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Review: Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP)

July 23, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 23 - The Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP), formerly known as OSAP, has proven to be one of the most effective safety tools we have. 

Your Rights as an Employee: Fatigue

July 23, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 23 - When you become an employee of United Airlines, you are entitled to certain basic human rights.  Below is Your Rights as an Employee when it pertains to fatigue.

Message From the United Airlines Union Coalition

July 23, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 23 - On Friday, July 18, 2014 Jay Heppner, ALPA United Master Executive Council Chairmen, hosted a meeting in Chicago at the Airline Pilot Association (ALPA) offices.  The intent of the meeting was to reignite the Union Coalition behind issues of common interest for the benefit of all United employees.

Message From the United Airlines Union Coalition

July 23, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 23 - On Friday, July 18, our Represented Union Leaderships met together in Chicago and achieved a significant milestone, agreeing to form a United Airlines Union Coalition to collectively address the significant issues we all face working at the new United Airlines.

United Airlines Cited For Workplace Safety Violations

July 23, 2014 - Media Article

Jul 23 - United Airlines has repeatedly put workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in danger of being injured by falls or by falling objects and other workplace hazards, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today.

United Cancels Flights To and From Israel

July 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 22 - Today, United has suspended flights to and from TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) until further notice.

Dear AFA: July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 - Dear AFA

United Cancels Flights To and From Israel,Transfer Rescind Process for DEN LAX & ORD Flight Attendants,Your Rights as an Employee: Fatigue,Review: Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP)

United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

July 22, 2014 - Media Article

Jul 22 - On October 1, United Airlines is planning to outsource 630 gate agent jobs at 12 airports to companies that pay near-poverty level wages. 

As a result hundreds of employees who formerly made middle-class, living wages will be forced to transfer to other cities, take early retirement or seek employment elsewhere.

Survivors of United 232 crash gather in Sioux City

July 19, 2014 - Media Article

Jul 19 - Twenty-five years after United Flight 232 cartwheeled down a runway airport here, the video of the DC-10 crashing and burning still brings a hushed silence from those watching.

Reassignment, Drafting and Our 111

July 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 18 - We’ve heard from many of you expressing your concerns regarding the problems we, along with the passengers in our care, are experiencing with United’s poor operational performance.

Transfer Rescind Process for DEN, LAX & ORD Flight Attendants

July 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 18 - As a result of recent discussions between United management and AFA, Flight Attendants currently domiciled at DEN, LAX & ORD who were awarded transfers on July 3 &17, 2014 who have not yet accepted these transfers may elect to decline their transfer and remain at their current domicile of DEN, LAX or ORD.

United Will Announce 2014 Second-Quarter Financial Results

July 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 18 - United Continental Holdings, Inc. will hold their quarterly conference call on Thursday, July 24, at 9:30am CDT. 

Portions of MyInfo Temporally Disabled

July 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 18 - The self-service direct deposit tool under MyInfo on United's Flying Together Website will be unavailable from now until Monday, July 21, 2014.

Commuter Policy

July 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Jul 18 - Recently we have received questions regarding the Commuter Policy in our Contract (pages 254-257). 

Flight Attendant Union Renews Call For Child Safety Seats 25 Years After United Flight 232

July 18, 2014 - AFA Media Release

Jul 18 -  Twenty-five years after the tragic crash of United Airlines flight 232 claimed the lives of one infant, dozens of passengers and one fellow Flight Attendant, the Association of Flight Attendants –CWA (AFA) continues to advocate for the use of child safety seats for all children under the age of two.

Dear AFA: July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 - Dear AFA

Reassignment Drafting and Our 111,Transfer Rescind Process for DEN LAX & ORD Flight Attendants,United Will Announce 2014 Second-Quarter Financial Results,Portions of MyInfo Temporally Disabled,Jetway Trades Begin Today,Commuter Policy,Follow Us on Twitter

United Airlines Pressured To Make Network Changes As Its Revenue Growth Remains Sluggish

July 17, 2014 - Media Article

Jul 17 - United Airlines’ prolonged underperformance in revenue generation relative to its US network airline peers has led to growing questions about United’s management of its network, and if certain hubs should be eliminated altogether.

Surplus Postponed

July 16, 2014 - MEC President Letter

July 16 -  Today we met with United management and, after significant discussion, share an understanding to postpone the announced notice of surplus that would be effective for the October 2014 schedule month.

Jetway Trades Implemented Beginning July 18, 2014

July 16, 2014 - AFA Article

July 16 - Beginning July 18, 2014, A Flight Attendant may drop the last segment of an ID to another Flight Attendant who is on a day off, and from the same Domicile.

Summer Travel - Safety First

July 16, 2014 - AFA Article

July 16 - Summer time often means full flights, thunderstorms and irregular situations.  It is also a good time to review the single most important job we have - to ensure our responsibilities are met concerning the safety and security of our passengers and other crewmembers in our care. 
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