The following recorded message was delivered to all APFA Members’ home or cell phones on Monday, April 2, 2007:
Hello, this is APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake with an urgent call to all APFA members.
On Tuesday, April 17th, we are asking all Flight Attendants who have the time off, to join me along with your Base Leaders in speaking out against senior management’s poor judgment to reward 874 executives with colossal bonuses upwards of $200 million while the rest of us continue to sacrifice every day. This informational picketing event will be system wide and is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local base time. Please be sure to wear your uniform. You will receive more details from your Base Chairs and APFA Headquarters in the next few days.
This systemwide national event will be kicked off in Dallas on Friday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m. Central Time at APFA Headquarters in Euless, Texas. For this event, we are asking any and all flight attendants to join us. Wear your uniform and please bring a pair of boots.
Clearly, our two protests – on Friday the 13th in Dallas, followed by a system wide event on Tuesday, April 17th should remind AMR Executives that we all shared in the pain and were promised a share of the gain. Now is the time for all flight attendants to stand up and join your coworkers. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 13th at APFA Headquarters at 9:00 a.m. , and Tuesday, April 17th – 10:00 a.m. – at your base city. Stay tuned to www.www.apfa.org. Thank you – and I look forward to seeing you on the 13th and the 17th!