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E-Lines: April 04, 2020

April 4, 2020 - Dear AFA

Operational Impact of COVID-19 Drives Additional Reductions to Flying

Timeline for Completing Adjustments to Minimum - Three Separate Processes

April 1, 2020 - AFA Article

During the course of a normal schedule month, there are a number of processes that occur as a result of Flight Attendant actions that, when completed, require an adjustment to the minimum in her/his CCS Pay Register.  Two of these processes are:

Points Applied for Sick Absences Related to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Flight Attendants who had points applied for sick absences, (non-occupational) beginning March 1, 2020 will have the points automatically removed by the FAST team within seven (7) business days of the occurrence. 

Need Information? Visit the COVID-19 page www.unitedafa.org

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

The new COVID-19 News & Resources page on our UnitedAFA website is dedicated to providing a one-stop resource for United AFA Flight Attendants, as we are navigating this world crisis together.

United Announces Five-Month Special COLA starting in May

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

With the continuing changes to the domestic and international flight schedules, Inflight Scheduling has determined that there is an opportunity to award five-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective with the May 2020 bid month.

Update: United Offers Enhanced Voluntary Separation Package

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

Starting Thursday, March 26, and through April 10, 2020, any employee in the U.S., Guam or Puerto Rico can request a voluntary separation from the company and receive enhanced medical benefits and travel privileges through a program known as the 2020 Voluntary Separation Program.

Onboard Resources: COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants continue to operate on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. As essential workers we are placed at a higher risk for exposure while at work. Your Safety, Health and Security Committee has been hard at work ensuring you have the tools you need to remain safe amid this pandemic. 

Reserve Reference Information:

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

For many of us, finding ourselves back on Reserve after a number of years, in a new system can be another source of frustration and anxiety.  We’ve developed a number of resources and made these available on our website for your reference:

Important Voting Information from your MEC Government Affairs Committee

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our daily lives. Monitoring the crisis changes by the hour and as such we must also prepare for the inevitable impact it may have on our 2020 elections; specifically, the impact posed to voter turnout, access to the polls, and ballot processing.

E-Lines: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 - Dear AFA

May Schedule Development Process, Call to Action: You Can’t Leverage People!,Timeline for Completing Adjustments to Minimum - Three Separate Processes,Trip Trade Activity Impact to Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.),Points Applied for Sick Absences Related to COVID -19,Wings of Sobriety – Telephonic Meetings,Need Information? Visit the COVID-19 page www.unitedafa.org, United Announces Five-Month Special COLA starting in May,Update: United Offers Enhanced Voluntary Separation Package,Flight Attendant Layover Accommodations for COVID-19 FAQ,Unemployment Claims while on Special COLA Require Your Local CWA #, Important Voting Information from your MEC Government Affairs Committee

E-Lines: March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020 - Dear AFA

AFA Special E-Lines - March 29 - 2020

April Bidding and Trading Process Award Timeline

March 28, 2020 - AFA Article

Primary line awards will be visible in CCS today, March 27 by 1700 Local Time with primary awards loaded by 2000 CT. 

Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.)

March 28, 2020 - AFA Article

Now that the April line awards have been published there numerous questions remain regarding pay and how the pay protections of Section 4.C. interact with guarantee and how trip trading activities will impact both.

Reminder for Temporary Measures Regarding Trip Cancellation Notifications

March 28, 2020 - AFA Article

The recent revision to the airline schedule is resulting in the cancellation of many of our trip pairings later in the month. Crew Scheduling must take action on these cancelled pairings before the pay protection shows up in our Pay Registers.

Restoring Reserve Days of Availability to RSV Lines with 16 Days Off for April

March 28, 2020 - AFA Article

The company’s systemwide Reserve parameters for April established that all Reserve schedules would be built with more than the Contractual 12 days off. For April, all Reserve schedules have 16 days off with a commensurate reduction in Reserve Guarantee to 61:32. 

AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards is here to help

March 28, 2020 - AFA Article

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us a stream of challenges and uncertainty like we’ve never seen before. All of us are now faced with a “new normal” in many areas of our lives – including in our business – that we’re continuously learning how to navigate.

Flight Attendant COVID-19 Exposure Reporting

March 27, 2020 - AFA Article

If you learn that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, call your physician and follow their instructions.

Limited Access to U.S. Passport Agencies

March 27, 2020 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants in need of a new passport and who have not already applied, or who have already applied for your passport,

Reviewing your Pay Register

March 27, 2020 - AFA Article

With the upcoming April bid month Flight Attendants are prepared for historically low line values due to the reduction in flying caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

Reference Information to Available Financial Resources and Assistance

March 27, 2020 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants interested in obtaining information regarding financial resources and assistance can find an abundance of financial information available on our website, www.unitedafa.org.
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