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6.28.01 – (LAA) – Negotiations with NMB and AA Continue, Presidential Emergency Board Likely to be Appointed

Negotiations Hotline Update
Thursday, June 28, 2001

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, June 28th, 2001.

It is approximately 6:45 on the East coast. The Negotiating Team is still at the table in Washington, D.C., with the National Mediation Board and American Airlines’ Negotiators.

Talks are ongoing. At this time, our Team is awaiting response from American Airlines Team regarding a compensation proposal. We will update this HotLine as events warrant.

Please stay on the line.


Hotline Update
Monday, June 25, 2001

Good Afternoon, this is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator. It is Monday, June 25th, 2001.

Due to the likelihood of a Presidential Emergency Board being appointed, all membership actions for this week have been suspended. This includes our practice strike, picketing and the candlelight vigil. Our new strike countdown calendar is being planned now. When the dates, times, locations and actions are set, we will list them on the HotLines and the APFA web site at

Please continue to visit the APFA web site and call the hotLine and Info Rep HotLine for hte latest information. Now, please stay on the line for last Friday’s negotiations update. Thank you for calling the HotLine.


Negotiations Hotline Update
June 22, 2001

This is APFA President, John Ward, with an update on contract negotiations. It’s approximately midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, June 22.

I am very disappointed to report that talks were adjourned tonight without a new contract. Our Negotiating Committee tried every conceivable way to reach an acceptable agreement but in the end management was not willing to provide even one additional penny over its previous offer of May 23. The unresolved issues include pay, pre funding of retiree health care, foreign language speakers on domestic routes, international crew rest and E-time. APFA had hoped to reach an agreement with management at the bargaining table but it’s obvious that the Company has other plans. It has lobbied the White House for assistance in the form of a Presidential Emergency Board or PEB. Because management is confident this assistance will be forthcoming in the event that no agreement is reached by the end of the cooling off period, it has shown little interest in resolving the outstanding issues.

However the National Mediation Board has asked the parties to return to Washington on Thursday, June 28 for further talks.

Stay unified. This HotLine will be updated as events warrant.


Hotline Update
June 22, 2001 1640CDT

Hello, today is Friday, June 22, 2001. It is now 1640 Central Time. This is Patrick Hancock, National Strike Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update.

The talks are continuing between the APFA and American Airlines at the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C. at this hour. No agreement has been reached, however the APFA remains cautiously optimistic that an agreement can be reached without third party intervention. No specific details of the discussions have been released.

Anything you may hear at this point is pure speculation and rumor. When something definitive becomes available, we will put it on the APFA web site, this hotline, the InfoRep HotLine, and make it available through PhoneWatch. The APFA Negotiating Team greatly appreciates the overwhelming support of our membership. If no agreement is reached this week, the APFA will begin the numerous membership actions planned for the week of June 25th. All activities will be listed on the Membership Action Page on the APFA web site and the APFA HotLine. Please keep your calendar clear just in case. All members are expected to do their part by participating in these membership actions.

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