Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2018

12.31.18 – UHC is Changing to UMR

Monday, December 31, 2018   UHC is Changing to UMR Beginning January 1, 2019, American Airlines is partnering with UMR, a UnitedHealthcare company, to administer health care benefits for you and your family. Changing to UMR allows greater flexibility to administer unique benefits and programs that fit our members’ needs, including the new Accolade Health…

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12.30.18 – From the Office of the President

Sunday, December 30, 2018   Dear AA Flight Attendants, As we near the end of a tumultuous year wrought with unwelcome changes, failed systems, multiple glitches and indiscriminate abuse, it appears the company is once again in major holiday meltdown mode. APFA is aware of the continued abuses and contract violations by the company. While…

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12.29.18 – From the Office of the Vice President

Saturday, December 29, 2018   Pay for ROTA Processing Issues To Miami-Based Flight Attendants: I am happy to announce the resolution of two issues related to ROTA for MIA-Based Reserves. On August 30, 2018, the ROTA system did not process awards for August 31st for MIA-Based Reserves. APFA began discussions with the company to provide a monetary…

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12.28.18 – Training Bidding System (TBS)

Friday, December 28, 2018   Training Bidding System (TBS) Along with the transition to PBS in February the eight new PBS bases will also switch to the TBS system for scheduling their CQ training.  Starting in February Flight Attendants will bid for training and be awarded in seniority order. TBS will only be available in…

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12.28.18 – Official Minutes from the Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, December 28, 2018   APFA Third Quarter Executive Committee Meeting Minutes The APFA Third Quarter Executive Committee Meeting was held December 6-7, 2018.  In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes of the Third Quarter Executive Committee Meeting are now available on the website www.APFA.org. Roll Call Tentative Agenda Final Agenda Minutes Resolution 1 –…

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12.26.18 – Willingness-to-Serve

Wednesday, December 26, 2018   APFA Flight Attendants: The National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to remind all Flight Attendants that the Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) notification for the positions of Base President, Base Vice President and Base Council Representatives, for all bases, was posted on the APFA website on December 10, 2018. The Base elections will…

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12.26.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, December 26, 2018   Season’s Greetings! The Communications Department wishes you a happy and joyous holiday season. In light of the holidays, this week’s Scoop will be an abbreviated issue.  We look forward to communicating with you in the New Year. Have a happy and healthy 2019! – Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org…

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12.24.18 – Happy Holidays from APFA

Monday, December 24, 2018   Happy Holidays from APFA On this Christmas Eve, American Airlines Flight Attendants are spending the evening across the globe. Some of you are home with family and friends, while others are working during the holidays ensuring our customers make it home safely to their loved ones. We would like to…

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12.20.18 – How to Survive an unHappy Holiday

Thursday, December 20, 2018   The APFA EAP Department would like to reach out and wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday.  We also wanted to acknowledge that the holidays can bring stress and pressure for many as this season of joy can have high expectations for ourselves and others.  We all have a picture…

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12.19.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, December 19, 2018   Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU! Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get inside info and facts to share on the line.…

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12.18.18 – January 2019 PBS Bid Summary

Tuesday, December 18, 2018   Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart: Shadow Bid/Pay Purpose Only Bid – Crew Scheduling shall run PPO bids during the regular PBS award process. PPO bids are run with the same bids and settings as the…

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12.17.18 – APFA Willingness-to-Serve, Base President and Vice President

Monday, December 17, 2018   APFA Flight Attendants: The National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to remind all Flight Attendants that the Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) notification for the positions of Base President, Base Vice President and Base Council Representatives, for all bases was posted on the APFA websiteon December 10, 2018. The Base elections will be…

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12.13.18 – From the Office of the President: Reserve Numbers

Thursday, December 13, 2018   Dear APFA Members, Earlier this week the company announced staggering reserve numbers for January 2019 that sent shockwaves throughout the system. Our union leaders and Flight Attendants are beyond frustrated as the company has pulled more than 35+ years seniority back onto reserve with no end in sight. The reserve…

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12.12.18 – APFA Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, December 12, 2018   Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU! Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get inside info and facts to share on the line.…

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12.11.18 – JSIC Update – PBS Bases Bidding Info

Tuesday, December 11, 2018     With bidding opening up for the month of January please remember to review a few important items when beginning your bidding.   Please review your status on the PBS Dashboard. Specifically if you are a Lineholder or Reserve as well as your relative seniority for the category you are…

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12.10.2018 – Willingness-To-Serve for Base Representatives Posted on APFA Website

  Monday, December 10, 2018   Willingness-To-Serve for Base Representatives Posted on APFA Website APFA Flight Attendants: The National Ballot Committee (NBC) has posted the Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) notification for the positions of Base President, Base Vice President and Base Council Representatives, for all bases, on the APFA website. The Base elections will be conducted under…

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12.08.18 – January 2019 Allocations Call

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Saturday, December 8, 2018   January 2019 Allocations Call Manning Information: 5627 Headcount for January. Increase of 277 year over year. 5293 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 171 year over year. 3771 Bid jobs are planned. Decrease of 26 bid jobs from December. Increase of 111 jobs year over year. No open replacement lines…

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12.07.18 – 401(k) Match and Company Contribution

Friday, December 7, 2018   401(k) Match and Company Contribution Since April 12, 2012, Flight Attendants on the 2012 Legacy American Airlines System Seniority List have been receiving a contractually negotiated special 401(k) Company contribution. This age-based contribution expires on December 31, 2018. (JCBA Section 26.G.3.e.) Starting with the January 15th paycheck, those members who have…

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12.06.18 – New APFA Website, Facebook Page & Chat Upgrade

Thursday, December 6, 2018   We are excited to announce some big changes in the way we interact with you! APFA Website Tuesday marked the launch of our new APFA website. We are working hard to make sure information that is important to you is easy to find and visually appealing. Go to www.apfa.org to…

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12.05.18 – APFA Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, December 5, 2018   Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU!Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get inside info and facts to share on the line. Send…

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11.28.18 – APFA The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 28, 2018   Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU!Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You will be the first to get inside info and facts to share on the line. Send…

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11.28.18 – APFA NBC Hotline – SLT Base President Election Results

Wednesday, November 28, 2018   The National Ballot Committee (NBC), on November 28, 2018, has certified the results for the APFA SLT Base President Election. The following are the results: SLT Base President: Robert Applegate   86  48.86% Nena Martin          90   51.14% Nena Martin is the SLT Base President. Nena will take office immediately for the remainder of the…

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11.26.18 – APFA Initial Bargaining Survey

Monday, November 26, 2018   For the better part of two decades, our contracts have been gutted by bankruptcies and over-reaching restructuring. Presently, we are working under a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement which was imposed in Arbitration.The Company is profitable and our industry stable. We rightfully approach Section 6 Negotiations in that spirit, with solid expectations. This preliminary survey is designed…

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11.22.18 – December 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary

Thursday, November 22, 2018   December 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart: Shadow Bid/Pay Purpose Only Bid – Crew Scheduling shall run PPO bids during the regular PBS award process. PPO bids are run with the…

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11.22.18 – APFA Special Hotline – Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018   On behalf of the APFA National Officers and the entire staff at APFA Headquarters, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are spending the day at home with friends and family or flying with your colleagues, we want you to know that we are sincerely thankful…

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11.21.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 21, 2018   *|TWITTER:TWEET Another Remember to November! A big “thank you” to the thousands of our Flight Attendants who were joined by our sisters and brothers from other unions to participate in physical and virtual picket lines on November 18. It was a huge Nation-wide Success! Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU!Sign…

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