Your Rights As An Employee

AFA-CWA Reference Handbook for United Airlines Flight Attendants

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When you become an employee of United Airlines, you are entitled to certain basic human rights.

The purpose of this booklet is to state some basic guidelines that you may refer to if you are ever involved as a witness or grievant in a disciplinary situation. The Union's purpose is not to condone theft, intoxication or any of the other events that are described. Rather, our purpose is to state that there are some rules that the company must follow in these instances. Even if it never happens to you, it may happen to one of your flying partners. Keep these pages readily available at all times. A quick reference to them at the right time may save headaches later.

Please select a topic below to view that section:

  1. Your Right to a Witness
  2. Fatigue
  3. Insubordination
  4. Blood Alcohol, Breathalyzer Tests and Drug Testing
  5. Polygraph Tests
  6. Suitcase Searches
  7. Withholding from Service
  8. Discrimination
  9. Investigations
  10. Rights While On Sick Leave Status
  11. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  12. Dispute Resolution (Point System)
  13. Check Your Work History

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