Everyone likes to save money. You will find discounts and other Spirit AFA-CWA Union perks on this page. Take full advantage of the benefits you work so hard to enjoy!
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) is the world’s largest labor union organized by flight attendants for flight attendants. AFA represents nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines, serving as a voice for flight attendants at their workplace, in the industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. Simply put, the goal of flight attendants who become part of AFA-CWA is to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules at their airline, and to improve their safety on the job.
AFA-CWA negotiates the best flight attendant contracts in the industry, maintaining and improving wages, benefits and working conditions for flight attendants.
AFA-CWA has strength in numbers and a professional staff to assist flight attendants with workplace, career and interpersonal concerns.
AFA-CWA is a democratic union representing flight attendants at every type of carrier. All AFA-CWA officers are flight attendants who solicit member input on policy and financial decisions.
AFA-CWA is the only flight attendant union that solely represents flight attendants’ concerns within the AFL-CIO, the 13-million-member American labor federation
AFA-CWA shares information and strategies, working in solidarity with flight attendant unions around the world through the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).
AFA-CWA Mission Statement
The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA) was founded in 1945 as a democratic member driven union. AFA-CWA’s mission is to unite all professional flight attendants in order to achieve fair compensation, job security, and improved quality of life through organizing, bargaining and political action while serving as the leading voice for a safe, healthy and secure aircraft cabin for passengers and crew alike.
It is a core value of AFA-CWA to promote economic and social justice for all workers through education and action. We are committed to the broadest employment of our members regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws is the document that governs our union as a whole. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws may be accomplished by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
AFA-CWA will continue to preserve and build upon the proud history of our struggles and accomplishments. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
If your address has changed, you need to notify AFA-CWA International to ensure you receive any correspondence. UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS HERE
AFA-CWA Online Dues Payment
To Pay your dues online, fill out the form below and press the ‘Submit Payment’ button. You will be able to preview and confirm your order on the next page. Your transaction is being submitted via encrypted transaction (SSL) for your protection.
Where do my AFA dues go? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
NOTE: CWA or AFA-CWA Dues will appear on your credit card statement.
CLICK HERE TO PAY
Flight Attendant Contacts for Spirit Airlines
Spirit Link: spiritlink.spirit.com/
Human Resources: HR@spirit.com
Ethics & Compliance Hotline: www.TNWGRC.com/Spirit
Crew Plan: CrewPlan@spirit.com
Crew Scheduling: CrewScheduling@spirit.com
Spirit On-Board Rewards: spirit.onboard-rewards.com
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What is FlightPAC/COPE
LEGISLATE, NOT NEGOTIATE
You don’t have to live in Washington, D.C. for your voice to be heard in Congress
In order for AFA-CWA to maintain our influence in the legislative arena, it is essential to support political programs which complement our legislative activity. FlightPAC, part of CWA’s Political Action Fund (PAF), was established in 1982. Dues from our members are never contributed to campaigns. Violations of campaign finance laws can result in civil penalties. Therefore, it is important for AFA-CWA leaders and Government Affairs Committee members to understand and observe the laws and rules which govern PAC’s and political activity.
FlightPAC/PAF Contributions are Voluntary. FlightPAC/PAF provides financial support to federal candidates in office who are committed to helping us accomplish our goals.
FlightPAC/PAF is non-partisan. We give to candidates who help flight attendants. AFA understands that not all of our members have the same political/social beliefs. The fact remains that there are issues that affect all members. These include 10 hours rest, human trafficking awareness, the right to collective bargaining, air quality and a host of other workplace related issues.
FlightPAC/PAF is the best way to make your voice heard in Washington. It is the most important tool that AFA has to help elect Senators and Representatives who understand and defend the issues important to flight attendants.
In these difficult and uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that we have a strong and powerful voice in Washington, D.C. We must stand together to protect ourselves and our flying partners. Please join us in supporting FlightPAC today!
