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
- BOS/BOS-I – July 14, 2011
Hyatt Harborside Hotel – 1100-1400
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128
- 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)
- LGA/JFK – August 4, 2011
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel ñ 1100-1400
102-05 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
- LAX/LAX-I – August 10, 2011
Ayres Hotel – 1000-1300
14400 Hindry Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
- SFO/SFO-I – August 11, 2011
Embassy Suites South SFO – 1030-1330
250 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
- 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
- ORD/IOR – August 23, 2011
West Conference Room – 1300-1600
OíHare International Airport
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.
Please remember there are currently 321 members on furlough and awaiting recall.