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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2005 Hotlines

06.01.05

This is Brett Durkin, APFA Vice President, with an APFA hotline update for Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Speaker Test Letter 0f Agreement Bid denials caused by the need for specific language qualifications have always been problematic, especially for senior and mid-seniority range speakers. At some bases the problem of bid denial has been growing at…

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05.27.05

This is Brett Durkin, APFA Vice President, with the APFA hotline for Friday, May 27, 2005. The entire country is currently talking pensions – as they should. Rights of workers are presently under attack. Pensions in the airline industry are either under attack or severely stressed, and APFA is working hard to protect the flight…

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05.20.05

This is Greg Hildreth, APFA Secretary and this is the APFA hotline for Friday May 20, 2005. As I’m sure most of you have heard, the Bankruptcy Judge’s decision to allow United Airlines to dump its pension obligations to its workers last week has inundated the national news. This dangerous precedent perpetuated by Judge Wedoff…

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5.14.05

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Hello. This is Denise Pointer, with an InfoRep Hotline for Saturday May 14, 2005. Wednesday, May 11, 2005, approximately 140 Flight Attendants attended the Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. It was a beautiful day to be walking the Hill, and walk we did! We even ran a little when just before noon we got to…

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05.13.05

This is Rick Musica, APFA Legislative Affairs Task Force, and this is the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 13th, 2005. On Wednesday, May 11th, approximately 140 flight attendants descended on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on fatigue, pension protection, and the jet fuel crisis. It was one of the best showings we have ever had…

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05.06.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline update for Monday, May 9, 2005. The company has acknowledged that the reduction in vacation time during the summer and holiday months in 2005 is a major concern for our members. APFA has been working with the company to identify additional vacation time during these…

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5.04.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep, with an InfoRep Hotline message for Wednesday, May 4th, 2005. On May 5, 2005, APFA will begin the second of four Membership Opinion Surveys via the APFA website in conjunction with the University of North Texas. As a reminder, UNT will only share percentages of F/A responses –…

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04.29.05

Hello. This is APFA Vice President Brett Durkin with the APFA Hotline for the week ending April 29, 2005. As the stream of bad news for most airlines and employees seems never ending, the leadership of APFA will remain vigilant to the many challenges facing our industry. We continue to monitor the imminent termination of…

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04.22.05

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 22, 2005. Please keep our 4,240 furloughed flight attendants and 12 members serving full time in the armed forces in your thoughts. Today, United Airlines and the PBGC reached a deal pending bankruptcy court approval that would allow UAL to forego…

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4.20.05

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer with an InfoRep Hotline message for April 20, 2005. This week, over 2000 packets were mailed to our InfoReps system wide. Inside this mailing was a letter from our National Officers asking all InfoReps to participate in APFA’s Legislative Action Lobby Day in our Nation’s Capital. The date for this…

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04.15.05

Today is Friday April 15th, this is Tommie Hutto-Blake – APFA President, with this week’s APFA Hotline. If you are one of the over 2,000 APFA InfoReps you will shortly be receiving a direct mailing from your APFA National Officers. We are asking you to come to Washington, DC with us next month, encouraging your…

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04.08.05

This is Greg Hildreth, APFA Secretary, with the hotline for Friday, April 8, 2005. We’ve now seen the initial system wide impact for the F/A group from the simplification process with the April bidsheet. The APFA leadership has expressed its concerns to Lauri Curtis and senior management. In short, the simplification process reduces costs for…

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4.06.05

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Hello. This is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep, with a Hotline message for Wednesday, April 6, 2005. The “We’re Restless” campaign is in full swing. Don’t forget to go to APFA’s website to download the color “We’re Restless” bag tag insert. It’s a very cost effective way to get the message out. Print a few extra…

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04.01.05

Hello, this is Cathy Lukensmeyer, APFA Treasurer, and this is Friday, April 1. Today marks our administration’s one-year anniversary and it’s certainly been an eventful year for APFA. Results are now in from the first of our four-phase on-line membership survey and it comes as no surprise that FATIGUE is your number one issue. Just…

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02.25.05

Today is Friday, February 25, 2005 and you have reached the APFA Weekly Hotline. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake. Today marks the six-month anniversary of my installation as APFA President. I hope that you have learned by observing my first six months in office that I take this job and the responsibilities of this office very…

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03.24.05

Hello, this is APFA Vice President Brett Durkin with the Hotline for March 24, 2005. There are several items on the agenda this week.. We know you are “restless,” as our days get longer and minimum rest becomes the norm as opposed to the exception. The leadership of APFA has recently unveiled the ”  We’re…

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03.18.05

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 18, 2005. I have two very important items to address today at the close of our APFA Board of Director’s meeting in Chicago. The first relates to Crew Rest, and the second is the Joint Pension Statement issued this week with our fellow Unions…

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03.16.05

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Today, all three of the unions on this property, along with American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, issued a press release announcing a Joint Pension Reform Statement signed by the leadership of the three unions and management. APFA has been instrumental in the…

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03.11.05

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Today, all three of the unions on this property, along with American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, issued a press release announcing a Joint Pension Reform Statement signed by the leadership of the three unions and management. APFA has been instrumental in the…

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03.05.05

Good evening, today is Friday, March 4th, and this is Greg Hildreth, APFA Secretary, with the APFA Hotline. The ballot count for Base Chairs and Vice Chairs took place earlier this week and the results will follow on this hotline. They can also be found on APFA’s website at www.www.apfa.org. The Chairs will assume office…

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3.02.05

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Hello. This is Denise Pointer with an InfoRep Hotline message for Wednesday, March 2, 2005. APFA’s 12th Annual convention is less than two weeks away. If you have made plans to attend any of the training seminars, the schedule is as follows: Retirement – 9:00 to 10:30 AM or 1:00 to 2:30 PM APFA’s Retirement…

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03.02.05

NBC Hotline for March 2, 2005 This is Leatha Harding-Berry with the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, March 2, 2005, the National Ballot Committee certified the results of the Base Representative Election. The results are as follows: At Boston International for Chairperson, Patty Moore received 135 votes and Eugenio Vargas received 108 votes. For Vice…

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02.18.05

This is APFA Vice President Brett Durkin with a Hotline message for Friday, February 18, 2005. I felt it was important to let all of you know about our Annual Convention this year. The Board of Director’s convention is set for March 14th through the 18th at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago Downtown Lakefront. On…

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2.16.05

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Hello. This is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep, with the InfoRep Hotline message for Wednesday, February 16, 2005. As I write this hotline message, I have just returned from a base visit to MIA/IMA which I attended with Tommie Hutto Blake, Steve Ellis, and Brent Peterson. Also joining us in ops were Jill Frank, Randy Trautman,…

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02.11.05

Hello, this is Cathy Lukensmeyer, Treasurer, and here is the Hotline for Friday, February 11, 2005. We are fast approaching tax season and one specific area from my department that raises a lot of interest on the national political scene is something called the LM-2 Report. Just what is an LM2 and why all the…

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