workers and companies to accept the recommendations of a nonpartisan panel to avoid a strike that would impact millions of Americans.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month AFA Pins

This month, Local Councils are distributing AFA Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month AFA pins. You are encouraged to pick up this pin from your Local Council and wear it in Solidarity as we work together to accomplish diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Celebrating Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 marks the first day of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month in the United States.  The celebration, which is also referred to as National Hispanic Heritage Month, began as Hispanic [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Third Trimester CBT 2022p1

The Third Trimester CBT is now available for completion and is required to be completed by October 30, 2022 - 2359 Central Standard Time. Log into TakeOff Learning on Flying Together and select Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Fall Trimester.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

RSVP for our September 27 Day of Action!

Specific details for many of our Bases have been confirmed and posted to our website. A link to RSVP your attendance at the September 27, 2022, Day of Action is now available from our we[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

14 Sep

United - Emirates Codeshare: Labor is Watching

After years of highlighting the unfair business practices of state-owned enterprises (SOE) such as Emirates Airlines and other Middle East carriers, United’s announcement of a new codeshare agreement demands scrutiny.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2022

14 Sep

New York Woman Sentenced to Prison for Interfering with a Flight Crew

SEP 14 - New York Woman Sentenced to Prison for Interfering with a Flight Crew | USAO-AZ | Department of Justice
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2022

13 Sep

Uniform Points Reminder

SEP 13 - Recognizing the supply line challenges that made securing certain uniform items difficult during the early months of this year, through discussions with our MEC Uniform Commi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Welcome New Hire Class 2228

SEP 13 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2228 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Our Commitment to Never Forget

SEP 13 - We gathered to pay tribute on the 21st remembrance of September 11th. The tragedy of the attacks forever changed the world and our careers as Flight Attendants. The loss[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Biden touts U.S. crackdown on airlines over passenger treatment

SEP 13 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Monday his administration had cracked down on U.S. airlines to improve treatment of passengers, a claim rejected by the carriers.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Day Of Action!

Join us on September 27, 2022 for our Day of Action!
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

12 Sep

Unions are fighting for better schedules, safety and work conditions

SEP 12 - It’s not just about the money. There has been a surge in union activism — including strikes and organizing efforts — in the last year that is being driven by factors far beyo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2022

11 Sep

Alaska Airlines Pilots Union Shares Negotiations Update

SEP 11 - A recent Alaska Pilots Podcast gives cause to believe a deal is near for Alaska Airlines' management and the airline's pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 11, 2022

09 Sep

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Sep 09, 2022

09 Sep

Taking an Expressway to Where?

The record is clear; our AFA leadership made a deliberate effort to review what was proposed and, in good faith, counter proposed solutions.  Our counter proposals were intended to address th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 09, 2022

08 Sep

Promote Our Day of Action

SEP 8 - I Stand With my Union! We are standing together to fight for what we have earned every day on every flight. Yesterday, we filed a MEC Grievance (MEC 10-22) in response [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2022

08 Sep

Fall CBT – Now available in TakeOff Learning

SEP 8 - The 2022 Fall Trimester CBT is now available and is required to be completed by October 30, 2022, at 2359 Central Standard Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2022

08 Sep

Bad Day / Worse Day Trades

SEP 8 - We continue to receive questions regarding pool numbers and trading. While this is not a new issue for Flight Attendants, our quality of life is directly impacted by ou[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2022

08 Sep

Welcome New Hire Class 2227

SEP 8 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2227 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2022

07 Sep

American Airlines Looks Toward Pilot Contract After ‘Solid’ Labor Day Weekend

SEP 7 - Following the call, pilot spokesman Dennis Tajer cautioned, “We’ll know how well talks have gone when membership approves a tentative agreement. Until then, it’s all just[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 07, 2022

07 Sep

Management Reacts to Unifying Union Communication

We will stand together with one strong, unwavering voice; I stand with my Union!  Plan to join us on September 27, 2022 for our Day of Action.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 07, 2022

07 Sep

United Airlines threatens to stop all JFK service if feds don’t OK more flights

SEP 7 - United Airlines says it will cease flights to and from JFK next month if the federal government doesn’t allow the carrier to increase its operations at New York’s busiest[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 07, 2022

