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AFA Debrief: September 14, 2023

Date: September 14, 2023

AFA Debrief – Thursday, September 14, 2023

  • Save The Date: System-Wide Day of Action – October 26!
  • AFA Negotiations Survey III
  • National Recovery Month
  • AFA Welcomes Class 2328

Save The Date: System-Wide Day of Action – October 26!

On Thursday, October 26th, we will hold another Systemwide Day of Action to further demonstrate our resolve in securing a Contract that achieves our collective priorities and is reflective of our contributions to the success of our airline.

Our August 31st Day of Action drew record turnout across the system, making it clear that United Flight Attendants have had enough! On October 26th, we will demonstrate to management that we are tired of their delays in concluding these negotiations. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and plan to join us on the informational picket line!

Stay tuned for more specific details, including instructions on how to register your RSVP. In the meantime, please plan your schedule accordingly and prepare to participate on October 26, 2023! CONTRACT NOW!

AFA Negotiations Survey III

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Center opened the Flight Attendant Negotiations Survey III on Tuesday, September 12th. This survey serves as an update to the comprehensive Survey I and Survey II and will guide the Negotiating Committee on Flight Attendant priorities.

To take the online survey, you will need a 6-character access code. The access code is printed on the cover letter that is included in the survey envelope. A printed copy of the survey, along with your access code, was mailed to your address of record. If you did not receive your mailing, please contact our Negotiations Survey Help Line at 800-624-3907, extension 550, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM Central Time Monday - Friday to obtain your access code.

Submit your survey today and remind your friends to do the same.

National Recovery Month

In September, we observe National Recovery Month, a time dedicated to reflecting on the importance of assisting individuals and families in their efforts to recover from substance use disorders and mental health challenges. The theme of National Recovery Month, "Every Person, Every Family, Every Community," emphasizes that recovery is achievable for everyone. Through the process of treatment and recovery, individuals, families, and communities can embark on a path towards healing and prosperity.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact our AFA EAP Help Line at 1-800-424-2406.

For more detailed information about National Recovery Month, you can explore the CDC feature that promotes and supports a better understanding of treatment and recovery options

Additionally, you can find resources and information about National Recovery Month at this link provided by Faces and Voices of Recovery.

AFA Welcomes Class 2328

We're thrilled to extend a warm AFA welcome to our new hire training graduates as they join the United Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, DEN, and EWR.

By sharing your invaluable insights, you can pave the way for them to confidently step into their new career, filled with opportunities and adventures. Please, remember that our new members are presently on probation. For precise guidance on contractual issues, please direct them to their AFA Local Council.

Considering becoming an AFA Buddy? Your role will be pivotal in their journey. Connect with your AFA Local Council to discover how you can make a difference.


September – National Recovery Month
September – Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month
SEP 12 – OCT 10 – Negotiations Survey III
SEP 15 – Harvard Flight Attendant Study Concludes
SEP 23 – Vacation Elections Open
SEP 23 – Vacation Accrual Letters Available in CCS



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