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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2019

12.31.19 – Notification of Willingness-to-Serve – Ad Hoc Elections

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Notification of Willingness-to-Serve Ad Hoc Elections APFA Flight Attendants, The APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to inform all members that there is a Willingness-to-Serve (WTS), posted on the APFA website, for the position of Ad Hoc Member to the Executive Committee Place #1 and #2.  The position is open to all members who…

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12.31.19 – Ringing in a New Decade

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Tomorrow We Welcome a New Decade! Dear  APFA Member: APFA Leadership sends their best for a joyous, safe,  and prosperous New Year filled with great adventures and inspirations. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” -Melody Beattie Happy New Year! In Unity and…

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12.31.19 – APFA Accepting Resumes for Administrative & Committee Positions

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 APFA Accepting Resumes for Administrative & Committee Positions APFA is now accepting resumes for the following positions: Regional Representatives (7) National Department Chairs – (7 – Communications, Contract, Health, Hotel, Injury on Duty (IOD), Safety/Security, and Scheduling) National Balloting Committee (5) National Budget Committee (minimum of 4) The Regional Representative and…

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12.30.19 – Member Activist and The Power of Unity

Monday, December 30, 2019 The Role of the Activist and The Power of Unity Dear APFA Member Activist, Many of you received a hotline today asking for help. But before asking for your help I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done this far in staying informed, stating the facts,…

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12.30.19 – Power of Unity

Monday, December 30, 2019 The Power of Unity Dear APFA Member, As we say goodbye to 2019 and usher in the new decade, I have a request of each of you as we enter the new decade. It’s no secret that the current government environment does not lend itself well to supporting our Unions and as…

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12.30.19 – Ballots Mailed Today for APFA National Officer Election

Monday, December 30, 2019 Ballots Mailed Today for APFA National Officer Election Ballots for APFA National Officer Election were mailed today, December 30, 2019, to all APFA members. If you do not receive your ballot by January 6, 2020, please contact the National Ballot Committee (NBC) at ballot@apfa.org or 817-540-0108, ext. 8311 to request a duplicate ballot.…

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12.30.19 – What You Need to Know About Bereavement

Monday, December 30, 2019 What You Need to Know About Bereavement Navigating This Hotline (Open this hotline in your browser by clicking here if the navigation links below are not working) Bereavement Days (BR) Eligible Family Member Requesting Bereavement Days Pay Associated With Bereavement Days Additional Days Off For Bereavement Emergency Travel (A9) You may download…

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12.26.19 – Wrapping Up 2019 on a Safe & Positive Note

Thursday, December 26, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, The holidays are upon us and as you fly our customers around the globe, let’s take a minute to remember why we chose this profession and focus on our priorities and concerns as Flight Attendants for the world’s largest airline. Your safety and health is always our…

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12.25.19 – The Scoop – Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 On behalf of APFA’s Communications Department, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In Unity, Robin Charbonneau National Communications Chair Ivy Donnette Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager

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12.23.19 – Paid Vacation? Thank a Union

Monday, December 23, 2019 Enjoy a Paid Vacation? Thank a Union In the 1930’s, the Labor Department organized a committee to look into why there wasn’t a federally mandated policy, especially when 30 countries were then offering some policy protecting the right of paid vacations. Unfortunately no legislation was made at that time. When unions expanded in the…

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12.23.19 – What You Need to Know About Intermittent FMLA

Monday, December 23, 2019 What You Need to Know About Intermittent FMLA Navigating This Hotline You may download this guide to your personal device by following this link.   Duration & Frequency of FMLA The duration and frequency of self/caregiver intermittent FMLA leave is only an estimate based on your physician’s recommendation. If the duration of a trip…

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12.23.19 – American Flight 63 – 18 Years Ago

Monday, December 23, 2019 American Flight 63 – True Heroes Today marks the 18th anniversary of the “Shoe Bomber” Flight 63 Paris – Miami. APFA recognizes the heroics acts of our crewmembers: Purser Carole Nelson Flight Attendant David Barlatier Flight Attendant Lettie Cornett Flight Attendant Josefina Husson Flight Attendant Cristina Jones Flight Attendant Regina Martin Flight…

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12.23.19 – A Win for PBGC Pension Holders!

