Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2002 – Hotlines

7.26.02 – (LAA) – WTS for STL and ISL, FA Safety Manual Checks

Hello. Today is Friday, July 26, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. Willingness-to-Serve Notifications were sent out on July 22nd to all STL and ISL Flight Attendants for the positions of APFA Base Chair, Vice Chair, and Operational Council Representatives. Willingness-to Serve Notifications were also sent out to…

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7.19.02 – (LAA) – AMR Reports Second Quarter Loss of $465 Million Dollars, TWA Flight 800, Diversion Pay

Hello. Today is Friday, July 19, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. On Wednesday of this week, AMR Corporation reported a second quarter loss of $465 million dollars. This brings the total loss for the first half of this year to just over one billion dollars. In a…

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7.12.02 – (LAA) – TWA Flight 800, State of American Airlines, HR 4625

Hello. This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with a special hotline message. Today, July 17th , at 8:31p.m. Eastern Time, marks the sixth anniversary of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Twenty-eight working Flight Attendants, four Flight Attendants pass riding, and a number of other TWA employees died in this tragedy. Please take a…

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7.03.02 – (LAA) – FAs Access SSI via Flight Service Website, State of American Airlines

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Wednesday, July 3, 2002. The APFA Safety Department, together with their counterparts at American Airlines, has been looking for ways to provide Flight Attendants with access to pertinent and up-to-date security information. We are pleased to announce that Flight Attendants…

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6.28.02 – (LAA) – Hotel Contracts Renewed, SLT/ISL FAs, July 4th Flying

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine Update for Monday, July 01, 2002. Patty Bias, APFA Hotel Coordinator, is very excited to announce that the Company will renew the contract at the New York Park Central Hotel. There is no way that we could have achieved this without the…

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6.21.02 – (LAA) – Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court on Behalf of TWA-LLC FAs Against AA, TWA LLC, and APFA

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, June 21, 2002. A lawsuit has been filed in Federal District Court on behalf of the TWA-LLC flight attendants against American Airlines, TWA LLC, and APFA seeking to set aside the American/APFA Seniority Integration Agreement. APFA believes the lawsuit is…

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6.14.02 – (LAA) – TWA-LLC FA Initiation Fee, Officer-on-Duty Line, Cabin Jumpseat Authorization

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, June 14, 2002. A Teleconference Meeting of the APFA Board of Directors was held today for the purpose of discussing the initiation fee for the TWA-LLC flight attendants. The resolution that was put forth for consideration failed by a vote…

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6.07.02 – (LAA) – EC Voites to Appoint Susan Lantz as Interim SLT Base Chair, Overage Leaves of Absence, FML Procedures, EC Voted to Honor 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, June 7, 2002. On Thursday, June 6th, the APFA Executive Committee voted unanimously to appoint Susan Lantz as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis International and Greg Bertolini as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis Domestic.…

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5.31.02 – (LAA) – EC Votes to Appoint Susan Lantaz Interim STL Base Chair, Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), Railway Labor Act, Contract Books Shipped

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Thursday, June 6, 2002. Today, the APFA Executive Committee voted unanimously to appoint Susan Lantz as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis International and Greg Bertolini as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis Domestic. Susan and…

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5.24.02 – (LAA) – Printed Contracts Soon to Be Delivered, Self-Defense Training, Crew Rest Provisions for TWA-LLC International Flying

Today is Friday, May 24, 2002. This is Linda Lanning, APFA Secretary, with the APFA HotLine. We know how anxious you are to finally receive your copy of the new contract! The printing process is now complete and the Company will soon begin the process of distributing the new Agreement. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the…

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5.17.02 – (LAA) – APFA 25th Anniversary, APFA, AFA, APFA, ALPA, and CWA Participate in Unity March at AA Learning Center, Article 31 Enforcement, Vacation Relief Bidding

This is John Ward, President of APFA, with a hotline message for Friday, May 17, 2002. APFA has reason to celebrate this week, and that’s certainly a good thing for once! Yesterday, May 16, marked APFA’s 25th anniversary as the union representing the American Airlines flight attendants. During the last 25 years, APFA has gone…

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5.10.02 – (LAA) – Unity March at AMR Stockholders Meeting

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, May 10, 2002. On Wednesday, May 15th, the APFA will join AFA representing American Eagle Flight Attendants, APA representing American Airlines Pilots, ALPA representing American Eagle Pilots, and representatives of the Communications Workers of America in a Unity March at…

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5.03.02 – (LAA) – 777 Staffing Arbitration

