Hotlines – 2018

11.20.18 – Calling in Sick

  Tuesday, November 20, 2018    Calling in Sick What you need to know about Sick (JCBA Section 9): All sick calls will have a start and end date. Whenever you call in sick, Crew Schedule will close your absences based on the end date provided. Crew Schedule will no longer ask you for a “planned clear…

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11.17.18 – It’s Your Right to Picket – November 18, 2018

  Saturday, November 17, 2018    TOMORROW        TOMORROW        TOMORROW  “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in any way with the organization…

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11.16.18 – APA Letter of Support

  Today we received a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association. We welcome the support of APA as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well. Below is the letter sent to APFA National President, Lori Bassani.

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11.16.18 – IAM Letter of Support

We received a letter from Sito Pantoja, General Vice President of the IAM. APFA welcomes the support of our brothers and sisters at IAM as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well! Below is the letter sent to APFA’s National President, Lori Bassani.

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11.16.18 – “It’s Your Right to Picket”

  “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in any way with the organization of its employees…” 45 U.S.C. § 152 Fourth. Additionally, please know that APFA…

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11.14.18 – The Weekly Scoop

  – Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org     ​JCBA Contract Training November 5th and 6th the Contract and Scheduling Depts hosted a JCBA Contract Class to familiarize APFA Representatives and Flight Attendants with contract language and scheduling systems. The successful two-day training included a comprehensive, cover-to-cover JCBA study.    – Erik Harris, APFA…

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11.13.18 – AA Flight Attendants Nationwide Informational Picket- November 18th

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS ADVISORY AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANTS COMMEMORATE 25TH STRIKE ANNIVERSARY WITH A NATIONWIDE INFORMATIONAL PICKETING EVENT It’s time to: wAAke up American! Dallas, TX (Nov. 13)— American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) are sounding the alarms this Sunday, November 18 by informational picketing…

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11.12.18 – PBS Holiday Bidding

  PBS Holiday Bidding December bidding is upon us. There are many changes to the distribution of flying throughout the system, so you may need to alter your bidding strategy. December flying is typically heavier in the last two weeks, for that reason, you may want to bid according to the possibility of holiday Coverage…

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11.12.18 – Standing With Our TWU Brothers and Sisters

  Over the weekend we received a letter from John Samuelson, president of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). APFA welcomes the support of our brothers and sisters at TWU as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well! Below is the letter sent to…

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11.12.18 – In Our Hearts and Minds Forever – Remembering Flight 587

Monday, November 12, 2018   On this date, 17 years ago, we learned the tragic fate of AA Flight 587 that crashed in Queens, New York, killing everyone onboard the Airbus A300 including nine of AA’s finest crew members as well as five victims on the ground.  This unimaginable tragedy happened just two months after…

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11.11.18 – APFA Salutes Our Veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2018   APFA salutes America’s servicemen and women who have served our country. This Veterans Day, we pay special tribute to APFA members, past and present, who have answered the call. If you enjoy freedom, thank a Veteran.

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11.09.18 – FAA Emergency Airworthiness Directive – 737 MAX

    Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent out an Emergency Airworthiness Directive in reference to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. We have reviewed the communication in its entirety. The Airworthiness Directive requires revisions to certification limitations and operating procedures to provide guidance in the event of an issue with…

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11.09.18 – APFA Town Hall Meeting – November 13, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018   Click on the link below to register: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/apfa-membership-telephone-town-hall/   APFA Telephone Town Hall  APFA National Officers, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC) and the National Contract and Scheduling Chairs will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on November 13th at 12:30-1:30 CT to address your questions concerning a broad range of topics…

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11.09.18 – Intent to Commence Bargaining

Friday, November 9, 2018   Dear APFA Members, Today we noticed the Company of our intent to commence bargaining, triggering the provision in our contract (Section 40) for early openers one year prior to the amendable date of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), which is December 13, 2018. We are proud to announce our…

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11.09.18 – It’s Your Right to Picket

 Friday, November 9, 2018     “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in any way with the organization of its employees…” 45 U.S.C. § 152 Fourth.…

