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7.01.22 – July Recognitions

Friday, July 1, 2022 July Recognitions It is July and we are exactly halfway through 2022. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year. We are also in the heart of summer, the busiest summer vacation month of the year. July 4, Independence Day, is the anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence. In…

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7.01.22 – APFA ORD Base Brief – ORD CTA Riders

Friday, July 1, 2022 ORD CTA Riders, Many CTA riders have experienced ongoing problems traveling on the CTA, including delays, “phantom” trains, sudden loss of service, and safety concerns. All of these issues can lead to last-minute trips through Ride Share services that can cost hundreds of dollars. Scrambling for alternate transportation at the last…

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7.01.22 – August 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, July 1, 2022 August 2022 Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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7.01.22 – Management Files Grievance Against APFA

Friday, July 1, 2022 Management Files Grievance Against APFA Over the last year, we have been aggressively working to address the dysfunctional grievance and arbitration systems at American Airlines. This includes pushing for an overall process in negotiations but also aggressively pushing forward issues using the process in the Quarterly System Board (QSB), which provides…

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6.30.22 – Known Crewmember (KCM) Secondary Screening Changes

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 **Known Crewmember (KCM) Secondary Screening Changes** Over the past two and a half years, the TSA has continued to see a steady increase in KCM compliance violations. Specific violations include, but are not limited to: Prohibited Items: TSA has identified numerous prohibited items, such as a significant number of loaded firearms found during…

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6.30.22 – New COVID-19 Absence Procedures

Thursday, June 30, 2022 New COVID-19 Absence Procedures APFA has reached an agreement with American on a procedure to mitigate attendance infractions for Flight Attendants who test positive for COVID-19. The changes will go into effect on July 5, 2022, and is retroactively applied. If you have had a positive COVID-19 absence with a “proctored…

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Test Post for Safety and Security

The COVID-19 Pandemic is still raging, and we are on the frontlines. We marched for our jobs and they called us essential, yet AA Management has taken away our protections through pandemic leave. The fact that they removed this is abysmal, especially compared to the other carriers that have chosen to continue to protect their…

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6.30.22 – APFA Reaches Agreement on COVID-19 Absences

Thursday, June 30, 2022 APFA Reaches Agreement on COVID-19 Absences APFA has reached agreement outlining a procedure to mitigate attendance points when a Flight Attendant tests positive for COVID-19. This agreement will also retroactively address attendance points accrued from April 1, 2022. Look for details soon. After working with other labor unions representing Flight Attendants across the industry,…

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6.30.22 – Short-Term Disability Reminder

Thursday, June 30, 2022 Short-Term Disability Reminder If you experience a qualifying disability that leaves you unable to work for an extended period, your optional short-term disability coverage will provide a portion of your income. AA sponsored short-term disability insurance, MetLife, has a 7-day waiting period from the date of the disability or when your sick…

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6.30.22 – Save the Date: Upcoming APFA Virtual Retirement Town Hall

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 APFA Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1000 – 1200 (CT) Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout Remember – it’s never too early to start planning for retirement. In Solidarity, Kim Coats Tuck APFA National Retirement…

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6.28.22 – Welcome New Hire Flight Attendant Class 22-15!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Welcome New Hire Flight Attendant Class 22-15! Please join us in welcoming our newest Flight Attendants from class 22-15! New to APFA? Check out the New Member page on the APFA website for information on the APFA organization structure, APFA’s Actions and Accomplishments, and information on Dues and Membership. In Solidarity,

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6.25.22 – Contract ACTION Team: Call to Action!

Saturday, June 25, 2022 Contract ACTION Team: Call to Action! Tell AA Management to Protect Our Flight Attendants Who Test Positive for COVID-19! Calling all Contract ACTION Team Activists! The COVID-19 Pandemic is still raging, and we are on the frontlines. We marched for our jobs and they called us essential, yet AA Management has taken…

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6.24.22 – Supreme Court Ruling: Roe v. Wade Overturned

Supreme Court Ruling: Roe v. Wade Overturned Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973. At that time, the court held that a woman’s right to an abortion was implicit in the Constitution’s right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment. It was to protect a woman’s liberty to choose to have…

