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10.31.18 – The Weekly Scoop



Mark your calendar to call in for the “Scoop” with the National Officers, Contract, Scheduling and PBS Reps




Join our official wAAke Up American Facebook page!

Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair,



FMLA Recodes

Not sure where to send in your request to have an FMLA approved absence recoded? Simply email – . You have 2 calendar days from the date you return to work to have an absence recoded to FMLA. ALWAYS save your email requests!

Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair,

CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana

The APFA EAP Department has received questions regarding CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) & Medicinal Marijuana.  Some products may have very little cannabidiol in them, while others may have higher than expected THC.  Products with CBD and Marijuana are legal in some states and sometimes sold over-the-counter in other states or countries.  Click here to review important information on CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana.

For further questions regarding this issue, please contact your APFA EAP Department at  or  (817) 540-0108 extension 8701

-Abby Alconcher, APFA National EAP Coordinator



Workers’ Compensation – What if Your Benefits and/or Treatment are Denied?

If your Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, Sedgwick is required to notify you of the reason(s) for the denial. If you believe the claim was wrongfully denied and wish to dispute the decision, you should contact the state workers’ compensation commission for information regarding the proper dispute procedures. You may choose to consult with a Workers’ Compensation attorney or, in some states, you may be advised by the workers’ comp commission to do so.

Here are some examples of problems that may also necessitate a hearing:

  • Authorization for medical treatment – The claims adjuster refuses to pay for your approved medical treatment.
  • Authorization for surgery or tests – Your treating doctor requests authorization to perform surgery or tests, such as an MRI, and the insurance company refuses to authorize it.
  • Refusal to provide benefits – The treating physician says that you are entitled to benefits, such as vocational rehabilitation services, and the insurance company refuses to provide them.
  • Insufficient benefits – The insurance company pays temporary disability at a lower rate than your earnings justify.
  • Inadequate medical care – You believe the quality of medical treatment you are receiving is inadequate, and the insurance company refuses to send you to another doctor.
 – Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair,



JCBA 10.K.3 – Illegal After Origination:

The following applies only if a Flight Attendant has a FAR illegality due to 24/7 or FAR rest:

3. Illegal After Origination
If, after originating a sequence a Flight Attendant becomes illegal to complete the sequence, such Flight Attendant shall be split off at the latest point the sequence passes through her/his crew base and she/he remains legal. If the sequence does not pass through the Flight Attendant’s crew base prior to her/him becoming illegal, she/he shall be split off at the point of illegality. In either circumstance the Flight Attendant will be pay protected for any portion(s) flown by a substitute crewmember after splitting off. If such sequence is the Flight Attendant’s last sequence or series of sequences of the bid month, she/he shall be paid in accordance with Paragraph L.4.

Becky Lydecker, APFA National Scheduling Chair,





6 Days to Go!

The 2018 Midterm Election is likely to be one of the closest elections in history and voter turnout is expected to set records. Solid, pro-union candidates need your support as the threat to unions have never been greater. Take a moment to find out more about who will be on your ballot and what they stand for.

Early voting is a great option for Flight Attendants! Your state may allow you to vote early through the end of this week or weekend. Schedules change and lines grow long, so vote early if you can and ensure your ballot is counted—it’s quick and easy! The requirement for identification varies by state.

Tuesday, November 6th is only 6 days away. Find out where you vote!
(Note: early voting may be at a different location than your usual polling place.)

This is by no means a complete list but here are some candidates who are running for election and reelection that have been supportive of APFA and the issues that matter. Your voice, your vote—make it count!

Highlighted Candidates 
Elections Matter

Highlighted Candidates

Working men and women need strong, positive representation in Washington. Elections matter and democracy requires your participation. Get out and vote—it’s your right and your civic duty!

– Allie Malis, APFA National Government Affairs Representative,

As of today, there have been 4,881 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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