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3.27.18 – NO Re-run Elections, EC Meeting, Capaign Literature, IROPS, AIDS Walk, JSIC Visit, VEX Extension Requests, EAP, CIRT


APFA National Officer Re-run Election Ballots were mailed to all members on March 14, 2018. As a reminder, this is a mail ballot as well as a Department of Labor supervised election. Ballots must be returned, by mail, and received by 10:00am CT on April 13, 2018.
For your vote to count, you must be dues current (no more than 60 days in dues arrears) by 5:00pm CT on April 9, 2018. You can contact the APFA dues department at or 817-540-01081 ext. 8151.

If you have any questions, please contact the NBC at or 817-540-0108 ext. 8311.

Executive Committee Meeting

The 1Q18 Executive Committee Meeting will be held April 5 – 6, 2018 from 0900-1700 CT at APFA Headquarters in the Unity Pays Conference Room. All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Candidates’ Right to Have Campaign Literature Distributed by the Union or a Union-Designated Mailing Service 

Federal law establishes certain campaign rights for candidates in union officer elections, including the right to have campaign literature distributed to the membership by the union at the candidate’s expense.

The U.S. Department of Labor, which enforces the union election law, has clear rules that unions must follow during officer elections. (Consistent with those rules, Section 14 of the APFA Policy Manual speaks to APFA’s policies and procedures in APFA officer elections.) 

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Irregular Operations (IROPS)

Section 10 of the Red Book for Scheduling and Rescheduling. Please familiarize yourself with Section 10.J, Rescheduling.
Rescheduling is broken down into three main categories:
10.J.2: Prior to Report Time
10.J.3: After Report but prior to Pairing’s Origination
10.J.4: After Origination (Departure of First Flight)
If you find yourself being rescheduled, please reference the appropriate section above. Red Book section 10.U.5 states that any rescheduling must come from Crew Scheduling, Inflight Management, or the Captain.
In addition, in the event Crew Scheduling has open sequences after future or daily processing, they must follow the Priority of Assignment language in Red Book 12.M. This information may also be found in the LUS On Duty Contract Guide, which is available on your tablet.
Need help calculating when you go illegal? Use the following worksheet which includes the maximum on-duty limitations chart:
When Do I Go Illegal Worksheet – LUS >>

AIDS Walk Charlotte

May 12, 2018 from 8am to 12pm. By being a part of our team, and AIDS WALK Charlotte, you will be making a difference to someone who is HIV+, and their family. You will also be supporting an amazing organization, RAIN. They are transforming lives every day for those living with HIV and those at risk. Your support helps them continue to offer compassionate care for all those impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Our team name is “Team American Airlines”, so please join us by completing the 2 steps below:  Bring a family member and a friend. If you have any questions please reach out to

1) Steps to walk with the team

  • Click on the team link below
  • Once on the Team page
  • Click on Join Team
  • Enter your information to accept donations

2) Steps to sign up for Do Crew Hours

  • Log onto
  • Click on Get Involved
  • Click on Volunteer with Do Crew
  • Click on Volunteer
  • Click on Explore events
  • Enter in keywords box “ CLT Aids Walk”
  • Click on CLT Aids Walk event link
  • Click on sign up…

JSIC returns to Charlotte in June

Stay tuned for details.

VEX-Vacation Extension Requests for May 2018

Closes April 7th

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) :  1-800-363-7190

EAP services include:

  • On-site services
  • 24/7 EAP phone hotline, with trained counselors
  • Financial services
  • Legal services
  • Support groups
  • Follow-up outreach
  • Referrals & much more!

Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT): 1-800-998-8194 

CIRT consists of Flight Attendants that volunteer to provide peer-to-peer support to other Flight Attendants who’ve experienced a critical or traumatic incident in the workplace (i.e. death in flight, fire onboard, etc). CIRT members man the hotline 24/7 a week, 365 days a year to offer support to those who may need assistance. CIRT members also assist in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISDs) after traumatic events and/or may be deployed for short periods to assist a crew that may be in need.
CIRT is a completely confidential program. Since CIRT works with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Flight Service, they are able to offer Flight Attendants an array of resources to be more successful in the workplace.

As always, thank you for everything you do each and every day!

Wanda Sarnacki
APFA CLT Base President

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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