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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

3.31.15 – (LAA/LUS) Prefunding Arbitration Update, LUS ETB/ISAP/Reserve, BOD Meeting, EAP Info, LUS Base Visits, Retirement Briefing ORD, KCM in MSP, VC Bids, Open Skies, Calendar

 
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March 31, 2015


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LAA / LUS
Prefunding Arbitration and LUS ETB/ISAP/RESERVE
APFA will be spending most of April preparing for one of the most important arbitrations APFA has ever presented. If we are successful, the outcome of this arbitration will produce around $35 million for our members; which is the approximate prefunding match amount that was not returned to Legacy AA Flight Attendants following AA’s bankruptcy. We will keep the membership informed every step of the way.
 
The other major focus for APFA in April is to fix the LUS ETB/ISAP/Reserve problems that have plagued Flight Attendants since PBS began. Meetings have been scheduled throughout next week. Please stay tuned to this hotline for updates.
 
LAA / LUS
APFA Board Meeting Continuation Scheduled – May 6-7, 2015
At the recent APFA Annual Convention, the union’s business was not completed prior to the conclusion of the meeting. As a result of a motion passed by the APFA Board of Directors, a Board meeting has been scheduled for May 6-7 at which the Board can consider the outstanding issues.
 
The Board Meeting will be held in DFW at the Embassy Suites. All members in good standing are welcome to attend.
 
LUS
APFA EAP Rep Hotline – eap@apfa.org
A communication went out earlier today to LUS Flight Attendants using APFA’s official template that listed EAP contacts at the local LUS bases. This communication was not approved by APFA. While the APFA EAP Department has representatives at all 20 bases, as well as representatives at APFA Headquarters, the Department will have to review the LUS Communications list to verify that those individuals are, in fact, APFA EAP reps. In the meantime, for confidential assistance with your EAP concerns, contact the EAP Department at 817-540-0108 ext. 8701 or at eap@apfa.org.  
 
LAA / LUS
LUS Base Visits
On Wednesday, April 1st, APFA President Laura Glading will be in the Phoenix Base Crew Room visiting with Flight Attendants from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Laura welcomes all questions and hopes to meet as many APFA members as possible. Visits are scheduled for all four LUS bases. See the remaining schedule below:

April 15
DCA-AA/DCA-US 
11am – 3pm

April 21
CLT
10am – 3pm

April 22
PHL
2pm – 7pm

LAA / LUS
Retirement Briefing in Chicago: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – retirement@apfa.org
As we mentioned in the last APFA Hotline, APFA Retirement Specialist Patrick Hancock will be conducting a Retirement Briefing in Chicago on Tuesday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm (note start time is 11:00 a.m., not 10:00 a.m. as previously posted) in the K-19 Operations Conference Center.
 
All Flight Attendants are invited to attend. LAA Flight Attendants should download a pension statement estimate from Jetnet. LUS Flight Attendants should download a pension estimate from www.mypba.pbgc.gov
 
This popular and informative briefing will cover many topics important to making the most out of your retirement planning.
 
LAA / LUS
MSP KCM Access Point Relocated Eff. April 7 – safety@apfa.org
Due to the construction of a new 10-lane checkpoint near the MSP Terminal 1, checkpoint 1, KCM access has moved from Terminal 1, checkpoint 1 to the baggage claim level, next to baggage carousel 14 across from door 1. The new access point is down one level directly below the current KCM access point. Signs will be posted to direct crew members to the new KCM checkpoint. All the other existing KCM locations at MSP remain the same.
 
LAA
Secondary Vacation Bids
Secondary Vacation Bid Awards have been posted. Check your HI10 in DECS. 
 
LAA / LUS
Partnership for Open & Fair Skies – legislation@apfa.org
APFA remains active in the campaign to level the playing field upon which Gulf- and US-based carriers compete. We are also using the opportunity to highlight the substandard working conditions of Flight Attendants at Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways. Flight Attendants have been visiting members of Congress in their district offices as well as local mayors and other officials in targeted markets to voice our concerns. To learn more about the effort, visit the APFA website. To get involved, email Julie Frederick, APFA Government Affairs, at legislation@apfa.org
 
LAA / LUS
APFA CALENDAR
APFA is in the process of creating a new calendar feature on www.apfa.org. Until that is finished, here are some of the important issues being tackled over the next month:
 
April 1
PHX – APFA National President Base Visit
Crew Room
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Laura Glading
 
April 7 (LUS)
DFW – Meeting with AA I.T. RE: ETB
Laura Glading, Marcus Gluth, LUS Presidents, AA Management
 
April 7
ORD – Retirement Briefing
K19 Ops Conference Room
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Patrick Hancock
 
April 8
DFW – Uniform Meeting
APFA, AA Management
 
April 10 (LUS)
DFW – Meeting with AA I.T. RE: ETB
APFA, including the Joint Scheduling and Joint Implementation Committees and AA Management
 
April 13-17
Washington, D.C.
Prefunding Arbitration Prep
Laura Glading, Marcus Gluth, Witnesses, APFA Attorneys
 
April 15
DCA/DCU – APFA National President Base Visit
Crew Room
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Laura Glading, Marcus Gluth
 
April 21
CLT – APFA National President Base Visit
Crew Room
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Laura Glading
 
April 22
PHL – APFA National President Base Visit
Crew Room
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Laura Glading
 
April 23
LAA Ballots Due 
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Combined Base Reps’ Elections
 
April 23-27
Washington, D.C.
Prefunding Arbitration Prep
Laura Glading, Marcus Gluth, Witnesses , APFA Attorneys
 
April 28-30
Washington, D.C. 
Prefunding Arbitration
 
May 6-7
DFW – APFA Board of Directors Meeting
Embassy Suites DFW

Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Chair

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