For more information, we invite you to visit the Legislative Issues section of our website.
SIGN ME UP!
Click here to download the FlightPAC Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.
Mail the completed and signed form to:
501 3rd Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2760
The Flight Attendant Wellness App is a tool for all active flight attendants to use to address occupational issues, including insomnia, post-incident trauma, and work related stress. Interactive tools include mindfulness activities, information on coping with trauma and stress, relaxation exercises, screeners for sleep issues and substance use, sleep quality tips, and a blood alcohol calculator. No information entered in the app is saved or reported to anyone.
The Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) provided subject matter expertise to the app’s development. The app application platform as well as the non-flight attendant specific content is scientifically-based and largely derived from the Personal Health Intervention Toolkit, which was originally developed for the Department of Defense for soldiers returning from active duty deployment. The flight attendant specific information includes a flight attendant occupation specific substance abuse screener, which includes prescription drug misuse.
Flight Crew View provides Pilots and Flight Attendants with a copy of their schedule, downloaded from FLICA, and stored right on their own phone!
This schedule app is only available for those Pilots and Flight Attendants with FLICA Access (not available for all airlines).
UnitedHealthcare’s free mobile app Health4Me is now available to all consumers. Health4Me gives all users access to an array of health care information, including the ability to review market average prices for more than 520 medical services. Health4Me is designed to help all consumers make more informed decisions regarding their care, including the ability to:
- Locate nearby health care providers, and convenience care, urgent care and emergency care facilities.
- Review market average prices for more than 520 medical services across 290 episodes of care, providing a comprehensive view of what consumers should expect throughout their course of treatment.
- More easily anticipate and manage health care expenses based on local estimates.
The Express Scripts mobile app offers eligible members the ease and convenience of managing their prescriptions and pharmacy care anytime, anywhere.
• View medicines and set reminders for yourself or other household members
• Refill and renew home delivery prescriptions
• Find and compare medicine prices for home delivery or at multiple retail pharmacies
• Request home delivery for medicines taken on an ongoing basis that you currently get from a store
• Track the status of home delivery prescription orders
• Access your member ID card whenever you need it
• View alerts about your medicine and get important information to review with your doctors
• Find the nearest in-network pharmacy using your current location or by entering an address
• Look up lower-cost prescription alternatives with My Rx Choices®
• Search detailed drug information and view potential side effects, drug interactions, pill images, and more
• Easily register from the app and use the same username and password to log in at Express-Scripts.com website
The ID90 Travel Mobile App provides airline employees an easy and fast way to book their space-available air travel along with significant discounts on hotels, rental cars and more. ID90 Travel provides airlines around the globe a SaaS platform that automates and reduces costs associated with airline employee travel programs.
Skip the line at the airport when entering the USA with MOBILE PASSPORT! Officially authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, MOBILE PASSPORT allows travelers to submit their passport control and customs declaration information via their iPhone or iPad and bypass the regular line to enter the United States. This app effectively replaces the traditional blue-and-white paper declaration form required of all travelers entering the U.S. by air.
1. Complete your profile with basic passport information.
2. Answer US CBP’s questions about your trip.
3. Submit your information WHEN YOU LAND and get a receipt from US CBP.
4. Skip the regular line and follow the signs for Mobile Passport Control.
5. Scan your receipt and show your passport to the US CBP officer.
This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. It can also track general aviation (private, charter, etc) in the United States and Canada. Search by aircraft registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. Tracking data includes complete flight details and full-screen maps with NEXRAD radar overlay. Push notifications for flight departure/arrival info as well as cancellations, gate changes, delays, and diversions.
SkyScanner flight app searches millions of flights from hundreds of airlines in seconds, saving you time and money. You can search for flights in the general area and see all your options from airport to airport.
