APFA Special Hotline – Recall of Remaining Furloughs – August 29, 2012
APFA is pleased to announce that the remaining 211 flight attendants on furlough are being recalled to active status effective November 16, 2012. AA will be sending the recall notices on Thursday, August 30th and those being recalled will have until Monday, September 10, 2012, to respond. Recall training will be six weeks during October and November and bases will be assigned in November. AA anticipates the recalls will be based at LGA, DCA, DFW and MIA.
To provide some background behind these recalls and what has motivated the company to proceed in this manner we can tell you that there are four primary factors involved:
1. The extraordinary response to the VEOP;
2. The newly-ratified agreement providing for less of a headcount reduction than the Term Sheet;
3. The high sick list numbers that have not subsided over the past several months;
4. The significant amount of training not only as a result of the potential combined int’l and dom operations but also to backfill the Int’l slots that will be left from those opting for the VEOP or TSP; and
5. The deferred implementation of some of the new contractual items that will eventually result in staffing efficiencies.
We will upload the Q&As and other pertinent information to the Recall Page on www.apfa.org for our remaining furloughed FAs as soon as they are finalized. Congratulations to the 211 remaining AA flight attendants on this opportunity to rejoin your coworkers on the line.
AmericanAirlines + US Airways
“Our Future Depends On It”
APFA National Communications Coordinator