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Tuesday, May 7, 2002. On Friday, we reported that the make-up over the monthly maximum provision outlined in Article 7.C.2. and Appendix I, Article 7.C.2. would be tested on Friday, May 3rd, by the Company’s programming analysts. This provision was scheduled…

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4.26.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that APFA is the Certified Bargaining Rep for TWA-LLC FAs, 777 Staffing Presidential Arbitration

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Friday, April 26th. As was reported on last week’s HotLine, the National Mediation Board (NMB) has determined that APFA is the certified bargaining representative for the TWA-LLC Flight Attendants. On behalf of all the APFA Officers and Representatives, I would like to welcome all TWA-LLC Flight…

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4.19.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are a Single Transportation System for Representation Purposes, NBC and Accounting Firm of Whitley Penn Certify Results of Dues Referendum

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Friday, April 19, 2002. On March 19, the National Mediation Board (NMB) determined that American and TWA-LLC were a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act. That determination has now led to APFA being certified as the bargaining representative…

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4.12.02 – (LAA) – Passing of Steve Sternig (LGA Base Chair), Political Unrest in Caracas, Recall of Furloughees

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. Today is Friday, April 12, 2002. As we regretfully informed you on Wednesday, Steve Sternig, the LGA Base Chair died at his home on April 10th following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a spirited Union Rep who had a passion for…

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4.05.02 – (LAA) – Funeral Arrangements for Steve Sternig, 777 Atlantic Configurarion Aircraft Survey, JFK April Bid Awards Grievance, EC Meeting

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, April 11, 2002. Funeral arrangements have been made for Steve Sternig who died yesterday at his home in New York after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. The Service will be held on Sunday, April 14th at the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home…

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3.28.02 – (LAA) – TSA Mandates Fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Checks for All Employees, APFA/AA Bargaining Agreement Distribution, Recall Notices

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Thursday, March 28, 2002. The Transportation Security Administration, in accordance with the Civil Aviation Security Rules, has mandated fingerprint-based criminal history record checks for all employees with unescorted-access authority to secure areas of the airport, aircraft and ramp. The ruling states that an…

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3.22.02 – (LAA) – AA Will Begin Recalling Additional Furloughed FAs, NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are Single Carriers, Reserve Tape Availability, Campaign Finance Reform

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, March 22, 2002. Due to the number of recalled Flight Attendants on furlough who either did not respond to American Airlines’ certified letter or declined the recall offer, American will be recalling an additional 40 furloughed flight attendants. Please stay tuned to…

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3.15.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are Single Carriers for the Purposes of the Railway Labor Act, Changes to D-3 Travel Program, BOD Training

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Tuesday, March 19, 2002. The National Mediation Board today determined that American Airlines and TWA-LLC are a single carrier for purposes of the Railway Labor Act. This does not affect APFA’s status for the next 30 days. We anticipate that immediately after the…

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3.08.02 – (LAA) – Seattle Base Officially Closed, NMB Issues Ruling Tuesday on Single-Carrier Application

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, March 8, 2002. APFA would like to extend our sincere thanks and well wishes to the Seattle base, which officially closed today. APFA’s Executive Committee passed a resolution on Monday at the EC meeting in Seattle and it reads as follows: Whereas,…

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3.01.02 – (LAA) – Recall Packets for Furloughed FAs, Primary Vacation Bidding, IOD Reports, Rejecting Offers of Reemployment

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, March 1, 2002. It has come to our attention that some of the furloughed flight attendants subject to recall beginning April 1, 2002, have not received their recall packet. Please stay tuned to the end of this hotline for details on the…

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2.22.02 – (LAA) – Recall Packets Being Sent to Furloughed FAs, Overage Leaves Finalized

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, February 22, 2002. The company will be sending recall packets today to 413 Flight Attendants furloughed late last year in accordance with a Letter of Agreement between APFA and the Company. Flight Attendants from class 2001-10 and earlier who completed training on…

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2.15.02 – (LAA) – Recall of Furloughed FAs, Primary Vacation Bidding

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, February 15, 2002. APFA has received no further information regarding the recall of at least 400 of our furloughed Flight Attendants, effective April 1, 2002. Please remember to update your address with PeopleLink at (800) 447-2000. Once you hear the recording, press…

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2.08.02 – (LAA) – Clarification of Presidential Grievance Relating to Articles 15, 16, and Appendix F

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, February 8, 2002. In an effort to further clarify the recently settled Presidential Grievance relating to Articles 15 and 16 and Appendix F, APFA and the Company have finalized several issues which should be helpful to those of you on Furlough or…

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