Monday, December 23, 2019 A Win for PBGC Pension Holders! This week, the U.S Senate and House of Representatives voted in favor to reauthorize the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) through December 31st, 2020. APFA supported the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Reauthorization Act (H.R.1939) which helps keep healthcare costs manageable for PBGC pension holders…

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12.22.19 – APFA Wishes You Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 22, 2019 Season’s Greetings On behalf of your APFA leadership and representatives, we wish you a very joyous holiday season. Whether you’re home with your families or flying with your extended airline family over the holidays, know that APFA recognizes your dedication as true professionals.  The sacrifices you make every day by being…

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12.20.19 – Settlement Reached on Prefer/Avoid Aircraft Preference in PBS

Friday, December 20, 2019 Settlement Reached on Prefer/Avoid Aircraft Preference in PBS A Notice of Dispute was filed in September 2018, regarding the failure to implement JCBA Section 10.D.15.d.1., which is the language for sequence equipment preferences in PBS or “Prefer/Avoid of Aircraft”.  This language gives our Flight Attendants the option to select pairings that fly…

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12.19.19 – January 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Thursday, December 19, 2019 January 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Important Information Related to January Awards During PBS processing for the January 2020 awards, the holiday logic has been utilized for both lineholders and reserves when covering January 1st. What this means is that if January 1st becomes a CN day it will be weighted…

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12.19.19 – The Scoop

Thursday, December 19, 2019 American Announces Three New Satellite Bases LAS will be a satellite of LAX AUS will be a satellite of DFW MCO will be a satellite of MIA Flying from LAS will start with the April bid month, while AUS and MCO will start in May. LAS, AUS and MCO will join…

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12.18.19 – New Satellite Bases

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, Good news as we head into the holidays! Since taking office, we heard from many of you requesting that we open new satellite bases to improve the flexibility and quality of life for our members. While we submitted multiple new satellite ideas to the Company earlier this…

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12.18.19 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log in to PBS and click the Award tab, your awarded schedule will display. View the headers at the top of your award and the top of the pairing details for the following information: Layer…

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12.16.19 – What You Need to Know About Sick

Monday, December 16, 2019 What You Need to Know About Sick Navigating This Hotline You may download this guide to your personal device by following this link. Calling Out Sick All sick calls will have a start and end date. (JCBA Section 9.B.2.) Whenever you call out sick, Crew Scheduling will remove you on a…

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12.16.19 – Introducing: What You Need to Know About Our Contract

Monday, December 16, 2019 Introducing: What You Need to Know About Our Contract Beginning today, we are launching a “Know Your Contract” series in which we provide you in-depth information about various sections of the JCBA. Every Monday for the next few weeks we will send out a detailed and comprehensive hotline that will address trending contract…

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12.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Saturday, December 14, 2019 PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding…

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12.13.19 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & View Pairing Set

Friday, December 13, 2019 PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing Your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings…

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12.12.19 – FMLA Update from the Health Department

Thursday, December 12, 2019 FMLA Update from the Health Department The Company has been working overtime and hired additional employees to assist in processing FMLA paperwork. We are very pleased to announce that the FMLA paperwork intake process has been completed through December 5, 2019. We have secured weekly meetings with the Company for escalated cases going forward…

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12.12.19 – Candidate Update from the National Ballot Committee

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Candidate Update from the National Ballot Committee The NBC has just received notification that both Randy “RJ” Johnson and Rick Musica have accepted the nomination for National Treasurer. Bob Ross has declined the nomination for National President. As a reminder Ballot will be mailed on December 30, 2019, and must be…

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12.12.19 – Update from APFA National President

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, As we enter the Holiday Season, I’d like to update you on a few things: Last week, we held our third annual Executive Committee meeting at APFA Headquarters. Two Department Chairs were confirmed: Cathy Sharp, National Health Chair and Thomas Houdek, National Safety and Security Chair. As always,…

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