Hotlines – 2013

8.29.13 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Judge Postpones POR Approval

  IMPORTANT To receive the most up-to-date information about the AA Bankruptcy, US Airways/AA Merger, and DOJ Anti-trust Lawsuit, please subscribe to our list. APFA Merger Update – Bankruptcy Judge Postpones POR Approval – August 29, 2013       Judge Sean Lane postponed his approval of the Plan of Reorganization (“POR”) in bankruptcy court…

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8.28.13 – (LAA) – A Message From Laura Glading

  IMPORTANT To receive the most up-to-date information about the AA Bankruptcy, US Airways/AA Merger, and DOJ Anti-trust Lawsuit, please subscribe to our list. Click here to read the most up-to-date information on the AA-US Airways merger. A Message From Laura Glading – August 28, 2013       As the directly elected representative of…

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8.27.13 – (LAA) – DOJ Requests March 2014 Trial Date

  APFA Merger Update – DOJ Requests March 2014 Trial Date       Today, the Department of Justice filed its response to the August 22nd AA-US Airways’ Motion requesting a November trial date. The DOJ has requested a trial date of March 3, 2014, which was expected. Tomorrow, AA and US Airways will file…

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8.22.13b – (LAA) – Unions Representing 70,000 American Airlines and US Airways Employees Call for Speedy Trial in Merger Litigation

APFA Weekly HotLine Update

For Immediate Release August 22, 2013 APFA Contact: Leslie Mayo: (858) 859-2732 Anthony DeMaio: (202) 292-3355 TWU Contact: Jamie Horwitz: (202) 549-4921   APA Contact: Tom Hoban: (817) 937 4796   USAPA Contact:  James Ray: (980) 875-7642   AFA Contact: Corey Caldwell: (202) 434-0586   CWA Contact: Candice Johnson: (202) 434-1168   Unions Representing 70,000 American…

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8.22.13 – (LAA) – APFA/AFA-CWA Representation Discussions Continue

APFA/AFA-CWA Representation Discussions Continue – August 22, 2013       The APFA Board of Directors met with the leaders of AFA-CWA yesterday in Washington for strategic discussions regarding the merger. All parties agree that the merger is still the best path for AA and US Airways’ employees as well as for consumers. There was…

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8.20.13 – (LAA) – W-9 Deadline For Equity Claim Fast Approaching

APFA UPDATE – W-9 DEADLINE FOR EQUITY CLAIM FAST APPROACHING       REMINDER: August 20, 2013 – The deadline for submitting your W-9 is this Friday, August 23rd. If you are certifying online, you have until midnight Eastern Daylight Time to do so. If you are physically mailing your W-9 form, it must be…

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8.19.13 – (LAA) – W-9 Deadline For Equity Claim Fast Approaching

APFA UPDATE – W-9 DEADLINE FOR EQUITY CLAIM FAST APPROACHING       REMINDER: August 20, 2013 – The deadline for submitting your W-9 is this Friday, August 23rd. If you are certifying online, you have until midnight Eastern Daylight Time to do so. If you are physically mailing your W-9 form, it must be…

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3.27.13b – (LAA) – NY Bankruptcy Court Update

APFA Hotline – NY Bankruptcy Court Update – March 27, 2013 UPDATE FROM NY BANKRUPTCY COURT:Today, Judge Lane heard AMR’s motion to authorize the merger agreement between American Airlines and US Airways and all matters relating to it. No party with an economic interest in the case filed an objection. After considering the motion and…

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3.26.13 – (LAA) – WTS Negotiating Team

    APFA Hotline – WTS Negotiating Team – March 26, 2013 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE – APFA NEGOTIATING TEAMLast week the APFA Board of Directors passed a resolution interpreting the APFA Constitution, “to require the formation of a new Negotiating Committee to negotiate the CBA between APFA and the New American…”  The full text of…

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8.16.13 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Hearing, DOJ, Employment/Sick/Vacation Threshold, Equity Claim, VEOP Equity, AM/PM, AVBL FAs and Hotel Update

