Last week both the APFA and Companyís Scheduling Subcommittees met in Dallas to continue discussions on Article 9-Scheduling. Data and feedback from the Volunteer to Fly (VTF) Program (login required) were also discussed. The VTF Program will run through March 15 2009 in DCA/DCA-I and DFW/IDF. Mediated talks with the company will resume in Atlanta on March 10.
The Negotiating Team will meet internally this week in conjunction with the Annual APFA Board of Directors Convention. This yearís convention will be held in Boston at the Westin Copley Place beginning March 5, and will run through Sunday, March 8. All members in good standing are welcomed to attend.
The follow up negotiations scheduling opinion survey is available on the www.apfa.org website. The results from this survey will guide the Team in their negotiations with the company. It is imperative that every member participate. The survey will be available through Thursday, March 5 2009.
OVERAGE LEAVES/PATNERSHIP FLYING
In an effort to mitigate furloughs announced by the company last week, Overage Leaves, Partnership Flying and Travel Separation are once again being offered.
Deadlines are as follows:
Overage Leaves ñ Deadline Friday, March 6, 2009, 0900 CDT
Partnership Flying ñ Deadline Friday, March 6, 2009, 0900 CDT
Travel Separation ñ Deadline Thursday, March 5, 2009, 2300 CDT
Those Flight Attendants subject to Furlough will be able to bid for Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying.
Please refer to last weekís Special InfoRep Hotline (login required) for attached documents explaining each of these options. Additional information and application forms are available on the Flight Service Website through JetNet.
DID YOU KNOW?
It wasnít until the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 1974 that the word Stewardess was replaced with Flight Attendant.