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Special E-Lines: August 08, 2020

August 8, 2020 - Dear AFA

Tell your Senators and Representative that we need a COVID-19 relief bill now!

Mask Training Video Requirement Part of 3rd Trimester CBT

August 6, 2020 - AFA Article

Third trimester CBT on company's mask standards

Keep Calling! Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

August 6, 2020 - AFA Article

Tell Congress to extend the aviation Payroll Support Program through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all of our communities.

Submitting a Request for a Personal Drop (PD) or Personal Time Off (PTO)

August 6, 2020 - AFA Article

Personal Drop and Personal Time Off scheduling information

E-Lines: August 04, 2020

August 4, 2020 - Dear AFA

Special COLA Request Waitlist to be processed on 8/6/2020,Voluntary Furlough Bid Due by 8/10/2020,Work Positions on Operational Pairings,Passenger Consumption of Personal Alcohol while on the Aircraft is Prohibited,Submitting a Request for a Personal Drop (PD) or Personal Time Off (PTO),Keep Calling! -> Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program,Advanced Vacation Fly Though Due by 10AM 8/5/2020,Mask Training Video Requirement Part of 3rd Trimester CBT,Register to Vote! – It’s your Right

United Announces Plans to Resume Service on (30) Intl Routes in September

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

Consistent with United management’s conservative approach to restore service in light of the ever present COVID-19 pandemic, 

United Provides WARN Information to AFA

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

As we reported early in July, United provided AFA with required WARN notices covering all of our Members in states other than those where individual notice is required under state law. 

Increase in Zero Value Lines due to Lack of CQ Presents Challenges to Crew Pay

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

As a follow-up to our communication on the increased number of Flight Attendant schedules that did not include any flying due to a lapse in qualification,

EAP Resources to Assist in Managing the Uncertainty of 2020

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

As we all know, life is filled with uncertainty. As the saying goes, “Life is what happens when you are busy making plans.”  So many things remain outside of our control and the recent events brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have only further complicated the list of “things” outside of our control.    

United WARN(s) Pilots of Potential Increase to Furlough Numbers

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

One day after United agreed to extend the Flight Attendants Voluntary Furlough submission deadline, management announced an increase in the number of Pilots potentially in jeopardy of furlough due to the effects of COVID-19 on the airline industry.

It’s Not Over -> Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

Keep up the pressure!  Phone calls are extremely important and have proven to be highly effective.

Voluntary Furlough Bid Deadline Extended to August 10, 2020

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

On Wednesday, United management agreed to delay the closing of the window to submit a bid for voluntary furlough until August 10 at 8:00 AM Central Time. 

Final Notice - One Month Special COLAs for September 2020 Bids Close August 3rd

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.

United Updates Social Distancing Policies in Collaborative Effort with AFA

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

United, in coordination with the AFA MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee, has updated the temporary social distancing policies regarding the blocking of jumpseats with the mandatory mask requirement and the locations and assignment of temporary crew rest locations, effective August 1, 2020.

Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Procedures and Compensation

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

On April 12, 2019 your AFA Employee Assistance Program / Professional Standards Committee published detailed information concerning the Department of Transportation (DOT) federally mandated Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures that allows for unannounced and random testing for all Flight Attendants.

Advance Vacation Fly Through for September – August 5, 2020

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants interested in electing to fly through their September vacations are encouraged to review the two types of Vacation Fly Through options,  

Ensuring Proper Credit for Reserve Move-Up – Importance of the RM Code

August 1, 2020 - AFA Article

Reserve Move-Up Lines for the August bid month are being built and awarded now through August 4th. We hear from Flight Attendants they are not always properly credited for days of Reserve availability served prior to the award of a Move-Up line.

E-Lines: July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020 - Dear AFA

United Announces Plans to Resume Service on Thirty (30) International Routes in September,United Provides WARN Information to AFA,Increase in Zero Value Bid Lines due to Lack of CQ Presents Additional Challenges to Crew Pay,EAP Resources to Assist in Managing the Uncertainty of 2020,United WARN(s) Pilots of Potential Increase to Furlough Numbers, It’s Not Over -> Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program,Voluntary Furlough Bid Closing Deadline Extended to August 10 - 2020, Final Notice - One Month Special COLAs for September 2020 Bids Close August 3rd,United Updates Inflight Social Distancing Policies in Collaborative Effort with AFA,Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Procedures and Compensation, Advanced Vacation Fly Through Requests Due by August 5,Ensuring Proper Credit for Reserve Move-Up – Importance of the RM Code,Reminders and Quick Links

Voluntary Furlough Bid Closing Deadline Extended to August 10, 2020 -8:00AM CT

July 29, 2020 - AFA Article

We write to share an important update resulting from our collective efforts to persuade Congress to act to pass a clean extension of the CARES Act. This legislation could include an extension to the Payroll Support Program.  

Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

July 29, 2020 - AFA Article

Keep up the pressure!  Phone calls are extremely important and effective. Call both your Senators daily to make sure they support an extension of the Payroll Support Program through March 31, 2021.
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