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3.09.23 – Negotiations Update #22- Economic Proposal

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Negotiations Update #22
Economic Proposal

On Tuesday, March 7th, your APFA Negotiating Committee presented an economic proposal to the company. Our comprehensive economic proposal includes all remaining sections of the agreement including:

This proposal includes healthy increases in a variety of economic areas. This is our first full negotiation under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in over two decades, and we intend to fight for improvements for all Flight Attendants. We are publishing details of our economic proposal below as we believe all Members have the right to know what we are fighting for. This contract belongs to all of us.

In putting together our economic proposals, your Negotiating Committee looked at other Flight Attendant contracts in the industry, the economic conditions, including inflation, the length of time of bargaining, survey results, and the overall value of the Agreement.

Members need to be aware this is an opening proposal, and we will have lots of bargaining to end up with our final economic package. We anticipate the Company’s position will be quite different than ours on compensation and other economic terms. What we end up with will be determined by how hard and smart we fight.

The company will analyze our economic proposal. These economic proposals, along with the open unresolved issues from earlier in bargaining, will provide the basis for our bargaining going forward.

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Section 03 – Compensation

3.A- Hourly Rates

  • 35% increase at date of signing at all pay steps; 6% yearly increase thereafter.
  • Contract duration: Three (3) years.

  • Signing bonus/ Retroactivity.
  • Include increases after the amendable date.

3.B- Reserve Guarantee

3.C- Premium Pay

  • Increase IPD galley pay to $3.00/hr (current $1.00).
  • Increase A321 (20-seat First Class) lead pay to $4.25 when staffed to FAR minimum.
  • Add A321XLR- domestic lead pay of $3.25, galley pay $1.00, NIPD lead pay $3.75, Purser $5.75, IPD galley $3.00.

3.D- Holding Time

3.F- International Pay (NIPD)

3.H- Drug Testing

3.I- Foreign Language Speaker Premium Pay

3.J-  Holiday/Incentive Pay

(New) Boarding Pay

(New) Night Pay

(New) Reserve Override Pay

(New) Black Flag Pay (in addition to Red Flag pay)


Section 04- Expenses

4.A- Per Diem

4.C- Crew Meals

4.D- Parking


Section 08- Vacation

Section 8.A- Vacation Accrual

8.B- Vacation Pay and Credit


Section 09- Sick Leave

9.C- Sick Leave Accrual


Section 26- Insurance, Retirement, and Other Benefits

  • Increases in health care premiums capped at 6% per year.

26.D.5- Sick Leave Bank Upon Retirement

26.G- 401(k) Contribution/Match


Section 29- Training

Section 29.E.- Training Pay 

Training and required travel day only pay:

Web-Based Training (WBT):


(New)– Profit Sharing

Increase profit sharing from the current 5%. The revised formula would pay 10% of AA Groups pre-tax earnings up to $2.5 billion and 20% above that.


Have you visited the Negotiations page of the APFA website?

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  • Keep up-to-date on negotiations.
  • Discuss info with your flying partners.
  • Encourage your flying partners to support actions to pressure the company to agree to our demands.

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In Solidarity,

Your APFA Negotiating Committee

Reese Cole
Kelly J. Hagan
Julie Hedrick
Timothy Legeros
Brian Morgan
Wendy Oswald
Susan Wroble
Joe Burns, Lead Negotiating Attorney

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1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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