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ABR/NPA Ratified, Final VEOP, Profit Sharing, Bid Line Guarantee, DST, Send Us Your Photos!
Congratulations to us all! Last Friday, February 28th, the clock started ticking on our direct path to a combined contract as Flight Attendants of the new American. Now that we are a single Negotiating Team representing all AA Flight Attendants, we have begun the process of preparing to bargain with the company. Under the NPA, we have 60 days to meet internally as a joint committee (end of April) followed by 150 days of bargaining with American management (end of September). Look for a letter from APFA President Laura Glading and AFA-MEC President Roger Holmin in your mailboxes soon. For more information on the process going forward, click here.
VOLUNTARY EARLY OUT (VEOP2) FINAL
Friday was the last day to proffer for VEOP 2. A total of 304 eligible pre-merger AA Flight Attendants elected to take the early out effective May 2014. Click here to view the complete list.
PROFIT SHARING UPDATE
The company has announced the approximate Profit Sharing payout percentage for our workgroup. Pre-merger AA Flight Attendants will receive approximately 1.5% of their 2013 eligible earnings on March 13, 2014. For details on the Profit Sharing program, click here.
BID LINE GUARANTEE PROTECTION REMINDER
With the seemingly never ending weather problems throughout the country, it is important for Flight Attendants to follow the bid line guarantee protection language in order to reap the benefits. For detailed information on bid line guarantee protection, please visit the APFA Scheduling Department page.
- Pay Protection and Line Guarantee Facts: http://www.www.apfa.org/images/scheduling/103113-Pay-Protection-and-Guarantee.pdf
- Pay Protection and Guarantee Quick Reference Sheet: http://www.www.apfa.org/images/scheduling/103113-Pay-Protect-and-Guarantee-Guide.pdf
- Pay Protection and Line Guarantee Q and A: http://www.www.apfa.org/images/scheduling/103113-APFA-Pay-Protection-QnA.pdf
- Order of Open Time for Day Before Coverage: http://www.www.apfa.org/images/scheduling/103113-ORDER-OF-OPEN-TIME-COVERAGE.pdf
ATTENTION RESERVES (and others): DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AND YOUR 24-HOUR DFP
For those of you in locations that observe Daylight Savings Time, don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday morning, March 9th at 2:00 a.m. Since the clock will move forward, there are only 23 hours on the 9th. As a result, Duty Free Periods (DFP) or 24’s that would otherwise be midnight to midnight will reflect an end time of 0100 on March 10th. This tends to lead to some confusion, especially for those serving Reserve. Be careful not to confuse this as meaning an entire additional Duty Free Period on your schedule. Rather, it is a reflection that the 24-hour DFP actually extends one hour into the following day.
WANT TO SHARE YOUR AT-WORK PHOTOS FOR FUTURE APFA PUBLICATIONS?
APFA needs pictures of our members! If you have photos of you and/or your coworkers at work or on layovers that you believe would be suitable for APFA to use for future web and print projects, including upcoming Skywords, press releases, our APFA New Hire guide and a welcome booklet for our future members from pre-merger US Airways, please send your photos to email@example.com.
- Be the sole property of the sender. By sending in photos, you are giving APFA permission to use them in APFA communications.
- Contain the name(s), employee number(s) (if you can obtain your coworker’s employee number easily), email and phone number of each person in the photo in order to obtain permission to publish.
- Be tasteful in content.
Photos should be of shots taken on the aircraft or on layover. Please submit your full-size photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are sending several high-resolution photos, please limit your photos to 3 per email as our server will block files over a certain size. If you prefer to mail us a hard copy, send to:
1004 W. Euless Blvd.
Euless, TX, 76040
If you want your printed photos returned to you, include your full name and address on the back of each picture. Thank you!
AmericanAirlines + US Airways
“On Our Way”
APFA National Communications Coordinator