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2.10.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Picketing/Voting Eligibility/Annual Convention/Yellow Fever Vaccines/IOD Filing Times in TX

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Friday, February 10, 2017

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  • Broken Promises Picketing Events – LAA/LUS
  • Deadline to Become Eligible to Vote – LAA/LUS
  • APFA Annual Convention to be Held in STL – LAA/LUS
  • Yellow Fever in Brazil – LAA/LUS
  • Clarification on IOD Filing Times for Texas – LAA

Broken Promises Picketing Events – LAA/LUS

Join us next Tuesday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day picketing events at a base near you! Make your voice heard and let management see a united show of solidarity. The honeymoon is over! AA’s customers were promised a world class airline, and their Flight Attendants were promised a contract in line with their peers in the industry. These broken promises just won’t fly. It’s time to flex our collective muscle by raising our collective voice. Show your unity and solidarity by walking the line with APFA next Tuesday!

American’s Flight Attendants were instrumental in making this merger possible and it’s high time that the new management team starts making good on its pre-merger promise to end the toxic labor relations and run a world class airline.”
APFA President Bob Ross


Deadline to Become Eligible to Vote – LAA/LUS

The APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to remind Flight Attendants at BOS, CLT, DFW, LAX, LGA, MIA and RDU that the last day to become eligible to vote is 5pm CT Monday February 13, 2017.

If you have any questions about being eligible to vote, please contact the APFA Dues Department at 817-540-0108 ext. 8151 or

All votes must be cast by 10am CT Thursday February 16, 2017.

If you have not received your ballot or have misplaced your access code, please contact the NBC to receive a new code. The NBC can only give you a new code over the phone. We cannot leave it on a voicemail, text message, or email. The NBC can be reached at 817-540-0108 ext.8311 or

You may vote either online or by phone (1-800-698-3789.)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Cindy Horan
APFA National Ballot Committee Chairperson

APFA Annual Convention to be Held in STL – LAA/LUS

This year the APFA 24th Annual Convention and Awards Banquet will be held March 5-10, 2017 in Saint Louis, MO.

You are cordially invited to join us for the Awards Banquet on Monday evening, March 6, 2017 at the National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO. 63101 in the Scott and Diane McCuaig and Family Gallery.

A cash bar cocktail reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. followed by dinner which will be provided by Sugarfire Smoke House. The Awards ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m.

In addition to marking APFA’s 40th Anniversary, we are pleased to honor several colleagues and special guests:

  • Colleen Brenner- Martha W. Griffiths Award
  • Greg Gunter (posthumously)- Distinguished Service Award
  • US Airways Flight 1549 “Miracle on the Hudson”- Jose Chiu Award
  • American Airlines Flight 383- Jose Chiu Award
  • LaDonna Casey-20th Anniversary Honorary APFA Membership

Due to the generous donations of this year’s sponsors, we are able to offer tickets for the evening’s event for the price of $35 per person.

Marcy Dunaway
APFA National Secretary

Yellow Fever in Brazil – LAA/LUS

There have been recent travelers’ advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization concerning the increasing incidence of Yellow Fever cases in Brazil. It is recommended that all crew members, but particularly those who fly to Brazil get the Yellow Fever vaccine.

The vaccine is currently available at the Premise Clinics in both MIA and DFW, and LGA is in the works. The Premise clinic at LAX is not scheduled to open until June, however, HR has confirmed that the vaccine is covered as preventive under our health plans as long as it is administered by a provider in the network.

The current Yellow Fever vaccine is a lifetime vaccine. There is no need for boosters every 10 years or so. If you were vaccinated more than 10 years ago, it is advisable to check with your Health Care Provider in order to determine whether you need a booster. It is a “live virus vaccine”, so if a person is immune compromised or allergic to eggs, they should first consult with their private physician. 

It is also suggested that the vaccine be given when a person has a couple of days off work in the event of a really sore arm or “malaise” after the shot. Please refer to theCenters for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

Kim Coats Tuck
APFA Interim National Health Chair

Clarification on IOD Filing Times for Texas – LAA

Last week’s hotline referring to IOD reporting times in each state failed to mention Texas. In the state of Texas, Flight Attendants must file an IOD within 30 days of an injury.

Bellia Peckson
APFA National IOD Chair

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