Dear AFA Recording: Feb 17, 2015

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  • ACTION NEEDED: Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership Congressional Letters and Day of Action
  • 2014 Per Diem Reports Available
  • Joint Negotiations Continue for Two Weeks in Houston
  • Don’t Forget to Verify and Update Your E-Lines Email Address

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to Dear AFA. We are a democratic, Member driven Union of Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants. Today is Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

ACTION NEEDED: Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership Congressional Letters and Day of Action
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the most dangerous trade agreement ever. This far reaching trade agreement would set rules governing approximately 40% of the world’s economy; yet, it is being negotiated behind closed doors. In January we focused on phone calls to our elected Representatives, which helped initially make it known that this type of agreement is unacceptable.  We now need to take the next step and shift our focus to handwritten letters to our elected Representative to further drive home our displeasure.    

In order for this campaign to be successful, it is crucial that letters be handwritten.  Each letter MUST include a legible name, address, city, state and zip code.  Handwritten letters can be written on any type of stationary including hotel stationery, postcards, note paper, etc. and should include “vote no on fast track” in the message.  Once you have finished writing your letter drop it off at your AFA Local Council office or place it in the AFA lock box located in any domicile. We have provided a guide to help you write your handwritten letters on our website along with more information about the TPP.

Please encourage your family, friends and flying partners to send their letters too.  We must make it clear to our elected Representatives that we expect them to oppose Fast Track for the TPP.

AFA-CWA will also be participating in a day of action on March 4, 2015.  To join AFA-CWA in DC on March 4th please RSVP by calling 844-AFA2ACTION (844-232-2228) to get on the distribution list for Day of Action details. 

For more information or questions please visit our United MEC Government Affairs page of our website or contact your Local Council Government Affairs Committee.

2014 Per Diem Reports Available
As a reminder the company has posted our 2014 per diem reports on Flying Together.

United will not be providing a printed copy of these reports in the domicile for active employees. Per diem report can be found on the My Info/All About Me page under Payroll with your Crew Statement of Earnings and Pay Advice statements.  For Members who have left the company through resignation or retirement, the company will be mailing these per diem reports to the address of record that United has on file.

We have received a number of reports from the field of incomplete information on the page of the per diem report that lists the January 2014 information.  We have brought this to the attention of management in the Payroll Department and are awaiting information on how this problem will be addressed.

Joint Negotiations Continue for Two Weeks in Houston
Joint Negotiations with United facilitated by the National Mediation Board (NMB) continue for the next two weeks in Houston. As a reminder to receive the most up-to-date information regarding Joint Negotiations sign up for the OurUnited Newsletter at 

Don’t Forget to Verify and Update Your E-Lines Email Address
Don’t forget all current subscribers to the United AFA E-Lines need to verify and update their information before we relocate our newsletter system. If you have not verified your information by the March 3, 2015 deadline you will no longer receive the E-lines newsletter. Verifying your information is quick and simple. Please visit our website for instructions. Once you have provided the information you will be all set for the transition.

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