Known Crewmember® is a risk-based screening system that enables TSA security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight-crew members. The program expedites flight-crew member access to sterile areas of airports, reduces passenger-screening line congestion, enhances security, and makes airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation. NATA worked in close partnership with Airlines for America (A4A), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the TSA and NATA Compliance Services to bring this valuable program to our industry.
Changes to Known Crewmember® are mandated from time-to-time from theTransportation Security Administration (TSA). The most recent mandated change was for international travel. It had nothing to do with Spirit. However, it was the result of several well-publicized incidents involving smuggling of contraband (narcotics or currency) and crewmembers. Spirit does pay a small monthly per person fee that has nothing to do with the possibility of us losing our KCMPrivileges. The possible loss of KCM has everything to do with the fact that several of our brethren have gotten in trouble for violating the rules of KCM despite repeated read files from the company on the subject.
The rules are very simple and straightforward. There should be NO REASON for violations to occur.Crewmembers can utilize the KCM access points for both business and personal use (except when traveling internationally for personal travel – see bullet points below). TSA OfficersDO NOT make a determination as to whether a crewmember is on active duty for a flight, traveling for business, or traveling for personal reasons. TSA Officers should not ask crewmembers their reason for using KCM. Crewmembers must have the required identification to use KCM.
- Crewmembers may NOT enter the sterile area through the KCM checkpointwhen on personal international travel.
- Crewmembers on personal international travel MUST enter the sterile area through a passenger screening checkpoint.
- Crewmembers are permitted to bring personal property through the KCM access points as long as it is not on the TSA’s Prohibited Items List (PIL).
- Crewmembers are permitted to bring only their personal carry-on items through a KCM access point. They cannot bring carry-on items that DO NOT belong to them when entering an airport sterile area via a KCM access point. This includes property which belongs to their spouses, partners, children, co-workers, etc.
- Pets are NOT allowed through the KCM access point with the crewmember. Crewmembers with pets will be directed to the passenger screening checkpoint and screened in accordance with TSA screening procedures.
Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in loss of KCM® privileges for that crewmember (or in our case the entire airline)!
KCM Frequently Asked Questions can be easily found online at www.knowncrewmember.org/. Here are a few to keep in mind.
A. Expect to enter the sterile area of an airport via an alternative access point, which may be separate from the passenger security- screening lanes. You will be met by a TSA Security Officer (TSO) who will ask for both your company identification and a TSA-accepted, non-expired, government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license. The TSO (i.e., screener) will match the identification to your appearance and confirm your identity and current employment status via the KCM® system. Once these tasks are successfully completed, you will be allowed to proceed into the sterile area, with no other screening or inspection of your person or accessible property. It is possible, however, that you and your accessible property items may be selected for random screening. Random screening is built in as a check and balance to ensure the integrity of the KCM® system.
A. Effective January 13, 2015, crewmembers are no longer required to wear uniforms when utilizing the KCM® access points at airports nationwide. Uniformed crewmembers are allowed exemptions by the TSA when they are screened at KCM® access points and passenger screening checkpoints. Notice: When approaching a KCM® access point, non-uniformed crewmembers should wear their airline ID visible on their outer most garment above their waist. This will assist the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) in identifying you as a crewmember approaching the KCM® podium and not a passenger attempting to breach the sterile area of the airport. With the change of the uniform requirement, these exemptions at the KCM® access point and at the passenger screening checkpoint will be permitted in accordance with the following:
Q. What do I do if my KCM® barcode card is lost or stolen?
A. Request a new KCM® barcode card from your airline management. Once you receive your new KCM® barcode card, login to your secure account at www.mykcmsupport.com. Update your new KCM® barcode card number in your account.
A. NO. Crewmembers may be directed to passenger-screening lines as part of a random screening-selection process, or whenever the KCM® access point is not operational. Should the KCM® access point become inoperative, TSA security officers will direct crewmembers to the passenger-screening checkpoints.
