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Friday, March 17, 2017
- Secondary Round of Vacation Bidding Opens – LAA
- Enforce Open Skies Agreements and Protect American Jobs – LAA/LUS
- APFA Retirement Seminars Next Week – LAA/LUS
- APFA Celebrates Women’s History Month – LAA/LUS
Secondary Round of Vacation Bidding Opens – LAA
Primary vacation results were posted on Tuesday and are now available in Flight Attendants’ HI10. The secondary round opened on March 15th and will close on Thursday, March 23rd.
Flight Attendants who desire to trade their vacation can post their vacation trade requests on the APFA Vacation Trade Board. Please Note: The vacation trade board is for reference ONLY. All Flight Attendants who wish to trade their vacation must submit a Vacation Trade to Planning via HISEND form number 8.
Enforce Open Skies Agreements and Protect American Jobs – LAA/LUS
The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies is a coalition of leading U.S. airlines and unions including APFA and APA. The coalition published an open letter yesterday to President Trump and his administration in the New York Times and the New York Post, urging the administration to address trade violations by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar that threaten 1.2 million American jobs. Television ads will run for the next three weeks.
APFA Retirement Seminars Next Week – LAA/LUS
East Coast retirement seminars are just around the corner:
- 3/20 – PIT Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel (https://pittsburghairport.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html)
- 3/21 – PHL – The Tour Room (Entry from the walkway between terminals B & C inside security)
Both seminars are scheduled from 1100-1400 local base time. PLEASE NOTE: Due to lack of room availability, the seminar for Charlotte on 3/22 has been CANCELLED.
In order to give us an accurate headcount for Pittsburgh, if you are planning to attend, please reach out to the Retirement Department via email so we can ensure we have enough support materials on the day of the seminar.
LAA Flight Attendants with a pension can request an estimate by contacting 800-447-2000 or visiting the Pension Service Center on Jetnet.
LUS Flight Attendants can request an estimate of their PBGC pensions in the mail by calling 800-400-7242.
All members, regardless of seniority or base, are welcome to attend. It’s never too early to start planning for retirement.
APFA Retirement Specialist
(817)540-0108 ext. 8490
APFA Celebrates Women’s History Month – LAA/LUS
There is no shortage of successful women who have contributed greatly to APFA and airline unions in general. This year, APFA honored founding member of APFA, Colleen Brenner with its highest award, the Martha W. Griffiths Award.
Colleen graduated from the American Airlines Stewardess College in Class 62-03. From the beginning of her career she was an active and involved union advocate holding several Chairperson and Board Member positions with TWU Local 552 which represented the Flight Attendants prior to the formation of APFA.
In 1976, she and several of her colleagues decided it was time to branch out on their own to become a wholly independent union that would solely represent the Flight Attendants of American Airlines. Her vision of independence and the advancement of the Flight Attendant career came to fruition when APFA officially became the recognized bargaining agent for American Airlines Flight Attendants on May 16, 1977.
Colleen went on to hold several positions at APFA including National Vice President in the late 80’s when APFA led the fight to end weight discrimination at American Airlines. Her unfailing determination, strength, and foresight represents the true spirit of unionism.
Read more>> about Colleen as well as other women’s historic roles in advancing the Flight Attendant profession.
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