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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2001 – Hotlines

7.20.01 – (LAA) – TA Briefings Finalized for Participating Bases, Profit Sharing Concerns, Your World Training

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the Negotiations portion of the HotLine. Today is Friday, July 20th, 2001. The schedule for the Tentative Agreement briefings has been finalized for each base city. Detailed information regarding the dates and briefing locations will be provided immediately following this Negotiations HotLine. The issue of Profit sharing…

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7.11.01 – (LAA) – EC Endorses TA, TA Ratification Ballot

This is APFA President John Ward, calling from Chicago, with an updated HotLine. Today is Wednesday, July 11, 2001. The time is approximately 1900 Central. The APFA Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed the Tentative Agreement, paving the way for the membership to participate in the final ratification process. The membership will soon be receiving highlights…

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7.06.01 – (LAA) – Negotiating Committee Unanimously Endorses TA, BOS Chair Ballot Results, YourWorld Training

Friday, July 6, 2001 This is APFA President John Ward with an update on the status of the Tentative Agreement reached between APFA and American on June 30th. Today is Friday, July 6th. APFA and American Airlines Negotiating Committee members spent this week finalizing, and then proofing, the contract language on the remaining open Articles…

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6.30.01 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Reach Tentative Agreement

This is APFA President John Ward with a Negotiations Update. Today is Saturday, June 30, 2001. The time is approximately 7:15 Eastern Time. I’m pleased to report that APFA and American Airlines have just reached a Tentative Agreement, in principle, on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement subject to finalization of contract language and approval by…

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6.28.01 – (LAA) – Negotiations with NMB and AA Continue, Presidential Emergency Board Likely to be Appointed

Negotiations Hotline Update Thursday, June 28, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, June 28th, 2001. It is approximately 6:45 on the East coast. The Negotiating Team is still at the table in Washington, D.C., with the National Mediation Board and American Airlines’ Negotiators. Talks are ongoing. At…

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6.22.01 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team at Table with NMB and AA Negotiators

HOTLINE UPDATE Thursday, June 28, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, June 28th, 2001. It is approximately 6:45 on the East coast. The Negotiating Team is still at the table in Washington, D.C., with the National Mediation Board and American Airlines’ Negotiators. Talks are ongoing. At this…

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6.15.01 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Will Return to Bargaining Table, What to Do During the “Cooling Off” Period

This is APFA President John Ward with a negotiations update. Today is Friday, June 15. As previously reported on this hotline, APFA and American Airlines will return to the bargaining table next Wednesday, June 20, in Washington, D.C. at the offices of the National Mediation Board. I wanted to share with you some of the…

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6.08.01 – (LAA) – Contract Negotiations Resume Between APFA and the Company, Strike Manuals Being Mailed Out

Negotiations Hotline This is APFA President John Ward with a negotiations update. Today is Friday, June 08, 2001, day #8 of the 30-day cooling off period. Contract negotiations between APFA and the Company resumed on Tuesday of this week in Washington, D.C. at the offices of the National Mediation Board. Our talks this week focused…

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6.01.01 – (LAA) – AA Profferes Binding Arbitration to Resolve Dispute, 30-Day Cooling Off Period, PhoneWatch

Negotiations Update This is APFA President John Ward with a negotiations update. Today is Friday, June 1. As you will recall, last week, the National Mediation Board declared an “impasse” in our contract talks with American Airlines. Consequently, it proffered binding arbitration to the parties as a means to resolve the dispute. On Wednesday of…

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5.25.01 – (LAA) – APFA FAs Reject Arbitration

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated hotline for May 30th, 2001. The following Press Release was issued today: AMERICAN FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ UNION REJECTS ARBITRATION; 30-DAY COUNTDOWN TO POTENTIAL STRIKE TO BEGIN Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (May 30, 2001) — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Union representing the 23,000 American…

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5.18.01 – (LAA) – NMB Declares Impasse on Contract Talks, NTSB Releases Preliminary Recommendations Regarding Accident Involving the Death of Jose Chiu, Pay Discrepancy for EPT Attendees from Jan through March 2001

This is APFA President, John Ward, with a special negotiations HotLine update for Wednesday, May 23. Tonight at approximately 7:00 p.m. Central time in Kansas City the National Mediation Board declared an impasse in our contract talks with American and proffered binding arbitration to both parties. This means the process under the Railway Labor Act…

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5.11.01 – (LAA) – APFA Pres Sends Letter Challenging AA to Engage in Hard Bargaining, DC Fly-In, Northwest’s Mechanics Ratify their TA, Firch Racsko Injured by Bullet Wound While on Arlington Layover

Negotiations Hotline May 11, 2001 Hello, this is Peter Day, JFK based Flight Attendant, and member of the Negotiating Team, and this is the negotiations portion of the hotline for Friday, May 11, 2001. On numerous occasions, the Company has issued statements claiming to be ready to do the hard work necessary to reach an…

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5.04.01 – (LAA) – APFA Negotiating Team to Meet with AA, DC Fly-In

Negotiations Update Friday, May 4, 2001 Hello this is APFA President John Ward, and this is the negotiations portion of the HotLine for Friday, May 4, 2001. Contract talks ended today without a Contract or release. The APFA Negotiating Team met with the Company in Washington this week hopeful that we would emerge with a…

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4.27.01 – (LAA) – DC Fly-In to Address Government Interference in Negotiations, ALPA Reach Tentative Agreement, Executive Salary

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with more APFA HotLine news for the week ending April 27, 2001. It’s time to heat things up on capitol hill. We are taking the next step to ensure our goal of obtaining the contract we deserve is met. Tuesday, May 22nd will be an official “DC Fly-In”…

