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8.15.07 – (LAA) – Fourth FA Recall, Candidates for Negotiators

Today is Wednesday, August 15, 2007. This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator with a Hotline update.

Just over three months ago, we saw the fourth Flight Attendant recall in as many years. Today, APFA is pleased to announce the second Flight Attendant recall of this year to the most senior 460 Flight Attendants on the current AA FA furlough list.

Accept or Reject re-employment letters will be sent today by American Airlines and must be postmarked – using the FED EX envelope that will be included with your recall notice. The first group of up to 260 Flight Attendants will report to their bases on November 13, 2007. The second group of up to 200 Flight Attendants will report to base on December 18, 2007. While this recall will not provide any relief for active FAs currently suffering through the summer flying, it should provide some relief for the upcoming holidays.

American Airlines has stated that these 460 Flight Attendants will be offered a choice of four bases – BOS, DCA, LGA and ORD – to be awarded in seniority order.

Information is available on APFA’s Web site in the RECALL section beginning today including copies of the information that will be mailed to all FA recalls by AA as well as current Bid Cover Sheets and Bid Data so that you may get a better idea of the flying at these four Domestic bases.

This recall includes close to 25% of our remaining furloughed Flight Attendants. APFA is hopeful that AA will continue this trend and recall the remaining 1,500+ FAs still on furlough once these Flight Attendants return to active status.

We will update the Web site throughout this process to ensure our recalled Flight Attendants have the information they need to return to work.

Now, please stay on the line for the rest of this week’s Hotline.

This is Leatha Harding-Berry with the APFA National Ballot Committee. On August 15, 2007, the National Ballot Committee picked up the Willingness-to-Serve Notifications for the elected portion of the APFA Negotiating Committee.

The candidates for International Negotiator are Ray Baylis, Steven Ellis, Neil Fernandez, Kevin Johnson, Russ Kidwell, Becky Kroll, Ricardo Melchor Jr., Jon Murden, Elizabeth Lee Price and Richard Ross.

The candidates for Domestic Negotiator are Robert Applegate, Valerie Cochrane, Dixie Daniels, Diana Dunn, Judy Henderson, Anna Johnson, Jeree Last, Samuel Morales and Travis Pfahler.

Ballots for these elections will be mailed to the membership on September 4, 2007 and will be due by 9:00 a.m. Central Time on October 4, 2007. If you have any questions concerning these elections, please contact the National Ballot Committee and APFA Headquarters, ext 8311. Thank you.

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