United Airlines AFA MEC Website

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA United Master Executive Council

All News Stories


12345678910Next >>

California Fining ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Participants for Wasting Water

August 20, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 15 - Local authorities in California are handing out massive fines to anyone participating in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" fundraiser on the grounds they are wasting water.

2014 Wings Over Wall Street

August 20, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 20 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer, became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

We Have Been Challenged: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 20 - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has ignited a social media craze with both raising money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Dear AFA: August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 - Dear AFA

Long Wait Times for Crew Scheduling and Crew Accommodations,United MEC Safety Health and Security Committee Training,United AFA Summer MEC Meeting - August 26-28, Unions Representing U.S. Flight Attendants Call on DOT: #DenyNAI,Follow Us on Twitter

Unions Representing U.S. Flight Attendants Call on DOT to Support Established Labor Standards and Deny NAI

August 19, 2014 - AFA Media Release

Aug 19 -  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI).

New Mobile Passport Control App for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

August 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 15 - This week the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler's entry process into the United States.

Aflac Open Enrollment Opens September 1

August 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 15 - Your United AFA MEC Benefits Committee is happy to bring you an open enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary insurance plans.

Alliant Credit Union Deductions

August 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 15 - Today's payroll is generating a number of questions as it pertains to Alliant Credit Union deductions, specifically, people are noticing that some deductions are coming from each of the various paychecks Flight Attendants receive: per diem, salary and duty free.

Incentive Payments Now Included with Regular Pay

August 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 15 - For some time now since the implementation of the new payroll system, Flight Attendants at domestic domiciles have received separate pay checks for regular flight pay, per diem, duty free and incentive (bonus) payments.

Dear AFA: August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 - Dear AFA

Incentive Payments Now Included with Regular Pay,United's Learning Network Blackout Period: August 15-18 2014,Alliant Credit Union Deductions,Aflac Open Enrollment Opens September 1,New Mobile Passport Control App for U.S. Customs and Border Protection,Joint Negotiations Finish in Denver This Week

Negotiations Update #45 (August 15, 2014)

August 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 15 - The JNC has completed 2 weeks of negotiations with United management in Denver. 

United's Alliant Credit Union Payroll Deduction Changes Frequently Asked Questions

August 15, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 15 - Employees who are paid through PeopleSoft Payroll have had the ability to transfer funds from their paycheck to accounts at Alliant Credit Union (Alliant) using an after-tax deduction. 

United’s Learning Network Blackout Period: August 15-18, 2014

August 13, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 13 - United has scheduled to upgrade the United Learning Network (ULN) beginning on August 15, 2014.

Customs and Immigrations Processing

August 13, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 13 - Over the years, we have come to expect dedicated crew lines when going through customs and immigration, however in February of this year United explained in one of their publications that with the recent government cuts and push towards automation they are seeing more and more airports removing these lanes.

6 Ways to Outsmart Smartphone and Tablet Thieves

August 13, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 13 - In the world we live in today and in the industry where we travel around the world, there have been reports a rise in smartphone and tablet thefts.  The following are 6 ways you can protect yourself and outsmart those ‘would be’ smartphone and tablet thieves.

Ohio Airport Tries Tall Grass To Cut Bird Threat

August 13, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 13 - When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That’s why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.

Ethiopian Airlines Enters into Codeshare Agreement with United

August 13, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 13 - United Airlines and the largest airline in Africa have entered into a codeshare agreement effective at the end of the month.

Virgin America Attendants Vote To Go Union

August 13, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 13 - Virgin America flight attendants have voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the union said Wednesday afternoon.

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report lock icon

August 12, 2014 - Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

United Airlines Tweaks' Bonus Standards To Rely Less On On-Time Rankings

August 12, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 12 - United Airlines, you don’t necessarily have to be the early bird to get the worm. You only need to be somewhat punctual.

12345678910Next >>

Return to News and Action

top of page