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11.23.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations, National Officer WTS, ELOA, EC Meeting, Delta Representational Election Interference, Benefits Verification, Uniform Points, Office Closure

Weekly Hotline

For the week ending Wednesday, November 23, 2011.


Many Flight Attendants have contacted APFA headquarters requesting an update on the progress of FA negotiations. Negotiations are currently on hold as the Company focuses on Pilot negotiations. We will keep you updated once we return to the negotiating table.


Notification of Willingness to Serve (WTS) for the positions of APFA President ñ APFA Vice President ñ APFA Secretary ñ APFA Treasurer were mailed to all members and are also available on the APFA website.

In you are interested in further serving your union please review the APFA Policy Manual and APFA Constitution for more detailed information on each of the positions.

Willingness to Serve forms must be received in the designated PO Box by 1000 CT on November 30, 2011.


Educational Leaves of Absence are being offered for the Spring 2012 term.

Ballots are available on the Flight Service website and will close at 1000 CT on Monday, November 28, 2011. Enrollment verification is due to the FA Service Center by Friday, December 16, 2011.


The third quarter APFA Executive Committee meeting will be held December 13-14, 2011 at APFA Headquarters. The meeting will begin at 0930 CT on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend.


The National Mediation Board has informed the AFA that it has rejected claims of interference following the 2010 Flight Attendant representational election.

The AFA and CWA say that the decision throws out 60 years of bargaining rights for the Northwest Flight Attendants and also denies any say over working conditions to the Delta Flight Attendants. Further, the Unions state that the decision ignores the outrageous interference by Delta management in the union election.


Now is the time to review your benefits elections for 2012.

Please take special note as the deadline for the Life and Disability Statements of Health is quickly approaching.

Visit Benefits Service Center and click Enrollment Review to confirm your choices for 2012. It’s an opportunity to make certain that the elections you made in October were entered correctly so that you can be sure to have the coverage you need for yourself and your family.

If you enrolled a new dependent for your medical coverage, or added additional Life Insurance or Disability coverage during enrollment, be sure to submit any necessary Statements of Health or Proof of Eligibility documents to ensure you both have the coverage you want for 2012.

The correct “Statement of Health” for the OSTD or LTD coverage is listed under forms in the benefits section of Jetnet as the Disability Enrollment Form. The form listed as Statement of Health is required if you want to increase your voluntary life insurance coverage.

  • Life or disability statements of health: send form to MetLife by Nov. 30
  • Dependent proof of eligibility: send documents to HR Services by Dec. 30


The end of the year deadline to use your 2011 uniform points is nearing. Make sure you donít miss the deadline by placing your order for uniform items as soon as possible.


The APFA Headquarters office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 28.

We wish all members and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.

Please remember there are currently 218 members on furlough and awaiting recall.

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Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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