Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2004 Hotlines

4.30.04 – (LAA) – Restructuring Agreement, Lobbying in DC

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 30, 2004. In accordance with Attachment A of the Restructuring Agreement, all Flight Attendants will receive a 1.5% pay raise effective May 1, 2004. This increase will be reflected in the May 15th paychecks. APFA reported a few months…

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4.23.04

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an InfoRep hotline for Friday, April 23rd, 2004. On Wednesday, April 21st, 2004, APFA representatives and members gathered on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on the issue of Flight Attendant fatigue. In these meetings, we discussed how reduced layover rest is causing extreme…

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4.23.04 – (LAA) – FA Fatigue, Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Furloughed FAs, Lobbying in DC, Fatigue Survey

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 23, 2004. On Wednesday, many APFA members joined the APFA National Officers and various representatives in Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress on the issues of reduced layover rest, Flight Attendant fatigue, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for furloughed…

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4.16.04 – (LAA) – May Bids Closing, Posting New International Reserve Lines for all International Bases

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special APFA Hotline Update for Monday, April 19, 2004. APFA has been informed by crew manning that it will be necessary to post new international reserve lines for all international bases. The changes will show new duty free period combinations. The revised information will be…

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4.08.04 – (LAA) – Grievances Scheduled to be Presented at the Quarterly System Boards, Test Flights on 737 Between Dallas and Los Angeles, Role of the Treasurer with Regards to Office Staff

This is APFA Treasurer Cathy Lukensmeyer with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, April 8, 2004. As your newly elected Treasurer I would like to give you a brief overview of the different activities and business each department has been involved with this past week. Vice-President Brett Durkin and the Division Representatives are finalizing the grievances…

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4.02.04 – (LAA) – Transition of National Officers

Hello. This is Friday, April 2nd, 2004, and this is APFA Secretary, Greg Hildreth, with a special hotline to my fellow APFA members. I, along with fellow National Officers Brett Durkin and Cathy Lukensmeyer would like to join incumbent APFA President Ward in thanking our outgoing national officers, Jeff Bott, Linda Lanning, and Juan Johnson…

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3.31.04 – (LAA) – Message from John Word about Beginning of Second Term

This is John Ward, President of APFA with an update for Wednesday, March 31. Tomorrow marks the beginning of my second term as APFA President. Representing such an outstanding group of professional women and men remains as much an honor today as it was the day I began my first term as APFA president four…

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3.26.04 – (LAA) – Reduced Layover Rest

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 26, 2004. The response to the APFA National Mailer that was sent out last week has been overwhelming. The mailer outlined APFA’s efforts to date on the reduced layover rest issue and our lobby plans on April 21st and May…

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3.25.04

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW Inforep Captain, with the InfoRep Hotline for Thursday, March 25th, 2004. Reduced Layover Rest continues to be an issue of great concern. The APFA Leadership is committed to aggressively addressing this issue from every angle. All Flight Attendants should have received a letter outlining our efforts to date on…

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3.19.04 – (LAA) – Primary Vacation Bid Awards Posted, Reduced Layover Rest

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 19, 2004. Primary vacation bid awards have been posted in Flight Attendant HI10s. As a reminder, secondary vacation bidding opened on March 15th and will close at 0700 Central Time on March 23rd. The primary 777 vacation bidding will open…

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3.12.04

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the InfoRep Hotline for Friday, March 12th, 2004. The APFA National Ballot Committee in conjunction with the accounting firm of Whitely Penn and Associates has certified the results of the APFA National Officer Runoff Election. Per Article VI, Section 5.m. of the APFA Constitution, should the…

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3.12.04 – (LAA) – NBC and Whitely Penn and Ass Certify Results of the APFA National Officer Runoff Election

This is Linda Herod-Rivas, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee, with a special APFA Hotline Update for Friday, March 12, 2004. The APFA National Ballot Committee in conjunction with Whitely Penn and Associates, our outside election agency, has certified the results of the APFA National Officer Runoff Election. Per the APFA Constitution, recount of…

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3.11.04 – (LAA) – National Officer Run-Off Ballots Counted

Hotline for National Officer Run-off Election This is Linda Herod-Rivas, chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. The National Ballot Committee in conjunction with Whitley, Penn & Associates have counted the National Officer Run-off ballots. For President, Tommie Hutto-Blake received 7,335 votes, John Ward received 7,342 votes, there were 69 blanks and 6 voids. For…