06 Sep

One of the biggest strikes in US history is brewing at UPS

SEP 6 - Contract negotiations are set to begin in the spring between UPS and the Teamsters Union ahead of their current contract's expiration at the end of July, 2023. Already, b[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2022

04 Sep

United MEC Labor Day Officer Message

This Labor Day weekend, take time to reflect not only on the roots of this great movement but also on the direction we must go to accomplish these objectives. Labor Day is the apropos time to cele[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2022

01 Sep

Welcome New Hire Class 2226

We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2226 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 01, 2022

01 Sep

September is National Recovery Month

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 01, 2022

01 Sep

Incentive Pay Rates – Applicable Quarters and Payment Schedule

The September bid month marks the last month in the third quarter of the incentive pay rate schedule. As the booming summer travel season approaches an end, it is an excellent time to review how Incentive Pay Rates are calculated and compensated. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 01, 2022

01 Sep

ALPA System-wide Informational Picketing

Today, the ALPA United MEC hosted system-wide informational picketing events at DCA, ORD, and SFO to protest protracted contract negotiations. These events were attended by the MEC Officers and representatives from Councils 8 ORD and 11 SFO. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 01, 2022

30 Aug

Focus on Us: Action vs. Inaction

AUG 30 - Last week we announced our Focus on Us: Day of Action, scheduled on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. With this announcement we will be closing out our Flight Attendant Promo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

30 Aug

AFA and ALPA Professional Standards Endorse the “Union First” Concept

AUG 30 - Every AFA Member has access to the AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards (EAP/PS) Committee which serves as an alternative pathway when addressing conflicts which can arrive in the workplace. This occurs without management involvement. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

30 Aug

Uniform Gender Expression Survey

AUG 30 - It is a core value of AFA-CWA to promote economic and social justice for all workers through education and action. We are committed to the broadest employment of our Mem[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

30 Aug

VSL-B Sendoff

AUG 30 - On August 31, we say farewell to 1,382 Flight Attendants who participated in the Voluntary Separation B (VSL-B). These individuals have experienced so many changes throughout[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

30 Aug

September 2022 Reserve Timeline

AUG 30 - If you are on Reserve status for the September bid month, there are a number of scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between the release of bid awards and through the first week of the new month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

30 Aug

Report: Emirates & United Airlines Launching Partnership

AUG 30 - While there’s nothing official yet, The Air Current (which is consistently reliable) reports that Emirates and United Airlines are planning to launch a partner[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2022

26 Aug

United Airlines CEO says a lack of support...

AUG 26 - The CEO of United Airlines said that this summer's travel disruption is partly due to a lack of support from the government to the aviation industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 26, 2022

25 Aug

Personal Strategies for Managing the September 11th Remembrance

In whatever way you choose to structure your day, this September 11th, or how it naturally unfolds on the date of the remembrance or in advance of it, please remember that your AFA EAP Committe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 25, 2022

25 Aug

Day of Action Announcement– Fed Up? Show up! on September 27th

More specifics and details will follow in the next few weeks, but we’re going to turn up the heat yet again. Fed Up? Show Up!  We will stand together on September 27th, 2022, and show management enough is enough; focus on us! #FedUpShowUp DOA 2022
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 25, 2022

25 Aug

Trading Positions? Changes Coming on Monday, August 29, 2022

Beginning next week Monday, August 29, 2022, Flight Attendants trading positions on scheduled pairings will no longer need to call the Crew Desk to process the trade
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 25, 2022

23 Aug

Fall flight cuts reflect new normal for passengers

AUG 23 - Experts say industry is adapting to pilot shortages, new demand. As airlines announce cutting hundreds of flights a day in the fall, industry experts warn ABC News [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2022

22 Aug

Focus on Us: Taking our Next Step

AUG 22 - If you haven’t yet had a chance to read our last Debrief, “Reality Check and Solutions,” we encourage you to take a look. As we’ve said many times previously, the a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2022

22 Aug

Welcome New Hire Class 2225

AUG 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2225 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2022

