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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at DCA. Local CWA #22021

AFA Council 21 Newsletter July 6, 2020 Take Action Now! Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (Jul 06, 2020)

Council Office


Jill Collins

LEC President


Michael Simpson

LEC Vice President

Brie Vargas

LEC Secretary

Lois Breece

Council Representative


Karen Augustus

Council Representative


Chip Lowe

Council Representative

Meeting Minutes







AFA Council 21 Newsletter July 6, 2020 Take Action Now! Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (Jul 06, 2020)

In this edition:

  • Take Action Now! Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program
  • AFA Local Council Meeting on July 16, 2020










Tell Congress to Extend the CARES ACT Payroll Support Program

All of aviation Labor is standing together to call on Congress to pass an extension of the Payroll Support Program before the summer recess at the end of July. We are calling for a six-month extension through March 31st, 2021 to protect our jobs! Waiting until September to take action is TOO LATE, as hundreds of thousands of workers will already have been told they are out of work on October 1st.


• SIGN this letter to your Representative and Senators

• CALL your Representative and Senators:

Flight Attendants, family and friends should make three calls every day: two to the Senate line and one to the House line.

  HOUSE: 888-907-9365

  SENATE: 888-848-4824


“Hello, I am a constituent calling to ask [Representative]/ [Senator Name] to help save my job as an essential worker. Take legislative action in July to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program for workers 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 matter.”

• TEXT to Congress via ResistBot for the CARES Extension

TEXT “Sign OLTUKV” to 50409
DM “Sign OLTUKV” to @resistbot on Twitter or Messenger

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AFA Local Council 21 On-Line Meeting July 16, 2020


Our Local Council Meeting will now take place on July 16, 2020 and will be held exclusively online, due to the unprecedented circumstances presented by the current pandemic. 

In order to maintain a safe space to conduct the business of our Union, we will require each Member wishing to attend the meeting to register beforehand.
Registrations must be completed by 17:00 EDT on July 15, 2020.

*If you previously registered for the July 7, 2020 Meeting, there is no need to re-register.  YOu will automatically be registered for the Meeting on July 16, 2020. 

Register to attend the Local Council Meeting on July 16:

1.  Register for a free account with Zoom with your personal email address: https://zoom.us/signup

2.  Complete the registration form for the Council Meeting: https://bit.ly/30VRIjS

3.  After your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with your access link to the meeting. Please save this email so that you can sign in on July 16.

If you are having difficulty completing the registration process, you can submit a technical support request here: https://bit.ly/2JJuYd7

To submit specific questions, concerns, or resolutions for the Meeting, please send an email from your personal email account to afadca@unitedafa.org.


Thursday, July 16, 2020
Note new adjusted date.


13:00-15:00 EDT
Note new adjusted time.


Online via Zoom app/service.
Registration required at this link with a personal email address:


Old Business

New Business

Open Discussion/Member Forum

Agenda subject to change.
All Members in good standing are encouraged to attend.

This Meeting will be governed by the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, and the AFA Social Media Policy. You can review these documents on the AFA-CWA website: https://www.afacwa.org/constitution_bylaws

If you have trouble accessing Zoom on Wednesday, please send an email with your Name and Phone # to Communications21@unitedafa.org and a Volunteer will call you back to assist you with getting signed in to the meeting.


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