APFA Hotline – No More LBFO, No Knives, Tablet Survey, Retiree Seminars, April 8, 2013
NO MORE LBFO ON BANKRUPTCY EXIT
Wondering where we came from, where we are now and where we are headed once we exit bankruptcy? Here’s a quick review:
November 29, 2011 – AMR filed for bankruptcy
February 1, 2012 – AMR introduced the Section 1113 contractual cuts it was seeking on all three AA labor groups
July 20, 2012 – APFA Executive Committee votes to send LBFO to membership for ratification as part of merger strategy
August 19, 2012 – APFA membership ratifies LBFO, paving way for merger deal
October 1, 2012 – LBFO goes into effect
February 14, 2013 – AA/US Airways merger announced
3Q 2013 – AMR is expected to exit bankruptcy. This means that the AA Flight Attendants will have lived under bankruptcy cuts for approximately one year (10/1/12 LBFO to Fall 2013 BK exit). This is the shortest amount of time any flight attendant workgroup will have had to live under a contract in bankruptcy.
3Q 2013 (Post-BK) – AA Flight Attendants begin working under the Bridge Agreement APFA negotiated with US Airways last Spring. Read the items that will begin to be restored once we exit.
2014 – Bargaining for an industry contract begins once single-carrier petition is granted.
NO KNIVES ON BOARD
It is imperative that every flight attendant visit APFA’s CapWiz page today to send your legislators a message about knives on board. CapWiz allows you to contact your Senators, Representative, President Obama and Vice President Biden in just 30 seconds. The program also offers the option to print a letter out and send it to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. If you have a printer, please do take an extra minute to print out the pre-written letter and drop it in the mail.
April 25th is less than 3 weeks away. APFA asks our members to remain attuned in the next few weeks to upcoming activities APFA will be promoting in our efforts to keep this rule change from occurring.
APFA will conclude the collection of data for the Tablet survey on Wednesday, April 7th. If you have not yet filled out the survey and provided your comments or would like to submit more data on problems you may now be having with the Tablet, click here.
NEW YORK RETIREE SEMINARS – REMINDER
APFA Retirement Specialist Patrick Hancock will present retirement briefings in New York at both LGA and JFK.
LGA – April 24 from 1100 to 1330 in the 3rd Floor Conference Room
JFK – April 25 from 1300 to 1530 in the JFK Conference Room (formerly the Mark Dupont Room) located just down the hall from pilot ops.
Please bring a copy of your pension estimate and any questions you have about retiring from AA.
AmericanAirlines + US Airways
APFA National Communications Coordinator