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Council 14 - Honolulu

About Council 14

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at SFO. Local CWA #29014

Warn Notices; Take Action Now (Jul 08, 2020)

Council Office

  • (for mailing address, please email the council)
  •  (808) 263-8030
  • Council Roster
  •  CWA Local #29014

Kevin Batey

LEC President

Home: (808) 263-8030

Cell: (808) 225-1782

E-Mail: kbatey@unitedafa.org

Lani Batey

LEC Vice President

Home: (808) 263-8030

Cell: (808) 372-8030

E-Mail: lbatey@unitedafa.org

Ilse Epple

LEC Secretary

Home: (808) 683-3841

Cell: (808) 284-8763

E-Mail: thpooh@outlook.com

Jeanne Castello

Council Representative

Home: (808) 395-2436

Cell: (808) 371-2436

E-Mail: jcastello.fly@gmail.com

Dwayne J. Myles

Council Representative

Home: (808) 672-3000

Cell: (808) 594-3933

E-Mail: mylesabove1@aol.com

Warn Notices; Take Action Now (Jul 08, 2020)

WARN Notices and Section 18


You’ve likely read today’s email from John Slater concerning WARN notices for 36,000 frontline employees – including 15,100 Flight Attendants (Flight Attendant seniority of 11/9/96). These employees will be formally notified that their job may be impacted after October 1st. While we expected furloughs to be announced, I don’t think many of us thought the numbers could be this high. 

 

In response, MEC President Ken Diaz sent a Special AFA E-Lines article

We won’t know the exact number of involuntary furloughs until VSP2 closes and the bidding for voluntary furloughs and furlough mitigation partnerships have been completed. These actions will move the furlough line from the current 10,210. The WARN notification is only to notify those who may be affected. 

Voluntary Furlough options are for 8 months and 13 months and the bidding process for these leaves opens later this afternoon. The Partnership Program will be for 13 months. If necessary, involuntary furlough notifications will be distributed August 24th. 

John Slater is hosting an Inflight Town Hall tomorrow, July 9th at 1300 ET (0700 HST). I encourage everyone to participate and send your questions today through the United email we each received from John on July 6th. 

We have scheduled a Zoom Local Council meeting for Sunday July 12th at 12pm. The registration link will be sent the day before. Please send any questions or concerns in advance. 

TAKE ACTION NOW 

The United Airlines projected furlough numbers are a shock, but they are also an honest assessment on the state of the industry - and our entire economy. We are calling for a six-month aviation Payroll Support Program extension through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all our communities. All of aviation labor is standing together to call on Congress to pass a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program before their summer recess at the end of July. Waiting until September for this action is too late because October planning will be done and hundreds of thousands of workers will already be told they are out of work.

TAKE ACTION NOW: We need to generate phone calls to Congress every day. Flight Attendants and family members should be making two calls to the Senate line and one call to the House line.

House - 1-888-907-9365

Senate - 1-888-848-4824

Sample Script:

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to ask [Representative] /[Senator] to help save my job as an essential worker. Take legislative action in July to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program for aviation workers in order to avoid massive job loss in October. Keep us connected to our jobs, our paychecks, and our healthcare. Thank you for your urgent attention to this."

 

  Aloha,
Kevin

 

 

Additional Council Information

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Benefits Committee

Dee Myers

myersd005@hawaii.rr.com (808) 261 - 8249 H
Vernon Reed  reedjr76@aol.com (310) 953 - 1700 H

 

CAUSE

Dwayne Myles mylesabove1@aol.com  (808) 672 - 3000 H
(808) 594 - 3933 C

Communications

Sharon McKarcher smckarcher@gmail.com (808) 551 - 2976 C

Employee Assistance & Professional Standards

Julie Young juliarthawaii@gmail.com (808) 782 - 5600 C 
Gigi Briggs gbflygirl@aol.com (650) 430 - 9575 C
Lani Batey lbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 372 - 8030 C 

Government Affairs

Kevin Batey kbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 225 - 1782 C

Grievance

Kevin Batey
kbatey@unitedafa.org 
 (808) 263 - 8030 H
 (808) 225 - 1782 C
 Benjamin Johnson    (312) 399 - 6108 C
 Cher Swain    (808) 298 - 3896 C
 Nicole Yoshiyama    (808) 428 - 1960 C

Hotels and Transportation

Ilse Epple
thpooh@outlook.com
(808) 683 - 3841 H
(808) 284 - 8763 C

Human Rights

Gigi Briggs  gbflygirl@aol.com  (650) 430 - 9575 C

Membership Engagement

Dwayne Myles mylesabove1@aol.com  (808) 672 - 3000 H
(808) 594 - 3933 C

Occupational

Susie Lindner dakinesuz@aol.com (808) 778 - 8335 C

Reserve

Briana Hottendorf 808Briana@gmail.com (808) 783 - 5051 C
     
     
Dave Seesz seesz@aol.com (808) 391 - 4949 C
Dana Shimoda-Fraiola dshimoda@unitedafa.org (808) 781 - 9745 C

Safety, Health, & Security

Val Van Buren valvanburen21@aol.com  (808) 779 - 0734 C
Jeanne Castello jcastello.fly@gmail.com (808) 395 - 2436 H
(808) 371 - 2436 C

Scheduling

Dee Myers myersd005@hawaii.rr.com (808) 261 - 8249 H
Lani Batey lbatey@unitedafa.org (808) 263 - 8030 H
(808) 372 - 8030 C 
Ann Bodinson bodzns@aol.com N/A
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