22 Aug

"Unions are cool again": A new generation of workers advocates for unionization

AUG 22 - The number of Americans who belong to labor unions had been dropping for decades. But suddenly, in the last year or so, the winds have changed. Unionization efforts are [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2022

19 Aug

Missouri Severe Storms & flooding- DR 4664-MO

AUG 19 - 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
  • Aug 19, 2022

19 Aug

United AFA Members with CAIC Supplemental Benefits Coverage

AUG 19 - Members age 70+ with CAIC supplemental benefits coverage may have recently received correspondence stating their disability coverage was terminated due to their age. If you r[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 19, 2022

18 Aug

A Reality Check and Solutions

AUG 18 - In our ongoing efforts to help management make good decisions and find solutions to their problems, you have made your voices clear. Through messages to your Local Council [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 18, 2022

18 Aug

Safety, Health & Security Committee Annual Training Conducted

AUG 18 - Our MEC Safety, Health, and Security Committee concluded our annual training seminar last week in Chicago. 

  • AFA Article
  • Aug 18, 2022

18 Aug

Airline unions urge carriers not to resume buybacks

AUG 18 -  The largest U.S. airlines are making money again. Labor unions don’t want them to spend it on stock buybacks. A condition of the $54 billion in fed[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 18, 2022

17 Aug

#reUnited: Bringing our Colleagues Home

AUG 16 - Many of us are not only aware of the plight of those Flight Attendants who were formerly based at the now closed domiciles in FRA, HKG and NRT, we know these individuals personally.

  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2022

16 Aug

16 Aug

FPS August 5–12 Update

AUG 16 - The results from the second week of our Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS) have been posted on our dedicated AFAFPS.ORG website. For the week of August 5-12, 2022 United management scored a -96, which unfortunately, is less favorable than last week.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 16, 2022

16 Aug

National Aviation Week 2022

AUG 16 - This week (August 15-21, 2022) is National Aviation Week, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will mark the week by providing free Museum access to crewmembers both active and retired.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 16, 2022

16 Aug

Welcome New Hire Class 2224

AUG 16 -  We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2224 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, IAD, IAH, ORD and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 16, 2022

12 Aug

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - July 2022

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - July 2022
  • Report
  • Aug 12, 2022

11 Aug

Using Telephone Technology to Improve Rest

AUG 11 - Flight Attendants can now expect to receive calls from Crew Scheduling that will consistently be identified as coming from 800 358 5463 (1 800 FLT LINE).  The end r[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 11, 2022

11 Aug

Happy 77th Birthday AFA!

AUG 11 - We celebrate our Union's birthday on Monday, August 22nd!
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 11, 2022

11 Aug

Call Wait Times and Obtaining Lodging through Self-help

AUG 11 - Flight Attendants should not be required to reduce their already shortened rest periods, and we cautioned the company about the likelihood of an increase in fatigue claims as a result of these delays in rescheduling.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 11, 2022

11 Aug

Submitting Requests for a Personal Drop (PD) or Personal Time Off (PTO)

AUG 11 - For a refresher on submitting for Personal Drops or Personal Time Off, or to review the award process for either of these time off options, review the information available on our website.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 11, 2022

11 Aug

United Airlines Places $10 Million Downpayment On Flying Taxis

AUG 11 - Archer Aviation's Maker is currently undergoing flight tests and could be ferrying United passengers to the airport in a couple of years' time.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 11, 2022

10 Aug

Starbucks workers hold strikes in at least 17 states amid union drive

AUG 10 - Workers allege over 75 people have been fired in retaliation for organizing this year.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2022

10 Aug

Airlines Just Cut 34,000 US Flights Planned For November

AUG 10 - The vast majority of the cuts were made by American.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2022

09 Aug

Hot Aircraft –Advocating to Protect Crew and Passengers

AUG 09 - As summer temperatures continue to remain elevated, so does the risk of heat-related illness. In addition to the heat, delays and quick turns put additional stress on ou[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Call Wait Time Reports

AUG 09 - We encourage you to continue to report on call wait times. Report on any of the excessive call wait times to get through to crew scheduling, and the Flight Attendant Sup[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

FPS: Week One Results

AUG 09 - As our AFAFPS website reports, the initial FPS score is -95. This number represents the detractors (0-6), subtracted from the Promoters (9-10), with the Passives removed. We encourage all Flight Attendants to participate each week and make your voice heard.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management Program

AUG 09 - The Flight Attendant Fatigue Report (FAFR) Tool is a confidential reporting tool that allows Flight Attendants to proactively identify and report instances of fatigue and ask questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Welcome Class 2223!

