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11.14.18 – The Weekly Scoop


Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair,



JCBA Contract Training

November 5th and 6th the Contract and Scheduling Depts hosted a JCBA Contract Class to familiarize APFA Representatives and Flight Attendants with contract language and scheduling systems. The successful two-day training included a comprehensive, cover-to-cover JCBA study.


 – Erik Harris, APFA National Contract Chair,
Becky Lydecker, APFA National Scheduling Chair,



Losartan Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of LOSARTAN POTASSIUM HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE tablets over concerns the contaminated drug might cause cancer.

Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. The contaminated medication was not distributed before Oct. 8.

Patients who are currently taking this medication are advised to speak with their health care provider before stopping, because the risk of going off of the medication might be greater than the possible cancer risk. Patients with questions about the recall can contact Sandoz Inc. at 800-525-8747 or email

For more information about this recall, please visit contact your medical provider.

Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair,



Nurse Case Managers

Role of Nurse Case Managers in Workers’ Compensation
Most Work Comp claims will be assigned a Nurse Case Manager. The primary responsibility of the Nurse Case Manger is to assist the injured employee in obtaining appropriate medical treatment. They can also facilitate communications between your treating doctor and Sedgwick and assist you with issues or concerns regarding the medical aspects of your claim.

– Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair,


Listening Tour

The Negotiations Committee has kicked off their Listening Tour this week in SFO , Nov. 14th! This will be one of many as we begin traveling to the different bases to meet and listen to the membership. This is an excellent opportunity to provide the Committee with valuable feedback as they prepare for Section 6 negotiations.

The Negotiations Committee wants to hear from YOU!

November 28th  PHX  1130-1530 Briefing Room
November 29th  LAX  1100-1500 Crew Room
November 30th  DFW 1130-1700 (Location TBD)
December 17th  CLT   1130-1530 Auditorium



A Preliminary Negotiations Survey will be going out to the membership very soon. This will be the first of several surveys the committee plans on conducting during negotiations. It will be an electronic survey accessed through an email link sent to your email address on file at APFA. If you do not have an email address on file, or need to update your contact information currently on file, please contact

More information about this survey and future surveys will be communicated in APFA hotlines. Don’t sit on the sidelines…participate.

 #flysafe #flycontract


Hot Liquids – Don’t Pour Them!

Please remember that you should never pour liquids down the aircraft drains or sinks while the aircraft is parked / not moving under it’s own power.
Using the galley drains / sinks can cause injury to our union brothers and sisters working on the ramp. Our CLT base has shared a personal story about their experience.

You will need your Jetnet credentials to be able to access the video:  CLT Ramp Video

– Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National  Safety & Security Chair,

Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema

Congratulations to Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema who this week was declared winner of the Arizona Senate race. APFA has a long history of supporting Sinema dating back to when as a Congresswoman she spoke at the APFA Convention in PHX in 2016. We will be encouraging her to join the Senate Commerce Committee where she will have direct oversight of our profession.

Results of the Senate race in Florida are still undecided as Senator Bill Nelson and his opponent Governor Rick Scott move closer to a statewide recount. It is going to be controversial as the difference right now is 12,500 votes.

Congratulations to the many new and reelected members of Congress. One exciting fact is that the new Congress will have the most women ever elected. APFA looks forward to meeting with them in the 116th session.

A special congratulations to Rep. Nanette Barragan, a rising star and sister of a LAX-based APFA member, who won her reelection handily in CA-44.

We would also like to acknowledge ORD-based member Vickie Holt who ran to represent South Carolina in state district 48. We are proud and inspired by her commitment to her community.

– Allie Malis, APFA National Government Affairs Representative,

Buddy With Property
When using the Buddy With Property, the system will apply waivers to the follower if necessary to complete a legal line. If you are the follower, and the system deems it necessary to apply waivers to complete your bid, the waivers may be applied to sequences not relevant to the buddy bid. This means that once you are a follower, all applicable waivers may be applied.
Reserve or Lineholder?

Remember if you are a reserve status in the PBS dashboard, but in the LRD you were tentative and wanted to be a lineholder, you were a reserve trying to bid off of reserve but were unsuccessful or the most  junior on reserve, please submit 7 layers for reserve and as a lineholder, in case more lines become available.Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling, Vicki Balistreri, APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee,

As of today, there have been 4,897 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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