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FRH – 3.25.15

APFA Special Hotline

FACT Rep Update
Flight Attendant Communications Team

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Yesterday, a Germanwings Airbus crashed in the French Alps at approximately 11:00 a.m. local time. All 150 people on board, including six crew members, were killed.

The black box has been located. Hopefully answers will come quickly. APFA extends our deepest condolences to the families of those who perished in the crash. We hold those who were lost close to our hearts.
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FACT
LAA
JCBA Training Pay for CQ Training

The JCBA training pay (Section 29.E.) provision will be implemented for all training programs for LAA Flight Attendants beginning on May 2, 2015. However, since the annual CQ program runs from March through February each year, the Company has agreed to implement the JCBA’s $75 training pay for CQ training, effective March 2nd, 2015. This is status quo for LUS.
 
As a reminder, Flight Attendants will receive a total of $225 pay for CQ training:
$75 for the online lesson; and
$150 for the 2-day class

LUS
LOD/O (Speaker) Pay for LUS Flight Attendants

We are pleased to report that the Company has agreed to pay the JCBA’s $2.00 language premium to all qualified LOD/Os working on the same flight, even if they are not working in the designated LOD/O position. Initially, the Company held the position that such additional LOD/Os would continue to be paid the Red Book’s $1.25 language premium until the elimination of the LIP program. But after several rounds of discussions with the Company on this issue, they have agreed that all Flight Attendants, who hold the language qualification required by the Company for a given flight, will receive the JCBA language premium, effective March 1, 2015.

LUS
Mobilization Committee

A letter was sent to members of the Mobilization Committee on March 16th, 2015 to inform them that the Mobilization Committee is merging with the Flight Attendant Communications Team (FACT) from LAA, and the newly-joined entity will be known as the Flight Attendant Communication Team (FACT). In order to coordinate this transition, each member of the Mobilization Committee is invited to complete the FACT Rep Sign Up form found here. You can also reply to this email for more information.

LUS
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A PROBLEM WITH PBS/ISAP/RESERVE/ETB
visit: http://c03.keysurvey.com/survey/109015/11df/?USR=USA_FA and fill out the report form. This form will be routed to the JIRC or the appropriate company departments for handling.

LAA
Duty Free Sales Halted Effective Immediately

The company has issued an HI6 message calling for the termination of duty free sales effective immediately. Please do not open any Duty Free Carts on board the aircraft. Duty Free catalogs and the inflight entertainment broadcasts will be removed as soon as possible.

LAA / LUS
APFA Q&A Page on Facebook

APFA has opened a Q&A page on Facebook for active American Airlines Flight Attendants to pose questions about our contract. Once you click to join, members will be verified against the current LAA and LUS rosters. There are specific guidelines that must be followed on the page in order to provide a productive experience for Flight Attendants to gather and share information quickly and efficiently. Please review the guidelines located on the page before posting.

Representatives will be available to answer questions from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. central time M-F (excluding staff holidays). Also, if your Facebook username is different than your name as written on your airline ID badge, please check your FB inbox or “other inbox” for a message from one of the group admins requesting verification.

LAA
Combined Base Representative Elections Underway

Ballots have been mailed to Flight Attendants based at BOS, BOSI, DFW, IDF, LAX, LAXI, LGA, JFK, MIA and IMA for Base President and/or Vice President. Voting will be open until 10:00 Central Time April 23, 2015.

For those Flight Attendants who have voted in the past and kept their VIN and PIN, you may use those credentials to cast your vote anytime during the balloting period. If you do not receive your ballot by March 31, 2015, please contact the APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) at 817-540-0108 x8311 or [email protected] to receive your 16 digit activation code. You may cast your vote by either phone 1-800-698-3789 or internet https://www.ballotpoint.com/apfa.

A copy of the ballot and the candidate information can be found on the APFA website by visiting: https://www.www.apfa.org/elections-a-balloting.

In Unity,

Steve Chen, IDF
Chris Housman, PHL
APFA FACT Rep Coordinators

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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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