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7.25.19 – APFA BOS Base Brief

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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July 2019 Base Brief

This has been a wild summer of thunderstorms, diversions and ATC delays. Be sure to know your legalities and double check your paychecks that you were paid properly.

When do I go illegal? Please be sure to save this link for future reference.

Did you know that you can find our JCBA Contract and other guides on our tablets?

⁃ Go to Comply 365
⁃ My Publications
⁃ Document Library
⁃ APFA Contract and Guides


APFA Telephone Town Hall – Thursday, August 1
APFA National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), and the National Department Chairs & Specialists will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, August 1st at 1230-1330 CT to address your questions concerning a broad range of topics including:

⁃ Negotiations
⁃ Questions related to the implementation of the JCBA
⁃ CREW scheduling related issues
⁃ Grievance/Arbitration updates

Register for this event by clicking on the link below. You will receive a phone call when the event starts on August 1st.

Tuesday, August 6 from 0430-0630 in BOS Operations
BOS Round Table with Debbie Carvatta. Coffee and a Continental Breakfast will be provided by BOS Flight Service. Debbie has agreed to come in early as we have lots of morning trips, this will be a little less formal than the afternoon meeting. Come downstairs before your trip, be sure to bring your questions and concerns. As a reminder, if you are coming in on your day off, parking will be reimbursed.

Negotiating Committee Roadshow (Rescheduled)
Tuesday, September 24 from 1100-1400 at the Hilton BOS Logan Airport
All Flight Attendants are encouraged to attend. There is direct access from sky-bridge to hotel.

One Hotel Drive
Boston, MA 02128
Phone #: 617-568-6700

Parking will be provided by APFA (parking passes will be handed out during the road shows to those who attend)

JULY 2019 APFA SPOTLIGHT: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program and CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) recognizes that Flight Attendants have stress as a part of their daily work life and may not recognize when excessive stress can be potentially damaging.  For instance, whether you have been through severe turbulence on a flight, experienced a medical emergency or a death on board, critical incident stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal event.  As Flight Attendants we are “First Responders” on an aircraft and any emergency or trauma in the workplace can provoke strong, often distressful, emotions, as well as physical and behavioral reactions.  Our team was developed as a collaborative effort between American Airlines and the APFA Employee Assistance Program. The program assists Flight Attendants after experiencing a critical or traumatic workplace event. The goal of our program is to move the affected Flight Attendant(s) from a distressed state to emotional stability after the event.
For 24/7 Confidential Assistance call 1-800-998-8194

BOS CIRT Representatives:
⁃ Kristine Arnold
⁃ Rachel Pinard

For more information on CISM & CIRT, click on the link below:

Thank you to everyone who completed the Reserve Survey. While we have yet to hear the results from the Negotiating Committee, BOS had the highest base percentage systemwide (83%) of participants. Enjoy the warm summer weather and safe travels to all.

In Unity,

Amy & Kelli

Amy Milenkovic
APFA BOS Base President

Kelli Powers
APFA BOS Base Vice President

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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