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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
- Flight Service’s Facebook Group – LAA/LUS
- National Officer Meet and Greet – LAA/LUS
- Airbus/737 May Training Proffer/Draft – LAA
- VLOA Thresholds – LAA
Flight Service’s Facebook Group – LAA/LUS
Yesterday, Flight Service launched a new American Airlines-sponsored Facebook group for active Flight Attendants.
The new Facebook group is currently positioned as a 60-90 day test. The social media page is currently managed by:
- Legacy American and US Airways Flight Attendants
- A former member of the Communications Flight Attendant Involvement Team (FAIT)
- A Flight Service Communications team member
APFA National President Bob Ross made the following statement today regarding AA Flight Service’s new Facebook group:
Social media provides a way for Flight Attendants to interact with their coworkers in a fast-paced, informative setting. The new AA-sponsored group is an additional resource for Flight Attendants to have their questions and concerns answered by their peers in a casual environment. However, APFA will not support a Facebook group that demands members to follow Company Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy Guidelines which state, “violations will be managed appropriately” or “corrective action up to and including termination of employment.” APFA protects and advocates for our workgroup every day. APFA National Officers will discuss AA’s social media policy with Management, as it pertains to possible disciplinary action. We strongly urge our Flight Attendants to exercise caution, discretion, and maintain professionalism when posting comments and/or photos in the AA Flight Service Facebook group. A Flight Attendant should never fear disciplinary action or loss of employment for participating or expressing opinions on social media.
National Officer Meet and Greet – LAA/LUS
APFA National President Bob Ross, National Vice President Nena Martin, National Secretary Marcy Dunaway and National Treasurer Eugenio Vargas engaged the DFW base yesterday in their first meet and greet town hall meeting. This was the first opportunity for Flight Attendants to meet our new National Officers face-to-face to discuss the issues that really matter to them.
This was the first of many APFA Town Hall Meetings at the bases throughout the system. Upcoming meeting dates will be announced in future hotlines.
Airbus/737 May Training Proffer/Draft – LAA
Ballots for May Airbus/737 Training will close on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1000 CT. Keep in mind for Airbus and 737 Training; Flight Attendants are able to bid for their actual class date in advance. The seniority number of the most senior person subject to draft at each base is posted each month. If you are subject to draft, you should submit a ballot to ensure your preference of training dates is considered, should your seniority indeed be drafted for training.
VLOA Thresholds – LAA
If you are awarded a partial month Voluntary Leave Of Absence (VLOA) and have fifteen (15) or more active days for the month, you are considered active for the month, just like any other Flight Attendant who is active for fifteen (15) or more days in month. This means your HISK will reflect a Y for VC and SK accrual eligibility and your threshold will not reduce by 35.00 hours for the month. If you have less than fifteen (15) active days due to a VLOA, then your HISK will reflect a L for VC and SK accrual eligibility and your threshold will reduce by 35.00 hours for the month.
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