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Hotlines – 2009

12.31.09 – (LAA) – Last Few Days to Return Your Constitutional Referendum Ballot, AA 331 MIA-KIN Investigation Wrapping Up, APFA Supports UA FAs in their Day of Action, WTS for BOSI and DCA, Ad Hoc WTS Reminder

APFA weekly HotLine update for Thursday, December 31, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Last few days to return your Constitutional Referendum ballot AA 331 MIA-KIN, investigation wrapping up APFA supports United Airlines Flight Attendants in their Day of Action WTS for BOSI and DCA due Notice of Administrative and Committee positions; Ad Hoc WTS reminder Holiday office…

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12.23.09 – (LAA) – AA 331 MIA-KIN Update, Return Your Consitutional Referendum Ballot Today, APFA BOD Recommends a YES Vote on All Proposed Constitutional Amendments, FML Corrections Act Signed, COBRA Benefits Subsidies Extended, National Strike Administr

APFA weekly HotLine update for Wednesday, December 23, 2009 QUICK ALERTS AA 331 MIA-KIN update Return your Constitutional Referendum ballot today! APFA Board recommends a YES vote on all proposed constitutional amendments FML corrections act signed; COBRA benefits subsidies extended National Strike Administrators announced in APFA Press Release Holiday office closure, December 24 and 25…

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12.18.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, APFA BOD Supports Ammendments to APFA Constitution, Congress Considering Extensions to Cobra Subsidies, Countdown to Lockdown, WTS Notices Posted for Ad Hoc Places on EC, Final Days to Use your 2009 Uniform Po

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 18, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum: ballots mailed to members; due January 7 APFA Board supports five amendments to APFA constitution Congress considering extensions to COBRA subsidies: email support through Capwiz today Countdown to the “lockdown” (bargaining) Willingness-to-Serve notices posted for Ad Hoc places on Executive Committee Final…

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12.11.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, Focus on Constitution, Keep the Our Turn Around Momentum Going, January Bid Leaves Offered, 2009 Uniform Points, BOSI and DCA Vice Chairperson Election, LHR Crew Clearance Hints

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 11, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum: ballot and informational booklet mailed Focus on the Constitution: dues obligation in unpaid status Keep the OUR TURN Around momentum going over the holidays through our online actions January bid leaves offered 2009 uniform ordering deadline approaches BOSI and DCA Vice Chairperson…

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12.04.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, Focus on the Constitution, Lockdown Bargaining, Press Conference on YouTube, Got Union Pin Disks, Welcome Back Involuntary Leave of Absence FAs

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 4, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum – information pamphlet mailed; 30-day ballot mailing Dec 8 Focus on the Constitution – membership status for non-Flight Attendant positions Negotiating Team prepares for January, “lockdown” bargaining YouTube channel updated with press conference, Nov 18 TURN AROUND picketing Wear your APFA pin…

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11.25.09 – (LAA) – Leave of Absence Proffer Open, Last Five Days of Contractual Month Approaching, Future Negotiating Committees, WINGS, Airline Ambassadors, UNICEF

APFA weekly HotLine update for Wednesday, November 25, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Leave of Absence proffer open now for Jan-Mar 2010. Proffer closes soon. Last Five Days of contractual month approaching. Know the rules. Focus on the Constitution – Future Negotiating Committees Smoking in non-smoking rooms: reports on the rise Include Wings // Airline Ambassadors //…

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11.6.09 – (LAA) – BOD Proposes Constitutional Changes, Member Balloting, OUR TURN Begins, 10-Day Bargaining Lockdown, NMB Introduces Balloting Fairness in New Proposal

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, November 6, 2009. QUICK ALERTS APFA Board of Directors proposes Constitutional changes, member balloting OUR TURN Around begins November 18 with picketing/leafleting 10-day bargaining “lockdown” set for January. Time for a deal now! “Let’s Talk …” email/letter from the Company. Reply: “My Negotiating Team speaks for me!” Email your…

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10.30.09 – (LAA) – APFA Backs AA’s Filing for Anti-Trust Immunity with BA/IB, Resumption of Negotiation Talks, COBRA Benifit Subsidy Update, 2010 Benefits Enrollment Closes, Fall 2009 BOD Meeting

