This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, October 14, 2007.
Yesterday, October 13, 2007, 143 American Airlines Flight Attendants furloughed by AA five years ago were removed from the seniority list, thereby losing their rights to recall. APFA remains hopeful that Senator Claire McCaskill’s amendment S. 1992 will gain the necessary support to allow extended recall rights to those who have already fallen off the seniority list as well as those set to fall off between now and next July. This amendment applies to airlines that accepted federal aid from the government following 9/11. Please go to www.www.apfa.org and click on the link entitled: “Extend Recall Rights for Furloughed AA FAs.”
Negotiations Update: The 13 members of the newly formed APFA Negotiating Team met at Headquarters this past week. The Team will join the elected and appointed leaders of APFA next week in Dallas for Board Training, which will focus on the negotiations process. Please take a moment to email the Team at email@example.com with any suggestions you have. Every email will be reviewed, however, a response will not be received.
From the Contract Department: Occasionally, gate agents will assign a non-rev Flight Attendant to the jumpseat in order to accommodate more non-revs on the standby list. While the concept is nice, this is not proper procedure. If you are automatically assigned the jumpseat by an agent without your permission and notice that non-revs further down on the list are assigned cabin seats, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include all relevant details including flight number, date, city pair and a copy of the standby list.
APFA is seeking information from FAs who have worked the cashless test flights out of SFO. Specifically, we would like any feedback you can provide on the difficulties you’ve experienced with the OSRs. Please send an email to email@example.com and include the flight number, date, city pair, aircraft type and detailed information on what occurred while using the OSR. APFA will need this specific information to determine whether the cashless test has a significant impact on our workload.
From the Communications Department: The fall Skyword has been sent to all members’ addresses on file with APFA and should arrive shortly. It is also available for download at www.www.apfa.org. You must be a member in good standing to access the Web site, as well as to vote in the upcoming election for APFA President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. This issue of Skyword includes the National Officer Willingness-to-Serves due November 29, 2007. If you intend to run for office or would like to vote for upcoming APFA elections, access the Web site, or simply become a member in good standing, please contact the APFA Dues Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 817.540.0108, ext. 8152.
We still have 1,460 APFA members on furlough waiting to be recalled. This number takes into account the most recent recalls, those who were removed from our Seniority List yesterday, and retirees.
Thank you for calling the APFA Hotline.