3.20.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Mis-Award?

If you have questions about your PBS award, or believe you have a mis-award, please contact the FABRC no later than March 24th by noon DFW time. You can also fill out the PBS Mis-Award form on the APFA website for further review should you disagree with information provided by the FABRC.

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

New Base Presidents and Vice Presidents Training

Newly elected base Presidents and Vice Presidents will attend a 5 day training course at headquarters this week.  Many topics including Safety, Health, IOD, Hotels, Contract, Scheduling, Government Affairs, Archives and Communications will be covered in the comprehensive training.  Headquarters congratulates and thanks our newly elected leadership for “stepping up to the plate.”


Self Enrollment Ends March 24th

The Call Center CLOSES March 22nd

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Aflac Voluntary Supplemental Offer. For more information, visit APFA’s website and click on the photo of the aircraft, or click on one of the links below:

INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO ALL BROCHURES AS WELL AS SELF ENROLL:
https://ss-prod.ieswebservices.com/Default.aspx?CId=CqtJgc1EYX/E3Us1gP294w==

TO SCHEDULE with the APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER:
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yl2phndk/

Aflac’s dedicated telephone call center: 1-877-453-2385

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

Certification Process of Aircraft

Following the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 accident, Congress is planning several hearings to investigate the certification process of the aircraft and the relationship between Boeing and the FAA. The designated representative system, in which Boeing employees may change hats and become certification representatives for the FAA, will be under scrutiny as some feel this creates too cozy of a relationship between the two entities. Additionally, both Canada and the European Union have announced their plans to conduct an independent review of the Boeing aircraft. Presumably, this will keep the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on the ground for the foreseeable future.

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

Julia Simpson, APFA National Hotel Chair, hotel@apfa.org

ETB 

The default for ETB transactions is to Drop. If request is submitted under the drop tab, regardless of the comments attached to the transaction, this trip is available for a straight pick-up.  If you wish to trade, be sure to submit your request under the Trade Seq tab.

-Renee Mayer, APFA JCBA Specialist

Retirement Seminars  DFW & PHX

  • March 22nd – DFW – 1100-1400  –  Yandry Center in Terminal C across from Gate C2
  • April 11th – PHX – 1300-1530  – The Quad Room located above Gate A8 near the Admirals Club

These seminars cover a wide range of topics including: Retiree travel, Pensions, 401(k), COBRA, and Medicare.
Everyone is welcome regardless of base or seniority – no need to RSVP.

-Kim Coats Tuck, APFA National Retirement Specialist, retirement@apfa.org

Grievance Prep

This week the Grievance Review Committee held their monthly meeting at APFA Headquarters to review cases currently on the docket.

Red Eyes, ODANS, Rockets? 

Surveying period extended to Friday, March 22.

To date we’ve received 4,475 responses or 17% of the Flight Attendant population.

Complete the survey to help your base representatives have a better idea of your flying preferences. The data from the survey may help your representatives request specific flying for your base. Please encourage your fellow Flight Attendants to participate.

Becky Lydecker, APFA National Scheduling Chair, scheduling@apfa.org

Fume Event?

Working under the existing structure within the Health, Injury on Duty, and Safety & Security Departments, we are here to assist, educate, and defend Flight Attendants who have been impacted by air quality events and/or uniform reactions. If you are involved in an air quality event, remember to follow the APFA Checklist, which is found on your yellow Fume Card. If you don’t already have a yellow fume card, please contact the APFA Membership Department at 817-540-0108 x8153 to have one mailed to you.

  1. To limit exposure, immediately leave affected area (If at the gate and no passengers are on board – proceed immediately off the aircraft).
  2. Immediately notify the cockpit
  3. Describe the type of odor, location, possible source, and any symptoms you may be experiencing.
  4. Notify Daily Operations
  5. Seek medical treatment if necessary
  6. Report injury on duty (IOD): 1-844-RPRT-IOD (1-844-777-8463)
  7. File CERS (if applicable) and ASAP reports

If you have any questions, please contact:
Thomas Houdek
817-540-0108 Ext 8288
caq-uniforms@apfa.org
Health/IOD/Safety & Security
Cabin Air Quality – Uniforms Representative

Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair, health@apfa.org
Bellia Peckson, APFA National IOD Chair, iod@apfa.org
– Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National  Safety & Security Chair, safety@apfa.org



As of today, there have been 4,976 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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