Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

9.19.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Weekly Scoop – HIGH ALERT – Nation-Wide Picketing Event, Negotiating Committee, Remember November, Hurricane Florence, CIRT, Aviation Safety InfoShare, Vote, Mock Bidding

 

High Alert #2:

Save the Date! November 18 is the day to “Remember.”
Dust off your walking shoes for a Nation-Wide event. Calling all activists.

Hello from the Negotiating Committee!

Hello from the Negotiating Committee! We are meeting in Dallas this week to focus on team building, cohesiveness, and initial contract preview.
We are shadowing the various departments to speak with the Chairs and front-line representatives that assist our membership.
We are energized with learning about each other and creating a common foundation to best represent and advocate for you!

Pictured: Alana Billingsley, APFA PBS Specialist and Brian Pinkowski, ORD, Negotiator

 

 

 

 

Remember November

As the 25th Anniversary of APFA’s memorable strike approaches, the Communications Dept welcomes any photos you might have of APFA’s day in history.  Please email them to: webmaster@apfa.org

Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org

Here to Help

‍Hurricane Florence Relief
Hurricane Florence has left a disastrous impact on the Carolinas and Virginia. Many have asked what they can do to assist those in need. American Airlines and The Red Cross have been partners for many years. The Red Cross has the ability to activate and deploy resources immediately as well as the experience and capacity to assess critical needs during times of disaster by providing affected areas with approved relief items. How can you help? Donations of money are the best way that we can assist at this time. Listed below is a direct link to donate to Hurricane Florence Relief – every dollar helps.

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief >>

Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair, health@apfa.org

The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program and CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) recognizes that Flight Attendants have stress as a part of their daily work life and may not recognize when excessive stress can be potentially damaging.  For instance, whether you have been through severe turbulence on a flight, experienced a medical emergency or a death on board, critical incident stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal event.  As Flight Attendants we are “First Responders” on an aircraft and any emergency or trauma in the workplace can provoke strong, often distressful, emotions, as well as physical and behavioral reactions.  Our team was developed as a collaborative effort between American Airlines and the APFA Employee Assistance Program. The program assists Flight Attendants after experiencing a critical or traumatic workplace event. The goal of our program is to move the affected Flight Attendant(s) from a distressed state to emotional stability after the event.  

For 24/7 Confidential Assistance call 1-800-998-8194

-Abby Alconcher, APFA National EAP Coordinator

AA Injury on Duty Administrator Team

The administrator will reach out to you and take care of the following:

  •  Recoding of absences
  •  Ensure salary continuance is submitted
  •  Make any necessary travel arrangements
  •  Case management follow-up
  •  Collaborating with Sedgwick and the Nurse Case Managers

How to contact your Injury on Duty administrators:

Send emails to FA.IOD@AA.com. This email address is being protected from spambots. You’ll need to enable JavaScript.

Flight Attendants can contact the AA IOD team anytime.
LAA 800 VIP CREW, options 6,4 
LUS 800 327-0117, options 6,3

 – Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair, iod@apfa.org

Aviation Safety InfoShare

This week, we are attending the semi-annual Aviation Safety InfoShare conference. It’s a two day conference involving Labor, FAA and various airlines focusing on safety spectrums, industry wide.

The Cabin “breakout group”, which we are a part of, is discussing and sharing information on Cabin ASAP programs, Crew Resource Management (CRM), turbulence injuries, slide deployments, Safety Management Systems and overall cabin safety.

Jeffrey Ewing – Safety & Security Chair – safety@apfa.org
Patty Hargrove – APFA Cabin ASAP ERC Primary – cabinasap@apfa.org
Patty Venables – APFA Cabin ASAP ERC Alternate – cabinasap2@apfa.org

– Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National  Safety & Security Chair, safety@apfa.org

Your Choice, Your Vote! 

Races to Watch
APFA attended a Meet and Greet for Colin Allred who is running for United States House of Representatives in Texas’ 32nd district.  Colin, an attorney, grew up in the district and attended Baylor University on a football scholarship. Colin went on to play in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans. After leaving football to pursue a degree in law, he received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Allred is challenging incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions. APFA has also attended events for Rep. Pete Sessions.


To learn more about each candidate, visit their websites:
https://www.colinallred.com/
https://www.petesessions.com/APFA Government Affairs will continue to evaluate candidates who support issues that are important to our membership such as, fair wages, a healthy work environment, workers’ rights, and strong collective bargaining.
We are monitoring races throughout the country.

Make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming November 6thelection. Register to vote: https://www.vote.org/

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

Mock BiddingPBS Results – Viewable in PBS on Sept. 18th – 1200 CT, Final awards Sept. 20th – 1200 CT

For LAA Flight Attendants in BOS/NYC/DCA-A/RDU/STL/ORD/LAX/SFO
Mock Bid Round 2 – Opens Sept. 19th and closes Sept. 24th

Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling, Vicki Balistreri, APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee, jsiccommittee@apfa.org



As of today, there have been 4,819 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.

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