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Dear AFA: August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014 - Dear AFA

Day One of Master Executive Council Meeting,Women’s Equality Day,Sunday Earthquake in SFO Area,Special Screening of The Rugby Player Documentary Industry,Update: IAM Files for Mediation for Southwest Airlines Passenger and Reservations Agents

Delta To Hire 1,800 Flight Attendants

August 26, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 26 - Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to hire 1,800 flight attendants as the Atlanta-based carrier expands its flight schedule.

Airlines Say They're Not Packing Us In Out Of Greed

August 24, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 24 - The percentage of seats filled on passenger planes—known as the load factor—continues to climb, making the likelihood of sitting next to an empty seat almost nil.

Airlines on alert as volcano erupts in Iceland

August 23, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 23 - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area.

United Airlines lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

August 22, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 22 - Top fliers of the airline will now be treated to meals like chicken and mozzarella on a tomato focaccia roll and turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette. Currently, meals are only served on flights of 900 miles or more — trips that usually last close to two hours.

Happy 69th Birthday AFA

August 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 22 - 69 years ago today the Airline Stewardess Association was formed and paved the way for the democratic process we have today within the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

Flight Attendant Jumpseat Notification to Pilots

August 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 22 - United has published a Pilot Bulletin to take effect immediately.  The bulletin, which addresses the new, harmonized procedures for pilots to follow within all three subseries. 

AFA-CWA Local Government Affairs Host Voter Registration Drives

August 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 22 - The 2014 Midterm Elections are scheduled for Tuesday November 4, 2014 and before you are able to vote you are required to be registered to vote. 

Dear AFA: August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 - Dear AFA

Happy Birthday AFA,Flight Attendant Jumpseat Notification to Pilots,Master Executive Council Meeting Next Week,AFA-CWA Local Government Affairs Host Voter Registration Drives,Alliant Payroll Deductions,Industry Update: United Reaches an Agreement with Maintenance Instructors

Airlines Monitor Possible Volcanic Activity In Iceland

August 21, 2014 - Media Article

Aug 21 - Airlines are keeping an eye on possible volcanic activity in Iceland, after a previous eruption there in 2010 caused massive flight disruptions.

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. 

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