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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at ORD. Local CWA #24008

Call Now for CARES ACT payroll Support (Sep 18, 2020)

Council Office

  •  (773) 601-5041
  •  (773) 601-5047 (Grievances)
  •  Council Roster
  •  (773) 601-5045 (fax)
  •  CWA Local #24008
  • AFA-CWA Council 8
    6250 N. River Road, Suite 4020
    Rosemont, IL 60018
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Scott Prejas

Scott Pejas

LEC President
Heidi Spinner

Heidi Spinner

LEC Vice President
Jake Fisher

Jake Fisher

LEC Secretary
Natt Brandt

Natt Brandt

Council Representative
Thor Erickson

Thor Erickson

Council Representative
Yoshi Fujihara

Yoshi Fujihara

Council Representative
Peter Komotos

Peter Komotos

Council Representative

Call Now for CARES ACT payroll Support (Sep 18, 2020)

Flight Attendants to Congress: 12 Day Deadline. Pass COVID Relief NOW.

Congress has 12 days to act. Without a COVID relief bill that includes an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), tens of thousands of aviation workers will lose their jobs on October 1, and that’s only the beginning.

Yesterday, Flight Attendants in Denver rallied outside of Sen. Cory Gardner's office demanding Congress to get back to the table and pass an extension of the Payroll Support Program.

NEW AND DUE TO YOUR ACTION: Yesterday, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) took to the Senate flow and urged her colleagues to take action to pass a COVID relief bill and extend the Payroll Support Program. She urged lawmakers to “come back to the table” before the major layoffs.

Watch her entire floor speech >

Yesterday, Airline CEOs met with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on the need to extend the Payroll Support Program and prevent tens of thousands of furloughs on Oct. 1. 

American CEO Doug Parker told reporters, “We airline CEOs are here on behalf of the people that work for us, keeping our country moving when our country is largely paralyzed. Without action [from Congress] they’re going to be furloughed on Oct. 1. It’s not fair to them, it’s not fair to our country. We’re just here to plead with everyone involved to get to a COVID relief package before October 1.” 

Watch the airline CEOs remarks >


Call Congress

Make three calls every day. One to your Representative and two to your Senators.

SENATE: 888-848-4824
HOUSE: 888-907-9365

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that aviation workers need a relief package before October 1 to stop mass job loss and cuts to small airports that also hurt veterans and other Americans who count on air service to get their medicines in the mail. Both parties and the White House are on record with overwhelming support for an extension to the Payroll Support Program for essential workers and to keep service in place to small communities. But words of support won’t keep us flying or help us pay our bills. We need a COVID-19 relief package with our payroll support passed TODAY. In [12] days we’re out of work and millions are hurting without this relief! Keep us connected to our jobs, paychecks, & healthcare. We are counting on you. Thank you.”

Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each!): 

We've made it easy to Tweet at your lawmakers. Just click here and follow the form, it will automatically add your Representatives and Senators to the tweet>

Or, you can copy and paste the below Tweets into your Twitter. 

  • Flight Attendants and aviation workers are facing massive layoffs on Oct. 1 if Congress does not act. [tag your Senators/Representative], pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #ExtendPSP
  • I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program before Oct. 1. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP
  • Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP

If you do not know your Senators or Representatives' Twitter handles you can find them here! Don't have Twitter, set up an account today to take action. Here's how >

#ReliefNow Actions

Flight Attendants have rallied across the country in Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Denver, Orlando, Cleveland to demand that Congress extend our Payroll Support Program and pass #ReliefNow. Other events are being planned now.

Rally for CARES in NYC - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:00 AM
Office Building of Senators Schumer & Gillibrand
780 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
RSVP here >

#ReliefNow Rally Orlando - Monday, September 21
11:00 AM
Senator Marco Rubio's Office
201 S Orange Ave #350
Orlando, FL 32801
RSVP here >

Detroit #ReliefNow -  Monday, September 21, 2020
11:00 AM
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Chrysler House Bldg. - Downtown Detroit
719 Griswold St #700
Detroit, MI 48226
RSVP here >

#ReiefNow #ExtendPSP Minnesota - Monday, September 21
10:00 AM
Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis Office
1200 Washington Ave S, #250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
RSVP here >

Relief NOW! ATL Rally - Tuesday, September 22
11:00 AM
Senator David Perdue's Office
3280 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
RSVP here >

#ReliefNow Phoenix, AZ - Tuesday, September 22
9:00 AM
Outside Senator Martha McSally's Office
2201 E Camelback Road #115
Scottsdale, AZ 85016
RSVP here >

#ExtendPSP Rally L.A. - Wednesday, September 23
10:00 AM
Senator Dianne Feinstein’s L.A. Office
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
RSVP here >
* This will be immediately followed by an event at Sen. Harris office. RSVP here >

Plan your own #ReliefNow event >

Write Congress

Sign this letter to your Representative and Senators >

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Additional Council Information

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 AFA Local Council 8 Office is located at 11555 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL  60666 (CQ Building)

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Dispute Resolution Worksheet - Enforce our Contract

If you experience a Contract violation that you are not able to resolve, document the issue by filing a Dispute Resolution Worksheet accessible through the homepage of www.unitedafa.org. Documenting the issue provides our Local Council Grievance Committee with the information necessary to address the issue with management and reach a resolution. Your report may result in a correction to your pay or help us educate a scheduler so our Contract is enforced and all of us experience the Contractual protections we fought so hard to achieve over the years. Each of us plays a role on our AFA Grievance Committee every time we fly. Doing your part to enforce our Contract is one of the most important ways we can support our negotiations.


For more information, please contact us at Local Council 8 - Chicago:

Association of Flight Attendant-CWA
Local Council 8 - Chicago
6250 N. River Road, Suite 4020
Chicago, IL 60018

(773) 601-5041
(773) 601-5047 Grievance
(773) 601-5045 fax


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