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Pre-payment of Full Year 2018 Union Dues & Discontinuation of Monthly Dues Deduction

Date: January 5, 2018

During the last week of 2017 immediately following the President’s signature on the tax reform legislation, AFA worked on a methodology to allow for the pre-payment of the full (2018) year dues that would ensure Flight Attendants were able to avail themselves of the tax deduction on their 2017 income tax filing.  We communicated the procedure that needed to be completed by December 31, 2017 in order to do so.

We want to also provide an update on when monthly Union dues deductions will stop for those who took advantage of the opportunity.  It’s important that we have a common understanding that Union dues deducted each month are for the previous month’s dues obligation. January 2018 Union dues covers our December 2017 deduction.  For those who prepaid their Union dues, it is important to understand that the January 2018 deduction will still be withheld.  AFA Membership Services will be working to instruct United payroll to discontinue these monthly dues deductions effective as of February 1, 2018.  As prepayments are processed, United Payroll will be advised to discontinue the Dues Check Off (DCO) effective as of February 1, 2018. If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Office.  

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