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10.25.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – SEPTA Workers Union Authorizes Strike

Monday, October 25, 2021 SEPTA Workers Union Authorizes Strike Yesterday, Transport Workers Union Local 234, representing SEPTA workers, authorized a strike which could begin at midnight on October 31st. This strike authorization does not guarantee workers will strike, but it does give them leverage as they continue negotiations. The strike would affect service on buses, subways, trolleys,…

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10.22.21 – 9/11 Survivor Tree Planting at APFA Headquarters

Friday, October 22, 2021 9/11 Survivor Tree Planting at APFA Headquarters Yesterday, the seedling gifted to APFA from the 9/11 Survivor Tree at Ground Zero was planted beside APFA Headquarters. Former APFA Leaders, American Airlines employees from many departments, Police and Fire, and landscapers donating their services from Alpine Tree Service of Southlake, TX, were…

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10.22.21 – November 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Friday, October 22, 2021 November 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Monthly vacation buyback will be offered for the November contractual month. As an exception for November, APFA and AA have signed a Letter of Agreement that modifies language in JCBA Section 8.F.2. After seeing the minimum hourly constraints placed on many bases for November, it is easy to…

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10.22.21 – APFA Employee Assistance Program

Friday, October 22, 2021 Instructions for a Random Drug Test We have been receiving many calls expressing concerns about random drug testing procedures. I have written a basic description with hopes that it will alleviate some of your concerns. When you arrive at the selected testing site, disregard any hours posted on the door. You…

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10.21.21 – Flight Attendant 10-Hour Minimum Rest Regulation Unblocked

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Flight Attendant 10-Hour Minimum Rest Regulation Unblocked In October 2018, a bipartisan and nearly unanimous Congress passed a law to increase our Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) minimum rest from 8 to 10 non-reducible hours. However, in 2018, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary determined that the regulation must go through an arduous…

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10.21.21 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – November 2021

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – November 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS does not consider holidays any different than other days of the month and must cover…

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10.21.21 – Call to Action: Support the PUMP Act

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Call Your Representative and Tell Them to Support the PUMP Act Thank you to all the Flight Attendants who completed the survey about pumping on the job, which provided valuable data that informed Congress about the importance of ensuring Flight Attendants are included in legislation for nursing mothers in the workplace. We…

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10.19.21 – Reminder: Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards The Misaward Guide is located on the home page of Crew Change in Jetnet: Below are some key points to remember: If you believe you have been misawarded in one of the Scheduling Systems, you must submit a Direct Connect within 96 hours of the misawarded…

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10.18.21 – Press Release – Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony

Monday, October 18, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Association of Professional Flight Attendants 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony at APFA Headquarters Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 am CT APFA Headquarters, 1004 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, TX, 76040 Please wear a face covering (Euless, TX) – In October 2001, recovery workers continued…

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10.18.21 – November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, October 18, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process November PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge How to Read the Bid Award Summary How to Read Your PBS Award PBS Mis-Award Process  Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award must submit a PBS Award…

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10.18.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2

Monday, October 18, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2 APFA Flight Attendants, On October 1, 2021, American Airlines announced that it was subject to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors). Management made it clear that all employees need to be vaccinated to remain employed with American Airlines. On October 6, 2021,…

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10.16.21 – APFA LGA Base Brief – Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021 FLIGHT ATTENDANT ASSAULTS Flight Attendants continue to regularly face resistance from customers regarding safety requirements. APFA has been engaged in doing all we can to ensure legislation is passed to protect crew members on board our aircraft. It is more important than ever that you file CERS reports and be as…

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10.16.21 – APFA DFW Base Brief – November 2021 Allocations

Saturday, October 16, 2021 November 2021 Manning and Allocations Call ***Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change*** Manning Information Active Headcount: 6,017 Available Headcount: 5,647 Lineholders: 4,757 Reserves: 890 (15.8%) System Reserve: 16.2% No Unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) will be available Flight Attendants returning from EVLOA: 380 Flight Attendants returning from EVLOA…

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10.16.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Support American Eagle Piedmont Flight Attendants on the Picket Line! When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12-1 pm EDT Where: Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F (Departures), 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 AFA Flight Attendants at Piedmont—a subsidiary of American Airlines—are taking a strike vote right now. They need our support. Management’s latest proposal…

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10.15.21 – APFA CLT Base Brief – Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 CLT Flight Attendants, Welcome Back In the last year and a half, many of our fellow Flight Attendants decided to take various leaves of absence to help preserve jobs for others. Next month, the majority of them will be coming back, with the rest following in December. To all the returning…

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10.15.21 – Contract ACTION Team Update – Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 What does it mean to be an Activist? Simply put, it is a practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action. As Activists for the Contract ACTION Team, you will be a direct link between the general membership and our Negotiations Committee. You will be tasked with talking to your flying partners about…

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10.14.21 – November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Friday, October 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Monday, October 18 at 1200 (CDT). Prior to logging out of PBS, use the PBS Bidding Checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding or if you buddy bid, use the Buddy Bidding…

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10.14.21 – 2022 Annual Enrollment | Now Through November 5th

Thursday, October 14, 2021 2022 Annual Enrollment | Now Through November 5th 2022 Annual Enrollment runs now through November 5, 2021. You will have until 11:59pm (CT) on Friday, November 5 to elect your 2022 benefits. This year, a printed guide will not be mailed to your home. Go to my.aa.com and click on “Enroll Here for 2022…

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10.14.21 – Early Boarding Presidential Grievance Settlement

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Early Boarding Presidential Grievance Settlement A settlement has been reached between Management and APFA on the 2018 Early Boarding Presidential Grievance. The details of the Settlement may be found here. Highlights of the Settlement: The Company agrees that Flight Attendants must be on board and ready to receive passengers by the time…

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10.13.21 – APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording Below, you will find a link for the recorded APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall, which took place yesterday. You may also find recent APFA Town Halls at APFA.org > Departments > Communications Department > APFA Town Halls. Please take a moment to provide…

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10.13.21 – Today’s Virtual Retirement Town Hall Will Begin Momentarily

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Today’s Virtual Retirement Town Hall Will Begin Momentarily Today, APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement. The Town Hall will take place at 11:00am (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout…

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10.12.21 – APFA is Hosting a Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tomorrow, October 13th

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tomorrow APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement. The Town Hall will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, at 11:00am (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout Submit…

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10.12.21 – Reminder: 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Please Join Us: 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 am CT APFA Headquarters, 1004 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, TX, 76040 Please wear your full uniform and face covering. Parking: There is a parking lot adjacent to Chase Bank within walking distance of APFA. Clicking this link will take you to the…

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10.12.21 – APFA PHX Base Brief – Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Minimum Reserve Call Out Time It has come to our attention that the Company is, once again, reviewing all late sick calls and missed trips to verify if Reserve Flight Attendants are in base or able to report within the contractually required time for any sequence assigned in their RAPs. While you…

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