Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2002

6.07.02 – (LAA) – EC Voites to Appoint Susan Lantz as Interim SLT Base Chair, Overage Leaves of Absence, FML Procedures, EC Voted to Honor 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, June 7, 2002. On Thursday, June 6th, the APFA Executive Committee voted unanimously to appoint Susan Lantz as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis International and Greg Bertolini as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis Domestic.…

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5.31.02 – (LAA) – EC Votes to Appoint Susan Lantaz Interim STL Base Chair, Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), Railway Labor Act, Contract Books Shipped

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Thursday, June 6, 2002. Today, the APFA Executive Committee voted unanimously to appoint Susan Lantz as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis International and Greg Bertolini as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis Domestic. Susan and…

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5.17.02 – (LAA) – APFA 25th Anniversary, APFA, AFA, APFA, ALPA, and CWA Participate in Unity March at AA Learning Center, Article 31 Enforcement, Vacation Relief Bidding

This is John Ward, President of APFA, with a hotline message for Friday, May 17, 2002. APFA has reason to celebrate this week, and that’s certainly a good thing for once! Yesterday, May 16, marked APFA’s 25th anniversary as the union representing the American Airlines flight attendants. During the last 25 years, APFA has gone…

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5.10.02 – (LAA) – Unity March at AMR Stockholders Meeting

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, May 10, 2002. On Wednesday, May 15th, the APFA will join AFA representing American Eagle Flight Attendants, APA representing American Airlines Pilots, ALPA representing American Eagle Pilots, and representatives of the Communications Workers of America in a Unity March at…

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5.03.02 – (LAA) – 777 Staffing Arbitration

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Tuesday, May 7, 2002. On Friday, we reported that the make-up over the monthly maximum provision outlined in Article 7.C.2. and Appendix I, Article 7.C.2. would be tested on Friday, May 3rd, by the Company’s programming analysts. This provision was scheduled…

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4.19.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are a Single Transportation System for Representation Purposes, NBC and Accounting Firm of Whitley Penn Certify Results of Dues Referendum

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Friday, April 19, 2002. On March 19, the National Mediation Board (NMB) determined that American and TWA-LLC were a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act. That determination has now led to APFA being certified as the bargaining representative…

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4.05.02 – (LAA) – Funeral Arrangements for Steve Sternig, 777 Atlantic Configurarion Aircraft Survey, JFK April Bid Awards Grievance, EC Meeting

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, April 11, 2002. Funeral arrangements have been made for Steve Sternig who died yesterday at his home in New York after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. The Service will be held on Sunday, April 14th at the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home…

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3.28.02 – (LAA) – TSA Mandates Fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Checks for All Employees, APFA/AA Bargaining Agreement Distribution, Recall Notices

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Thursday, March 28, 2002. The Transportation Security Administration, in accordance with the Civil Aviation Security Rules, has mandated fingerprint-based criminal history record checks for all employees with unescorted-access authority to secure areas of the airport, aircraft and ramp. The ruling states that an…

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3.22.02 – (LAA) – AA Will Begin Recalling Additional Furloughed FAs, NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are Single Carriers, Reserve Tape Availability, Campaign Finance Reform

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, March 22, 2002. Due to the number of recalled Flight Attendants on furlough who either did not respond to American Airlines’ certified letter or declined the recall offer, American will be recalling an additional 40 furloughed flight attendants. Please stay tuned to…

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3.15.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are Single Carriers for the Purposes of the Railway Labor Act, Changes to D-3 Travel Program, BOD Training

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Tuesday, March 19, 2002. The National Mediation Board today determined that American Airlines and TWA-LLC are a single carrier for purposes of the Railway Labor Act. This does not affect APFA’s status for the next 30 days. We anticipate that immediately after the…

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2.15.02 – (LAA) – Recall of Furloughed FAs, Primary Vacation Bidding

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, February 15, 2002. APFA has received no further information regarding the recall of at least 400 of our furloughed Flight Attendants, effective April 1, 2002. Please remember to update your address with PeopleLink at (800) 447-2000. Once you hear the recording, press…

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2.01.02 – (LAA) – Recall of Furloughed FAs, Overage Leave Proffer

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, February 01, 2002. As previously mentioned, the Company will be recalling at least 400 Flight Attendants effective April 01, 2002. We do not have a seniority number or employee number cutoff at this point. Information about training, recall notices, base assignments, etc.…

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1.25.02 – (LAA) – Presidential Grievances Relating to Reduction in Force and Partnership Flying

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, January 25, 2002. As was previously announced on this hotline, the Presidential Grievances relating to Reduction in Force and Partnership Flying have been resolved. The settlement language provides for the reconciliation of contractual provisions pertaining to the way future Overage Leaves and…

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1.22.02 – (LAA) – Presidential Grievances Related to Reduction in Force and Partnership Flying have been Resolved, Overage Leave Benefits

This is APFA President John Ward with a hotline update. Today is Tuesday, January 22. As was previously announced on this hotline, the Presidential Grievances relating to Reduction in Force and Partnership Flying have been resolved. Simply put, this comprehensive Settlement Agreement does two things: First, it addresses the issues that have arisen from this…

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1.19.02 – (LAA) – Settlement Agreement Reached with AA Relating to Presidential Grievances on Reduction in Force, Partnership Flying, and Furlough of Probationary FAs

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, January 18, 2002. The Vice President’s Department is pleased to announce that a settlement agreement has been reached with American Airlines relating to the Presidential Grievances filed late last year on Article 16 – Reduction in Force; and Appendix F – Partnership…

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1.11.02 – (LAA) – Picking Up Optional Exchange Trips

This is George Price with the APFA HotLine for Friday, January 11, 2002. As a reminder to Reserves, please remember that when you pick up an Optional Exchange trip during your reserve month and you do not meet your monthly maximum, those OE hours will be absorbed into your guarantee. Also, as we reported last…

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1.01.02 – (LAA) – Flight 63 Incident

This is John Ward, President of APFA, with a hotline update for Tuesday, January 1, 2002. As we head into 2002, I want to assure you that safety remains at the top of APFA’s agenda. We will continue to press the FAA, DOT, and others until security measures strong enough to protect our crews are…

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