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AFA Debrief: February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024 - Dear AFA

New Flight Attendant Wings Become a Required Uniform Item March 1, Per Diem 2023 Reports Update, MEC Communications Training, MEC Membership Engagement Training

New Flight Attendant Wings Become a Required Uniform Item March 1

February 29, 2024 - AFA Article

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 to the Contract, the new wings do not need to be worn when we are off the aircraft. Additionally, wings that need replacement due to normal wear is done so at company expense. Should your wings need to be replaced, contact your base uniform coordinator.

Per Diem 2023 Reports Update

February 29, 2024 - AFA Article

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. We have heard from many of you that the reports reflected inaccuracies pertaining to the City Allowance Trip Details. This issue was brought to management for resolution and has yet to be corrected.

MEC Membership Engagement Training

February 29, 2024 - AFA Article

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 Debrief: February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024 - Dear AFA

Profit Sharing Payments, 2023 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports, United to Resume TLV Flights March 2nd, MEC Central Scheduling Committee (CSC) Training

Profit Sharing Payments

February 22, 2024 - AFA Article

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).

2023 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports

February 22, 2024 - AFA Article

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.

United to Resume Service to Tel Aviv on March 2nd

February 22, 2024 - AFA Article

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 the planned transition to nonstop service on March 6th.For the last several months, the MEC Officers and our MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee have been participating in a cross-divisional working group composed of individuals from various operational divisions across United to ensure we are prepared for the eventual resumption of scheduled service.

MEC Central Scheduling Committee (CSC) Training

February 22, 2024 - AFA Article

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 Committee (CSC). The two-day training was developed to improve data collection and engage additional local council participation to improve the quality of life for Flight Attendants.

AFA Debrief: February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024 - Dear AFA

Worldwide Day of Action, United Airlines Labor Coalition Meeting, Cabin Ready Clarification, Reserve Seminar Zoom, We’ve Got a Pin for That

Worldwide Day of Action

February 15, 2024 - AFA Article

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.

United Airlines Labor Coalition Meeting

February 15, 2024 - AFA Article

The United Airlines Labor Coalition met Wednesday, February 14, at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) UAL MEC Offices in Rosemont, Illinois.

Cabin Ready Clarification

February 15, 2024 - AFA Article

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 lead to failures of safety. While overall positive, the audits did identify repeat issues related to cabin readiness.

We’ve Got a Pin for That

February 15, 2024 - AFA Article

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 Debrief: February 08, 2024

February 8, 2024 - Dear AFA

Use an IOR for Passenger Incidents, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing with FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker,    Joe Beirne Foundation CWA Scholarships

AFA Debrief: February 02, 2024

February 2, 2024 - Dear AFA

Semi-Annual Flight Attendant System Seniority List, Super Bowl 2024 – Human Trafficking Alert, AFA Honors Black History Month, Augmented Staffing Requirements & FAR Compliance

2023 Profit Sharing

January 26, 2024 - AFA Article

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 Debrief: January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024 - Dear AFA

RSVP! Our Next Day of Action on February 13th, Allstate Transition to NGP (CAIC) & Return to a Single Service Provider Model for AFA Supplemental Benefits, 2024 Annual AFA Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment, Website Update, Winter 2023/2024 CBT’s Due!

Website Update

January 25, 2024 - AFA Article

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 contracts and pre-merger groups that all needed to be preserved while simultaneously improving the searchability of current content that Members utilize the most.

2024 Annual AFA Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment

January 25, 2024 - AFA Article

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.
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