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11.07.18 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   Mark your calendar to call in for the “Scoop” with the National Officers, Contract, Scheduling and PBS Reps <<Join our official wAAke Up American Facebook page!>> On November 18th,  1100-1300 HBT our Flight Attendants are mobilizing system-wide to send a message to American Airlines management. It’s time to wAAke Up American!…

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11.06.18 – JSIC Update – PBS Facts

PBS Facts Proration of Days off for Lineholders and Reserves with 7 or More Days of Vacation Remember, when you have 7 or more days of vacation and bidding in PBS, your days off are prorated. For example, you are a lineholder next month and have 7 days of vacation and 9 prorated days off.…

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11.05.18 – VOTE!

Fellow APFA Members, Tomorrow is election day and across our country millions of citizens will exercise their right to cast their vote for the candidates that they think are best able to help lead us over the coming years. If you haven’t already early voted or voted absentee I hope you will be heading to…

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11.03.18 – Company Glitch Alert Update

  Company Glitch Alert Update Earlier today, APFA was alerted of a major glitch. October and November preplanned absences (ie: Vacations) had disappeared from schedules/crew portal. We relayed this information to the company and they assembled their IT team to research the problem. The issue is currently being diagnosed. The company will issue a communication today…

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11.02.18 – CLT Base Vice President Election Results

  The National Ballot Committee (NBC), on November 2, 2018, has certified the results for the APFA CLT Base Vice President Election. The following are the results: CLT Base Vice President: Frank Cagle    157          19.36% Sabad Delgado    31          3.82% Scott Hazlewood   566     69.79% Connie Speas    57 …

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11.02.18 – Elections Matter

    APFA Members, Who do you want representing you in Washington? Do you stand with working men and women? Your member of Congress gets elected on Tuesday and your voice matters—exercise your fundamental right to vote. Only 4 days until the 2018 Midterm Election. Where will you be on Tuesday, November 6th? Find your…

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10.31.18 – The Weekly Scoop

    Mark your calendar to call in for the “Scoop” with the National Officers, Contract, Scheduling and PBS Reps       Join our official wAAke Up American Facebook page! https://m.facebook.com/groups/713377829061172 Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org     FMLA Recodes Not sure where to send in your request to have an FMLA approved…

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10.26.18 – DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday October 27th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for…

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10.26.18 – Open Enrollment CLOSES AT 11:59 P.M. TONIGHT!!

Open Enrollment CLOSES AT 11:59 P.M. TONIGHT!! Annual Enrollment to elect your benefits for 2019 is now open. (October 15 – 26, 2018) This is your once-a-year opportunity (unless you experience a qualified life event) to select medical, dental, life insurance, and other benefits for you and your eligible family members for 2019. ‍​​‌‌​‌​‌​​​‌‌‌​​‌​​‍If you have questions…

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10.25.18 – SBA Department Update

SBA Department Update I would like to update you on some current issues that have impacted our members. These issues have been resolved or are pending resolution prior to APFA filing a grievance: Process to Reinstate FDs/GDs – Flight Attendants who are flown into his/her Flex Day or Golden Day past 0100, should call Crew…

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10.25.18 – You Have 1 Day to Enroll

  You Have 1 Day to Enroll   Annual Enrollment to elect your benefits for 2019 is open. (October 15 – 26, 2018) This is your once-a-year opportunity (unless you experience a qualified life event) to select medical, dental, life insurance, and other benefits for you and your eligible family members for 2019. ‍​​‌‌​‌​‌​​​‌‌‌​​‌​​‍If you have questions about benefits…

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10.24.18 – You Have 2 DAYS Left for Open Enrollment

  You Have 2 DAYS Left for Open Enrollment Annual Enrollment to elect your benefits for 2019 is now open. (October 15 – 26, 2018) This is your once-a-year opportunity (unless you experience a qualified life event) to select medical, dental, life insurance, and other benefits for you and your eligible family members for 2019. ‍​​‌‌​‌​‌​​​‌‌‌​​‌​​‍If you…

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