Transition is well underway, and I have had the pleasure of working with former chairs, Shane Staples and Brian Clark. This week, we would like to introduce a new hotline format called the APFA Weekly Scoop where we will feature trending topics from each of the national departments. – Robin Charbonneau, APFA National Communications Chair, [email protected]
This week, the APFA Contract and Scheduling Departments hosted more than 30 Flight Attendants at the first combined LAA/LUS JCBA training class for current reps and those who may be interested in becoming Contract/Scheduling reps at APFA Headquarters. Contract/Scheduling reps staff the phones at APFA Headquarters Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 5:00 CT. Flight Attendants helping Flight Attendants is what it’s all about. – Erik Harris, APFA National Contract Chair, [email protected]
APFA applauds the work of the dedicated scientists behind the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study. Thanks to all members who have participated by taking the health survey we’ve promoted on the APFA website over the past 12 months. The Flight Attendant Health Survey will remain open through the end of the month. We encourage all members who have not done so to participate in this ground breaking study which may be effective in promoting positive health, legislative, and policy changes that benefit Flight Attendants. – Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair, [email protected]
As we kick off our transition in the Hotel Department, we have scheduled two reviews this month. We will be visiting short BOS layover properties as well long layover hotels in MEM.
The Hotel department plays a vital role in the quality of our Flight Attendants’ work lives and your reports are crucial to our success. Please continue to submit Hotel/Transportation debrief forms! It is the most effective way for us to ensure you are given the highest quality layover rest and crew accommodations as possible.
I appreciate the hard work and energy A. Marie and the Hotel Committee members have given to this department and I will continue to promote the improvements they have made. – Julia Simpson, APFA National Hotel Chair, [email protected]
If you sustain an injury due to turbulence, notify the Captain immediately that you have been injured and request that the turbulence be documented. If medical treatment is necessary it is imperative to let the Captain know.
IODs may be filed 24/7 by calling 1-844-777-8463. Your call will be answered by a triage nurse with Sedgwick. You are NOT required to follow the nurse’s recommendations and are free to seek medical treatment. Simply advise the nurse if you intend to seek immediate medical care.
For more information about turbulence safety, please refer to the Inflight Manual – Safety and Security – General Safety and/or contact the IOD Department. – Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair, [email protected]
As you have hopefully heard by now, bids opened today for non-PBS based Flight Attendants and will close on the 15th of the month (see chart below). This adjusted line bidding timeline will remain in effect for LAA Flight Attendants until the implementation of JCBA PBS. Also, the new scheduling systems will begin later this month for trips originating in August and the old systems will be ending for trips originating in July. – Becky Lydecker, APFA National Scheduling Chair, [email protected]
What resources do I have when I encounter a safety/security emergency on a trip?
If you experience a safety/security issue that requires immediate attention while on ANY domestic or international trip, you can contact the APFA Safety & Security Dept. If after hours or on holiday(s)/weekends, you can contact Daily Operations. Daily Ops serves as a 24/7/365 resource for Flight Attendants and always contacts the APFA Safety & Security team after qualifying events. It is a life-line to APFA, MedAire, Hotels, Local Flight Service/Operations Departments and/or Corporate Security. Daily Ops can be reached at: (682) 315-7070 or (888) 222-4737. – Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National Safety & Security Chair, [email protected]