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6.24.22 – APFA DFW Base Brief – July Korean Speaker PBS Misaward Settlement

Friday, June 24, 2022 July Korean Speaker PBS Misaward Settlement We have reached a settlement with the company regarding the July Korean Speaker PBS Award for DFW-ICN-DFW (281/280). The settlement will compensate Korean Speakers who were miswarded due to the violation of JCBA Section 15.A.4. This settlement also includes an agreement on the Korean (KO)…

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6.23.22 – August 2022 Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 August 2022 Monthly Vacation Buyback The Company has agreed to offer vacation buyback for the August contractual month, in accordance with JCBA Section 8.F.2. Flight Attendants with blocks of vacation days originating August 1 through August 30 will be eligible to participate in the buyback. You may only buyback full blocks…

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6.23.22 – Building Power at the 2022 Labor Notes Conference

Thursday, June 23, 2022 Building Power at the 2022 Labor Notes Conference Last weekend, fifteen APFA members, including all four of our APFA National Officers, joined 4,000 other Union Members, Activists, and Leaders at the 2022 Labor Notes Conference which took place in Chicago, Illinois. Union Members Stand Together The Labor Notes Conference gathered Union Members from…

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6.22.22 – Flight Service Daily Operations

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Flight Service Daily Operations The safety and security of our crews should be the paramount priority of the Company. That attitude should be reflected by transparency and collaboration with APFA to achieve one common goal: to ensure that our Flight Attendants are cared for and protected. Flight Service Daily Operations is…

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6.22.22 – 2022 SFO Base Vice President Election Results

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2022 SFO Base Vice President Election Results ATTENTION ALL SFO BASED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS: Today, June 22, 2022, the National Ballot Committee, along with our partners at YesElections, certified the results of the APFA SFO Base Vice President Election. Election Results: The new APFA SFO Base Vice President, Brian Yan will take office…

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6.21.22 – APFA Virtual Membership Meeting Recording

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 APFA Virtual Membership Meeting Recording Last week, APFA hosted a virtual Membership Meeting which included important updates from various APFA Department Chairs and Committees. Click the image below to view the latest Membership Meeting. You will find additional APFA Town Halls at APFA.org > Departments > Communications Department > APFA Town…

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6.21.22 – Celebrating and Recognizing 2022 LGBTQI+ Pride Month

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Celebrating and Recognizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Pride Month Happy Pride month, Everyone! The celebration of Pride occurs in June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in America. On June 11, 1999, President Clinton issued Proclamation No. 7203 for Gay and Lesbian…

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6.19.22 – APFA Commemorates Juneteenth National Independence Day

Sunday, June 19, 2022 APFA Commemorates Juneteenth National Independence Day Juneteenth, short for “June 19”, marks the day when federal troops officially arrived in Galveston, Texas, to end slavery in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed two and a half years earlier, slavery remained largely unaffected in Texas. On June 19, 1865,…

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6.18.22 – July 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Saturday, June 18, 2022 July 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process 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 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…

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6.18.22 – APFA DFW Base Brief – Seoul, Korea (ICN) Speaker Staffing Change

Saturday, June 18, 2022 Seoul, Korea (ICN) Speaker Staffing Change You may have noticed the Company changed the Speaker complement for the roundtrip DFW-ICN-DFW (281/280) for the July bid month. Currently, this trip is staffed with three (3) Korean Speakers. Starting July 2nd, the flight will be staffed with two (2) Korean (KO) Speakers and…

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6.16.22 – APFA Accepting Résumés for Regional Representative Position

Thursday, June 16, 2022 APFA Accepting Résumés for Regional Representative Position #7 APFA is accepting résumés for the position of Regional Representative per Article IX Section 4.B of the APFA Constitution which states, “In no case shall there be less than one (1) Regional Representative for each four thousand (4,000) members, or fraction thereof, on the combined system…

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6.15.22 – APFA Special Board of Directors Teleconference- June 15, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 APFA Special Board of Directors Teleconference A Special Board of Directors Teleconference is scheduled for today, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 1600 (CDT). In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the minutes and resolutions for this meeting will be published to the APFA website no later than Friday, July 15, 2022. The final agenda…

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