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3.10.04 – (LAA) – APFA National Officer Runoff Election Results

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, March 10, 2004. The results of the APFA National Officer Runoff Election will be recorded on this hotline by a member of the APFA National Ballot Committee and posted on the opening page of the APFA Web site once the…

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3.05.04 – (LAA) – Ballots for APFA National Officer Runoff Election Due, BOD Convention, Crew Scheduling

Hello. Today is Friday, March 5, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. Ballots for the APFA National Officer runoff election are due by 0900 Central Time on March 10th. Ballots will be counted at the Radisson Hotel DFW South. Members in good standing are welcome to attend the…

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3.04.04

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an InfoRep hotline for Thursday, March 4, 2004. Last week, the APFA filed a Presidential Grievance on the issue of Vacation Accrual for Flight Attendants who have advanced from one accrual step to another. The grievance was filed in response to the Company’s refusal to provide…

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2.27.04 – (LAA) – Haiti Cancellations, National Runoff Election, Vacation Accrual Presidential Grievance, Furloughed FAs, BOD Convention

Hello. Today is Friday, February 27, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. In this week’s Hotline, we will discuss: Haiti cancellations The APFA National Officer Runoff Election A Presidential Grievance filed this week on Vacation Accrual Assistance needed from furloughed Flight Attendants The Annual APFA Board of Directors…

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2.20.04 – (LAA) – Haiti Cancellations, Vacation Accruals

This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA Hotline Update for Friday, February 27, 2004. The APFA, APA, SOC and Corporate Security have been working together to monitor the situation in Haiti. On Thursday, February 26th at 1600 CST a decision was made to halt all service in and out of Port-au-Prince until…

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2.13.04 – (LAA) – Self Defense Training, Primary Vacation Bidding, Bidding for Personal Leave of Absence

Hello. Today is Friday, February 13th, 2004. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline. You may remember World Black Belt, the organization that offered their services to provide self-defense classes to crewmembers following the events of September 11th, 2001. Thanks to the continuing efforts of our APFA Representatives, they’re back! “America…

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2.06.04 – (LAA) – Terminations for Calling in Sick

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, February 6th, 2004. Many Flight Attendants have contacted the APFA regarding a rumor that approximately 400 Flight Attendants have been terminated for calling in sick during the holidays. While there is no truth to the number of Flight Attendants terminated, APFA…

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2.05.04

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain with the InfoRep Hotline for Thursday, February 5th, 2004. Many Flight Attendants have contacted the APFA regarding a rumor that approximately 400 Flight Attendants have been terminated for calling in sick during the holidays. While there is no truth to the rumor, APFA is aware that the…

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1.30.04 – (LAA) – Ballots for APFA National Officer Runnoff Election Mailed, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Cyber Alerts from US Homeland Security Department

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 30, 2004. Ballots for the APFA National Officer runoff election will be mailed to all members on February 9, 2004. They are due back by 0900 Central Time on March 10, 2004. A detailed breakdown of the initial election…

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1.29.04 – (LAA) – NBC and Whitley, Penn and Associated have Certified Results of National Officer Primary Election

This is Linda Herod-Rivas, chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. The National Ballot Committee in conjunction with Whitley, Penn & Associates have certified the results of the National Officer Primary Election. In the President category, Peggy Anthony received 288 votes, Bobby Bulham received 54 votes, Steven Ellis 2,968 votes, Tommie Hutto-Blake received 4,461 votes,…

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1.23.04 – (LAA) – Ballots for APFA National Officers Due, AMR Announces 4th Quarter and year End Financial Results, Chicago Congestion, Survey on Workplace Fatigue

Hello. Today is Friday, January 23, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. Ballots for APFA National Officers are due by 0900 Central Time on January 29, 2004. The ballot count will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Irving, Texas. The hotel is located South of the DFW…

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1.21.04 – (LAA) – Online EPT Training, AMR Announced 4th Quarter Financial Results

This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, January 21, 2004. American has notified the APFA Safety Department that on-line EPT training will be go off-line today, Wednesday, January 21, 2004 between the hours of 1730 and 1900 Central Time. Any unfinished on-line training must be completed prior to…

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