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9.14.21 – APFA Negotiations Town Hall- Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 As noted in last week’s Contract ACTION hotline, the Negotiating Committee is hosting a virtual Negotiations Town Hall on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 pm (CT). The Committee will be reviewing the current status of negotiations and providing an overview of Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act and other important information.…

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9.14.21 – October 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 October 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Saturday, September 18 at 1200 (CDT). Prior to logging out of PBS, use the PBS Bidding Checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding or if you buddy bid, use the Buddy…

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9.12.21 – Guyana, Canada, and Suriname Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination

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Sunday, September 12, 2021 Guyana, Canada, and Suriname Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination Guyana (GEO) has been added to the list of countries requiring proof of vaccination for entry. As of today, the list also includes Suriname (PBM), and Canada (all destinations). Carrying your vaccination card is required for these destinations. Effective with any sequence…

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9.11.21 – Honoring our Colleagues on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

Saturday, September 11, 2021 This week, APFA, along with members of APA, AFA-CWA, ALPA, TWU, IAM, and other Labor Unions, came together in Unity to honor our colleagues who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Twenty-five Flight Attendants, eight Pilots, three Customer Service Agents, and active and retired employees of the American…

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9.11.21 – APFA EAP 9/11 Tribute: From the Ashes, Angels Emerge

Saturday, September 11, 2021 From the Ashes, Angels Emerge As Flight Attendants, we have all internalized the grief of that fateful day in different ways. In the days after 9/11, our APFA trauma-trained Representatives helped our grieving Flight Attendants. Understanding the need for a large-scale trauma support response APFA National EAP Representative Susie Wallace was…

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9.11.21 – 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001

Saturday, September 11, 2021 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001 Twenty years ago today, Flight Attendants served as the first first responders and sounded the alarm on an unfolding attack of epic proportion. These heroes relayed information from the cabin of the hijacked airplanes, warning air traffic controllers, Flight Service management, and the world below.…

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9.10.21 – October 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Friday, September 10, 2021 October 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Friday, September 10 at 1200 (CDT) for October 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Wednesday, September 15 at 1200 (CDT). October 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Saturday, September 18 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be…

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9.10.21 – APFA DCA Base Brief: September 10th, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021 What is TRAUMA? “Trauma can happen after you experience an event or events that hurt you physically or emotionally.” “Trauma can have lasting effect on your mental, physical, and emotional health.” As we approach the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we honor those that perished. Let us continue to lean on one another.…

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9.09.21 – APFA Contract ACTION Team

Thursday, September 9, 2021 Contract ACTION Team ac·tion /ˈakSH(ə)n/ noun  the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim. a thing done; an act.   In the past, the Union’s Negotiating Committee met with Management, they reached a Tentative Agreement (TA), and the membership voted whether to accept or reject the TA.…

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9.08.21 – 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 am CT APFA Headquarters, 1004 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, TX, 76040 Please wear your full uniform. In October 2001, recovery workers continued to sift through the wreckage and deadly ash left behind by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.…

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9.08.21 – 27 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 427

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 27 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 427 Today marks the 27th anniversary of the tragic crash of USAir Flight 427, a scheduled flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to West Palm Beach, FL, with an intermediate stop at Pittsburgh, PA. During arrival into Pittsburgh, Flight 427 was sequenced behind a Delta Air…

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9.06.21 – Labor Day 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day 2021 On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march in a parade from City Hall to Union Square in New York City as a tribute to American workers. The march was organized by New York’s Central Labor Union and became the country’s first unofficial Labor…

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9.05.21 – Scheduled Into a Flex Day or Golden Day?

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Sunday, September 5, 2021 Scheduled Into a Flex Day? Crew Scheduling uses the FG code (Flex/Golden day) to indicate a Flex Day (FD) that a Flight Attendant has been assigned into or flown into in actual operations. This has caused some pay discrepancies. If you were either assigned or flown into a FD due to…

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9.05.21 – A Message From Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Leaders

Sunday, September 5, 2021 A Message From Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Leaders We are the newly appointed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee Leaders, and we would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Teddy Andrews (CLT) will serve as Chairperson of the committee. Teddy will work alongside three Co-Chairs- Chaddrian Calhoun…

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9.03.21 – Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open

Friday, September 3, 2021 Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open The Training Bidding System (TBS) is currently open for bidding for October CQ classes. If you are a December EVLOA recall and are QI and subject to being assigned training in October, you have the opportunity to bid for a CQ class in…

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9.03.21 – October LRD Now Open

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Friday, September 3, 2021 October LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please submit an LH/RSV Status Issue on Crew Portal > Links > Support Tab > Create New Form > System > LRD > Form…

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9.03.21 – Grapevine, TX- 9/11 Events

Friday, September 3, 2021 Grapevine, TX- 9/11 Events The City of Grapevine has finalized the September 11, 2001 Remembrance Events. As previously communicated, the events will begin with a Uniformed Crew Walk to the Grapevine, TX 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial: Uniformed Crew Walk Route: Following the walk, a number of events will take place throughout the…

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9.03.21 – Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences

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Friday, September 3, 2021 Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences With the recent onslaught of cancellations and reschedules, we have become increasingly aware of some issues with Pay Comp not paying rescheduled sequences correctly. The problem stems from Crew Tracking not rebuilding and coding sequences correctly. One issue affects a small group of Flight Attendants…

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9.01.21 – Update: APFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Update: APFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Shortly after taking office, your APFA Leadership committed to ensuring that your Union would do everything possible to stand up to hate, violence, and systemic racism. This commitment includes fostering meaningful conversations to support and encourage inclusion and diversity at APFA, our workplace, and the communities in…

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9.01.21 – October 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 October 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the October Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CDT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In…

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9.01.21 – Update: Improving Allocations/ Forced Double-Ups

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Improving Allocations/ Forced Double-Ups It is no secret that the parameters that the company is using to build sequences are severely lacking. This is evidenced by the sheer number of FOS “repair” sequences being built at many of our crew bases, which, on many days, cause the company to burn through their…

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8.31.21 – 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference This year’s Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Conference was held August 17th-19th, in Linthicum Heights, MD. What is FADAP? FADAP is a substance-abuse prevention program, created and promoted for and by the Flight Attendant profession and funded by the FAA. Assistance…

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8.29.21 – An Expression of Gratitude

Sunday, August 29, 2021 An Expression of Gratitude As you know, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program is in full swing, evacuating thousands from Afghanistan daily. As with most CRAF operations, the trips were met with unforeseen challenges. I am not writing to talk about all of the problems. Instead, I want to take this…

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8.26.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month The Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month of October per JCBA Section 8.F.2. Vacations that are completely in October are eligible. Vacations that originate in October and carry from October into November are eligible. Vacations that originate in September and carry into October are not eligible. Per the Contract, the Company…

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8.25.21 – mobileCCI Acknowledge Button

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 mobileCCI Acknowledge Button The Company has updated mobileCCI to now show an “acknowledge” screen when you have a message regarding a Reserve assignment. For quite some time, Reserves were unaware that by clicking the “next” button on CCI, they were acknowledging an assignment. Due to the persistence of the APFA Contract/Scheduling Department,…

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