Thursday, September 5, 2019
September 2019 Base Brief
We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, the summer just goes by too fast here. For our New Hires who have yet to experience a Fall in New England, be sure to visit a local farm for Apple Picking, sample all things Cider, check out a Corn Maze, visit Waterfire in RI, go to one of the many County/State Fairs, take a trip to Salem, MA and enjoy the brilliant colors of the foliage.
Amy will be on vacation 09SEP-17SEP, should you need any APFA assistance during this time, please contact Kelli or APFA HDQ. Enjoy your time off!
Helpful Hints and Reminders:
CBD Oil and products
The DOT’s stance is that even though a product containing CBD oil may not say it contains CBD oil or marijuana, the accidental use of a CBD product resulting in a DOT positive drug test will be a confirmed positive even if the Flight Attendant is unsure how they ingested the drug. The DOT’s Drug and Alcohol testing regulation – CFR Part 40 at 40.151 (e) does NOT authorize “medical marijuana” under a state law to be a valid medical explanation for a transportation employee’s positive drug test.
For further questions regarding CBD oil or medical marijuana, please contact your APFA EAP Department at [email protected] or (817) 540-0108 extension 8701
We continue to see Fume Events, make sure you know what to do should you experience one. The APFA has yellow laminated cards available that you may attach to your ID lanyard, check Kelli’s mailbox for extra cards.
* Notify the Flight Deck
* Seek medical treatment immediately if needed
* Ensure Flight Service Management completes the Cabin Odor Checklist
* Follow up with APFA at [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected].
* File a CERS Report within 24 hours via the Flight Service Website or the CERS App on your FA Tablet
* Fill out the Cabin Discrepancy Worksheet, give a copy to the flight deck and file a Cabin ASAP Report
* Optionally, report the event to the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive which is a global coalition of health and safety advocates committed to raising awareness and finding solutions to poor air quality in aircraft
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS:
Attendance & Performance Policy Grievance Arbitration Continuation
As a reminder, all members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend. Transportation is available from DFW Airport to the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
September 12th & 13th @ 9:00am
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
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)
August 2019 APFA SPOTLIGHT: APFA Health Department/IOD/FMLA
If you have specific questions relating to a medical issue or our Health benefits, an Injury on Duty (IOD), Massachusetts Sick Leave or need help with Family Leave (FMLA), please be sure to contact these departments directly for assistance.
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: (817)540-0108 Health Rep on Duty Ext. 8301
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: (817)540-0108 IOD Rep on Duty Ext. 8303
Next week is the eighteenth Anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks. We remember our brave BOS co-workers on Flight #11, who were first responders and heroes on that Tuesday morning. Flight Attendants: Barbara Arestegui, Jeffrey Collman, Sara Low, Karen Martin, Kathleen Nicosia, Betty Ong, Jean Roger, Madeline (Amy) Sweeney, Dianne Snyder, Captain John Ogonowski and First Officer Thomas McGuinness. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.
Amy & Kelli
APFA BOS Base President
APFA BOS Base Vice President