AUG 09 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2223 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, IAH, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

'Dream job' turns into a nightmare for some new JetBlue flight attendants

AUG 09 - 'Dream job' turns into a nightmare for some new JetBlue flight attendants, who say they aren't being given enough flights to pay the bills
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

08 Aug

U.S. airline rules need 'refresh,' says transport chief Buttigieg

AUG 08 - "We've been due for a refresh on a lot of our rules toward airlines and when you get it right, the entire system is better off - certainly passengers are better off," Buttigieg told Reuters. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 08, 2022

07 Aug

This is a great time to be an airline. It's the worst time to be a passenger

AUG 07 - US airlines just had one of the most lucrative quarters in history. Passengers are suffering for it.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2022

06 Aug

United Airlines employees just showed how to use data to shame your bosses

AUG 06 - In the vast realm of employee relations, this might actually impress customers too. Because it affects them.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2022

06 Aug

UAL Flight Attendants Made a Big Announcement, and Basically Nobody Is Happy

AUG 06 - Over the last week or so, the union representing United Airlines flight attendants has been rolling out what it says will be a weekly rating showing how their members feel about United Airlines management.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2022

05 Aug

Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS) Update

AUG 04 - Earlier this week on Tuesday we provided you with a preview of what to expect when we update the Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS) each week. Results will be posted [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 05, 2022

04 Aug

Access to the Non-Public Area of Our Website

AUG 04 - Access to a Members only resource area that contains information specific to our work group that is not visible to the general public.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

Sun Country Airlines Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement Added

AUG 04 - A Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement (RCSA) with Sun Country Airlines is now effective.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

Semi-Annual System Seniority List

AUG 04 - Flight Attendants have the ability to dispute any error or omission affecting their seniority.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards No Longer a Required Item

AUG 04 - Over the course of the past couple of weeks, a number of safety alerts were released by the company advising Flight Attendants that COVID-19 vaccination cards are no longer a required duty item. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

03 Aug

Starbucks Is Firing a Huge Number of Pro-Union Workers

AUG 03 - “They are firing union leaders across the country, cutting hours, bullying workers,” Starbucks Workers United told VICE News.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

03 Aug

'Unsustainable and shambolic': Flight attendants speak on summer travel chaos

AUG 03 - "Flight attendants are being maxed out, working the longest days we've had, with the shortest rest periods overnight that we've had and that does get you sick, that does lead to exhaustion and fatigue and weakens your immune system."
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

03 Aug

Airlines were too ambitious chasing the travel rebound. Now they’re scaling back

AUG 03 - The leaders of the country’s biggest airlines learned a hard lesson this summer: it’s easier to make plans than to keep them.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

02 Aug

FPS Update

This past Friday we announced our new Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS). While our results will be posted on a weekly basis, in order to provide a preview of how the scores will be presented, we[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Contact Your Union First!

AFA EAP is a voluntary and confidential service of your Union. We can help you to work out any difficulty and avoid “writing up” flying partners or other employees, where both parties may then potentially be subject to disciplinary action.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Voluntary Separation Leave (VSL) Resource Page

The VSL Program A started March 1, 2021, ended on December 31, 2021 with a separation date of January 1, 2022. The VSL Program B started March 1, 2021, will end on August 31, 2022 with a separation date of September 1, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Reserve Touchless Check-In

Last October the company announced the development of a touchless check-in procedure for Reserves assigned to Airport Standby. By logging into Mobile CCS, on top of the page under “My Trip,” you can access “Touchless Check-In.”
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Maintaining Control of our Uniform

We have recently received reports of our current uniform items being made available and worn by those who are not active Flight Attendants. While we are addressing these instances as we are made a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

September 2022 Special COLA

Crew Schedule Planning has determined there may be opportunities to offer one (1) month Special COLAs for the September schedule month which begins on 8/31/22.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Welcome Class 2222!

