Rhona Barroquillo Memorial Service
Dear United Family, On Monday July 6 our co-worker Rhona Barroquillo will be flown back to MCO to be with her family. For those who are unable to attend her Celebration of Life services mentioned below, you will have…
Happy 4th of July!!!
This weekend Americans proudly celebrate our independence and ability to self-govern. We must also acknowledge that not every American is able to enjoy our freedoms equally. Our country has come a long way since 1776, but there is clearly much…
Major U.S. airline CEOs to hold White House meeting Friday
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The CEOs of major U.S. airlines are set to hold a meeting Friday to discuss several coronavirus-related travel issues, including a push to convince the federal government to mandate temperature checks for passengers, three people briefed on…
Monthly Meeting July 07, 2020 Canceled.
Local Lodge 1932 Business Meeting Canceled July 07, 2020 June 28, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers, I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Due to the continuation of State and Municipal mandates regarding group gatherings and…
Letter sent to the House and Senate.
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House Minority Leader United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives H-232, The Capitol H-204, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch…
Airline Labor Seeks Payroll Support Program Extension
Three months ago I wrote to the membership stating we were about to face a situation unparalleled in our lifetime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that nobody could accurately predict what would come next. The picture is now starting to get clearer,…
At two previous companies, new United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby developed a reputation for bluntness, often favoring honest answers over diplomatic ones. On Thursday, speaking at his first public forum since taking over last week from Oscar Munoz, Kirby showed he wouldn’t drop the act just because he now leads a Fortune 100 company. In […]
United Airlines has been ramping up its cargo services while the global health crisis continues to rock the aviation industry. The carrier has recently launched a cargo-in-cabin flight operation from London Heathrow (LHR) to its hub in Chicago (ORD). The flight carried over 4,200 pounds of mail in the cabin. United is still putting some […]
The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20220 Dear Secretary Mnuchin, We write you today with grave concern and broad opposition to your recent statements regarding carriers’ compliance with the terms set out in Subtitle B of Title IV of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, […]
Sisters and Brothers, With deep sadness, I share the news that our Brother Kaulana Pakele, who served as Safety Director for District 141 at Hawaiian Airlines, passed away last night. Kaulana was surfing on Memorial Day near Makaha Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, when he went into distress and was rescued from the water. Kaulana embodied […]
Local Lodge 1932 Business Meeting Canceled June 02, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers, I hope you are all well and staying safe. Due to the continuation of State and Municipal mandates about group gatherings and social distancing. The Executive Board has determined that in the best interest of keeping our members safe, the Monthly […]
May 19, 2020 This communication will discuss continuing developments at United Airlines, however, I urge all District Lodge 141 members to read this update. Regrettably, United Airlines and District 141 have disagreed vehemently on how to handle the steep decline in demand for air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. On May 1, 2020, United […]
Representative Kevin Brady, the ranking Republican on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, has issued a statement calling furloughs by airlines like United, Delta, and JetBlue, “Inappropriate.” The statement came after a union member at United Airlines contacted his office about the matter. Congressman Brady is one of the architects of the CARES Act, […]