DCA-US Base Briefs

4.08.19 – DCA Base Brief

Monday, April 8, 2019   May DCA APFA Base Meeting We are fast approaching the combining of DCA and UDC crew bases starting May 2,2019. As a result of this merge we would like to hold our first combined union base meeting for ALL DCA based Flight Attendants. This gathering will be a meet and…

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4.1.19 – DCA-US Base Brief

Monday, April 1, 2019   Starting April UDC will be moving into the new APFA base representative cycle for the period April 01-May 01 2019. The one month period is due to the combining of UDC and DCA crew bases on May 02, 2019. Prior to May an update on the combined base representatives and contact…

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3.05.19 – UDC Base Brief

Tuesday, March 5, 2019   FOS Training Coming to DCA Ronald Reagan National Airport  APFA Representatives will be visiting our crew base and offering Flight Operating System (FOS) training classes. If you need a complete training and navigation lesson or just a refresher, please plan on attending one of our sessions. Monday, March 11, 2019 11am…

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12.20.18 – UDC Base Brief

Thursday, December 20, 2018   Condolences It is with great sadness that we report that Retired UDC Captain Paul Bates passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. Paul had suffered with a long bout of cancer. Cards and condolences may be sent to:                       Alex Bates…

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11.12.18 – wAAke Up American Picketing Event – November 18th

    DCA and UDC Flight Attendants, Please join us on Sunday, November 18th from 11am until 1pm at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for APFA’s System-Wide Airport Picketing regarding: Toxic uniforms Contract & Scheduling Violations IT Issues Attendance and Performance Program Inhumane Pairings/Sequences We will assemble at 0900 at the upper level north ticketing (terrace…

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9.21.18 – Professional Standards

  APFA Professional Standards APFA Professional Standards can assist you with conflicts or issues that arise in the workplace. Consider just the numerous changes taking place during this merger. And there is the uniqueness of our job as Flight Attendants due to the fact that we interact with many other employees (Pilots, Customer Service Representatives,…

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8.30.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Rotating Reserve, Deadheading, Domestic Minimum Rest, Position Letters, Golden Day, ATW Travel Award Tickets

As we move closer to FOI (Flight Attendant Operational Integration) beginning October 1, 2018, I wanted to highlight differences from what we know today. There are many changes in the JCBA, even though the foundation is the Red Book Contract language. Please make yourself aware of changes especially to sections: Section 10 – Scheduling Section 11…

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3.19.18 – Redbook PBS Seminar, EAP, Professional Standards, CIRT

Reminder for DCA LUS and LAA Flight Attendants: Redbook PBS Seminar “Lessons Learned” will be held Friday March 23, 2018 from 1100 – 1500 in the “Hub Gathering Room”, Center Pier near Flight Service APFA PBS Specialist Alana Porter and APFA Contract Chair Paul Hartshorn Jr. will be joining us for an informative afternoon. Topics for discussion…

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3.19.18 – Correction

***Correction *** Today’s DCA-US Base Brief inadvertently included Dianne Britton’s home number instead of her cell number. For assistance with Professional Standards, please use the following contacts for Dianne: 724-544-6979 dianbrtt4@aol.com Thank you, John Pennel APFA DCA-US Base President prdcau@apfa.org

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12.22.17 – Happy Holidays

  Membership, As we reflect on the events of this past year—the ups and downs we have experienced—the positive and the uncertainty—we can conclude that no matter how hard any situation appears, we can conquer with strength, perseverance, and unity. Together we can make 2018 “our” year. Thank you for all you do and may the…

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12.01.17 – JSIC Base Visit, Facebook Group

Friday, December 1, 2017   Members, As a reminder, The Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC ) will be visiting our base this coming Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1100 – 1500 at DCA Center Pier in the “Hub Gathering Room” The committee is comprised of 2 LUS Flight Attendants and 2 LAA Flight Attendants who have…

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10.09.17 – CLARIFICATION on Tablet Access to Crew Portal & ROTA

Monday, October 9, 2017   CLARIFICATION on Tablet Access to Crew Portal & ROTA   Friday’s DCA-US Base Brief reported that Flight Attendants could access Crew Portal and ROTA via the tablet in-flight. Currently, access to Crew Portal and ROTA on the Flight Attendant Tablet is only available via ground (WiFi or cellular access). Unfortunately, at…

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10.06.17 – Line Averages and Pairing Construction

Friday, October 6, 2017   Line Averages and Pairing Construction We hear you and we continue to express your concerns about PBS line averages and pairing construction. The November trip pairings have been reviewed and though we see some positive changes, we are still concerned about the construction of excessive duty days, short rest periods, lack…

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4.01.17 – Message from Newly Elected Base President John Pennel

Saturday, April 1, 2017   LUS DCA Flight Attendants! As my term as DCA-US Base President begins, I would like to thank Dianne M. Britton, outgoing DCA-US Base President, for her extraordinary union service and her dedication to the Flight Attendants. Her passion and unionism never wavered, no matter how tough the conditions were. As her term comes to an…

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3.31.17 – Farewell

Friday, March 31, 2017   Change. This climate of continual change and sacrifice has fallen squarely on the backs of the Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants. However, you do not go through all we have and not come out stronger in the end.   For the first time throughout all of our previous mergers, becoming “The…

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3.03.17 – DCA Management Meeting, 3-Hour Call Out for Reserves and Blockholders Trips on UBL/AIB, OPR Morning Shift Change Coming, Annual APFA Board of Directors Convention in St. Louis

Friday, March 3, 2017   DCA Management Meeting This week, your Base Leadership met with the new Flight Service Vice President Jill Surdek, Managing Director of Flight Service & Operations Laurie Lofgren, Regional Director Wendy Stockton, Managing Director of Flight Service Delivery John Romantic, and DCA Base Manager Ron MacGillivary.   Although there obviously is…

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12.30.16 – Systems Scheduling and Hotel Issues/Uniform Presidential Grievance/UAL Wage Adjustment Arbitration Hearing/Happy New Year

Friday, December 30, 2016   Systems Scheduling and Hotel Issues Uniform Presidential Grievance UAL Wage Adjustment Arbitration Hearing  Happy New Year Systems Scheduling and Hotel Issues We continue to have Flight Attendants negatively impacted by issues encountered with Systems Scheduling. Common complaints are: “The phone just rang and rang.” Fact: Since Operations Control Center (OCC)…

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12.08.16 – Executive Council Meeting Recap/December Bids

Thursday, December 8, 2016   Executive Council Meeting Recap December Bids Executive Council Meeting Recap  The APFA Policy Manual states that the Executive Council (comprised of 5 Ad-Hocs representing all 14 Bases) is to meet four times a year. This week the EC met in DFW, and Base Leadership relayed your concerns to APFA Officers…

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11.24.16 – Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2016   Happy Thanksgiving In Unity ~ DCA Base Leadership Dianne Britton APFA DCA-LUS Base President 724-544-6979 prdcau@apfa.org    

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11.01.16 – December Bidding/Fact or Fiction

Tuesday, November 1, 2016         December Bidding Fact or Fiction December Bidding Many of you have asked what is being done by the Company and Union to prevent another 2015 “December Meltdown.”   As stated in previous DCA Communications, your Base Leaders in CLT, DCA, PHL, and PHX have been relaying the feedback from…

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