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4.20.01 – (LAA) – NMB Notifies APFA and AA that Mediated Contract Negotiations will Continue, Strike Preparedness Committee Meets, AMFA Reaches Tentative Agreement

Special HotLine Update Thursday, April 26, 2001 This is APFA President John Ward with a Negotiations Hotline Update. Today is Thursday, April 26. The National Mediation Board has notified both the APFA and American Airlines that mediated contract negotiations will continue on May 3rd and 4th in Washington, D.C. The APFA remains committed to continuing…

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4.06.01 – (LAA) – NMB Cancelled Talks, Informational Picketing, Merger and Acquisition Committee Met, Improper Pay for EPT Attendees in Jan or Feb 2001, Northwet’s Mechanics Will Return to Negotiating Table

Negotiations Hotline – April 6, 2001 Hello, this is Thelma Dodson, DCA Flight Attendant and member of the APFA Negotiating Team, and this is the Negotiations hotline for Friday, April 6, 2001. The National Mediation Board cancelled talks previously scheduled for this week, citing other emergencies that the Board is facing and the significant potential…

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3.30.01 – (LAA) – NMB Postpones Negotiations, APFA President and President of APFA and TWU Send Letter Opposing TWA Acquisition, Information Picketing April 12, PEB Expected to make Recommendations, Delta’s Pilots Released into Cooling Off Period, IAM Res

APFA HotLine For Tuesday, March 30. This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with APFA HotLine news for the week ending March 30, 2001. APFA received word from The National Mediation Board that negotiations tentatively scheduled for the first week of April in Washington, D.C. have been postponed. In a fax to APFA President John…

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3.23.01 – (LAA) – Negotiations Postponed, BOD Convention in Los Angeles, TWA Acquisition, Ad Hoc Election

Special HotLine Update For Tuesday, March 27. This is Dana Davis, San Francisco Flight Attendant and member of the Strike Preparedness Committee with a special HotLine update for Tuesday, March 27. APFA received word from The National Mediation Board that negotiations tentatively scheduled for the first week of April in Washington, D.C. have been postponed.…

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3.16.01 – (LAA) – BOD Voted In Favor of Resolution Which Sets for Forth How APFA with Proceed with TWA Acquisition, APFA and AA Conclude Mediated Talks, Annual Convention, AMFA Put on 60-Day Hold by President Bush, Delta Pilots Await Release from NMB

Special HotLine Update Wednesday, March 21, 2001 This is APFA President, John Ward with a special hotline message for Wednesday, March 21. The time is approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific time. After two days of discussion, the APFA Board of Directors has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution which sets forth how the APFA will…

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3.09.01 – (LAA) – NMB Adjourns Mediated Talks, Fed Bankruptcy Judge Rules in Favor of AA’s Bid for TWA, Hit and Run Picketings in Dallas and Miami, AMFA Sets a STrike Deadline, Comair Pilots Set Strike Date

This is APFA President John Ward with a hotline update for Wednesday, March 14. The APFA and the Company concluded mediated talks this week without reaching an agreement. The National Mediation Board adjourned talks until the week of April 2. Both parties have been directed by the NMB to observe a communication blackout concerning the…

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3.06.01 – (LAA) – Hit and Run Picketing Cancelled, National Ballot Committee Received WTS for Ad Hoc Member of the EC from Marge Gorman

Special Hotline Update Tuesday, March 06, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an updated HotLine for Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Due to the uncooperative weather in New York, we have been forced to cancel the Hit and Run Picketing of the AA Theater in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 7th. We WILL be…

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3.02.01- (LAA) – Negotiations Resume, Base Representative Election Ballots Counted, Temporary Restraining Order Against TWU Issued on Friday, Delta and Pilots Have Asked for Release from Mediation, TWA Asset Bidding, United Management Meeting with UAL Lab

This is Alexis Boilini, IOR Flight Attendant and member of the APFA Negotiating Committee, with a hotline update for Friday, March 2. Negotiations resumed today in Chicago with Federal Mediator Linda Puchala. Our discussions centered around Article 11 (Language) and Article 9 (Scheduling). Despite the Company’s continuing rhetoric stating their desire to reach an agreement,…

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2.22.01 – (LAA) – Strike Authorization Ballot Results Inn, Continental Attempts to Halt Bidding of TWA’s Assets Rejected by Federal Court

Negotiations HotLine – February 22, 2001 This is APFA President John Ward with the negotiations portion of the HotLine for Thursday, February 22; day 844 of contract negotiations. The time is approximately 4:00 p.m. Central Standard time. The strike authorization ballot count has now been certified by the National Ballot Committee and I am pleased…

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2.16.01 – (LAA) – Strike Authorization Ballots Will Be Counted, American Appoints Jeffrey Brundage as New Vice President for Employee Relations, Federal Court Orders Delta Pilots to Stop Their No Overtime Campaign, Northwest’s Mechanics, Cleaners

Special Hotline Update Wednesday, February 16, 2001 APFA HotLine for February 16, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with more APFA HotLine news for the week ending February 16, 2001. The strike authorization ballots will be counted beginning Wednesday morning and probably run well into the evening judging by the amount of Post…

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2.09.01- (LAA) – Mediated Contract Talks Resume, Strike Authorizatioin Ballot,Presidential Emergency Board, Merger and Acquisition Committee Researches Issues Raised by Possible Acquisition of TWA

Special Hotline Update Wednesday, February 14, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated hotline for February 14, 2001. Mediated contract talks between the APFA and American Airlines will resume in March. The following dates have been announced: March 2nd and 3rd in Chicago, March 12th through the 14th in Washington, D.C.…

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