A. Cooperate fully and without delay, follow the instruction provided by the TSO. You may be directed to screening at the KCM® access point or referred back to the passenger screening checkpoint. Do not attempt to access another KCM access point at that airport. Failure to follow the instruction provided by the TSO may result in action by the TSA, which may include a loss of KCM® privileges for that crewmember. Random screening is a normal TSA screening policy. It is incorporated for your protection and to ensure the integrity of the system. (Note: The TSA may vary the percentage of random selection based upon their operational need.)
Easy right? Simple. Follow the rules!
A. Airline employees traveling for pleasure are subject to the TSA Secure Flight (SF) vetting system the same as passengers. The SF system randomly selects individual to undergo selectee screening and will identify the printed boarding pass or seat request card with a SSSS. It is suggested that you print your pass prior to entering the sterile area. If your pass has a SSSS printed on it, you must undergo selectee screening at the passenger screening checkpoint. Do not go through KCM. Once you arrive at the boarding gate and your pass has not been properly marked by the TSA , you will be sent back to the passenger screening checkpoint for proper screening.
A. NO. All air carrier employees are subject to TSA screening practices conducted within sterile areas, which include roving screening teams, random gate screening, and questioning by Behavioral Detection Officers (BDOs). KCM® does not exempt a crewmember from complying with these additional screening techniques.
A. NO unless you are selected for random passenger-style screening, in which case, both you and your carry-on items will be screened via traditional checkpoint screening protocols.
A. NO. Only authorized crewmembers approved by the KCM® system are allowed to enter into the airport sterile area through a KCM® access point. All other individuals (to include spouses, dependents, minor children, etc….) must be screened at the passenger screening checkpoint.
A. NO. You are subject to all existing crewmember regulations regarding the types of items that may be carried onboard an aircraft. KCM® does not provide any other exemptions or privileges regarding the items that you carry, other than those already articulated in TSA regulations.
Remember, if you have to ask yourself if it’s ok… it’s probably not!
Your Spirit AFA-CWA Leadership
Flight Attendants may review additional information and all criteria on the Known Crew Member program on the KCM website.
Note: The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.
Passport Name Change – How to Change Name on U.S. Passport?
Did you just get married or perhaps you have been divorced? Requesting a passport name change from and State Department is a simple process. To do a passport name change, you need to have several documents in place before applying.
A passport name change is required when newly married women take their husband’s last name. Additionally, divorced women sometimes plan to go back to using their maiden name. Other life circumstances may also warrant a name change, but these are the two primary reasons why someone would need to change the name on their passport. From time to time printing errors occur on the passport, and would need to be corrected using a passport name change. If your name was changed voluntarily or by court order, you must follow the below directions.
Regular processing takes 4 to 6 week if you need it an emergency we recommend Fastport Passport. They are able to obtain your passport in as little as ONE business day.
- DS-5504 Application Form for Passport Name Change
- Current Valid Passport: If you have an existing passport, you will need to submit it along with the other documents required for a name change.
- Passport Photo: The U.S. State Department requires anyone applying for a replacement passport to provide a “2X2” photo, in color, that was taken no more than six months ago.
- Proof of Name Change: Evidence of Passport Name Change such as marriage certificate, divorce certificate, or another court document will suffice as proof of legal name change.
- Passport Fee: In order to process your application for a name change.
- Note: there is no fee for a name change if you obtained your passport within the last 12 months. If you are requesting expedited service you will have to pay the expedited service fee.
There are two ways to replace an airmen certificate.
- You can request a replacement certificate online. This method requires that you register with Online Services.
- Or you can mail us:
- an Application for Replacement of Lost, Destroyed, or Paper Airman Certificate form
- or a signed, written request stating your:
- date and place of birth
- social security number and/or certificate number
- the reason you need a replacement
You must include a check or money order for $2 (U.S. funds), made payable to FAA, for each certificate you request.
