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10.09.17 – Retirement Seminars, Paris Transportation Pickup, PHL Airport Employee Meeting Parking

Monday, October 9, 2017

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Once again Philly rocks! We had another successful turn out for both retirement seminars held in PHL and PIT. A big thank you to Ron Harris and Patrick Hancock, APFA Retirement Specialists for presenting this great program.

You can visit the retirement page on the APFA website to download the packet of information that was presented. If you have any questions you can email Ron atretirement@apfa.org.

We look forward to having them back in the Spring.

Paris Transportation Pick Up

By now everyone should have seen the CBS message about the transportation pick-up time being 15 minutes earlier in Paris.  We immediately reached out to APFA Hotel Chair A. Marie Plevritis. She advised that this was apparently a request from the station GM to ensure on time departures. The APFA Hotel Department was not consulted in the decision to increase the drive times from either hotel that is used by our crews in Paris. She has requested supporting documentation from the Company and asked that the original pick up times be restored until the Company has provided documentation to support that flights are consistently delayed due to crew transportation.

Network Planning Town Hall 

Vasu Raja, Vice President, Network Planning, will be holding a Town Hall in PHL to provide the latest news and answer questions about our network. He will have a session for Pilot and Fight Attendant operations.

Date:  October 13, 2017
Town Hall Location: B6 Conference Room
Town Hall Time: 8:30am – 10:00 am
Pilot/Flight Attendant Ops with Vasu: 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Philadelphia Airport Employee Parking

If you have employee parking in Philadelphia, you will need to get the mandatory vehicle hang-tag. Hang-tags can be obtained from the Airport Communications Center, Monday thru Friday 9am-9pm. You do not need an appointment, but you will need a completed application which is available at the Airport Communication Center as well as your current valid parking badge.

Philadelphia Base Facebook Page

Flight Attendants who use social media can find the PHL Flight Attendant Union community page on Facebook, like us, and anything that is posted will show up on your news feed.

This page is used for the posting or reposting of information, whether it be from the Union or something the Company has sent out. The primary source of communication from the Company in today’s world is the Company issued email addresses.

Our tablets are set up to receive Company email communications and, once home from a trip, many Flight Attendants do not pick up their tablet again until they are ready to return to work. If the information is of a serious nature or time sensitive, we will post it on this page.   You can also check your Company email from Jetnet.

We also use this page to post base hotlines as well as national hotlines. Believe it or not, many Flight Attendants are not signed up to receive the Union’s electronic communications. If you would like to sign up for the APFA national hotlines please visit the APFA website at www.www.apfa.org. If you would like to sign up for your local base brief hotlines, email a request directly to membership@apfa.org. Be sure to include your full name, base, employee number, and a valid email address where you would like your hotlines to be sent.

One thing to keep in mind: The PHL base office does not use Facebook as a means of conducting business. If you post it on Facebook and tag us, we may not see it in a timely manner. If you have a contract/scheduling issue, safety event, meeting with your Flight Service Manager or any other situation that requires or requests the assistance of a base Union rep, please call or email us.

PHL Base Office                           215-492-0840
Kim Kaswinkel, President           215-939-6276        prphl@apfa.org
Brian Morgan,  Vice President    215-939-2692        vpphl@apfa.org
Rick Cangey, Base Rep                714-307-8220        phlrep3@apfa.org
Sara Corrigan, Base Rep             856-236-9233        phlrep2@apfa.org

You can also visit ourPHL Base page on the APFA website for additional contact information.

Kim Kaswinkel
APFA PHL Base President
prphl@apfa.org

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