Hotlines – 2001

10.05.01 – (LAA) – Senate Bill 1479, House Bill 2989, Contract Implementation Schedule, APFA Phone Watch De-Activated, WINGS Flag Run

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 5. First, an update on Senate Bill 1479 and House Bill 2989. Both of these bills would mandate third-party arbitration as a means to resolve the seniority integration issues arising from the Company’s purchase of TWA something which the APFA…

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9.30.01 – (LAA) – Sen Kit Bond Seeking Federal Legislation with Would Require 3rd Party Arbitration to Decide TWA Seniority Integration

Today is Sunday, September 30, 2001. This is APFA President John Ward, with a special hotline update. APFA is aware that Missouri Senator Kit Bond is seeking federal legislation that would require third-party arbitration to decide the seniority issues relating to the TWA integration. The Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight of the U.S. domestic…

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9.28.01 – (LAA) – Bush at O’Hare Airport Outlines Planes for Increasing Airline Security, APFA Phone Watch

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Friday, September 28. President Bush was at O’Hare Airport in Chicago yesterday outlining his plans for increasing airline security and restoring the public’s confidence in the airline industry before a large audience that included many American flight attendants, APFA Representatives and family members. The President’s plan…

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9.23.01 – (LAA) – Furloughs, 9/11 Memorial Services, Phone Watch

This is John Ward, President of APFA with an updated HotLine for Sunday, September 23. Sunday, September 23, 2001 As we reported on Friday nights HotLine management has notified APFA that it will furlough all probationary flight attendants, effective October 1. This will affect approximately 1000 flight attendants with occupational seniority dates of April 5,…

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9.21.01 – (LAA) – AA Announces Furlough of All Probationary FAs, Memorial Services for Crews of Flights 11 and 77, 9/11 Memorial Issue of Skyword

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Friday, September 21. This evening, management informed me that it will furlough all probationary flight attendants, effective October 1. This equates to approximately 1000 flight attendants. Unfortunately, the Company has chosen to ignore Article 16 of our contract, which provides that, among other things, leaves of…

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8.24.01 – (LAA) – Ratification Ballots Mailed, TA Briefings

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, August 24, 2001. All APFA members should have already received their ratification ballots in the mail. The ballots must be returned to the designated post office in Fort Worth, Texas, by September 12th at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Follow all instructions on the…

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8.10.01 – (LAA) – AA’s Position on Carrying FA Manual Binders

APFA HotLine for August 10, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with APFA HotLine news for Friday, August 10, 2001. The manual saga continues and it appears that the Company has altered their position on the Flight Attendant manual binders. Donna Snepp, managing director of flight service, has sent an email message…

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8.03.01 – (LAA) – TA Agreement Language in the Mail, TA PhoneWatch

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with HotLine news for the week ending August 3, 2001. Some of you should have already received your Tentative Agreement Language via USPS Priority Mail. If you do not receive this package by Monday, August 13, (that’s one week from this Monday) please contact the membership department…

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7.20.01 – (LAA) – TA Briefings Finalized for Participating Bases, Profit Sharing Concerns, Your World Training

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the Negotiations portion of the HotLine. Today is Friday, July 20th, 2001. The schedule for the Tentative Agreement briefings has been finalized for each base city. Detailed information regarding the dates and briefing locations will be provided immediately following this Negotiations HotLine. The issue of Profit sharing…

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7.11.01 – (LAA) – EC Endorses TA, TA Ratification Ballot

This is APFA President John Ward, calling from Chicago, with an updated HotLine. Today is Wednesday, July 11, 2001. The time is approximately 1900 Central. The APFA Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed the Tentative Agreement, paving the way for the membership to participate in the final ratification process. The membership will soon be receiving highlights…

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6.30.01 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Reach Tentative Agreement

This is APFA President John Ward with a Negotiations Update. Today is Saturday, June 30, 2001. The time is approximately 7:15 Eastern Time. I’m pleased to report that APFA and American Airlines have just reached a Tentative Agreement, in principle, on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement subject to finalization of contract language and approval by…

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6.22.01 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team at Table with NMB and AA Negotiators

HOTLINE UPDATE Thursday, June 28, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, June 28th, 2001. It is approximately 6:45 on the East coast. The Negotiating Team is still at the table in Washington, D.C., with the National Mediation Board and American Airlines’ Negotiators. Talks are ongoing. At this…

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5.25.01 – (LAA) – APFA FAs Reject Arbitration

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated hotline for May 30th, 2001. The following Press Release was issued today: AMERICAN FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ UNION REJECTS ARBITRATION; 30-DAY COUNTDOWN TO POTENTIAL STRIKE TO BEGIN Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (May 30, 2001) — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Union representing the 23,000 American…

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