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Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision, Attack on Our Rights!

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - Today, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement.

AFA Debrief: June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 - Dear AFA

Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision - Attack on Our Rights!, Awareness is Key to a Safe Operation, Summer Flying - Carry Your Contract & Reserve Survival Guides, Reserve Preferencing: “Why didn’t I get my preference?”, Restoration of Days Off, July 4th Independence Day – A Contractual Holiday, Unique Characteristics for Layover Hotels at PMI and TFS, Welcome Class 2216

Summer Flying - Carry Your Contract & Reserve Survival Guides

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - Summer months, while filled with opportunities for outdoor activities, are also filled with summer thunderstorms that can result in delays, re-routes and other travel irregularities.To protect ourselves during this time, we should all carry our Contract and know our Contractual legalities. This is especially true for Reserve Flight Attendants who are more frequently subject to reassignments when these irregularities occur unexpectedly.

Awareness is Key to a Safe Operation

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - The goal of every safe operation is for every employee to return home in the same condition as when they arrived at work.    Injuries can come from many sources and awareness is a key component in injury prevention.

Reserve Preferencing: “Why didn’t I get my preference?”

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - The Reserve Preferencing system will assign all open positions that can possibly be assigned to the Reserves who are legal and available, even if it means some preferences cannot be honored in order to do so.

Restoration of Days Off

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - When irregularities occur and we find ourselves reassigned as a result of irregular operations, there may be circumstances where we may be eligible for the restoration of day(s) off.  If you are entitled to have you day(s) off restored, this is accomplished by working with Crew Scheduling. 

July 4th Independence Day – A Contractual Holiday for all U.S. bases and Guam

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q. of our Contract for all U.S. bases and Guam. Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays.

Unique Characteristics for Layover Hotels at PMI and TFS

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - Our layover hotels in Palma de Mallorca (PMI) and Tenerife (TFS) (which will not be mentioned by name as a matter of our safety and security) are both unique properties which are classified as “adult only” facilities.  For your planning purposes, you should be aware that children are not permitted as guests at the property.

Welcome Class 2216!

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2216 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.

Why are airlines fighting hard to own Spirit?

June 24, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 24 - Why are the airlines fighting so hard to own Spirit, the most beat-up brand in air travel?

United will cut flights from Newark as delays and congestion get worse

June 23, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 23 - United Airlines plans to cut as many as 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the airline said on Thursday, part of an effort to address congestion that has led to deteriorating reliability at its New York-area hub.

Starbucks fired 7 union organizers-The government wants court to reinstate them

June 22, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 22 - The National Labor Relations Board is asking a court to reinstate seven Starbucks workers who were allegedly fired illegally because they were involved in union organizing.

Heathrow faces summer of disruption as BA staff vote to strike

June 22, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 22 - BA accused of using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics during lockdown to slash 10% off Unite and GMB workers’ pay.

AFA Debrief: June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022 - Dear AFA

System Transfers, Central Schedule Committee Training, A321 NX Training Bidding, July 2022 Reserve Timeline, Welcome Class 2215!, Reports on United’s Safety Management System

Central Schedule Committee Training

June 21, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 21 - Last week, our flying partners from EWR, ORD, DEN, LHR, SFO, LAX, IAD, IAH, GUM successfully completed three days of training conducted by our MEC Central Schedule Committee

July 2022 Reserve Timeline

June 21, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 21 - If you are on Reserve status for the July bid month, there are a number of scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between the release of bid awards and through the first week of the new month.

Welcome Class 2215!

June 21, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 21 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2215 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.

Reports on United’s Safety Management System

June 21, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 21 - we encourage Flight Attendants to save or print (using the pdf function) their filed reports for future reference.  Use a personal data storage location such a thumb drive or personal computer to access these reports at a future date.

‘The system is rusty’: Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights

June 20, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 20 - Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups.

Juneteenth

June 19, 2022 - AFA Article

JUN 19 - As Juneteenth has made its way into the mainstream, some activists and leaders point to the systemic inequities that Black Americans continue to face, such as the racial wealth gap, disproportionate incarceration and longstanding health disparities.  This Juneteenth is another moment for us to join together and proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter. 
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