12.26.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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Season’s Greetings!

The Communications Department wishes you a happy and joyous holiday season. In light of the holidays, this week’s Scoop will be an abbreviated issue.  We look forward to communicating with you in the New Year.

Have a happy and healthy 2019!

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

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Attendance and Performance Program Arbitration

The Arbitration for the Presidential Grievance on the New Attendance & Performance Program is currently scheduled for:
Date:  February 26th & 27th, 2019
Start Time:  9:00 a.m.
Location:  Local Dallas-Fort Worth Area – Hotel TBD

All members in good-standing are welcome to attend.

New Year’s Resolutions

Are you thinking about joining a gym, getting in shape, or even losing a few pounds? If so, you should visit jetnet ResourcesDeals & Discounts Health & Wellness and check out the various discounts available to American Airlines employees to assist you on your journey to a healthy 2019.

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

Call the Credit Union

What if my salary continuance pay does not cover my credit union payroll deductions?

The salary continuance amount paid may not cover all your credit union deductions. Contact the credit union to make alternate payment arrangements.

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

Transportation & Infrastructure

The 116th session of Congress will convene on January 3rd, 2019. That day, APFA Government Affairs will walk the halls of Congress, checking in with new members and old friends who open their office doors to industry stakeholders and advocates. This coming year, the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee will have a critical role in providing oversight on the DOT/FAA. There are many provisions that affect Flight Attendants still to be implemented from the FAA Reauthorization Bill. APFA is working with T&I Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-4) to provide the needed oversight and pepper the DOT/FAA with inquiries to ensure an expeditious timeline. It is going to be an exciting year for our profession and we look forward to APFA members joining on the Hill in 2019.

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

Mock Bidding

If you are based in SFO, LAX, ORD, BOS, LGA, DCA-A, RDU or STL and have a standing bid that you have been using in your mock bidding this will not automatically transfer over to live production bidding. If you are happy with your standing bid, please take a screenshot of your standing bid so you can enter it when bidding opens on January 10th, 2019. All current standing bids in mock bidding will be erased on December 31st, 2018.

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

As of today, there have been 4,920 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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