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Friday, July 22, 2016
- APFA Representatives Flying to SCL to Review Disinsection Process – LAA/LUS
- LM-2 Posted on the APFA Website – LAA/LUS
- Use of Sick and Vacation Time with Approved Family Leave (FML) – LAA
APFA Representatives Flying to SCL to Review Disinsection Process – LAA/LUS
Next week, APFA National Leadership and representatives of AA management will fly to Santiago, Chile (SCL) to review the disinsection process used on our widebody fleet.
Disinsection is the term used to describe the process of applying pesticides as required by some countries for in-bound flights. As stated in a previous hotline, APFA learned that some crew bunk areas were included in this process, resulting in suspected exposure to toxins by some of our crews. The health and safety of our membership is paramount and we will be reviewing the disinsection process carefully to ensure all measures are taken to keep our crews and passengers safe.
Updates will follow our findings as to how disinsection procedures will be carried out moving forward, as well as any resulting changes in the general maintenance and servicing of the crew bunk areas.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you feel are the result of a suspected exposure after using the crew bunks, please go to www.apfa.org and complete a Crew Bunk Health Issue Feedback Form.
Click here to learn more about Aircraft Disinsection.
LM-2 Posted on the APFA Website – LAA/LUS
Per the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, APFA is required to submit annual financial statements (LM-2’s) to the US Department of Labor (DOL). The LM-2 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 has been posted on the APFA website and can be accessed by clicking here.
Use of Sick and Vacation Time with Approved Family Leave (FML) – LAA
When using Family Leave (FML) for yourself, you are required to use your sick bank. Once it is depleted, vacation time can be used, but it is not required.
When using FML for others, you cannot use sick time. You are required to use vacation time for eligible line trips prior to going unpaid. The flight attendant has the option, but is not required to use up to six (6) PVDs paid at 3:30 a day.
Sequences coded in the list below are not eligible line trips and may not be paid with sick banked hours.
Critical Coverage (CC)
Limited Option II for Reserves (L2)
Make Up (MU)
Optional Exchange (OE)
Optional Exchange as Reserve (OR)
Option II (anything over 95 hrs with no limit) (II)
Voluntary Language (VL)