Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2008

7.23.08 – (LAA) – Special APFA News Update

Special APFA News Update for July 23, 2008 VBR results have been announced and there has been a long-awaited decision regarding the remaining lawsuits filed over the Restructuring Participation Agreement. First, the VBR: This morning the company announced the results of the Voluntary Bridge to Retirement. A total of 307 active Flight Attendants were awarded…

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7.29.08 – (LAA) – Special APFA News Update

Special APFA News Update for July 29, 2008. APFA is pleased to announce that, based on the Overage Leave proffer results, none of our members will be furloughed effective August 31, 2008. This is great news for all APFA members. Results of the Overage Leave proffer will be posted on the Flight Service website. Meantime,…

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12.26.08 – (LAA) – Uniform, Leave of Absence Proffer,Base Representation Elections, A300 Qualification Drop, Last Five Days of the Month, Hotel Emenities, Personal Leaves of Absence, Family Leave, VTF, De-Icing Pay

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for December 26, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. As we near the end of the year 2008, a few deadlines are approaching which bear reminders. UNIFORM ORDERING First, uniform points: Remember that your allotted uniform points will not carry-over from one year to the…

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12.12.08 – (LAA) – Contract Talks with American Resume, UAL Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement, Fatigue Survey, Base Elections

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 12, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. CHANGES IN WASHINGTON APFA President Laura Glading was present in Washington, DC on Thursday, Dec 11, responding to an invitation to meet with those members of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team responsible for preparing…

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11.26.08 – (LAA) – Last 5 Days of the Month, EC Meeting, Wings Foundation

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Wednesday, November 26, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. LAST FIVE DAYS OF THE MONTH Thanksgiving Day, November 27, begins the last five days of the contractual month of November, which runs through December 1. Flight Attendants who experience an Illegality or Cancellation during…

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11.18.08 – (LAA) – 1993 Strike Anniversary

Special APFA HotLine Remember November alert – 11.18.08 In honor of the 15th anniversary of the strike of November 18, 1993, there is a special video and slide show on the APFA web site showing many special moments during this historic event. The slide shows (organized by base) and the videos are open to all…

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10.31.08 – (LAA) – Preseident’s Message, Negotiations, Justice Dpt Approves Delta and Northwest Merger, National Election Day, 1993 Strike Anniversary

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for October 31, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. PRESIDENTíS MESSAGE In a special message recorded on Thursday, October 30, APFA President Laura Glading addressed the membership with a report on the Fall 2008 Convention and an appeal toward continued unity among APFA members. Praising…

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10.25.08 – (LAA) – 2008 Fall BOD Convention, 2009 Health Benefits Enrollment, Contract Negotiations, EC Endorses Barack Obama for President

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for October 25, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. The Fall 2008 APFA Board Convention, the first under our new APFA leadership and since the start of negotiations, concluded Wednesday night October 22 after two days of business. Negotiations strategy was discussed at length, with…

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10.15.08 – (LAA) – LGA Vice Chairperson Election Results

Special HotLine Update for October 15, 2008 LGA Vice Chairperson election results This is Linda Herod-Rivas, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. The National Ballot Committee, in conjunction with Whitley Penn and Associates, has certified the results of the LGA Vice Chairperson election. Willie Aviles received 345 votes and Joey McFadden received 385 votes.…

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9.26.08 – (LAA) – 2009 Benefits Enrollment, APFA Endorses Barack Obama, Last Five Days of the Month, LGA Vice Chair Election, Retirment Seminars at LGA and JFK, Scheduling and Reserve Survey, Tax Payer Bailout of US Financial Industry, Wings

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for September 26, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. The talk in Washington and around the nation this week centered on a possible taxpayer bailout of the U.S. financial industry. An important part of any proposal, and one that has been suggested by players on…

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9.19.08 – (LAA) – APFA Endorses Barack Obama, Scheduling and Reserve Survey, APA Claims Breach in Scope Clause, WINGS, Gulf Coast Storms, Vacation Accrual, Language Drop Proffer Open

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for September 19, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. In a resolution passed September 15 during the second quarterly meeting of 2008, the APFA Executive Committee unanimously endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for U.S. President in the upcoming national elections. In a letter to the…

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9.12.08 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team Trades Openers with Management, Scheduling and Reserve Survey is Available, 9/11 Rememberances, IAM Call Strike Against Boeing, Excessive Cabin Heat, Lav Odor, Presidential Grievance about 757, National Elections Approac

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for September 12, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. Your APFA Negotiating Team traded openers with management on Tuesday, September 10 and will continue contract bargaining next week. President Laura Glading began by reading aloud a letter in which she stated to the Company: “The…

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9.05.08 – (LAA) – Scheduling and Reserve Survey Available, APFA/APA/TWU Issue Press Release Affirming Commitment to Pressure AA to Restore Lost Wagers, Debbie Maitland Roland to Lay Wreat at 9/11 Pentago Memorial Dedication, AA Seeks Permission from Fed R

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for September 5, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. The APFA Negotiating Team’s Scheduling and Reserve Survey has been available for a week and already over 3,000 of our members have clicked on the link in their personal email invitations and sent in their answers…

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8.29.08 – (LAA) – Mobilize to Maximize, Scheduling and Reserve Survey, FA’s Depart who Elected the Voluntary Bridge to Retirement, Benefits Enrollment Opens, OL Begins Aug 31

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for August 29, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. As explained in the Mobilize to Maximize meetings in July, the APFA Negotiating Team will be undertaking a number of surveys of the membership. Earlier this week an invitation to take the APFA Negotiating Team’s Scheduling…

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8.22.08 – (LAA) – Scheduling and Reserve Hotline in Production, Negotiations Page Updated, United Airlines will Reduce Staffing,Spanair Crash

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for August 22, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. The Negotiations page of the APFA website is updated with a discussion of another Hot Topic. This time it’s “Trip Parking, the moving of a trip off a Flight Attendant’s schedule in order to become eligible…

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8.11.08 – (LAA) – Ballot results for ORD and JFK Vice Chair Elections

Ballot count results for ORD and JFK Vice Chair elections Today, August 11, 2008, the APFA National Ballot Committee, in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting Firm, certified the results of the Chicago Domestic and JFK Vice Chairperson ballot counts. The results are as follows: At Chicago Domestic: Debbie Dent received 572 votes and Carolyn…

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8.07.08 – (LAA) – Flight 31 Out of LAX Evacuation, Mobilize to Maximize, APA Submits Proposal to American Managment on Ways to Deal with Expected Jobs Overages

APFA weekly HotLine update for August 7, 2008. Flight Attendants have once again proved their mettle as safety professionals when five of our members, based at LAX-I, evacuated American Airlines flight 31 after it returned to Los Angeles not long after departing for Honolulu on Tuesday, August 5. Crew and passengers had complained of smoke…

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