Remember November events were held across the system last week. APFA captured the headlines in many major media markets. At last count, there were 42 broadcast stories and 10 stories in print. Links to some of these stories are available on the www.apfa.org website – scroll down to ëAPFA Flight Attendants in the Newsí. Thank you to all who came out to participate in the picketing and Day in Ops events. The Remember November Strike Documentary is currently available for viewing. Go to www.apfa.org to see this video commemorating our historic 1993 Strike. Unity paid then and it will pay again.
In order to assist in getting the word out about the Remember November events, the phone tree was activated in the bases that picketed; DCA, DFW and JFK. Thank you to the InfoReps signed up for communications who helped place calls. We will be conducting a test of the system wide phone tree in the coming months. Please remind your crews to ensure their contact information is up to date with APFA. AA does not provide us with the changes made to your personal information. Member information can be updated by logging on to www.apfa.org and clicking the ëMember Servicesí link.
Scheduling committee discussions continued this week. On Thursday, the APFA Scheduling subcommittee presented the company with a comprehensive overview of APFAís ideas for addressing the specific troubled areas of Article 10-Reserve.
Early in the week, the two teams exchanged proposals on Article 11-Launguage. In addition, APFA presented the company with our proposals on, Article 16- Reduction in Force, Article 32-Health and Safety, and Article 34-Purser. APFA also proposed moving Safety and Security from Article 32 to its own article.
During the week, there were numerous counter proposals exchanged with the company. Other articles included Article 12-Filling of Vacancies, Article 19-Leaves of Absence, Article 27-Bereavement/Personal Emergency Leave, and Article 24-Copies of Agreement.
As the week drew to a close on Thursday, APFA and AA were able to reach tentative agreements on Article 12-Filling of Vacancies, Article 22-Joint Scheduling Committee and Article 23-Emergency Assignments.
Meetings with the company are set to resume on Tuesday December 2.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1949, American Airlines referred to itself as American Overseas Airlines, Inc. This 1949 CBA became effective August 01, 1949 and the duration of this agreement was one year. With the CBA of 1950, the company went back to calling itself American Airlines, Inc.