APFA Weekly Hotline – Bankruptcy Hearing, DOJ, Employment/Sick/Vacation Threshold, Equity Claim, VEOP Equity, AM/PM, AVBL FAs and Hotel Update – August 16, 2013       BANKRUPTCY COURT HEARING Yesterday in bankruptcy court, Judge Lane held a hearing on the merger plan. The hearing was originally scheduled to be the final episode in the merger’s…

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8.14.13 – (LAA) – Equity Web Site Online

APFA Update – Equity Web Site Online – August 14, 2013       As we announced in last week’s hotline, APFA will be providing a web site that specifically addresses FA questions regarding the equity claim. There will be an equity distribution; however, as a result of yesterday’s filing by the Department of Justice,…

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8.13.13b – (LAA) – Press Release – Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit

Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit Union Says Feds Getting in Way of Competitive Industry, Job Security     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 13, 2013) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 16,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines,…

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8.13.13 – (LAA) – Equity Web Site Online

  APFA Update – Equity Web Site Online – August 14, 2013       As we announced in last week’s hotline, APFA will be providing a web site that specifically addresses FA questions regarding the equity claim. There will be an equity distribution; however, as a result of yesterday’s filing by the Department of…

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7.27.13 – (LAA) – APFA Constitution, Pre-Funding Match, 30 in 7 Returns, A319 Arrives, EU Merger Review, 562 AA Flight Attendants

  APFA Hotline July 26,2013   APFA Constitution The APFA Constitution Committee is in the process of reviewing the APFA Constitution, and is seeking feedback from the Membership on items FAs want to see addressed.  The current Constitution can be found at APFA.org or by clicking here After reviewing the constitution, please email the committee by…

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7.24.13 – (LAA) – BOS, RDUI, BOSI WTS for Vice Chairs Received

      BOS, RDUI, BOSI WTS for Vice Chairs Received   This is Cindy Horan, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee.  Today, July 24, 2013 was the deadline to submit a Willingness-to-Serve Notification for Vice Chair at BOS, BOSI and RDUI. Ursula Gaynor has been duly elected Vice Chairperson at BOS and Kimberly…

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7.22.13 – (LAA) – Fair Tax Treatment for Our Workforce

  Fair Tax Treatment for Our Workforce   Last week, I sent a letter to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) supporting his amendment to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (HR 2591). Mr. Grimm’s amendment will provide American Airlines employees with the same fair tax treatment that our colleagues at other carriers were afforded…

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7.11.13 – (LAA) – Flight Services Online Training Issues

  APFA Hotline Update – Flt. Svc. Online Training Issues – July 11, 2013   Recurrent and Int’l Online Training Problems Over the past week APFA has been inundated with calls from our members expressing their frustration with problems related to online training. We press the company for resolution to this fiasco every day. Earlier…

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7.07.13 – (LAA) – Asiana Airlines Flight 214

APFA Hotline Update – Asiana Airlines Flight 214 – July 7, 2013    Yesterday, the aviation community suffered a terrible loss with the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214, a 777-200, at the San Francisco International Airport. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters from Asiana Airlines, to the passengers, and…

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7.05.13 – (LAA) – FA Wait Time, DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing, AM/PM, WTS Reminder for BOS, BOS-I, and RDU-I, Plan of Reorganization Ballot, New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, 641 AA FAs

  APFA Weekly Hotline – July 5, 2013   Flight Attendant Wait Time – DOT Random Drug/Alcohol TestingA flight attendant who reports to the designated testing area for a random drug/alcohol test as directed and who has, according to the time on the notification form, waited 45 minutes for a drug testing collector or Breath…

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7.20.13 – (LAA) – CLA Implementation, 30/7, Elaine Barber

Details of Elaine Barber’s Services – Services will be held on Friday, July 26th at noon at St. Andrew’s Church, at the junction of CT Rts. 7 & 341, in Kent, CT. A reception will follow at her favorite restaurant, The Fife ‘n Drum at 53 N. Main. The family requests that donations be made…

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7.18.13 – (LAA) – Online Training Issues and Resulting Pay Resolved

Online Training Issues and Resulting Pay Resolved – July 18, 2013   AA is reporting that all online lessons are resolved; meaning all lessons are accessible and accurately tracking both progress and completion. If you are still having difficulty with any online lesson, contact the AA Training Support Desk and follow up with a report…

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