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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Regional Representative #8 Position

Last week, resumes were requested for the position of Regional Representative #8, per Article IX Section 4.B. of the APFA Constitution, which states, “at no time shall there be less than one (1) Regional Representative for each 4,000 members, or fraction thereof, on the combined system seniority list(s) of all airlines whose Flight Attendant employees are represented by the APFA”.  While we have reached a Flight Attendant headcount of 28,261 which constitutes one additional Regional Representative, I have decided to wait for the July 1st seniority purge to ensure the headcount doesn’t drop below 28,000 due to attrition.

Thanks to those of you who submitted a resume and are eager to get involved in the grievance department. I will be reaching out to each of you soon.

-Liz Geiss, APFA National Vice Presidentvp@apfa.org

At the Bargaining Table

The Negotiating Committee is meeting with the Company this week, June 18th and 19th, in Dallas/ Ft. Worth. Proposals on several sections will be passed.


Reserve Survey Ends June 24th

The Reserve Survey is available via the APFA website, and will remain available until Monday, June 24th, 2019.

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

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
Courtesy shuttles operate between RDU Intl Airport & Hilton Garden Inn

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
Courtesy shuttles operate between Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport & Hilton
Garden Inn

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

Welcome New Members!

150 “Flight Attendants” were welcomed at headquarters in Euless, TX last week. The new members were given an overview of the structure of their union along with presentations from Department Chairs, Specialists and Reps. Welcome! 

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

PAC Member of the Month – Alex Roberts – June 2019

Alex is based at DCA and has been flying just over a year. Before becoming a Flight Attendant, Alex worked on several political campaigns and interned for Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05.) Thank you, Alex, for your commitment to the APFA Government Affairs Department and the APFA PAC. See what Alex has to say about the APFA PAC:

 

The APFA Political Action Committee (PAC) is comprised of small voluntary donations from APFA members to support political candidates and members of Congress who impact our job. Dues money is never used. Our PAC contributes to both Democrats and Republicans who advocate for broad issues and regulations that advance air travel safety and the Flight Attendant profession.

Elections matter! Now is the time to start building our PAC for 2020 so please join today. A contribution of as little as $1 or $2 per paycheck will add up to have a major impact. Remember, our strength is in our numbers.

Join the PAC today!

More Information on the APFA PAC

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

Aflac – Piedmont Pay Services 

Some of our members may have received email correspondence from Aflac’s service provider, Piedmont Pay Services that may be confusing. Aflac has been working on a solution that better fits our members’ needs, especially those who might be unable to participate in the payroll deduction program.

Click on the link below to read Aflac’s letter.

https://www.apfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Aflac-customer-letter_062019.pdf

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

 Retirement Seminars at a Base Near You

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

  • 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

Post-Flight Responsibilities

Once we have arrived at the gate and all passengers have deplaned, we still have post-flight responsibilities. If flying the Purser /Lead position, your additional duties require a cabin walk through – which includes checking seats, overhead bins and closets to ensure no articles have been left behind, checking lavatories for passengers or left items and to ensure that all door exits are disarmed.

For additional information on your port-flight responsibilities you can reference the IFM -> General Policies & Procedures -> Post Flight Duties -> Flight Attendant Responsibilities.

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



As of today, there have been 5,050 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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