This is Alexis Boilini, IOR Flight Attendant and member of the APFA Negotiating Committee, with a hotline update for Friday, March 2.
Negotiations resumed today in Chicago with Federal Mediator Linda Puchala. Our discussions centered around Article 11 (Language) and Article 9 (Scheduling). Despite the Company’s continuing rhetoric stating their desire to reach an agreement, we can tell you we have seen no indication of that as of yet.
Talks will continue tomorrow at 0900, and we anticipate discussing crew rest.
Additional dates for negotiations have been scheduled for March 12-14 in Washington, D.C.
We will update this tape as events warrant. Once again, we thank you for your continued support as demonstrated by the results of last weeks Strike Vote.
Please stay on the line for the rest of this week’s hotline message.
This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with more APFA HotLine News for the week ending March 2, 2001.
The APFA Base Representative Election ballots for 2001 were counted on March 1st The newly elected representatives will assume office at their respective bases for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2001. The following results were certified by the National Balloting Committee:
BOSTON DOMESTIC VICE CHAIRPERSON:
Michelle Brawley: 308
Al Rodriguez: 118
The New Vice Chair for Boston Domestic is Michelle Brawley.
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL CHAIRPERSON:
Jennifer McCauley 126
Peter Quinn 132
The New Chair for Boston International is Peter Quinn
LOS ANGELES DOMESTIC CHAIRPERSON:
John Nikides 966
Joseph Robinson 63
The New Chair for LAX Domestic is John Nikides
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHAIRPERSON:
Ron Crawford 57
Doug Elmore 641
Lonny Glover 246
The Chicago International Chair is Doug Elmore
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL VICE CHAIRPERSON:
Nancy Moehring 645
Susan Wroble 286
The Chicago International Vice Chair is Nancy Moehring
NEW YORK DOMESTIC CHAIR:
Troy Freshman 284
Steven Sternig 507
The New York Domestic Chair is Steven Sternig
DFW DOMESTIC CHAIR:
Kim Boyett 651
Chris O’Kelley 919
The New Dallas Domestic Chair is Chris O’Kelley
DALLAS DOMESTIC VICE CHAIRPERSON:
Steven Morrison 681
Margaret Stewart 889
The New Dallas Domestic Vice Chair is Margaret Stewart
MIAMI DOMESTIC CHAIR:
Douglas Newlon 346
Cheri Washbish 496
The New Miami Domestic Chair is Cheri Washbish
MIAMI DOMESTIC VICE CHAIRPERSON:
Barbara Rives Martin 475
Paul Poteet 368
The New Miami Domestic Vice Chair is Barbara Rives Martin.
A district court judge issued a temporary restraining order against TWU on Friday, at the request of American Airlines, who alleged that the Union endorsed an illegal slowdown at JFK. The American Airlines mechanics’ contract became amendable March 1, 2001. The TRO instructed the union to order its members to maintain normal operations and to “immediately cease and desist all participation in, or encouragement of, any and all slowdown (including excessive write-ups of equipment), sick-out, or other concerted conduct that has the purpose or effect of disrupting normal airline operations.”
Delta AND its pilots have asked for release from mediation, however, the request has not yet been granted by the NMB. This brings them one step closer to a strike which could occur as soon as April 1st.
Jet Acquisitions Group seems to be in competition with AA for the purchase of TWA’s assets. AMR offered $500M in cash and has offered to assume $3.5B in debt. Although Jet Acquisitions refuses to disclose the specifics on their bid, their lawyers have reported their offer to be as high as $6.2B.
United has sent senior management to meet with almost 60,000 UAL labor workers in an attempt to smooth over the expected April 2nd verdict on the merger. The employees want guarantees that they won’t be relocated once United and USAirways merge.
That’s it for this week, remember to wear only your Union Pin, Wings and Nametag and your bagtag should read 4,3,2,1… If your bagtag has been lost or broken, please contact APFA Headquarters, ext. 8153 for a replacement. Thank you for calling the APFA HotLine.