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July 2024 HRE Newsletter

Hello All,

Please see the July 2024 HRE Newsletter designed by Hawaiian Airlines!

You can find the PDF version of this newsletter HERE or see the image below

July 2024 HRE Newsletter

In the month of July we acknowledge/celebrate the following:


Notable Dates In July

  • JULY 1 - International Reggae Day (learn more about it here)
  • JULY 4 - American Independence Day 
  • JULY 14 - International Non-Binary People’s Day 
  • JULY 14 - Bastille Day/French National Day
  • JULY 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day 
  • JULY 26 - National Disability Independence Day 
  • JULY 30 - International Day of Friendship (find out about this day here)
  • JULY 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Disability Pride Month

A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions). 

One in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities.

Not all disabilities are visible to the naked eye. Here are some common “invisible” disabilities: Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes, Depression, Endometriosis, Lupus, Migraines, Personality Disorders, and more! You can find more invisible disabilities HERE.

July is celebrated as Disability Awareness Month in honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed. To learn more about disabilities, READ THIS.

Support The Cause

Mental Health Reminder

AFA EAP assists flight attendants with professional and personal life changes, counselling services for depression, eating disorders, drug/alcohol addiction, and so much more! this is 100% confidential. Any challenge a flight attendant may face, the employee assistance program is here for you! Reach out to the EAP by 

  • Phone: 1-800-424-2406 or 202-434-0560
  • Phone or Text or Whatsapp: 301-437-0390
  • Email: [email protected].

Upcoming Events

  • July 9: Labor for Ceasefire Webinar (click the image to register)
    • In their own words: Voices of Palestinian workers. Join the webinar on July 9th at 9amPT/Noon ET
  • August 10-14: CWA Human Rights Conference in Houston, TX
    • Your MEC Chair will be attending this conference on behalf of our local and the AFA-CWA International Human Rights and Equity Committee.
    • She will also be doing a workshop about Sex & Gender Identity in the Workplace and in our Unions on behalf of AFA and the International HRE Committee

Take These Important Surveys

Click the image to take the HRE survey

This survey allows you to tell us the issues that are important to you and helps give us some direction to focus on the causes that matter to our membership.

Click the image to take the Uniform Survey

This survey is about Uniform Gender Expression and seeks to identify how the crew feels about uniform choices, policies & guidelines at our airline and how it relates to their gender. 

Building HRE Awareness and Membership

We are continuing to build our committee and so if you are interest in joining, please come to our Monthly HRE Call July 8, 2024 at 3 PM EST. 

Thanks for reading!
If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, don't hesitate to reach out to me.



Jhenelle (she/her)
HRE & Communications Committee Chair