Hotlines – 2008

7.25.08 – (LAA) – AA Announces Results of Voluntary Bridge to Retirement, Judge Decides in Favor of APFA with Regard to the Restructuring Participation Agreement, ORD-D and JFK Elections, WINGS

This is the APFA weekly HotLine update for July 25, 2008. On July 23, the Company announced the results of the Voluntary Bridge to Retirement. A total of 307 active Flight Attendants were awarded the VBR. In addition, 61 Flight Attendants who have been in an inactive status for over 6 months were awarded the…

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6.27.08 – (LAA) – Glading Announces Immediate Relief Talks with American, AA Details Further Capacity Cuts, 2008 System Seniority Shuffle Complete, Last Five Days of the Month Reminder, Presidential Grievance over Docking Guidance System

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for June 27, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. President Laura Glading recorded a special HotLine update Thursday evening to announce that the immediate relief talks held with American over the last three weeks concluded without an agreement. Now more than ever your attendance at…

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6.26.08 – Relief Talks Conclude without Agreement, Mobilize to Maximize

This is President Laura Glading with a special HotLine update for Thursday, June 26. This evening at approximately 8:00 p.m. CDT, after three weeks of intense negotiations, the immediate relief talks concluded without an agreement. The APFA Negotiating Team worked tirelessly to achieve improvements that recognize the contributions and sacrifices Flight Attendants make every day.…

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6.23.08 – (LAA) – WTS Notifications Picked up for ORD-D, JFK, LAX-I, MIA-I, and SFO-I, Heidi Sakacs Elected VC for LAX-I

Vice Chair Election This is Linda Herod-Rivas with the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, June 23, 2008, the National Ballot Committee picked up the Willingness-to-Serve Notifications for the Vice Chair position at Chicago Domestic, JFK, Los Angeles International, Miami International and San Francisco International. Heidi Sakacs is the new duly-elected Vice Chair for Los Angeles…

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6.04.08 – Negotiations Update

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE for June 4, 2008 from APFA President Laura Glading Yesterday, June 3, the Negotiating Team met with the APFA Board of Directors to provide a briefing on the June and July schedule for bargaining and membership actions. On June 10, we will exchange our opening proposals with management and devote the rest of…

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5.30.08 – AA Announces Route Cancellations, Heathrow Liquid Restriction Policy, Docking Guidance System

You have reached the APFA HotLine for May 30, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. Earlier this week, the company announced several planned route cancellations in what it termed an “initial round of capacity reductions.” Your local and national Union leadership recognizes that Flight Attendants system-wide are concerned about how these and other…

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5.20.08 – (LAA) – Call to Action

Decline/Resign – CALL TO ACTION! This is an important reminder to all APFA members who will be in the DFW area on Wednesday, May 21. Continuing with our efforts launched in early April, President Laura Glading has recently sent a letter to each AMR Board Member urging them to demand the resignation of the top…

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5.15.08 – (LAA) – Picketing AMR Shareholders Meeting, Increase in Calls about OE Trips, Stowing of Blankets, Docking Guidance System, On-Board Retail Sales, WINGS Foundation

This is the APFA HotLine for May 15, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 21 for APFA’s picketing and protest at the AMR Shareholder’s meeting in the DFW area. We will picket alongside our APA pilots as we continue our “Decline! / Resign!” campaign. Check the “Picketing…

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5.08.08 – (LAA) – Tell Your Neotiators What you Want, 3% Wage Increase

You’ve reached the APFA HotLine for May 8, 2008. This is Frank Bastien, APFA National Communications Coordinator. Our collective bargaining process moves steadily along as your APFA Negotiating Team continues its work in preparation for the June 10 start of talks with American. Please continue to send your suggestions to the APFA Team by clicking…

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5.02.08 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team Prepares for Meetings with AA, Eos Ceases Operations, AA Charges Passengers $25 to Check Second Bag, AA Loses SkyCaps Lawsuit at BOS, Pay Protections

You’ve reached the APFA HotLine for Friday, May 2. This is Frank Bastien, APFA National Communications Coordinator. Your APFA Negotiating team met with the Company on Wednesday to plan a schedule for future meetings. Formal talks are now set to begin June 10 while in the meantime the APFA Team continues their extensive preparation work.…

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4.23.08 – (LAA) Arpey’s “Dear Fellow Employee” Letter

This is Jeff Pharr, member of the contract negotiating team, with a special hotline update for April 23, 2008 AMR’s top executives continue to show their profound lack of management skills. In his “Dear Fellow Employee” letter dated April 16th, Gerard Arpey maintains that, American’s – “financial momentum has been aggravated by a series of…

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4.15.08 – (LAA) National Coordinators and Division Rep Appointees Confirmed

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, April 15, 2008. On April 1, 2008, APFA President Laura Glading called for AA’s top five senior managers to forego their mid-April bonuses until the Unions had a Contract – or resign their positions. Today, our company’s top-level management is scheduled to…

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4.10.08 – (LAA) – AA Agrees to Pay Protection for FAs

This is APFA President Laura Glading with an important Hotline message for Thursday, April 10, 2008. I am pleased to advise our members that, following discussions with AA regarding the MD80 flight cancellations in April and the resulting financial hardship it would have on our members, the Company has agreed to pay protection for flight…

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4.04.08 – (LAA) – More Recalled Members Recalled, Furloughs

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 4, 2008. As was previously announced, despite APFA’s efforts to encourage management to do the right thing, for now, APFA will not turn down a method for FAs to protect their paychecks as a result of the MD-80 cancellations last week.…

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3.25.08 – (LAA) – Reciprocal Agreements, InFlight Manuals

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline update for Friday, March 25, 2008. APFA is pleased to announce reciprocal cabin seat agreements with US Airways and Northwest Airlines bringing to 8 the total number of airlines we have secured cabin seat agreements with. USAirways’ agreement will be effective April 1, 2008,…

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3.16.08 – (LAA) – National Officer Transitioning Into Office, FAA at LAX for Safety Manual Checks, Primary Vaction Awards

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, March 16, 2008. The newly-elected National Officers – Laura Glading, Denise Pointer and Juan Barrera, have spent the last two weeks transitioning into their positions along with incumbent Vice President Brett Durkin. These officers will begin their four-year term on April 1,…

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