We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2222 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

01 Aug

Airlines Set to Save Billions With Fuel Hedges Amid $100 Oil

AUG 01 - Airlines with oil hedges are set to save billions of dollars on their fuel bills this year, the first such gains since the industry was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2022

31 Jul

The VICE Guide to Spotting Union Busting

JUL 31 - As workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and Apple stores fight to unionize and inspire others to join forces, management is fighting back, trying to tamp down the organizing actions, even at companies that tout their “progressive values.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2022

30 Jul

What $50 billion in taxpayer aid for airlines did not fix

JUL 30 - What the airlines chose to do instead has largely benefited the airlines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 30, 2022

29 Jul

Focus on Us, Phase 2: Introducing the Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS)

JULY 29 - Being the problem solvers that we are, we thought we’d offer valuable insight on how management can improve this critical internal customer Flight Attendant experience. We are excited to announce our new Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS).
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2022

28 Jul

Travel Woes Could Continue Until 2023 According To An Airline CEO

JUL 28 - “We’re not going to get back to normal utilization and normal staffing levels until next summer,” Kirby said.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 28, 2022

27 Jul

JetBlue agrees to buy Spirit for $3.8B

JUL 27 - JetBlue Airways has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion and create the nation's fifth-largest airline if the deal can win approval from antitrust regulators.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2022

26 Jul

Call Wait Times

JUL 26 - A few weeks ago, with your support, we began tracking call wait times by requesting you provide us with your actual times on hold including pictures for documentation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2022

26 Jul

Group Universal Life (GUL) Auto Enrollment

JUL 26 - Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL) is the voluntary life insurance product for all Flight Attendants negotiated by AFA and agreed to by the company for the benefit of Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2022

25 Jul

Elizabeth Warren demands airline crackdown amid travel chaos

JUL 25 - Air travel is a mess right now and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding that federal regulators do something about it.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2022

24 Jul

Warren, Padilla call on Buttigieg to crack down on airline industry

JUL 24 - Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) wrote a letter on Tuesday to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Trans[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2022

23 Jul

AFA Welcomes Class 2221!

JUL 23 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2221 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, ORD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 23, 2022

22 Jul

My Union-AFA-Speaks for Me!

JUL 22 - On July 15, John Slater distributed a communication entitled “Setting the Record Straight.”  Your response was nothing short of inspirational. We always want t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

22 Jul

Max Duty Time Limitations

JUL 22 - Often a topic of confusion & discussion is determining our maximum actual duty day and the time at which the door must be closed to remain legal for the specific flight to which we are assigned.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

22 Jul

Summer MEC Meeting Recap

JUL 22 - The United Master Executive Council (MEC) met this week in Chicago for our Summer MEC meeting. The MEC engaged in informative discussion and lively debate on a number of issues that impact our Members.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

21 Jul

Airlines temper flying ambitions after chaotic — but profitable — travel rebound

JUL 21 - The three biggest U.S. carriers — Delta, United and American — are dialing back their flight growth ambitions, an effort to fly more reliably af[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 21, 2022

20 Jul

United CEO apologizes to Buttigieg after FAA criticism

JUL 20 - The head of United Airlines Holdings Inc. apologized to US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg after the carrier publicly faulted regulators for worsening flight delays.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2022

19 Jul

Don’t Forget to Wear Your AFA Pin

JUL 19 - Your AFA pin represents our combined strength and unity as we work toward achieving improvements for all of us and should always be worn with your uniform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

19 Jul

AFA United MEC Regular Summer 2022 Meeting

JUL 19 - The meeting is open to Members in good standing. If you happen to be in Chicago on the dates the meeting is scheduled, we encourage your attendance and participation in our Democratic process.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

19 Jul

AFA Welcomes Class 2220!

