Union Update – September 28, 2012

Union Update – September 28, 2012

Union Update – Friday, September 28, 2012

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Inside This Issue:

  • October EAP Base Visits
  • We’ve Got an App for That
  • Dial One Number to Reach Your Representatives
  • Satellite Bases Open Sunday
  • Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment Returns

October EAP Base Visits

AFA EAP will be visiting our bases during the month of October to set up an awareness and outreach protocol. They will ensure resources and contact information is posted and available in each satellite base. Additionally, they will actively recruit for more EAP representatives and bring awareness to our members about the services offered. Please help us spread the word!

  • October 2, 2012 DEN Crew Room 10am-6:00pm
  • October 3, 2012 SFO Crew Room 9:00am-5:00pm
  • October 4, 2012 LAX Crew Room 9:00am- 5:00pm
  • October 9, 2012 EWR Crew Room 8:00am-4:00pm
  • October 11, 2012 CLE Crew Room 9:00am-12:00pm / 3:00 pm-6:00pm
  • October 12, 2012 IAH Crew Room 9:00am-5:00pm
  • October 16, 2012 IAD Crew Room 9:00am-5:00pm
  • October 18, 2012 ORD Crew Room 10:00am-6:00pm

For more information on AFA EAP services, please visit www.afanet.org/eap/ or call 1-855-4-CAL-AFA (1-855-422-5232) and choose option 5.

We’ve Got an App for That

Your CAL AFA MEC has developed a new app for all smartphone platforms (Android, iPhone, Windows, and Blackberry) that allows our Flight Attendants access to their Union quickly and easily.  Just scan the QR code below or on the attached flyer and you will be taken to the download site or follow this link:  http://m.magmito.com/114922/619284calafa. Please be sure to have the settings on your phone to allow non-market apps – it will eventually be available on the Android Market.  Also, if you are using an iPhone, please be sure you have updated to iOS 6 or downloaded Opera Mini from the App Store.  There will be constant evolutionary updates to the app and your feedback will be most appreciated.  For issues or feedback, please contact Shaun McNulty at smcnulty@calafa.org.

Dial One Number to Reach Your Representatives

You only have to dial one toll free number to reach a Union representative for any of our s-CAL bases.  1-855-4-CALAFA (1-855-422-5232)

Satellite Bases Open Sunday

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Washington Dulles open on Sunday.  Your MEC and LEC’s have been making preparations for the simultaneous opening of these Satellite Bases.  The s-CAL Flight Attendants will have all of the services and representation they are used to – including grievance desks in the crew rooms and full committee support.  Information on the Satellite base crew room locations can be found on the Flying Together website. The Satellite Bases are contractually tied to the following parent bases:

  • LAX and DEN are Council 64 – Houston
  • SFO and IAD are Council 62 – Newark
  • ORD is Council 63 – Cleveland

Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment Returns

National Group Protection (NGP) will be conducting their regular enrollment in EWR, IAH, and CLE.  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.


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


  • September 26 – 30
  • October 8 – 12
  • October 17 – 23


  • TBD

That is all for now, fly safe.

Marcus N. Valentino, President
Continental Master Executive Council