Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

7.08.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union, PVD Survey

APFA Weekly Hotline Update

for the week ending Friday July 8, 2011

STATE OF THE UNION

I get it now. Thank you for coming, I’m even more confident in our Union.” “It’s comforting to know that APFA has our back in so many ways.”

These are just some of the comments from attendees of the State of the Union Base Visits. This week APFA President Laura Glading, members of the Negotiating Team and other National Representatives visited Chicago and Raleigh Durham.

Next week we will visit New York and Boston.† Please join us along with your Local Base Leadership, and come with your questions and concerns for a candid discussion and exchange of ideas on our Union’s past, present and future.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some internal topics discussed during these meetings, this round of visits will not be recorded as weíve done in the past.

Here is a list of the remaining scheduled visits (additional ORD/IOR date scheduled):

  • JFK/LGA – July 13, 2011
    International JFK Airport Hotel – 1100-1400
    144-02 135th Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11436
    718-659-0200
  • BOS/BOS-I – July 14, 2011
    Hyatt Harborside Hotel – 1100-1400
    101 Harborside Drive
    Boston, MA 02128
    617-568-1234
  • DFW/IDF – July 20, 2011
    Yandry Center DFW – 1500-1900
    Across from Gate C2
  • MIA/IMA – July 28, 2011
    Hotel MIA – 1100-1400
    Terminal E, 2nd Level (Departures)
    305-871-4100
  • LGA/JFK – August 4, 2011
    LaGuardia Marriott Hotel ñ 1100-1400
    102-05 Ditmars Blvd.
    East Elmhurst, NY 11369
    718-565-8900
  • LAX/LAX-I – August 10, 2011
    Ayres Hotel – 1000-1300
    14400 Hindry Avenue
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    310-536-0400
  • SFO/SFO-I – August 11, 2011
    Embassy Suites South SFO – 1030-1330
    250 Gateway Blvd.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    650-589-3400
  • DCA – August 17, 2011
    Ramp Conference Room – 1000-1300
  • STL – August 18, 2011
    Renaissance Hotel – 1000-1300
    9801 Natural Bridge Road
    St. Louis, MO 63134
    314-429-1100
  • ORD/IOR – August 23, 2011
    West Conference Room – 1300-1600
    OíHare International Airport
    Mezzanine Level

PVD SURVEY

The APFA Vice President’s Department is interested in hearing your thoughts on Personal Vacation Days (PVDs) and the way American awards PVDs, so that we may have a better understanding of how PVDs work, or do not work, for you. A short survey has been posted on APFA.org.

Please take a few moments to log-on to www.APFA.org and complete the survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

The survey will be available through Sunday July 17, 2011.

ALSO FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT’S DEPARTMENT

All Flight Attendants should be aware that if you are issued a 1st Written Warning, 2nd Written Warning or Pre-Termination letter under the Attendance Policy, and you feel this action is unwarranted, you must file a Notice of Dispute (NOD). †Note that when you are progressed to any of the steps mentioned, this is considered a disciplinary action and a NOD should be filed to protect yourself.

It is also important to know that the Attendance Policy does not require your Flight Service Manager (FSM) to issue discipline at certain point levels, it simply says they “may” issue discipline. Your FSM must take your individual situation into consideration prior to issuing any type of discipline.

Should you have any questions or need to file a NOD, promptly contact your Chairperson or Vice Chairperson. Your Division Representative is also available to provide assistance. Contact information for your Base Representatives is available on the Base Pages’ section of APFA.org.

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