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FACT Rep Update – June 11, 2014

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FACT:  On June 9, 2014 APFA and AFA-CWA jointly petitioned the National Mediation Board for single carrier determination. The NMB now must review the petition and determine that the operations of American and US Airways are sufficiently combined to allow a single union to represent the craft and class of Flight Attendants at the new airline. APFA has informed the National Mediation Board that we wish to be the representative of the combined work group and AFA has informed the National Mediation Board that it will not seek to be the representative.

FACT:  Voting on the constitutional referendum is open until 10 AM Central time June 18th.  It is critical that items 1 and 2 pass to ensure a smooth transition for our local Base Representation when AA merges International and Domestic operations as well as our transition to a combined American and US Airways work group.  If you or anyone you know has not received their ballot please email [email protected] immediately and include your full name, phone contact number, employee number and base.  Information about these changes are addressed on the APFA website at https://www.www.apfa.org/constitution. 

FACT:  Negotiations continue this week in Charlotte, NC. The Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) has reached Tentative Agreements (T/A), on the following seven (7) sections:

•    Moving Expenses
•    Common Domicile / Co-Terminals
•    CRAF  (Civil Reserve Air Fleet)
•    Probation
•    Medical Examinations
•    Voluntary Contributions / FlightPAC  (APFA PAC)
•    Hostage Benefits

FACT: Base Visits Continue with APFA President Laura Glading and AFA-MEC US Airways President Roger Holmin in the following US Airways Flight Attendant Crew Rooms:

•    June 18th,- PHX
•    June 19th,- DCA

FACT: JNC Members have also scheduled base visits to Flight Attendant Operations as follows:

•    June 23rd, – DCA  with Neil Fernandez (AA) and George Price (US)
•    June 23rd, – PHX  with Julie Hedrick (AA) and David Hone (US)
•    June 24th, – CLT   with Michael Truan (AA) and Rick Knuth (US)
•    June 25th, – ORD  with Lenny Aurigemma (AA) and Vicki Balistreri (US)
•    June 26th,-  STL   with Margaret Barnes (AA) and Alin Boswell (US)
•    June 30th,-  PHL  with Lenny Aurigemma (AA) and Paul Hartshorn Jr. (US)
•    June 30th,-  RDU with Randy Trautman (AA) and George Price (US)

FACT: A rumor has quickly spread that Preferential Bidding (PBS) is soon being implemented at AA.  While it is true that pre-merger US Airways has begun testing PBS with “mock” bidding, we do not expect to see it on the pre-merger AA side for at least another year if not longer.  In future FACT lines we will address PBS specifics so that Flight Attendants can better understand some of the benefits this system will bring to our bidding.

We want to thank those FACT Reps who were able to participate in the first FACT Rep teleconference with Laura Glading.  As we continue our 150 days of bargaining per the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation (ABR) for a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) we will have many more teleconferences scheduled for FACT Reps.  If you did not receive a call or had technical problems please email [email protected] with the technical issues and your telephone number.  Also, if you have any questions or rumors you would like addressed please email those as well to [email protected].  

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M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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