Friday, October 4, 2019
Thank you to all who joined us for the BOS Negotiating Committee Meeting on 24SEP19. Systemwide, we had the largest percentage (10%) of members attend. We might be small, but we are mighty. Many thanks to our Base Mobilizer, Brian O’Connell for rallying the troops! Our sincerest thanks to the entire APFA Negotiating Committee for taking the time to visit the base. It was a very informative meeting.
UNITY is of the utmost importance right now. How can you show your UNITY?
- Wear your Union pin
- Subscribe to hotlines/BOS Base Briefs/Receive SMS Texts
- Volunteer to be an APFA Member Activist
- Encourage others to be more involved
- Look out for future events
- Know your contract!
- Share your feedback/concerns/ideas with the Negotiating Committee
- Visit the APFA website www.apfa.org Click on Departments >Negotiating Committee. There is a link on the page to send a direct message to the committee. You will also find on this page Negotiations Status – Updates by Section
The Reserve Round Table was held on 26SEP, Base Vice President, Kelli (21 years, still serving Rotating Reserve) flew down to represent BOS. A variety of topics were discussed and it was a great way to hear concerns and suggestions directly from APFA members. Topics included: Rotation/Straight/Hybrid, Vacation/Proration, Reserve Crew Base Rest, Flex Days/Golden Day, VLOA, Month-to-Month Transition, Standby Reserve, ROTA/D, ROTA and RAPs.
October 21 – November 1, 2019
Annual Benefit Enrollment for 2020
Telephone Town Hall October 10th
APFA National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), and the National Department Chairs & Specialists will host a Telephone Town Hall Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm CDT.
Click on the link to register for the event: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/apfa-membership-telephone-town-hall/
Annual Fall Board Meeting October 15-16th
Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX 76954
All Members in good standing are welcome to attend all open portions of the meeting.
Arbitration – Improper Implementation of ETB/TTS/UBL
October 21 – 9:00 am – October 22 – 5:00 pm
Westin DFW Airport North
4545 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
All Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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October 2019 APFA SPOTLIGHT: HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH APFA?
APFA elections are just around the corner. Willingness-to-Serve will be coming out soon. Be on the look out.
BOS is looking for Base Council Representatives (BCR) and an additional Employee Assistance Program Representative (EAP). There are also opportunities to go to JCBA Training and become a Scheduling/Contract Desk Representative. Please contact Amy or Kelli if you are interested.
We are so very fortunate to have a fantastic team in BOS. Please be sure to thank them for all their hard work.
Sherry Kelly – BOS Base Council Representative (BCR) (508) 801-6177
Matthew Judice – BOS Base Council Representative (BCR) (617) 251-3593
Erin Stitcher – BOS Professional Standards Representative (508) 454-1410
Kate Santa Maria – BOS EAP Representative (781) 424-4121
Deidre O’Neill – BOS EAP Representative (978) 590-3841
Kristine Arnold – BOS Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
Rachel Pinard – BOS Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
Brian O’Connell – BOS Base Mobilizer
Kelli will be on vacation from 17OCT-27OCT. Please be sure to contact Amy during this time should you need APFA assistance.
Amy & Kelli
APFA BOS Base President
APFA BOS Base Vice President