Wednesday, February 27, 2019
First Presidential Grievance of 2019
A Presidential Grievance regarding the company’s improper implementation and programming of contractual language was filed February 26, 2019. The Presidential Grievance specifically addresses 3 areas:
1) Positive Contact for Reserve Assignments
2) Reserve Call Out Time
3) Priority of Assignment/Transfer of Trips Out of Base
Annual Convention – Boston, MA
March 4-7, 2019
The Board of Directors Annual Convention will be held March 4-7, 2019. Members in good standing are welcome to attend all open portions of the meeting.
End Human Trafficking!
APFA and Airline Ambassadors Fight Human Trafficking
APFA and Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), a nonprofit organization have been on the forefront of human trafficking awareness and training.
Human trafficking is happening every day making it the second largest crime in the world behind drug trafficking. Traffickers often use the convenience of commercial aviation to transport victims, and as Flight Attendants who know our aircraft and our passengers, we can often sense when something is not right.
Mobilize to Maximize!
IT’S TIME to put the focus back on what makes this airline run! It’s the employees that make American Airlines! The disconnect between management, the employees, and our passengers has reached a level never seen before!
Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist.
We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events! You’ll be one of the firsts to get inside info and facts to share on the line.
Aflac Voluntary Supplemental information is available on our website or on one of the links below:
INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO ALL BROCHURES AS WELL AS SELF ENROLL:
TO SCHEDULE with the APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER:
Aflac Call Center at: 1-877-453-2385
Guarantee Issue Offerings is during this enrollment period only. Open enrollment ends March 22, 2019.
– Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, [email protected]
Doctor on Demand
Available year-round, 24/7, from anywhere in the U.S., Doctor on Demand connects you to board-certified physicians within minutes using the camera on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Flight Attendants and eligible dependents can download the free Doctor on Demand app from the App Store or Google Play. U.S.-based, board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat many common conditions and write prescriptions when needed.
Flight Attendants, spouses and dependents enrolled in the Standard, Value or PPO 80/90/100 medical options will pay a $20 copay for a visit; those in the Core option will pay the full cost until the deductible has been met, then 20 percent coinsurance.
– Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair, [email protected]
Write it Up
– Julia Simpson, APFA National Hotel Chair, [email protected]
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:
All emails need to be sent to [email protected]
– Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair, [email protected]
Rep. Katherine Clark
Next week, the APFA annual convention will be held in Boston. APFA has invited Representative Katherine Clark (MA-5) to give remarks. Rep. Clark has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013. As of the 116th Congress, Rep. Clark joined the House leadership team as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus which made her the sixth highest ranking Democrat in Congress. Rep. Clark serves on the powerful Appropriations committee and is a strong supporter of labor rights.
– Allie Malis, APFA National Government Affairs Representative, [email protected]
Annual Vacation Bidding Deadline
Closes Tomorrow – – Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
- Go to Crew Portal < Monthly Bids < PBS or Non-PBS Base < Vacation, then select AVBA at the top of the screen.
Vacation Low Bidding Tip
When bidding vacation low, please know, that your awards are not a guarantee for a low line they may be affected by targeted line average, status seniority, possible CN days and open time limits for each bid month.
– Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling, Vicki Balistreri, APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee, [email protected]
Please continue to utilize the Uniform Reaction Report Form on the APFA website if you experience a suspected reaction to your uniform.