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May 2024 HRE Update

Hello All, 

Welcome to the May 2024 HRE Newsletter.

You can find a PDF version of this newsletter HERE:

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


Notable Dates In May

  • May 1: International Workers Day aka May Day
  • MAY 1: Lei Day (Hawaii)
  • MAY 5: Cinco de Mayo (it’s more than just a drinking holiday!)
  • MAY 12: Mother’s Day
  • May 17: International Day against Homophbia, Biphobia & Transphobia 
  • May 19: Agender Visibility Day
  • May 22: Harvey Milk Day
  • May 24: Pansexual Visibility Day
  • MAY 27: Memorial Day

Support The Cause

  • Visit an AAPI museum
  • Watch: Asian Americans by pbs; a five-episode series on the fastest-growing ethnic group in american history
  • Support AAPI owned businesses
  • Spread awareness to support understanding of the AAPI community
  • Read books by AAPI authors
  • Follow AAPI leaders, activists, and educators on social media
  • For more information visit: 
  • Learn more about the Jewish American experience (you can start HERE)
  • Support Jewish American owned businesses

Mental Health Awareness Month

The theme for Mental Awareness Month 2024 is “Take The Moment" They are encouraging us to join them in fostering open dialogues, cultivating empathy and understanding. This campaign also champions the importance of destigmatizing mental health by normalizing the practice of taking moments to prioritize mental health care without guilt or shame.

  • 1 in 5 US Adults experience mental illness each year and only half of them receive treatment!
  • Mental health is just as important as physical health. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Taking care of our mental health is essential for overall well-being. Here are some practical tips to help you maintain good mental health:
    • Practice Self-Care. Take time to do things that you enjoy, such as reading a book, taking a walk, or having a relaxing bath. Prioritizing self-care can help reduce stress and improve mood.
    • Connect With Others. Having a support system is crucial for good mental health. Reach out to friends, family, or a mental health professional if you need to talk or receive guidance.
  • Remember, it's okay not to be okay! You are not alone!

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].

Learn more about mental health awareness month HERE and get more resources and ideas from the Toolkit.

Pride At Work

Pride at Work is an important initiative that has a mission of seeking “full equality without restrictions or barriers for LGBTQIA+ individuals in our workplaces, unions, and communities, creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, promotes inclusion, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We do this through education, alliances, and building solidarity across our large and diverse communities.”

They oppose all forms of bias and discrimination on the job, in our unions, and in the public square based on sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, age, disability, HIV status, marital status, religion, or political views. They also seek to promote the ability of all working people to self-organize and act collectively to advance the power, needs, and interests of the working class in addition to the principles of justice, true democracy, and equality.

This is a very important initiative to be a part of, and we would love for you to sign up as a member. For more information about Pride At Work, head to Join today using THIS LINK.

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 May 13, 2024 at 3 PM EST. 

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


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Jhenelle (she/her)
HRE & Communications Committee Chair