Council 64: Weekly News – October 11, 2012

Council 64: Weekly News – October 11, 2012

Weekly News – October 11, 2012

Sisters and Brothers,

Airport Alert at Satellite Bases
It has come to our attention that Airport Alert pick up, via open time, is not currently offered at our Satellite Bases. The union is actively pursuing corrective measures by communicating with scheduling and the various base directors to insist on consistent treatment throughout all bases and consistent implementation of the contract.

AFA Membership Engagement Seminar
The AFA International is hosting a Membership Engagement seminar October 24th. This seminar is a great opportunity for members interested in learning more about the AFA, how it operates and how you can get more involved. Go to for more information.

Mutual Trade vs Advertisement
Recently there has been some confusion about the difference between Mutual Trade and Advertised Pairing. Please ensure  you are utilizing the method which best suits your needs. In most cases, ADVERTISED PAIRINGS are simply a straight pick up (ie, there is no trip offered in exchange) DESPITE ANY NOTES OR COMMENTS. If you wish to TRADE your trip, please make sure you post it in the MUTUAL TRADE BOARD.

EAP Visit October 12th
Employee Assistance Program MEC Chair Rodney Hunter, Local Chair Susan Gosma and Vice Chair Professional Standards/EAP Trish Jones, will be in the IAH crew room to communicate to members the benefits and opportunities of our EAP team. Please be sure to stop by the desk and say hi. AFA EAP continues to be an invaluable opportunity for members to get the help they desire.

Annual Benefit Enrollment
The 2013 annual benefits enrollment period opens October 1 and runs through October 23. Enroll at your Benefits Resources site at the Employee Services tab>Benefits or by calling the United Airlines Benefits Center.

Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment Returns
National Group Protection (NGP) will be conducting their regular enrollment in IAH.  NGP will be offering Short-Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Life Insurance.  Enrollment visits for the Satellite Bases will take place in the first quarter but anyone wanting to sign-up now may do so in any base.  If you have any questions, please contact your Union rep.

IAH Crew Room:

  • October 8 – 12
  • October 17 – 23
  • October 31 – November 6

EWR Crew Room

  • October 8 – 12
  • October 17 – 23

CCS Contractual Improvements Phase 1

The programming has been completed in CCS on the following contractual scheduling enhancements:

  1. Advertised trip trades may be picked up by computer up to three hours prior check-in.
  2. Flight attendants may straight pick up (no trades) pairings from open time by computer up to three hours before check-in, provided the trips do not require special pay codes. White Flag pay eligible trips must be processed manually through a call to Scheduling to be paid the White Flag pay.
  3. Trip trades between flight attendants may be processed by computer up to three hours prior to check-in.

Our monthly Local Executive Council monthly meeting is Wednesday, October 17 at the IAH Marriott in the Victoria meeting room at 11:00am. The Reserve Committee meeting is at 9:00 at the same location.

In Solidarity,

Manny Mireles, President
Continental Local Executive Council 64