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June Special COLA Opportunities – Bids Close May 7, 2020 at 08:00 CT

Date: April 29, 2020

In response to the anticipated 90% capacity reductions continuing into the month of June, Crew Planning anticipates additional time off opportunities will be available for the month of June and beyond. Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the June schedule month as follows:

June 2020 One Month Special COLA


June 2020 Three Month Special COLA

June – August

June 2020 Four Month Special COLA

June - September

Timeline for submitting bids and publication of Awards:

Bids Open

April 17, 2020

Bids Close

May 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM Central Time


All Flight Attendants including those currently on a Special COLA

Awards Posted

Before June Bids Open and Prior to any Job Share Announcements

All Health and welfare benefits: Note the following changes.

Flight Attendants on Special COLA will be eligible to maintain their health and welfare coverages at the active employee contribution ratefor the duration of the Special COLA. 

While on the Special COLA, payroll deductions will not be made for these coverages and will accumulate for up to 2 months and an amount of $500.00. Once the accumulation reaches $500.00 AND no deductions can be taken for 2 months, the premium balance will be sent for direct billing by the United Airlines Benefits Center. (i.e. When the Flight Attendant does not earn pay or enough pay and deductions cannot be made from a $0.00 paycheck, payroll will accumulate a past due balance up to $500.00 and at least 2 months of premiums.) If the Flight Attendant still does not receive a paycheck or enough pay for benefits deductions, the past due balance and future benefit premiums will move to the UABC for direct billing until the employee begins receiving a paycheck. If the Flight Attendant returns to work prior to reaching $500.00 and at least 2 months of missed deductions, the accumulated deductions will be applied to the first paycheck which could result in a zero dollar paycheck. 

Flight Attendants who signed up for the new voluntary benefits (Long Term Care, Auto/Home, Identity Theft, and Pet Insurance), will be directly billed after missing 3 paychecks and will receive communications on how to pay for their benefits directly.

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