Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

6.08.18 – (LAA/LUS) – JSIC Town Hall/JSIC Base Visits/JCBA Hot Topic Resources/Becoming a Speaker at FOI – LUS/APFA Supports Union Friendly Legislation/Unfrm

APFA Special Hotline

 

 

  • APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall
  • APFA JSIC Base Visits
  • JCBA Hot Topic Resources
  • Considering Becoming a Speaker at FOI? – LUS
  • APFA Supports our Mechanics by Endorsing Union Friendly Legislation
  • Uniform Reaction Report
APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall 

As a reminder, the APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee will be conducting another Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1300 – 1400 CT. Members can receive answers to their questions concerning:

  • Rescheduling and Pay Protection
  • Deadheading
  • Lineholder Reserve Designator (LRD)
  • JCBA Reserve Rotation.

If you plan to participate and would like to receive an automated call at the time of the event, you can register via the link below. You can also join the call by dialing 1-877-353-4701 or by accessing a live webcast of the call via the internet.

Register to Receive an Automated Call >>

For those unable to participate in the Town Hall, an audio file will be uploaded to the JCBA Hot Topics section of the APFA website after the call.

 

 

APFA JSIC Base Visits

As a reminder, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee will be holding base visits at the following bases in June:

PHL
June 19th
1000 – 1400 

PHL Airport Tour Room between concourses C & D
BOS
June 20th
1000 – 1400 
Massport Media Room Between Concourses B and C (outside security)

CLT
June 21st

1000 – 1400
CLT Auditorium upstairs from the food court

Topics to be discussed will include the following:

  • Crew Portal
  • Electronic Trade Board (ETB)
  • Trip Trade System (TTS)
  • Reserve Open Time Assignment/Award (ROTA)
  • JCBA Reserve Rotation
  • Rescheduling and Pay Protection

All members in good standing are invited. Please bring your copy of the JCBA. These meetings are open to all Flight Attendants, so even if you are a commuter or have sit time, please feel free to attend.

JCBA Hot Topic Resources 

Are all these new acronyms making you dizzy? We have uploaded an Acronym Description reference to the APFA website.

Still have questions or concerns after completing the web-based training modules? Check out the JCBA Hot Topics section on the APFA website for PowerPoints on:
Considering Becoming a Speaker at FOI? – LUS
Please be aware that current LOD/O and LIP qualified Flight Attendants only have until June 18, 2018 to decide to keep their foreign language qualification after FOI. The Speaker Program replaces the LOD/O program at FOI, and there are some important changes to consider before deciding to opt in or out of your foreign language qualifications. Please reference the June 1, 2018 APFA Contract Hotline for JCBA FAQs.

While the 6/1/18 hotline covers many questions, some LOD/O Flight Attendants that are considering participating in the speaker program at FOI have asked if there are any current base lock-ins to consider:

Q: If I become a speaker at FOI and remain at my current base, am I locked into my base because of my speaker qualification?

A: No. Lock-ins come into play when you transfer to a new base. If you transfer using your speaker qualification (vs. just your seniority), you may be locked into your new base for 6 months. Otherwise, the normal 3 month lock-in, described in Section 22.C. of the JCBA, applies. This lock-in applies to anyone transferring; not just speakers.

If you have more questions, please reach out, and I’ll be happy to help.

Paul Hartshorn
APFA National Contract Chair
contract@apfa.org


APFA Supports our Mechanics by Endorsing Union Friendly Legislation
 
APFA endorses the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2018 (H.R. 6028 S. 3026) that would ammend title 49 of the United States Code to require air carriers to disclose the date and location of the most recent aircraft maintenance. The bill was introduced yesterday in both the House and the Senate by Senator McCaskill (D-MO), Representative Garamendi (D-CA), and Representative Donovan (R-NY).
We also support our brothers and sisters at TWU who are not only up against the industry-wide trend of offshoring aircraft maintenance, but are also embroiled in intense contract negotiations with the Company.

As the airlines continue to offshore a growing amount of their maintenance work, the flying public has little, if any, awareness that the aircraft they fly on may have been serviced overseas. Given the lack of oversight of foreign repair stations by the FAA and that several important U.S. safety and security regulations do not apply to foreign repair stations and their workers, APFA stands with TWU in the belief that offshoring this critical work creates serious safety, security, and job concerns. Furthermore, we believe that information related to where aircraft undergo maintenance should be made available to the public.

Should the bill become law, the airlines would be required to:

  1. Disclose the city/country/date where the aircraft last underwent heavy maintenance, both online at the time of ticket purchase and on boarding passes; and
  2. Include on their website the cities/countries in which their fleet has undergone heavy maintenance in the last five years, as well as the cities/countries in which the airline holds contracts for heavy maintenance.

The bill will also be offered as an amendment to the upcoming Senate FAA Bill which the Senate intends to work on over the next several months. APFA will continue to press the Senate to include Flight Attendant friendly provisions in the Bill. Please help amplify APFA’s voice by sending a letter to your Senators as well.

Allie Malis
Interim APFA National Government Affairs Representative
legislation@apfa.org

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