For U.S. Postal Service, Regular, and Priority Mail You can mail your requests to: Federal Aviation Administration
Airmen Certification Branch
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
- Allow 4 to 6 weeks for mail processing and 7 to 10 days for online processing
- We can only issue one copy of each certificate
- We can’t place the original date of issue on a replacement certificate
- We can’t issue expired certificates. However, you can request an expired CFI letter at no charge.
- If your current address is listed as a Post Office Box (P.O. Box), General Delivery, Rural Route, or Star Route, please provide directions or a map for locating your residence.
If your airman certificate or special purpose pilot authorization was or will be issued on the basis of on a foreign license you must first apply for a verification of the authenticity of your foreign license. You may visit our website for more information and to obtain the verification form. Your foreign license must first be verified with the CAA prior to making application with the IFO or FSDO to replace your paper pilot certificate or to apply for an airman certificate or rating.
Airmen Certification Information and Assistance
- Toll Free: (866) 878-2498
- Local Oklahoma City Area: (405) 954-3261
- Government FTS: (405) 954-3261
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time
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Interline travel (or offline travel) refers to airline employee discounts for travel on other airlines. Interline travel benefits are often available for employees, spouse, parents, dependent children and retirees of the airlines.
Interline benefits are often negotiated by our airline’s travel department. The applicable fares are called ZED (Zonal Employee Discount) fares. Prices are mileage-based or based on city pairs.
Interline travel discounts on other travel industry suppliers varies by supplier and travel time. Interline discounts on cruises and hotels can be booked through interline travel agencies. Be discreet about the rate you pay.
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MyIDTravel.com Book non-rev or FA commuting flights for yourself and your dependents on Other Airlines (OAL) that are not included on ID90.com. Airline agreements and restrictions are also located here.
StaffTraveler App The StaffTraveler app allows you to request the loads for the flights you want to staff travel on. Never experience the uncertainty of getting on a flight again!
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PERX.com Search online and book via agent. As an airline employee, you qualify for discounts on just about every type of vacation you can imagine and there is an incredible array of travel discounts waiting for you here at PERX. Hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours and cruise lines all offer you substantial discounts as an “industry courtesy” just for being part of the travel community. Your spouse, dependent children (under 18), parents and in some cases parents-in-law, are all eligible to travel on their own at an interline rate! As well, anyone sharing your accommodations will qualify, and in some cases, you may take along friends and non-eligible family members in separate accommodations for that low, low interline rate!
Dargal Interline Book On-line or via Payment plan. Hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours and cruise lines all offer you substantial discounts as an “industry courtesy” just for being part of the travel community. your spouse, dependent children (under 18), parents and in some cases parents-in-law, are all eligible to travel on their own at an interline rate! As well, anyone sharing your accommodations will qualify, and in some cases, you may take along friends and non-eligible family members in separate accommodations for that low, low interline rate!
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Here’s a Peek at What You Can Save On:
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You won’t pay any out-of-pocket costs for tuition fees or e-books. To be eligible, your union must participate and students must simply apply for federal aid and apply grants or tuition reimbursement to their EGCC bill. The Free College benefit will cover the rest- even if you aren’t eligible for any other aid! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
Helping Union Families With the Cost of College
Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.
Over 2,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)
Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied.
This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators
Scholarship Award Amounts
Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall. Students may re-apply each year.
The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university.
Applications will not be considered unless they are complete with the following:
A dependent of an active AFA member in good standing who is seeking to further her/his education at an accredited college or university.
A recipient of this scholarship will receive the cost of tuition, room, board and reasonable book expense, up to a maximum of $5,000 for one year. Any recipient may reapply for this scholarship each year until graduation up to a maximum of four years.
AFA Scholarship FundP.O. Box 56Hartwood, VA 22471-0056
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About the Scholarship
Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.
[AFA] CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply.Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.
Applications are accepted starting Mid-November through April. Final deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Winners are chosen by lottery drawing and only winners will be notified. Click here for a list of past winners.
