Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2003 Hotlines

07.03.03 – (LAA) – AA Furloughs Additional FAs

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Thursday, July 3. Yesterday, the Company proceeded to furlough an additional 3,123 flight attendants. This brings the total number of American Airlines flight attendants furloughed since November of 2001 to 6,150. That’s just a staggering number of our members affected by the post 9/11 downsizing of our…

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06.30.03 – (LAA) – Federal District Court Denies Motion of Former TWA FAs for an Injuntion to Stop their July 2nd Furloughs

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with a hotline update for Monday, June 30th, 2003. The Federal District Court in New York this morning denied the motion of the former TWA flight attendants for an injunction to stop their July 2nd furloughs. The Court determined that the former TWA flight attendants could not…

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06.27.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, June 27, 2003. As previously reported a hearing took place this week in Federal District Court in New York in the seniority integration lawsuit filed by former TWA Flight Attendants and the International Association of Machinists against American Airlines and…

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06.25.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, June 25, 2003. The Federal Court in New York will be conducting a further hearing today and tomorrow on the motion by the former TWA flight attendants seeking an injunction to stop the July 2 furlough of TWA-LLC flight…

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06.21.03

Today is Saturday, June 21. Late yesterday afternoon, a hearing took place in Federal District Court in New York involving the seniority integration lawsuit filed by former TWA flight attendants and the International Association of Machinists against American Airlines and APFA. The Plaintiff’s had filed a motion for a Preliminary Injunction to stop the July…

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06.20.03

Hello. Today is Friday, June 20, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. Ballots were mailed to all APFA members on June 12, 2003, in order to determine whether to keep the Underfly Provision as it appears in the Restructuring Agreement or choose one of two other options. Ballots…

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06.13.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, June 13, 2003. The APFA Executive Committee authorized the National Ballot Committee to ballot the APFA membership in order to determine whether to keep the Underfly Provision as it appears in the Restructuring Agreement or choose one of two other…

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06.06.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, June 6, 2003. On Tuesday, June 3, 2003, the APFA Executive Committee met via teleconference to discuss the offsetting modifications to the contract that would provide annual cost savings to the Company comparable to the annual cost savings originally projected…

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5.30.03

APFA Hotline Friday, May 30, 2003. This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Friday, May 30. The APFA Board of Directors met yesterday in special session in the DFW area to discuss possible alternatives to the “underfly” provision contained in the Restructuring Agreement. The APFA Executive Committee will now take up this issue at…

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5.23.03

APFA Hotline Update May 29, 2003. This is APFA National Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA Hotline Update. American Airlines notified the APFA today that Jane Allen has resigned as Vice President of In-Flight Services. Ms. Allen has joined United Air Lines as Senior Vice President of Onboard Services. Patrick O’Keeffe has been named…

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5.20.03

This is APFA Vice President Jeff Bott with a special APFA HotLine update for Tuesday, May 20, 2003. The following is additional information about the 777-Atlantic Presidential Staffing Award. As most of you know, the APFA won a decisive victory – a success that will impact us for years to come. Arbitrator Bonnie Weinstock concluded…

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5.16.03

Hello. Today is Friday, May 16, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. APFA met with the Company today to review the results of the STL transfers. All 371 voluntary requests were granted. There will be 577 Flight Attendants involuntarily transferred. The following is a breakdown of the involuntary…

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5.15.03

This is George Price APFA National Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline update for Thursday, May 15, 2003. The meeting between the APFA and American to discuss the STL transfer results has been postponed until Friday, May 16, 2003, at 11:00 at the company’s request. As APFA President John Ward reported on the APFA Hotline…

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5.14.03

This is APFA President John Ward with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, May 14. The APFA and the Company met today to discuss the results of the Overage Leave of Absence and Partnership Flying proffer that closed on Monday. The projected flight attendant overage for July, 2003 of 4,986 has been reduced to 3,123. What…

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5.12.03

This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Monday, May 12, 2003. The Overage Leave and Partnership Flying proffer closed at 0800 CDT today. The deadline for submission of transfer requests to STL was also 0800 CDT today. APFA will meet with American on Wednesday, May 14th to receive the…

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5.09.03

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an APFA Hotline update for Friday, May 9th, 2003. American Airlines Outplacement Department has organized a Furlough Information Event for the following bases: DFW, LAX and STL. The main topics discussed will be: Unemployment benefits, grant information, and job search assistance. In addition, the STL Base…

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5.07.03

Hello, this is George Price APFA National Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, May 7, 2003. The company has notified the APFA that an overage in the International operation exists. In accordance with Appendix I, Article 12.G.1 through G.3 of the contract, Flight Attendants in international bases where long-term overages exist will…

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5.02.03

Hello. Today is Friday, May 2, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. On April 29, 2003, APFA received formal notice from American via the WARN letter that an overage of just under 5,000 Flight Attendants will exist July 1, 2003. The overage is a result of schedule reductions,…

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4.29.03

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an APFA Hotline update for Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Today the APFA was formally notified by American Airlines via the WARN letter that an overage of just under 5,000 Flight Attendants will exist, effective July 2003. The overage is a result of the following: Schedule reduction;…

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4.25.03

Hello. This is APFA President John Ward with an APFA HotLine Update. Today is Friday, April 25th. The APFA Board of Directors has voted to accept an improved proposal from American Airlines’ Management that has kept the Company from filing for bankruptcy. The Board of Directors reached across political lines in order to accept the…

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2.07.03

Hello. Today is Friday, February 7, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA Hotline. Today, the three union groups again met with the company, this time with the expectation of learning exactly how the company arrived at the $1.8 billion target number that it is seeking from labor. Unfortunately, this…

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2.04.03

This is APFA President John Ward with a Special HotLine Message for Tuesday, February the 4th. Earlier today, the APFA National Officers, along with our counterparts from the Allied Pilots Association and Transport Workers Union, met with American Airlines CEO Don Carty and other members of Senior Management. The Company, today, provided us with a…

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1.31.03

Hello. This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 31st, 2003. On Thursday, January 30th, 2003, Richard Reid, a self-described member of al-Quaeda, was sentenced to life in prison. Reid pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 on December 22, 2001, en route from Paris…

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1.21.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline Update for Tuesday, January 21, 2003. Late last week, American Airlines delivered a letter to APFA, APA, and TWU inviting them to attend weekly meetings the company referred to as “active engagement.” APFA was unable to attend the meeting scheduled for Monday,…

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1.10.03

Hello. This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 10, 2003. On Thursday, American Airlines provided the APFA with the results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying proffer that closed on January 7, 2003. They are as follows: The final overage in St. Louis was 0 International and…

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