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Dear AFA: October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - Dear AFA

7 Days Remain for 2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for Active Employees, Fall United MEC Meeting Concludes, Reserve Preferencing, Involuntary and Voluntary Furlough Uniform Ordering Update, Time Change - European Union, United Airlines Announces Third Quarter Results

Flight Attendant Union Meets With Transportation And Healthcare Officials On Ebola Concerns

October 24, 2014 - AFA Media Release

Oct 24 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, together with aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department, today spoke with principles and senior officials from agencies charged with aviation safety, health and security about a coordinated response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Flight Attendant Union Honored For Fight Against Sex Discrimination In The Workplace

October 23, 2014 - AFA Media Release

Oct 23 - For over fifty years, the world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), has been on the frontlines of advocating for civil rights, beginning with the fight for gender equality.

CDC Steps Up Ebola Monitoring of West African Travelers

October 22, 2014 - Media Article

Oct 22 - U.S. health officials Wednesday announced they are stepping up Ebola surveillance to monitor all travelers — including Americans — from three West African countries for symptoms of the virus for 21 days.

2015 Flight Attendant Schedule Months

October 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 22 - The time for Vacation bidding is almost upon us and consistent with the requirements of Section 2.W. of our Contract, the following are the dates for the 2015 Flight Attendant Schedule Months.

Relief Bid Packages at Some Locations Revised

October 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 22 - The November 2014 Relief Packages for DCA, DEN, IAH, JFK, NRT & SFO were revised due to a programatic error that resulted in some of these lines being built with illegal layovers between trips. 

Dear AFA: October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 - Dear AFA

2015 Vacation Bidding Preparations,2015 Reserve Letter List,2015 Flight Attendant Schedule Months,First Day of the Fall MEC Meeting

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Report lock icon

October 21, 2014 - Report

Oct 21 - MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Report

Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Ana: Be Safe and Carry Your Contract

October 17, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 17 - As Tropical Storm Ana, in the Pacific is heading toward Hawaii, and Hurricane Gonzalo in the Atlantic taking aim on Bermuda this weekend, we understand as safety professionals the need to be prepared.

United’s Flight Attendant Guide for Wi-Fi & Personal Device Entertainment

October 17, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 17 - With all of the electronic updates and changes United has been making to our aircraft, we have heard from many of you that the systems are not the same on every aircraft, they’re complicated, and we’re all just a little bit confused about what to tell our passengers about our systems. United has developed The Flight Attendant Guide for Wi-Fi & Personal Device Entertainment, a great tool available for our use.

Dear AFA: October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 - Dear AFA

Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Ana: Be Safe and Carry Your Contract,2014 Fall United MEC Meeting,United’s Flight Attendant Guide for Wi-Fi & Personal Device Entertainment,50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Was Enacted…the Flight Attendant Role in Ending Discrimination,2014 Enhanced Early Out Bidding,Purser Recurrent Training (PRT) Clarification

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Was Enacted…The Flight Attendant Role in Ending Discrimination

October 17, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 17 - Mark your calendars for October 23, 2014 at 10AM. An event sponsored by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission and Committees (EEOC) and IIT Chicago-Kent College will honor the valuable role Flight Attendants played in fighting sex discrimination.

More Clarification on United’s EEOP

October 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 14 - In response to AFA's advocacy, United issued an Inflight Services Administration Alert providing more clarification on certain topics regarding the Enhanced Early Out Program (EEOP) on October 14, 2014. 

Using Gloves

October 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 15 - In any situation on the airplane where you feel the use of gloves is necessary to protect your safety, use them.

Dear AFA: October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 - Dear AFA

United Announces SEA Domicile Closure,More Clarification on United’s EEOP,2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for Active Employees

United Announces SEA Domicile Closure

October 14, 2014 - AFA Article

Oct 14 - Today, in accordance with Section 22.D. of our Collective Bargaining Agreement, the company gave AFA the required 90 day notice of intention to close the Seattle (SEA) Flight Attendant domicile as of January 30, 2015. 

FAA Reopens Chicago-area Control of Planes After Fire

October 13, 2014 - Media Article

Oct 13 - The Federal Aviation Administration reopened its air-traffic control center near Chicago early Monday, after a fire allegedly set by a contract worker canceled thousands of flights.

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report lock icon

October 10, 2014 - Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

Dear AFA: October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 - Dear AFA

United MEC Benefits Training,12 Day-Plus Reserve Day Off Lines at Select Domiciles,Flight Attendant Website Calendar,AFA Mobile App Update 2.02,Flu Season is Upon Us, 2014 Purser Recurrent Training (PRT)

U.S. to Begin Ebola Screenings at 5 Airports

October 10, 2014 - Media Article

Oct 10 - Federal officials said Wednesday that they would begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports, beginning with Kennedy International in New York as early as this weekend, as the United States races to respond to a deadly Ebola outbreak.

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