This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Tuesday, October 30, 2001.
The Airline Security Act is going to the House Floor for a vote on Thursday, November 1, and APFA representatives were in Washington today ensuring that our voice was heard. Two versions of this Bill will be presented – HR 3150 and HR 3165. The Republican Bill, HR 3150, does not include federalized screening or explicit language on security implementation. The equivalent of the Senate Bill, HR 3165, which passed the Senate unanimously, has the support of the Democrats as well as moderate Republicans. If the Republican’s version of the bill (HR 3150) passes, Congress will have to meet and compromise on the differences, which will delay implementation even further. If HR 3165 passes, the Bill will go directly to the White House for Bush’s signature. It has been reported that Bush is not happy with this Bill, but if it passed, he would probably sign it.
We call upon all APFA members to contact your House Representative on Wednesday, October 31, and let them know you are in full support of HR 3165. You can locate your Representatives by going to the APFA web site at www.www.apfa.org and clicking on the link that reads: House Representatives By State.
In other news, if you are planning to exercise Appendix T, the last day you may submit your paperwork is November 12. If you are on the sick list, you must clear and submit your application by November 12 in order to qualify.
APFA is aware of the problems concerning improper deductions from your retro/lump sum checks. If you believe that you have suffered an improper deduction, please photocopy your paycheck stub, prepare a written description of the assumed problem, and leave this information in the APFA Lockbox for your Base Chair or Vice Chair. These deductions are specific to those of you who may have prior overpayments, those on unpaid leave, or those on IOD status. APFA has notified the Company of this mistake and the Company is responsible for correcting the problem.
Thank you for calling the APFA HotLine. This HotLine will be updated on Friday, November 2nd.