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12 Apr

Loud and Proud – Day of Action Success!

APR 12 - On Thursday, April 11th, we gathered in the thousands for our system-wide picketing event, delivering our message loud and clear. It is time for management to address our priorities in an Industry-Leading Contract that we have rightfully earned.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2024

12 Apr

Welcome Class 2403

APR 12 - 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 12, 2024

11 Apr

United Flight Attendants Picket For Improved Wages

APR 11 - Today, United Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), demonstrated at 17 airports worldwide to demand United executives stop th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2024

10 Apr

April 11, 2024 Day Of Action – Virtual Picketing

APR 10 - Thursday, April 11, Let’s Get Loud! Hit the picket line at an airport near you. RSVP now. If you’re scheduled to work or won’t be able to attend a picketing event i[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 10, 2024

05 Apr

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - April 2024

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - April 2024
  • Report
  • Apr 05, 2024

04 Apr

May 2024 Special COLA Opportunity

APR 4 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be an opportunity to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the May 2024 bid mon[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 04, 2024

04 Apr

Arab American Heritage Month

APR 4 - Beginning in 2017, Arab American Heritage Month honored the history, culture, contributions, and achievements of the American Arab community. Formally recognized by the White House in 2021, April was designated as Arab American Heritage Month.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 04, 2024

04 Apr

AFA Welcomes Class 2402

APR 4 - 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 behalf[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 04, 2024

28 Mar

AFA Sponsored Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment

MAR 28 - Open enrollment for AFA-sponsored voluntary supplemental benefits is just around the corner, and we’ve got some important updates for this year’s program. We want to ens[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2024

28 Mar

Social Media Awareness

MAR 28 - As safety professionals, we are trained to think through situations with a discerning eye. In some instances, we need to be aware of the potential risks associated with [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2024

28 Mar

AFA and Vote411.org

MAR 28 - As we near the end of Women’s History Month, we have exciting news to share. After spending several years in development, we are pleased to announce that the AFA-CWA landing page at the League of Women Voters’ website is now up and running!
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2024

28 Mar

Welcome Class 2401!

MAR 28 - 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
  • Mar 28, 2024

21 Mar

RSVP for the April 11th DOA Now Open!

MAR 21 - On April 11, 2024, we will come together for our next Day of Action. Let’s Get LOUD! Commit to making your voice heard. RSVP today for your local event on our&[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2024

15 Mar

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - March 2024

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - March 2024
  • Report
  • Mar 15, 2024

14 Mar

Bidding Reminder: DOA!

MAR 14 - Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE! Primary schedule bidding for the month of April is now open. As you make your selections don't forget to bid around our April 11th Day of [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 14, 2024

14 Mar

MEC Grievance Training

MAR 7 - Last week, the United MEC Grievance Committee hosted their annual training in Rosemont, IL. The two-day training was broken into an initial training session for advocates[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 14, 2024

14 Mar

MEC Spring 2024 Meeting

MAR 14 - We are pleased to announce that the Spring Regular Meeting of the Master Executive Council will be held in Chicago, IL. Beginning on Thursday, April 16, 2024, this three[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 14, 2024

14 Mar

Hustle Campaign - Phase Two

MAR 14 - On March 18, 2024, we will start the second phase of the Hustle Campaign. If you were previously contacted but did not respond to the original rollout of our Campaign, you may be receiving a text message from a fellow United AFA flying partner.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 14, 2024

07 Mar

Spring Quarterly CBT Deadline Extended

MAR 7 - As a result of the recent technology issue with the Spring Quarterly CBT, the due date has been extended to May 2, 2024, at 2359CT. For those Flight Attendants that were [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

07 Mar

Contract Action Team

MAR 7 - With Negotiations in full swing, the time has come to escalate our fight for a Contract and build momentum among our entire workgroup to take our advocacy to the next lev[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

07 Mar

Save the Date! DOA April 11th

MAR 7 - Spring is bursting with color, and it’s time for the traveling public to see RED! We know our worth. Join us on April 11th for our next system-wide Day of Action. Togethe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

07 Mar

Women's History Month

MAR 7 - This year, Women's History Month focuses on women who advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Supporting Members and driving our Union forward are dozens of women [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

07 Mar

Daylight Saving Time Reminder

MAR 7 - Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 0200 in observance of the change to daylight saving time in the United States. The only par[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

07 Mar

FAA Reauthorization Extension

MAR 7 - In the late evening of March 6, 2024, the Senate passed an FAA extension under unanimous consent. The bill mirrors the House version, HR 7454, which passed on February 29[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 07, 2024

05 Mar

New Flight Attendant Wings - Grievance Clarification

The grievance is currently pending at the System Board of Adjustment for hearing and ruling. Until a decision is rendered by the System Board of Adjustment, we comply with Company Policy.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2024

05 Mar

Family Medical Leave - New Eligibility Process

Thanks to the work of Local Councils, supported by data driven from Member reports, the FML process discrepancies have been aligned. This is a positive result for Flight Attendants reducing the pot[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2024

04 Mar

AFA United MEC 2024 Spring Meeting

The regularly scheduled AFA United MEC Spring Meeting will be held in Chicago, April 16-18, 2024.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2024

29 Feb

New Flight Attendant Wings Become a Required Uniform Item March 1

FEB 29 - The company has previously announced that effective March 1, the new combined wings/name bar is a required uniform piece. Since the new wings include our name, pursuant [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2024

29 Feb

Per Diem 2023 Reports Update

FEB 29 - As reported last week, the 2023 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports (MFTR), prepared for income tax reporting purposes, are now available on Flying Together. W[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2024

29 Feb

MEC Communications Training

FEB 29 - Tuesday, February 27th Local Council Leadership and volunteers arrived in Chicago to attend the annual Communications Training facilitated by the MEC Communications[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2024

29 Feb

MEC Membership Engagement Training

FEB 29 - This week, over 60 volunteers from across the system came together in Chicago for Membership Engagement training. The training focused on relationship building and promoting the importance of two-way communication in the foundation of our Union. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2024

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

16 Feb

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - February 2024

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - February 2024
  • Report
  • Feb 16, 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

31 Jan

MEC Reserve Report – January 2024

The January System Reserve Meeting with management was held on January 24th, 2024. The meeting was held in person at the Network Operations Center (NOC) in Arlington Heights, IL, with some attendees j[...]
  • Report
  • Jan 31, 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