Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2006

6.20.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline Update for Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Attention MIA-Domestic Flight Attendants  All Miami Domestic-based Flight Attendants should be aware that bid closing has been delayed for 24 hours. This is for MIA-D FA’s only. Bids will now close at 0001 on June 22. Please note that selections…

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6.07.06 – (LAA/LUS) – Pension Reform Bill, Reinstatements

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, June 7, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts.   On behalf of the AA Flight Attendants, as well as all employees who benefit from an AA…

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5.10.06 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Hotline, Donating AA Items to Charity

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, May 10, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. The reduced number of furloughs is due to attrition. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: APFA has decided that; based on budgetary…

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5.05.06 – (LAA) – Q&A’s About Upcoming Changes to Open Replacement, IAM Files Petition with the NMB to Hold Representation Election on Behalf of Baggage Handlers

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 5, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. The reduced number of furloughs is due to attrition. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: Since the announcement last week of upcoming…

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4.26.06 – (LAA) – Open Replacement Series 2000

This is Jaimie McNeice, National Scheduling Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, April 26th, 2006. A few months ago, we were informed by AA that they intended to eliminate Open Replacement and place those jobs on Reserve. Their position was that Open Replacement was not covering the flying it was designed to cover.…

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4.21.06 – (LAA) – Eleminating Open Replacement

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 21, 2006. There are 3,975 American Airlines Flight Attendants on furlough and 10 members serving our country overseas. Please keep them in your thoughts.APFA News:  APFA is in the final stages of working out details with the Company on a solution…

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4.07.06 – (LAA) – Family Leave Presidential Arbitration Status, Pension Reform, Open Replacement Schedules, Executive Committee

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 7, 2006. To date, we have 4,005 flight attendants furloughed from American, and ten members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. In APFA News: Several Flight Attendants have inquired about the Family Leave Presidential Arbitration…

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4.04.06

This is an APFA Hotline Update regarding one item. Today is Tuesday, April 4rd, this is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Late yesterday Arbitrator Robert O. Harris released his ruling in the APFA, TWU & APA vs. AA Consolidated Grievance concerning executive compensation. As reported last Friday, following Arbitrator Harris’ deferral of issuing his opinion, the…

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3.17.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform Bill

Today is Wednesday, March 22nd and this is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an update for the APFA Hotline. Congress is in recess this week and will reconvene on Monday, March 27th. At that time we anticipate pension reform legislation to be addressed on the Hill. This is an issue we’ve been focused on…

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2.17.06 – (LAA) – AMRs CFO Resigns, Northeast Storm Letter of Understanding

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, February 17, 2006. We have 4,037 flight attendants currently furloughed from American, and ten members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts.   AMR’s CFO James Beer resigned on Monday after 15 years with AA and accepted…

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2.09.06 – (LAA) – Speaker Test, Language Staffing Requirements

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with a Hotline update for Thursday, February 9, 2006. Last June, APFA and the Company agreed to test the modifications of language requirements on some international wide-body flying. APFA was motivated both by the concerns of foreign language qualified flight attendants that were frequently bid denied and unable…

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1.27.06 – (LAA) – APFA, APFA, and TWU File Seperate Presidential Grievances on the Cash Bonuses to be Distributed to Managers, Recall of Furloughed Members, BOD Convention

Today is Friday, January 27th. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with two items for today’s APFA Hotline. The first item I will address is an update on the current active dispute between the 3 labor unions on AA property and the Company. The second item is a brief report-out of last week’s meeting of…

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1.25.06 – (LAA) – Press Release – AA Unions File Grievances Against Cash Bonuses

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline update for Wednesday, January 25, 2006. The following press release was issued last night: AA UNIONS FILE GRIEVANCES AGAINST CASH BONUSES Fort Worth, Texas (January 24, 2006) – The three unions at American Airlines (NYSE: AMR)-the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants…

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1.20.06 – (LAA) – APFA Seeking More Information About Executive Bonuses, Changes to TSA’s List of Allowable Items on Board, Weapons in the Cabin

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 20, 2006. We have 4,070 furloughed flight attendants and 10 members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA met with senior management again this week in an effort to gain more information on the millions…

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1.13.06 – (LAA) – Officers of APFA, APFA, and TWU Meet with AA to Get Answers Regarding 973 Management Cash Bonuses, International Proffer Preferences

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with the Hotline message for Friday, January 13, 2006. Last evening, officers of APFA, APA, and TWU met with senior management in an effort to acquire straightforward answers and clarifications regarding the 973 management cash bonuses scheduled to be paid out in April 2006. The leadership of the three…

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1.06.06 – (LAA) – AA Announces Executive Bonuses

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 06, 2006. Today it was announced that many of AA’s management – about 1,000 employees from mid-level all the way to top-management – would be receiving bonuses. In light of this development, APFA has decided to defer our participation in the Base…

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