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6.12.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Join us at the Attendance Arbitration at the DFW Hyatt!

Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration – June 12-14 

Today, Wednesday, June 12th, we’ll begin the Attendance & Performance Policy Grievance Arbitration, which involves the Company’s egregious changes to our Attendance & Performance Policy. I have received numerous inquiries regarding attending this arbitration. I want to remind everyone that all members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Additionally, Quarterly System Board Arbitrations will be held next week, June 17th & 18th on Pay Sheet Issues and Hotel/Transportation Information In Bid Packets.  Sessions will begin each day at 9:00am at AA HDQ1

-Liz Geiss, APFA National Vice President, vp@apfa.org 

Reserve Survey Extended to June 24th

The Reserve Survey is available via the APFA website, and will remain available until Monday, June 24th, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts on how Reserve should be structured.

How do I access the survey?
You may access this survey by using this direct link or by clicking on the image above.

https://www.apfa.org/reserve-survey-introduction/

How long will the survey be open?
This survey will be available during the following times:

Opened – Friday, May 24, 2019
Closes – Monday, June 24, 2019

I can’t seem to log in to the APFA website.  How do I get help?

To register or reset your password, click register on the home page. You will be prompted to input your email address or employee number.

If you are unable to reset your password or need help registering you may contact:

  • APFA Membership Department  (817) 540-0108 ext. 8153
  • APFA Dues Department  (817) 540-0108 ext. 8151

In Session, June 18th and 19th

APFA Negotiating Committee returns to the bargaining table June 18th and 19th in DFW.


Upcoming Negotiations Road Shows

June 25—MIA (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Miami International Airport Hotel
NW 20th Street & Le Jeune Road
Miami, FL  33122
Terminal E, Auditorium D1 & D2

June 26—RDU (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park
4620 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703
Phone #:  919-941-6066
*Complimentary Parking

June 27—CLT (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport
2400 Cascade Pointe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone #:  704-790-7000

-Lori Bassani, Sara Corrigan, Kelly Hagan, Paul Hartshorn, Jr, Timothy Legeros, Brian Morgan, Mario St. Michel, APFA Negotiating Committee,negotiators@apfa.org

Senators Jeanne Shaheen & Tina Flint Smith Visit APFA!

On Monday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and U.S. Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota visited APFA headquarters in Euless, Texas to speak with the APFA National Officers and Board of Directors. Among topics discussed included contract negotiations, the 10-hour minimum rest rule, workers’ rights and empowering labor unions.

Senator Shaheen is the first woman in American history to have been elected as both Governor and U.S. Senator. Senator Smith serves on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.


FOS Training in Phoenix

National Contract & Scheduling Reps were in Phoenix last week conducting FOS Training. Those in attendance were appreciative of the training and support they received from their APFA Flight Attendant peers. Thanks Nick, Marti and Laurie!

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

ICAO Sets the Tone on Air Rage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to promoting safe and orderly civil aviation throughout the world. This week, as part of the Montreal Protocol of 2014, ICAO released new guidance for preventing and managing unruly and disruptive passengers. This guidance is intended to help governments and policymakers address unruly passengers under their own national laws. The Protocol requires two more countries to formalize their ratification before its official enactment.

https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-and-IATA-launch-new-guidance-supporting-the-prevention-and-management-of-unruly-and-disruptive-passengers.aspx

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

How to file a disability claim with MetLife

Gather your treatment dates, your last worked and last paid dates, as well as your physician’s and supervisor’s contact information. Then, call MetLife at 888-533-6287 and select option 2.

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

Compliment? Criticism?

Upcoming Reviews

RSW, PIT, MAF and PEK

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

Filing an Injury on Duty (IOD)

Q: How do I file/report an IOD?

A: Flight Attendants will file an IOD 24/7 by calling 1-844-777-8463.
Calls will be answered by a registered nurse who will assess and recommend appropriate medical care options, complete the report regarding your IOD and the nurse will send you the AA IOD Pamphlet.

You are NOT required to follow the nurse’s recommendations, you are free to seek medical treatment.  Advise the registered nurse of your intention.

Q:  Is the Company required to take a report if I become sick or injured at work?

A: Yes, the company must take the report from the employee. In some states, the Company can be fined if they do not take the report or if the injured employee files a complaint with the state.

Q: Is there a timeline to report an injury to the Company?

A: Yes

Arizona: As soon as the injury occurs or when the injured worker becomes aware of the condition.

North Carolina: Within 30 days of the injury.

Pennsylvania: Within 21 days of the injury.

Virginia: Within 30 days of the injury.

California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Virginia: Within 30 days of the injury.

Illinois: Within 45 days of the injury.

Massachusetts: As soon as possible.

Missouri: Within 30 days of the injury.

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

Reporting

When filling out reports, ensure the information provided is accurate.  All the systems- TTS, UBL, PBS, ROTA and ROTD generate separate reports.  Our search in a ROTA report will not produce any results if the issue was with ROTD; TTS will not produce any results if the mis-award claim was in PBS or UBL.  Please also verify your employee number and email are correct.  Verifying this information assists us in researching your claim.

-Renee Mayer, APFA JCBA Specialist, jcbaspecialist@apfa.org

I’m Ready

Upcoming Retirement Seminars: DCA, EWR, JFK and LGA

The Retirement Department will be conducting the following seminars in June and July:

  • June 19th DCA – 1100-1400  Hub Gathering Room, Center Pier (next to Flight Service)
  • July 29th – EWR – 1100-1400  Conference Room off of Flight Service
  • July 30th – JFK – 1100-1400  Third Floor Conference Room (next to Pilot Operations)
  • July 31st – LGA – 1100-1400  Third Floor Conference Room

These seminars cover a wide range of topics including: Retiree Travel, 401(K), Pensions, COBRA, and Medicare.

Legacy American Airlines Flight Attendants: Download a pension estimate from the Pension Service Center page on jetnet.

Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants: Request a copy of their pension estimate from the PBGC by calling 800-400-7242.

Members unable to attend the seminars are always welcome to watch the retirement webinar series available on the APFA Retirement Page, as well as download the Good Slide! retirement handout.

Everyone is welcome regardless of base or seniority – no need to RSVP.

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

Lap Children & Child Restraint Systems:

FAR 121.311 requires that during taxi, takeoff and landing require each person on board to occupy an approved seat with a separate seatbelt properly secured about them. It also specifies that any individual who has not reached their second birthday (2 years or younger) may be held by an adult occupying a seat. During taxi, takeoff and landing a lap child under two may be held, or be placed in a regular customer provided they use the standard seatbelt provided they can sit upright.

More information regarding Lap Children can be found in the IFM -> General Policies & Procedures -> Lap Children

Child Restraint Systems (CRS) can be found in the IFM -> General Policies & Procedures -> Child Restraint Systems

-Jeffrey Ewing, APFA National Safety and Security Chair, safety@apfa.org



As of today, there have been 5,041 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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