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FACT Rep Update – September 17,2014 

Flight Attendant Communications Team

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FACT: As of September 17th, there are approximately 2 days remaining in the 150 days of negotiating as agreed to in the Negotiations Protocol Agreement (NPA).   

FACT:  Tentative Agreements have been reached on 18 Articles/Sections 

 
Contractual Item Legacy-AA Contractual Article Legacy-US Contractual Section
Common Domicile / Co-Terminals Article 3 Section 17
Probation Article 15 Section 21
Moving Expenses Article 18 Section 4
Medical Examinations Article 20 Section 28
Dispute Resolution / Grievance Procedures Article 28 Section 30
System Board of Adjustment Article 29 Section 31
General / Hostage Benefits Article 30 Section 24
Union Security Article 31 Section 35
Safety and Security (SSD) Article 32 Section 19
Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Letter of Agreement – Appendix E Section 19
Voluntary Contributions / FlightPAC N/A Section 36
Scope and Recognition Article 1 Section 1
Hours of Service Article 7 Section 11
Reserve Article 10 Section 12
Filling of Vacancy Article 12 Section 22
Reduction in Force (RIF) Article 16 Section 23
Injury on Duty (IOD) Article 26.D-G Section 27

Information on negotiations can be found at www.apfa.org/negotiations.

FACT: Per the APFA Constitution, should a Tentative Agreement on a full JCBA (“T/A”) be reached, it will go before the APFA Executive Committee for approval to send to the membership for ratification.  The Quarterly EC meeting is scheduled for September 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

FACT:  All 24,500 Flight Attendants who are in good standing, including those Flight Attendants on probation, will be eligible to vote should a T/A be sent to the membership for ratification.  For LUS Flight Attendants who have yet to sign-up for APFA membership and dues check-off, we encourage you to do so now by going directly to APFA.org and completing the electronic APFA membership and dues check-off card. Cards are also available in hard copy from the APFA Membership Department at [email protected].

FACT: The NMB certified APA as the bargaining representative for the pilots.  This is another important step in our merger as we move closer to a single operating certificate and the full integration of our work forces.  For the NMB’s determination please click here.

FACT: The coalition of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (CWA-IBT) was overwhelmingly voted in as the bargaining agent for all Customer Service and Gate Agents at the new American Airlines. To read more about this election please click here.             

Fact or fiction
Q: If we do NOT have a T/A by September 19th, will only the unresolved items go to arbitration, or will the ENTIRE contract go to arbitration?   
A: The arbitrators will consider only those items that are not T/A’d. At this point, we anticipate all non-economic and scheduling provisions will be agreed to, leaving only the economic items left for arbitration should we not have a T/A in full by the 19th.

American in the News
Doug Parker issues quick report card on American Airlines-US Airways merger: Good grades so far, but incomplete overall

AA expects great strides in merger next year, CEO says

American Airlines Chairman & CEO Doug Parker addresses The Hill’s Aviation Policy Summit video link

As we approach the final days of the 150 days of negotiations, it is imperative that all Flight Attendants at the new American are educated on the process every step of the way. We need both LUS and LAA Flight Attendants to join the Flight Attendant Communications Team to ensure all of our coworkers have the FACTs.  

Being a FACT Rep provides you with: 

  • Direct access to the negotiators via the FACT Rep Coordinator 
  • Conference calls with Laura Glading
  • FACT Rep-only meetings prior to the T/A Roadshows
  • A FACT Rep-only section of APFA.org website 
  • Heads Up Information on negotiations, integration and implementation 
  • A FACT Rep pin identifying you to other crew members as someone who can speak to the FACTs.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested please sign up by clicking on this link and following the directions for sign-up. 

As a member of FACT we ask that you please share this information with your co-workers in person, via email, and posted to social media to ensure everyone is getting the FACTs. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected].

AmericanAirlines US Airways 
“On Our Way”

Kelli Harrington, LAX-I
FACT Rep Coordinator

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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APFA Events

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