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 30, 2009. QUICK ALERTS APFA backs AA’s filing for anti-trust immunity with BA/IB, oneworld Negotiating Team prepares for resumption of talks COBRA benefit subsidy update 2010 Benefits Enrollment draws to a close Fall 2009 APFA Board of Directors meeting, November 3 and 4 APFA LENDS SUPPORT TO ANTI-TRUST…

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10.23.09 – (LAA) Airline Earnings, Negotiators Focus on Cost Issues, STL Vice Chair Election Complete, 2010 Benefits Enrollment in Final Days, Retirement

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 23, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Airline earnings reporting season wraps up Negotiators focus on cost issues STL Vice Chair Election complete 2010 Benefits Enrollment in final days Retirement seminars in New York and Chicago AA Flight Attendants are true Champions for Children MORE AIRLINE EARNINGS REPORTS Following last week’s…

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10.16.09 – (LAA) – 2010 Benefits Enrollment Underway, Supplemental Medical Changes, COBRA Benefits for Those on Furlough, Leaves of Absence, H1N1 Flu Vaccines

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 16, 2009. QUICK ALERTS 2010 Benefits Enrollment underway Supplemental Medical changes COBRA benefits for those on furlough, leaves of absence H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccines With this being the season of benefits open enrollment, with the recent changes to COBRA, and news over the H1N1 flu, this weekís HotLine…

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9.21.09 – (LAA) – Appeal Over the Restructruing Participation Agreement

Special APFA HotLine from APFA President Laura Glading for Monday, September 21, 2009. Dear APFA Member, Today, September 21, we have been advised by our legal counsel that the appeal over the Restructuring Participation Agreement (RPA) lawsuit decision (the “Lindsay case” formerly known as the “Marcoux case”) has been decided in APFA’s favor. The initial…

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9.18.09 – (LAA) – AA Announces a Major Network Restructuring, Mediated Talks with AA, STL VC Ballots Due, Retirement Seminars, OUR TURN Bag Inserts

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, September 18, 2009. QUICK ALERTS American announces a major network restructuring. Mediated talks with AA held this week in Dallas. Click here to view our new video. STL based? Watch for your Vice Chairperson election ballot in the mail soon. ** UPDATED ** Retirement seminars scheduled at DFW on…

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9.17.09 – (LAA) – AA Announces New Financing Initiatives and Network Restructuring

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCING INITIATIVES AND NETWORK RESTRUCTURING American today, September 17, 2009, announced what was termed a “series of actions that will better position it to meet the industry’s near-term economic challenges while continuing to build on its foundation and strategy for long-term success.” These actions consist of several financial initiatives as well…

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9.01.09 – (LAA) – Mitigating AA’s Potential Furlough

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special HotLine update for September 1. Today we have the results of what has been a tremendously complex process of mitigating American’s potential furlough of up to 1,200 of our members. The process was made all the more complicated by the recent notice of the COBRA medical…

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8.14.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Around Campaign, Presidential Grievance Filed Over Cash Collection Procedures, Email Your Senators

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, August 14, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Watch your mail: OUR TURN Around Campaign is starting. Presidential Grievance filed over cash collection procedures. Send us your info. Email your support for Flight Attendant friendly Senate bills today! FURLOUGH MITIGATION OPTIONS RESULTS EXPECTED SOON At the end of July, proffers closed for…

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8.01.09 – (LAA) – Mediated Bargaining with AA Ends

An August 1 HotLine update from APFA President Laura Glading On Friday, July 31, in Washington, DC, your APFA Negotiating Team ended the second of two full weeks of mediated bargaining with American Airlines for a new and improved contract. Tentative agreements were reached on six additional articles. The talks concluded, however, without the complete…

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7.31.09 – (LAA) – Show Our Unity, APFA and Company Meet in 2nd Week-Long Mediated Bargaining Session, Legislation Action Alerts, Retriement Seminar, Onboard Retail Sales Poll

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 31, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Show our Unity! Wear only your APFA Pin and Wings! APFA and company meet in second week-long mediated bargaining session. Legislation Action Alerts: email your Senators on two important bills. (details below) Retirement Seminar at DFW – 0900 on August 3. (details below) Taken…

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