JUL 19 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2220 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, DEN, EWR, IAD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

18 Jul

System Reserve Meeting Report - July 2022

August Reserve Move-up Projections, Release Codes for Lineholder Flight Attendants with RA Days, Releasing Ready Reserves after having been available for part of the day, Communicating [...]
  • Report
  • Jul 18, 2022

18 Jul

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blames Dem-run cities for store closures

JUL 18 - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Democratic mayors and city councils have “abdicated their responsibility” in fighting crime and addressing mental illness, which has forced his company to shutter stores due to fears over employee safety.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2022

17 Jul

United Airlines just criticized its own employees. Their response was pure joy

JUL 17 - Many companies believe good, loyal employees are precious right now. Perhaps airlines aren't always among them.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2022

16 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Jul 16, 2022

16 Jul

Southwest Airlines flight attendants plan to picket as labor strife heats up

JUL 16 - The Dallas-based airline’s flight attendants will hold informational protests at Dallas Love Field over stalled contract talks.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 16, 2022

15 Jul

Management's Reaction to Our Solidarity

JULY 15 - Last week, we engaged with management in trying to find solutions and it should be clear – management could not find a way to meet any of the priorities identified in our response to them.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2022

14 Jul

Airlines’ Challenge Is Cutting Costs, Not Filling Seats

JUL 14 - U.S. carriers see no slowdown in demand, despite unease about the economy. But problems with staffing and operations are eating into profits.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 14, 2022

14 Jul

August 2022 Special COLA Award

JUL 14 - Special COLAs for the August bid month were awarded this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 14, 2022

13 Jul

Why Is There A Pilot Shortage?

JUL 13 - U.S. air carriers are scrambling to fill cockpits this summer, but they’re facing hurdles from retiring baby boomers to pandemic fallout.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 13, 2022

12 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - August 2022

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - August 2022
  • Report
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

Important Reminder: Known Crewmember (KCM) - It’s a Privilege, Not a Right!

JUL 12 - The continued success of the program is dependent upon crewmembers demonstrating that they can be trusted to comply with all related requirements.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

"988" – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

JUL 12 - The United States phone number “988” has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

Aircraft Substitutions Requiring Fewer Flight Attendants

JUL 12 - Flight Attendants are reminded to be familiar with what occurs in the event of an aircraft substitution through the Equipment Change language in our current Contract Section 7.Q.7. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

11 Jul

AFA Welcomes Classes 2218 and 2219

JUL 11 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from classes 2218 and 2219 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, LAX, ORD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2022

11 Jul

Airline Pilots Seek Big Raises, and Broader Changes

JUL 11 - Pilots feel frustrated and overworked, issues that they say the air travel rebound has magnified by disrupting operations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2022

10 Jul

An American Airlines pilot just said the quiet part out loud (it's not pretty)

JUL 10 - "The problem is that they've sold tickets that they don't have the ability to fly,"
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2022

09 Jul

DOT Warns Airlines To Stop Charging Extra For Seating Kids With Family

JUL 09 - The Transportation Department said it has received few complaints about the issue but said "even one incident is one too many."
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 09, 2022

08 Jul

United MEC President Letter - July 8, 2022

JUL 08 - "Simply put, we could not agree to provide the company with concessions to our Contract. We are in Contract Negotiations and while the company may not like all of the pr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

08 Jul

FAA: Don't blame airline delays and cancellations on ATC staffing

JUL 08 - The FAA is pushing back against United Airlines' assertion that air traffic control staffing is a major factor in the ongoing struggle that carriers are having with cancellations and delays. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

08 Jul

Network Aircraft Schedule Changes impact August

JUL 08 - The opening of the August primary bid period will be delayed. Bid packets will be uploaded to CCS on July 13, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

07 Jul

Salary Increases: A Look Into Recent Changes By Airlines In The United States

JUL 07 - But the pay increases for flight attendants are nowhere near as significant as the pilot increases. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2022

06 Jul

What a Korean restaurant worker union win says about future of labor movements

JUL 06 - “We hope the unity between migrant communities, between Asians and Latinos, can bring us to a better future for the workers who are sustaining this industry,” the union president said.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2022

05 Jul

Scandinavian Airlines files for bankruptcy amid pilots' strike

JUL 05 - The company said many international airlines have used U.S. courts for bankruptcy proceedings because the Chapter 11 law offers advantages to businesses undergoing restructuring with divisions in different parts of the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 05, 2022