Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Picketing Update/Uniform Update/IOD Filing/NAI/Retirement Seminars

 

APFA Special Hotline

Friday, February 3, 2017

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  • Valentine’s Day Picketing Event Update – LAA/LUS
  • Uniform Update – LAA/LUS
  • Filing an Injury on Duty (IOD) – LAA/LUS
  • Join APFA’s Letter-writing Campaign Against NAI – LAA/LUS
  • February New Hire Involvement and Retirement Seminars in NY – LAA/LUS
  • March Retirement Seminars – LAA/LUS

Valentine’s Day Picketing Event Update – LAA/LUS

Due to restrictions that limit the number of picketers permitted at the terminal in CLT, MIA will be added as an east coast picketing location in order to heighten media exposure and give members more options to participate. The following bases will have picketing events on February 14, 2017:
 

We encourage members to participate in picketing at a base near you. For those who are flying or cannot make it to a picketing location, go the APFA website to sign up for the Valentine’s Day Virtual Picketing Event.
 


Uniform Update – LAA/LUS

APFA has appealed the Company’s denial of the Presidential Grievance on uniforms filed in December. Currently we are at Step 4 in the grievance process, awaiting dates for a pre-arbitration conference.

APFA met with the Company this week and we are working on many aspects of the joint testing plan. We remain hopeful that we will come to an agreement that is acceptable to both sides.

Please continue to report any reactions to the new uniform by filling out a New Uniform Reaction Report on the APFA website.
 


Filing an Injury on Duty (IOD) – LAA/LUS

Q: How do I file an IOD?
A: LUS Flight Attendants will continue to file IODs via the Flight Service Website by clicking on Safety and Security then LUS Injury on Duty Report, formally known as a Safety Event Report (SER). Another option for LUS Flight Attendants to report an IOD is through JetNet by selecting Departments, then select Workers’ Compensation then Flight Service. Select Complete “IOD Report under Injury Reporting LUS. In the event that you do not seek medical attention and later require medical care, contact Flight Service Administration at 480 693-5420. 
 
LAA Flight Attendants will need to file IODs with their supervisor. Contact the MOD if your supervisor is not available. In the event you do not seek immediate medical attention and later require medical care, contact the Injury on Duty Administrator Team at 1 800 VIP-CREW.  Select option #,6, 4.

Note LUS/LAA: Filing a CERS report (formally known as the AMR Event report) is not the same as filing an IOD. You must follow the procedures outlined above.

Q:  Is the Company required to take a report if I become sick or injured at work?
A: Yes, the company must take the report from the employee. If the company does not take your report you have the option of contacting the Workers’ Compensation Commission in the state in which you are based. 

Q: Is there a timeline to report an injury to the Company?
A: Yes:

LUS
Arizona: As soon as the injury occurs or when the injured worker becomes aware of the condition.
North Carolina: Within 30 days of the injury.
Pennsylvania: Within 21 days of the injury.
Virginia: Within 30 days of the injury.

LAA
California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, & Virginia: Within 30 days of the injury.
Illinois: Within 45 days of the injury.
Massachusetts: As soon as possible.
Missouri: Within 30 days of the injury.

Bellia Peckson
APFA National IOD Chair
iod@apfa.org
 


Join APFA’s Letter-writing Campaign Against NAI – LAA/LUS

APFA President Bob Ross sent a second letter to the new Department of Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, upon her confirmation, urging her to reverse the USDOT’s December 2nd decision to allow Norwegian Air International (NAI) to operate in the United States.

We need the help of all of our members in demanding that the Department of Transportation overturn this eleventh hour ruling. Allowing NAI to fly these routes opens the door for foreign air carriers to skirt long-established labor and safety rules, harming American workers and the aviation industry as a whole. Please take a few seconds to make sure our disapproval is heard. Our industry and our jobs are at stake:

Send your letter today!
 


February New Hire Involvement and Retirement Seminars in NY – LAA/LUS

The PHA5E Team and the APFA Retirement Department, in conjunction with LGA base leadership, are joining together to co-host a series of New Hire Involvement and Retirement Seminars in New York City crew bases in early February.

  • EWR – February 8th, 1200-1500 local base time, in the baggage claim meeting room adjacent to Flight Service operations
  • JFK Hampton Inn – February 9th, 1100-1400 local base time.  The hotel offers a shuttle service from JFK Airport and free parking (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-ny-jfk-NYCAPHX/index.html)
  • LGA – February 10th, 1100-1400 local base time, in the 3rd floor conference room above Flight Service

The first hour will be dedicated to PHA5E, the New Hire Involvement program, headed by coordinators Allie Malis and Reese Cole. The last two hours will be scheduled for the retirement seminar presented by Ron Harris and Patrick Hancock from the APFA Retirement Department.

These seminars are being sponsored by LGA base president Ellen Eherts and Vice President JoAnn Matley Sheehan and are open to all members, regardless of seniority or base. It’s never too early to start planning for retirement, and it’s never too late to start getting involved with APFA!
 


March Retirement Seminars – LAA/LUS

The APFA Retirement department will also be on the road in March. Seminars have been scheduled for:

  • 3/20 – Pittsburgh – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport (hotel is located on airport property)
  • 3/21 – Philadelphia – To Be Determined
  • 3/22 – Charlotte – Conference room located upstairs above the Food Court

All seminars are scheduled from 11:00am to 2:00pm local base time.  All members, regardless of base or seniority are welcome to attend.

LAA Flight Attendants with a pension can print out an estimate from the Pension Service Center on Jetnet. LUS Flight Attendants with a PBGC pension can request an estimate by calling 800-400-7242.

Ron Harris
APFA Retirement Specialist
retirement@apfa.org

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