No specific studies are required. Scholarship winners may pursue whatever courses they wish.
The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation has been built up by voluntary contributions and is self-perpetuating. Contributions and pledges are received from CWA Locals, members, and officers.
Applications should only be submitted through the online application form.
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Flight Attendants helping Flight Attendants. The Disaster Relief Fund provides a means for AFA members to assist other members and retirees who have suffered significant damage and/or relocation as a result of a disaster.
Flight Attendant Drug & Alcohol Program
The Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP). This website is available to all flight attendants, no matter what status you currently hold — active, furloughed, or even if you are on a leave status. FADAP is a substance-abuse prevention program, created and promoted for and by the flight attendant profession and funded by the FAA. Throughout this site you will find stigma free information on substance use, abuse and dependence.
What airline can you or your dependents travel on?
Other Airline Agreements (OAL) is valid as of February 20, 2018.
Regular exercise helps you stay healthy, and can make you look and feel better. The Fitness Program is automatically included with your health benefits or health insurance plan, so you can save money, too!
You’ll get great savings on fitness club memberships, exercise videos and home exercise equipment like treadmills and elliptical trainers — everything you need to get fit for less today.
You don’t have to live in a world of muted, quieter sounds. We’ve teamed with HearPO®, a national hearing benefits provider, to give you 40% off the retail price* of hearing exams and hearing aid services. You also save on the latest styles and technologies of hearing aids. It’s everything you need to make your world sound a little clearer.
This program is not insurance. That means no referrals, no claims… no hassles! It’s just a simple, convenient way to “take a little off the top” of your expenses.
Click here to learn more! Hearing Discount
Union Plus Offers Help to Those Impacted by Hurricane Michael
- Union Plus Credit Card Program2
- Union Plus Mortgage Program
- Union Plus Personal Loan Program
- Union Plus Life Insurance
- Union Plus Accidental Death Insurance
- Union Plus Auto Insurance
- Union Plus Retiree Health Program
To qualify for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant:
Your residence must be in a county qualifying for individual assistance money from FEMA. To check if your county has been designated as an area eligible for individual assistance, visit FEMA’s disaster declarations page.
You must have had a Union Plus Credit Card for at least three months, Union Plus Personal Loan for at least six months, Union Plus Mortgage, Union Plus Retiree Health Insurance, Union Plus Life or Accidental Death Insurance or Union Plus Auto Insurance for at least 12 months with that account or policy in good standing (be up-to-date on payments).
If you participate in the Union Plus Credit Card Program and want to apply for a disaster relief grant, call 1-800-622-2580.
If you participate in any other of the designated programs and want to apply for a disaster relief grant, call 1-800-472-2005.
The Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund has provided nearly $1 million in assistance to union members facing hardships following Hurricane Florence, the California wildfires, floods and other natural disasters. Head to the Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund page to learn more about the benefits and eligibility requirements.
1Certain restrictions, limitations and qualifications apply to these grants. Additional information and eligibility criteria can be obtained at https://www.unionplus.org/hardship-help/disaster-relief-grantslimitations and qualifications apply to these grants.
2The Union Plus Credit Cards are issued by Capital One, N.A. pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
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Company Benefits Resources
All current benefits are located on ESS at https://e14.ultipro.com
United Healthcare website: www.uhc.com/
Express Scripts website: www.express-scripts.com
All current benefits are located on ESS at https://e14.ultipro.com
VSP® Vision Care https://www.vsp.com/
All current benefits are located on ESS at https://e14.ultipro.com
Employee benefits and financial protection insurance from Unum
This is the company that handles our short/long term leaves.
FEDEX AIRLINE EMPLOYEE PERSONAL SHIPPING POLICY
As part of our interline program, FedEx offers reduced rate shipping of personal shipments to employees of airlines who have an agreement with FedEx. Shipments must be tendered at a FedEx manned location to a FedEx employee, during working hours and confirm to the requirements listed below.
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