Friday, July 28, 2017
- APFA Stands Strong with TWU – LAA/LUS
- Lost Time for Suspected Uniform Reactions – LAA/LUS
- Willingness to Serve Reminder – LAA/LUS
- APFA Retirement Seminar in DFW – LAA/LUS
- Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study – LAA/LUS
- Uniform Reaction Report Update – LAA/LUS
APFA Stands Strong with TWU – LAA/LUS
APFA members proudly supported hundreds of our TWU sisters and brothers this week at their DFW protest. APFA President Bob Ross announced our support to a cheering crowd who expressed their appreciation for our presence.
Together, the unionized groups on property are united in our commitment to achieve and maintain industry leading compensation and contracts that are reflective of the value we bring to American.
Lost Time for Suspected Uniform Reactions – LAA/LUS
If you miss work as a result of a suspected reaction to the uniform, please contact your FSM to be sure that the absence is documented as being uniform related. Additionally, you should always follow the Uniform Reaction Guidelines listed on the APFA website:
1. Immediately remove any uniform items that you suspect have caused a reaction.
2. Consider seeking medical attention if you experience severe symptoms.
3. Fill out a New Uniform Reaction Report below.
(Include photographs if possible. Refer to the label and note where the item was made. Be as detailed as possible in your report.)
4. Contact the AA Uniform Call Center – Open Daily, 0700 – 1800 CST
(Regardless of whether you report a reaction, you will be given the option to wear the old uniform. If you don’t have the old uniform, you may wear pieces of comparable style and color.)
• LAA – 1-800-VIP-CREW (#, 6, then option 5)
• LUS – 1-800-872-7456 (2, 2, 4, then option 3)
Note: LUS calls will route through training registration, but keep following the prompts as indicated above.
5. We strongly suggest filing an IOD, even if you do not plan to lose time as a result of your symptoms.
IOD Filing Procedures:
LUS – Flight Attendants will file an IOD 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 Worker’s Compensation then Flight Service. Select Complete “IOD Report”under Injury Reporting LUS. If you do not seek medical attention and later require medical care, contact the LUS Injury on Duty Administrator Team at 800 872 7456, prompt 2, 2,4,3
LAA – You will need to file an IOD with your Flight Service Manager (FSM). Contact the MOD if your FSM is not available. If you do not seek immediate medical attention and later require medical care, contact the Injury on Duty Administrator Team at 1 800 VIP-CREW. Enter your employee number then Select option #, 6, 4.
Willingness to Serve Reminder – LAA/LUS
The National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to remind Flight Attendants at both DCA-U and SFO that a Willingness-To-Serve (WTS) is posted on the APFA website for the following positions:
DCA-U Base Vice President
SFO Base President and SFO Vice President.
The WTS must be completed electronically and submitted by 10:00am CT on August 1, 2017.
You will find the Willingness-To-Serve on the APFA website.
Please feel free to contact the NBC with any questions at email@example.com or 817-540-0108 ext 8311.
APFA Retirement Seminar in DFW – LAA/LUS
Ron Harris and Patrick Hancock from the APFA Retirement Department will be conducting a Retirement Seminar on Friday, August 4th at the DFW Airport Yandry Center across from Gate C2 from 1100-1400 LBT.
This informative seminar will cover various retirement topics such as:
LUS Flight Attendants can request a pension estimate directly from the PBGC by calling 800-400-7242.
All members, regardless of base or seniority, are welcome to attend. It is never too early to start planning for retirement!
Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study – LAA/LUS
Harvard University invites APFA members to participate in a voluntary survey to help understand how occupational exposures impact the health of Flight Attendants. Harvard began their research in 2007 with the financial support of the FAA and, since then, has recruited over 12,000 participants. They are now conducting their third round of studies and will initiate their next online survey on July 31, 2017.
Harvard University greatly appreciates the support APFA has provided to their studies in the past. The Flight Attendant volunteers and the Union were essential to their previous success. We hope we can provide further valuable insight about Flight Attendant health with our continued support and participation.
This confidential survey includes questions about your job, medical history and overall well-being. Your identity will be protected, and your personal information will NEVER be shared with the public. The Company will not be made aware of your participation in this study nor will they have access to your answers.
For more information, please visit their website at fahealth.org.
The knowledge gained from your responses will be extremely valuable to the community and will provide a better understanding of how workplace exposures impact our occupation.
Uniform Reaction Report Update – LAA/LUS
As of today, there have been 3,758 Flight Attendants who have filed uniform reaction reports.
Please continue to utilize the Uniform Reaction Report Form on the APFA website if you experience a suspected reaction to your uniform.