Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2005 Hotlines

12.30.05 – (LAA) – Banned-Item List, Furloughs, Available Days, Survey, Rumor Control, Fuel Watch

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 30, 2005. Don’t forget our 13 APFA members serving full time in the military, and our 4,084 furloughed members as we move into 2006. APFA News: From the Safety Department: as we are all aware, the recent TSA policy changes effective…

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12.22.05 – (LAA) – Banned-Items List, Furloughs, Bankruptcy List, Industry Watch, Fuel Watch

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, December 22, 2005. Please keep our 13 members serving full time in the armed forces and our 4,084 furloughed flight attendants in your thoughts – especially during this Holiday Season. The TSA’s newly relaxed rules for allowing scissors, screwdrivers and other potential…

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12.21.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer with the InfoRep Hotline for Wednesday, December 21, 2005. HR 2830, the Pension Protection Act, passed the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 294-132. We succeeded in picking up a number of Democrat votes in this final tally. APFA’s legislative teams were on the phones much of…

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12.16.05 – (LAA) – Pension Bill Passes in the House, PLI, Industry and Fuel Watch

Pension Bill Passes In The House You have reached the APFA Hotline for December 16, 2005. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Yesterday, a giant step was taken in the U.S. House of Representatives toward solid pension reform in this country that can secure the future growth of the four Defined Pension Benefit Plans for…

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12.09.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 9, 2005. Please keep our 13 members serving full time in the armed forces and our 4,094 furloughed flight attendants in your thoughts. As most of you are aware, a passenger was fatally wounded on AA flight 924 after attempting to…

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12.08.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep, with an InfoRep Hotline message for Thursday, December 8, 2005. Last week, Rick Musica and I completed our system wide recruiting trip. We were on the road for two months visiting each of the bases at least once * and some of the larger bases more frequently. I…

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12.02.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 2, 2005. Please keep our 13 members serving full time in the armed forces and our 4,094 furloughed flight attendants in your thoughts. Please be on the lookout for a letter addressed to every APFA member from your union leadership. It…

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11.23.05

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, November 23, 2005. We have 13 APFA members serving in the military full time and 4,094 furloughed flight attendants waiting to be recalled. Please keep them in your thoughts on this Thanksgiving holiday. Willingness to Serve Notifications for the Vice Chairperson…

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11.22.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer with an InfoRep hotline message for Tuesday, November 22, 2005. Twelve years ago on November 18th, the APFA Flight Attendants joined together to fight for what we believed in. The Strike of ’93 was proof that when we join forces, we can accomplish anything. Last week, the U.S. Senate voted…

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11.18.05

Hello, this is APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake with a special “Remember November” hotline for Friday, November 18, 2005. It’s hard to believe that 12 years have passed since our strike in November 1993 when the APFA Flight Attendants stood in solidarity, proud and unified, creating a chapter in aviation history. For those of us who…

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11.15.05

Today is Tuesday, November 15. This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an updated Hotline. After several weeks of inactivity, Senate leadership has come to resolution on moving the Pension Reform Bill. There is a chance that this important piece of legislation will come to a vote this week and even as early as…

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11.11.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, November 11, 2005. APFA would like to honor our seven fellow crewmembers who died in the crash of flight 587 on November 12, 2001. Deborah Fontakis, Barbara Giannasca, Wilmer Gonzalez, Joe Lopes, Michele Mills, Carol Palm and Wilmer Valdespino, you are missed.…

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11.08.05

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline update for Tuesday, November 8, 2005. APFA’s Legislative Representative Rick Musica, IMA, along with Jena Olson, IOR and Carol Wilson, DCA, will join Gerard Arpey in Washington, D.C. for his testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on the importance…

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11.04.05

Today is Friday, November 4th. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake with the APFA Hotline. As we mentioned last month, since late spring of this year APFA, APA, TWU and AA management have been engaged in a cost analysis study reviewing ALL aspects of this 80+ year old airline. Assisting us in this top to bottom review…

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11.02.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer with an InfoRep Hotline message for Wednesday, November 2, 2005. For all of you who have ridden out another hurricane in Florida, our thoughts are with you! If you are a Florida resident, an extension for enrollment of your 2006 health benefits has been put in place. November 11th is…

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11.01.05

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with Hotline update for Tuesday, November 1, 2005. Today, APFA and AA along with TWU Local 556 and Southwest Airlines are pleased to announce a flight attendant reciprocal cabin seat travel agreement that has been entered into on a six-month trial basis. This travel test will be…

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10.28.05

This is Leslie Mayo with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 28, 2005. Please remember our 4,106 furloughed flight attendants and our 13 members serving full time in the military. Last week, we announced our breakthrough on layover rest. We were overwhelmed by the positive response from so many of you throughout the system. One…

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10.21.05

Today is Friday, October 21, 2005. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake with the APFA Hotline. From the day Brett, Cathy, Greg and I took office, we have made the AA Flight Attendants’ main concerns the critical issues of our Union. From membership surveys, to base visits, to reading your emails and listening to your concerns while…

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10.19.05

This is Leslie Mayo with a hotline update for Wednesday, October 19, 2005. We would like to advise IDF based Flight Attendants that a change to the master bidsheet has been posted for November bids. In addition, there will be a delay in bid closing for IDF only. Bids will now close at 0001 on…

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10.14.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday. October 14, 2005. We have 4,106 F/As on furlough, and 12 F/As serving in the armed forces full time. Please keep them in your thoughts. FUEL WATCH: Last week the APFA Leadership, and subsequently the AA Flight Attendants via the Hotline became…

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10.07.05

Hello, this is APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake with a hotline update for Friday, October 7, 2005. This week your APFA leadership including the Executive Committee, Base Chairs, Vice Chairs and National Coordinators attended APFA’s annual constitutionally mandated training in Scottsdale, Arizona. The purpose of this year’s training was to bring all of our leaders together…

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10.05.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer with an InfoRep Hotline for Wednesday, October 5, 2005. For months, we have been communicating the importance of everyone contacting their representatives in Washington D.C. to let them know we need legislation that does not force us to freeze our pension plan. The timing to communicate has never been more…

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09.30.05

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with the hotline for Friday, September 30, 2005. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday introduced its version of pension reform legislation entitled the Pension Security and Transparency Act of 2005. This is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Sen. Max…

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09.23.05

Today is Friday, September 23, and this is Jill Frank, Retirement Specialist, with the APFA Hotline. For the third week in a row, APFA leaders joined American Airlines executives, members of the Allied Pilots Association (APA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), our lobbyists and a number of consultants to deliver a critical message to…

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9.21.05

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Hello. This is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep with an InfoRep Hotline message for Wednesday, September 21, 2005. For the last 3 weeks leadership representing APFA, TWU, APA and AA have been in Washington D.C. walking the Halls of Congress pursuing joint efforts regarding three important issues: protecting our pensions, seeking fuel relief, and making every…

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