Call to Action October 23rd!
Let’s Support TWU & IAM
October 23, 2018
11:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 17:00
DFW International Airport – Terminal D
–Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, email@example.com
What Happens Now?
After an issue has been resolved by the corresponding department, a member of the FOI team or FABRC contacts the Flight Attendant to share their findings. If you have been contacted by the FOI team or FABRC regarding a report and are not satisfied with the results, contact APFA Contract Dept for additional follow up.Remember to include your employee number and Run ID number with all inquiries.
– Erik Harris, APFA National Contract Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
We Did it Before, We Can Do it Again!
Last week, I updated the Board of Directors regarding Member Mobilization. For the past several weeks, I have been working with base volunteer mobilization representatives to organize the November 18 System-Wide Picket commemorating the 25th anniversary of APFA’s historic 1993 strike. Stay tuned for details.
WAAKE UP AMERICAN! We Did it Before, We Can Do it Again!
– Stefany Jones, APFA Assistant to the National President
The Hotel Department has seen an increase in the number of reports of crew members smoking in non-smoking rooms.
In addition to the costs associated with cleaning these rooms, those who are smoking in a non-smoking room are also affecting their fellow Flight Attendants who may be assigned that same room, as well as damaging the relationship with a hotel that we enjoy!
Thank you for not Smoking in your Non-Smoking Room!
– Julia Simpson, APFA National Hotel Chair, email@example.com
Workers’ Comp (IOD) with Long Term Disability
LTD is only available to those who have LTD coverage. Short-term disability does not cover work related injuries. Always file your LTD as soon as possible. There is a one-year filing deadline from the date of disability. LTD information is in the Health and Benefits page on jetnet. LTD benefits begin at the end of 4 months of continuous disability if your sick bank is depleted and you are not receiving salary continuance or when your six-month salary continuance has ended, and your sick bank is depleted.
If your LTD claim is approved, you will receive a minimum benefit if you are also receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits. If you are no longer receiving Workers’ Compensation pay, LTD benefits are based on 50% of the Flight Attendants’ guaranteed base pay.
LTD benefits are non-taxed.
– Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of a Delay (JCBA 10.J.11.a):
If you have already left for the airport and it is less than 3 hours to departure and you get a call from Crew Schedule notifying you of a delay, your duty day still begins at the original report time. A Mobile CCI notification does not replace a call from Crew Schedule. If you have not received a call from Crew Schedule you will need to advise them you want your original report time.
– Becky Lydecker, APFA National Scheduling Chair, email@example.com
When Can I Train? What if I go QI?
Flight Attendants may complete the CQ WBT 60 days prior to their base month, which will remain good through the end of their grace month. If a Flight Attendant is placed in a QI status, the WBT will have to be redone and completed the month she/he attends CQ, in addition to the While You Were Away WBT course.
– Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National Safety & Security Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe you have a mis-award, do not participate in TTS or make changes with ETB until you have received confirmation of a mis-award as you cannot make yourself illegal for any mis-award remedy. After receiving confirmation of a mis-award, follow the instructions provided and input the “like” trip parameters in the next available TTS run. The confirmed mis-award may not necessarily be determined prior to the first TTS run.
You only need to participate in one TTS run after a confirmed mis-award to be pay protected.
– Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling, Vicki Balistreri, APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee, email@example.com
Please continue to utilize the Uniform Reaction Report Form on the APFA website if you experience a suspected reaction to your uniform.